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"Whaaaaaat!? The sequence of arcana has completely changed! "Death" has moved far off into the future... But there's no way that could've happened... without you breaking the law. I mean, how could an ordinary high school student change the course of fate...? ...Fine. I'm just going to have to verify your power. The very power that reversed my tarot card prediction! Oh, I know... I'll read your fortune! Please, I beg you... I need to know if fate truly can be changed..."
—Chihaya Mifune to the protagonist, Persona 5

Chihaya Mifune is a character from Persona 5. She's a fortune teller active in Shinjuku.

Appearances[]

Design[]

Chihaya has purple eyes, long blonde hair, and wears a big navy blue headband. She wears a necklace with a small red jewel resembling a teardrop.

She wears a navy blue long sleeved shirt. Over this is a light purple dress with clock-like black designs (resembling traces of the Wheel of Fortune card pattern from Persona 3 and 4) and two black laces. On her lower body are navy blue tights and dark gray slippers.

Personality[]

Chihaya is a cheerful woman with a lovely atmosphere about her, with a rumor of her fortunes being infallible. This is the most part accurate as her predictions have an uncanny ability to be properly divined down to the most minute details. However, her time with the ADP distorted her views to the point that she initially warns her clients of ill tidings that could not be changed unless they bought "Holy Stones" from her, piles of rock salt. While she knew the stones had no power, she chose to keep selling them so she could save others and not be viewed as a monster.

Her time spent with the protagonist begins to change these feelings as he and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts alter the fates of many of her clients. She is initially frustrated and suspicious about this, but soon comes to realize that this implies a better world than she had thought. She has a tendency to lapse into her native rural accent if sufficiently upset or otherwise emotionally flustered.

Profile[]

Persona 5[]

Chihaya is a tarot fortune-teller who runs a fortune-telling stand in Shinjuku. She has a bright and cheerful atmosphere about her, but her fortunes always hit the mark. She is rumored to definitely be a "real fortune-teller," but continually recommends "Holy Stones" alongside her fortunes.

In her youth, she lived in a remote village where the children always obeyed their elders. She had omniscience powers that allowed her to predict disasters but soon became ostracized as a "monster" for continually reporting disasters, causing her to become ostracized by the other villagers. She eventually fled to Tokyo, where she was discovered by ADP chairman Fukurai, who took her into his group.

Confidant[]

Main article: Confidant/Chihaya Mifune
"Unless you were lucky, there's no way you could've repeatedly done so many crimes. Or perhaps you had someone you consulted who gave you precise advice. You're not getting away this time with just luck!"
Sae Niijima talking about Chihaya Mifune, Persona 5

Chihaya's Confidant takes more effort to commence than the other Confidants. She can first be met on June 22nd in Shinjuku at night, after listening to a rumor about her. The protagonist is required to buy her Holy Stone for 100,000 yen, and after that he needs to spend another night to unlock a Mementos request "Ending the Boyfriend's Abuse." After completing that request, visiting Chihaya will finally commence her Confidant. Chihaya will return the 100,000 yen once her Confidant reaches Rank 9.

Once her Confidant is initiated, Chihaya will permit the protagonist to use her fortunetelling services whenever it's not raining. She even expands her operating hours so that the protagonist can use them in the day. Each fortunetelling also costs 5,000 yen. Unlike other daily activities, fortune telling does not spend the protagonist's activity time, which is similar to shopping, and becomes handy in speeding up the rate at which his social stats (and eventually his Confidant ranks) develop. Despite being available for fortune telling in most time slots, the protagonist can only attempt to develop her Confidant at night.

Chihaya's story revolves around clients coming to her to have their fortunes read. After changing the heart of an abusive boyfriend, Chihaya initially believes that the protagonist was pulling strings but becomes bewildered when her fortune reveals that the relationship was salvaged. She then decides to take the protagonist in to test their "power," offering them fortune-telling in return. The protagonist continually reverses the ill tidings that she informs he clients of, which she eventually accepts as changing fate and begins to help her clients with their problems more honestly.

However, this eventually attracts the attention of her ADP superior Yokoda and then chairman Fukurai, who is responsible for the selling of "Holy" Stones and threatens her into returning to her old ways. The protagonist cheers her back up and she begins investigating her sponsor, discovering that the "seminars" are their primary source of revenue by giving them a mind-altering drug and fleecing them of their money. Unsure of how to approach the issue, the protagonist decides to change Fukurai's heart and exposes his misdeeds. She then helps the other members of the group cope with their future and soon realizes the protagonist is a Phantom Thief, having read their fortune and the convenience of chairman's confession. She keeps his identity a secret and promises to help him with her fortune-telling.

The item received by maxing Chihaya's Confidant is a Fortune Tarot Card, which unlocks all of her Fortune Telling abilities from the start of her Confidant in New Game+. If the protagonist pursues a romantic relationship with Chihaya, she will gift the protagonist Cologne on Christmas, allowing him to earn more points when using a Fortune Persona during their Confidant in NG+, and Chihaya's Chocolate on Valentine's Day, which fully restores SP to one ally when consumed.

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In Other Languages[]

Language Titles
Flag of Japan Japanese 御船 千早 (Mifune Chihaya)
Flag of South Korea Korean 미후네 치하야 (Mihune Chihaya)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 御船 千早 (Yù chuán qiānzǎo)

Etymology[]

  • The name Chihaya means "thousand" (千) (chi) and "already, now, fast, early" (早) (haya).
  • Chihaya's surname Mifune means "honorable" (御) (mi) and "boat, ship, vessel" (船) (fune).

Trivia[]

  • Chihaya's name (御船 千早) resembles Chizuko Mifune (御船 千鶴子), a psychic who was alleged to possess clairvoyance but committed suicide at the age of 24 in 1911.
    • Chihaya's cult boss Yuichi Fukurai (福来 友一) is likewise a reference to Tomokichi Fukurai (福来 友吉), a psychologist who worked with Chizuko to prove the existence of the psychic power.
  • The official artwork shows Chihaya holding what appears to be the Persona 5 variation of the Wheel of Fortune card.
  • Miyu Matsuki (Chihaya's Japanese voice actress) died of malignant lymphoma on October 27th, 2015 at the age of 38. Although not officially confirmed by her agency, Persona 5 is generally believed to be her last professional performance, at least in the video game category.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline & Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal (JP / EN))
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Bokura no Hikari (Our Light)"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Picaro Persona - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Sea of Souls - Bond - Featherman
School Life Calendar - Weather - Seasons
Confidant - Social Stats - Hideout - Class - Train - Invitations - Gifts - Decorations
Activities Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Cleaning - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie Theater - Big Bang Challenge - Gigolo Arcade - Bed - Batting Cages - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Laundry - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - Refrigerator - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery - Cultivation - Fortune Telling
Vendors Shops: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities - Military Vending Machine
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Search Objects - Treasure Chests - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Difficulty - Status Changes - Weaknesses - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Pickpocket - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Drops - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Unused Content: (Persona 5 / Royal)
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Sega
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Strikers
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes - Dark Sun... - Stars and Ours - Proof of Justice - Persona 5 the Animation: A Magical Valentine's Day) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persona Stalker Club V - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage - Persona VS
Publications Manga - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic à La Carte - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Tartarus Theater Wild - the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology - Mementos Mission - Mementos Report - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019 - TGS 2021 - 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Take Tokyo Tower - E3 2016 - Morgana's Report
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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