Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5 / Royal
- Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
- Persona 5 Strikers
- Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Profile[edit | edit source]
Persona 5 / Royal[edit | edit source]
The protagonist lives in Leblanc during his one-year probation. He lives in a makeshift room in the cafe's attic. Morgana also resides in the attic with him after Sojiro Sakura, the owner of the shop and his supervisor, grants him permission.
Leblanc is a café in Yongen-Jaya owned by Sojiro Sakura, famous for its signature coffee and curry. Sojiro used to work for the government, but distanced from them and opened the café in order to hide from the Conspiracy who assassinated his acquaintance Wakaba Isshiki. The curry and coffee's recipes were invented by Sojiro himself, and the current curry recipe was also improved by Wakaba. His adopted daughter (Wakaba's biological daughter), Futaba Sakura is addicted to the curry.
Starting from Futaba's Palace, the Phantom Thieves use Café Leblanc as their hideout for the rest of the story. They use the protagonist's room until after Niijima's Palace, after which they use the downstairs area instead.
Leblanc has been frequented by many non-player characters integral to the story for friendly, non-hostile or hostile encounters, such as Sae Niijima, Goro Akechi, Sumire Yoshizawa, Takuto Maruki and in Strikers, Zenkichi Hasegawa.
When the protagonist has free time on holidays and doesn't go to school, he starts the day off at the attic. However, if the protagonist leaves Leblanc, he cannot perform any activities back inside until the evening.
In Persona 5 Royal, on certain evenings, the protagonist might have a more restricted time slot to perform additional activities, but only within the vicinity of Café Leblanc. Due to minor expansions with certain activities, it is possible for the protagonist to boost any of his Social Stats during those periods, depending on the activity performed.
Areas of interest (Ground Floor)[edit | edit source]
- TV - Airs weekly Home Shopping Program and TV Quiz Show
- Coffee siphons - Brew coffee - SP recovery items ; requires Hierophant Confidant Rank 2
- Bean Shelf - Reread any coffee trivia given by Sojiro
- Booth - Interact with friends who visit Leblanc on certain days, i.e. Ryuji and Yusuke
- Counter - Read books, or Study for 2 points of Knowledge
- Crossword Puzzle - Solve for one point in Knowledge
- Refrigerator - Make curry if there are ingredients, ; requires Hierophant Confidant rank 4. On certain days, has leftover items that can be used in battle.
- Phone - Call Sadayo Kawakami (Guts must be rank 3)
- Bathroom - Check how close a Social Stat is to ranking up; )
- Floor Space - The protagonist can decorate the floor with a specific item.
Areas of interest (Attic)[edit | edit source]
- Bed - Sleep and progress to the next day. Can sleep in early, which will give the chance to boost a certain Social Stat or a Confidant
- TV - Watch a rented DVD or play a video game
- Cardboard Box - Obtain downloaded DLC content
- Plant - Can be fed nutrients once every 16 days to obtain points in Kindness. Amount varies depending on fertilizer used.
- Laptop - Order items from Tanaka's Shady Commodities (must buy laptop from Yongen-Jaya recycling shop, then fix with rank 4 in Proficiency)
- Chair/Wooden beam - Train for extra HP (can be boosted if protein is taken beforehand)
- Desk - The protagonist can craft Infiltration Tools.
Persona 5 Strikers[edit | edit source]
Leblanc is the gathering point for the Phantom Thieves of Hearts' summer vacation. When Alice Hiiragi was revealed to have been exploited EMMA to mesmerize all of Shibuya's men, it acts as the party's temporary hideout. During subsequent locations, Leblanc is no longer the party's hideout, being replaced by the party's camping van.
Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers[edit | edit source]
The Phantom Thieves of Hearts use Café Leblanc to lure in Kazuya Makigami and his gang. They leave a calling card for Kazuya, and set off an alarm that the protagonist got from Munehisa Iwai when they come to rob the store, causing the gang to panic and run away.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The café is likely named in reference to Maurice Leblanc, the author of the Arsène Lupin stories.
- Unused files in the game indicate that the protagonist was supposed to be able to customize his entire room in Persona 5. However, in the final game, he can only customize his shelf and desk, as well as add lights and some ceiling decoration.
- In Persona 5 Royal, the coffee siphons in the shop change to automatic during the third semester.
- During January 1 to January 9 in Royal, the "Sayuri" painting vanishes from the Leblanc wall. It returns when the Phantom Thieves choose to deny Maruki's reality.
- The location and exterior of Leblanc (and Yongen-Jaya) is inspired by a real bar called New Marina, in the Sangenjaya district of Setagaya City, Tokyo.
- Futaba refers to Leblanc as "Japanese-Western fusion" during a Mementos conversation.
|Playable||Ren Amamiya - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Caroline & Justine|
|DLC||Shinjiro Aragaki - Goro Akechi - Theodore - Lavenza - Sho Minazuki - Labrys|
|Tokyo||Café Leblanc - Shibuya - Shujin Academy|
|Palace||Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos|
|Other||Velvet Room - Hawaii|
|Songs||GROOVY - One Nightbreak|
|Albums||Persona Dancing P3D & P5D Soundtrack Advanced CD|
|Lists||Social - Trophies - Patches and Updates|
|Corporate||Atlus Co., Ltd.|
|Personnel||Kazuhisa Wada - Shigenori Soejima - Ryota Kozuka - Shoji Meguro|
Toshiki Konishi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Jazztronik - tofubeats - Mito - Yukihiro Fukutomi - KAIEN - Shacho - Taku Takahashi