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"I think girls suck. I'm outta here."
—Daisuke leaving the Group Date Cafe, Persona 4 The Animation

Daisuke Nagase is a character in Persona 4. A second-year student of Yasogami High School in Class 2-3, he is the childhood friend of Kou Ichijo. He is one of the choices for the Strength Arcana Social Link.



Daisuke has short brown hair and brown eyes. He has a brown band-aid on his nose, similar to Yosuke Naito from Megami Ibunroku Persona or Akihiko Sanada from Persona 3 when he was in his middle school year. At school he is not seen wearing a Yasogami High school uniform; instead, he wears the navy blue P.E. uniform. When he's in soccer club, he wears a black and yellow shirt with an orange top and black shorts as his soccer uniform.

In Persona 4 The Animation he has dark brown hair and brown eyes, and his gym uniform has been recolored to turquoise. When he helps Kou out in his basketball game, he wears the basketball uniform.


Contrary to his appearance, Daisuke is rather calm and reserved, especially in comparison to the more cheerful and enthusiastic Kou, though he does tend to be blunt and irritable. His fear of failure causes him to not put his full effort into anything, though this ultimately changes through the interactions with the protagonist.

After breaking up with his initial girlfriend, Daisuke no longer shows interest in girls throughout his Social Link. He tends to either ignore girls or is very annoyed with them.


Persona 4[]

Main article: Social Link/Daisuke Nagase

Daisuke in Kou's Social Link.

Should the protagonist join the soccer team, he will meet Daisuke Nagase. Befriending Daisuke as a teammate will create the Strength Arcana Social Link between them.

Daisuke frequently hangs out with basketball player Kou Ichijo, who has been friends with him since they were young. The two athletes help the protagonist get better at soccer, to win the respect of the other teammates. Daisuke often says the wrong things at times, but means well. e.g. while out with his friends Kou, the protagonist, Yosuke and Nanako, he says that Nanako is not cute when she objects to Kou calling her cute, which leads to her getting offended.

Kou asks the protagonist for assistance in helping Daisuke. The basketball player reveals that Daisuke had been humiliated when his middle school girlfriend broke-up with him. Daisuke developed a fear of failing even if he tried his best, causing himself to not put forward his full effort into anything, including soccer or getting a girlfriend. Kou and the protagonist try to help by setting up a group blind date, but end up irritating the soccer player. His ex-girlfriend was also guilty of humiliating Daisuke, though only broke up with him because he was nervous and didn't want to get intimate. His ex-girlfriend watches Daisuke play soccer due to her remorse, and tries apologizing but is brushed aside. Through these fights, however, Daisuke realizes he had to get over his fear. Daisuke gains closure by speaking to his ex-girlfriend and thanks Kou and the protagonist for their help. He is also disappointed that his ex-girlfriend already has a new boyfriend, as he wanted to be with her again but is still happy to resolve the issue.

If the protagonist joins the basketball team, he and Daisuke work together to solve Kou’s problems.

Completing the Strength Arcana Social Link unlocks the Arcana's Ultimate Persona, Zaou-Gongen.

Persona 4 The Animation[]

Daisuke Nagase in Persona 4 The Animation

He and Kou meet Yu Narukami on April 16. On April 19, he is seen playing basketball at his friend's club. On April 29, he helps Kou in his basketball game, as he is short on players.

In Shadow Mitsuo's illusion where Yu started to lose his friends, he is seen with Kou, Yukiko Amagi, and Chie Satonaka in the library to study for exams.

During the summer festival, he is seen wanting to purchase some shaved ice, but it is all sold out. Downtrodden, he got some advice from Nanako, who suggested Aiya's Chinese Diner. They do in fact have shaved ice in stock, and are more than happy to sell some to Daisuke. He later thanks Nanako.

On October 29, he was forced to help out Yosuke, Kanji, Yu, Chie, and Yukiko for their group date cafe. He ended up being paired up with Chie. When asked about hobbies, Yukiko blurts out "Defeating Shadows" which confuses Daisuke. When Chie asked Daisuke what type of girls he likes, he replied that he "thinks girls suck". He gets annoyed and tries to leave but gets stopped by Yosuke and stays for a while, however still annoyed. Afterward, he and Yu watch Kou's play, called "Romeo, Juliet, and Hamlet."

Persona 4 The Magician[]

Daisuke and Kou come help with Yosuke's class cafe for the Culture Festival. But when they run out of vegetables, Yukiko notes a farm that can provide more vegetables, which Daisuke eagerly responds by bringing Yosuke with him to get that farm's produce as soon as possible. Daisuke interacts with Yosuke again on Valentine's Day when he tries to recruit him into school soccer.

Persona 4 The Golden Animation[]

He and Kou are seen briefly hanging out with Yosuke at Junes' food court in the first episode's opening.

In Episode 5, the two hear the Investigation Team during their band practice for the Junes concert, to which Kou states if only they could help. They later do help by leading the crowd of Risette fans at Marukyu Tofu away with Chie misleading them to Kou disguised as Risette and therefore helping her make it to the concert. Daisuke shoots fire extinguisher foam at the crowd when Kou stops to reveal his true appearance. After the show, the Investigation Team, along with Kou and Daisuke, celebrate their success, where Daisuke remarks that Kou wanted to help when Kou exclaims his annoyance over crossdressing.


  • The name Daisuke means "big, great" (大) (dai) and "help" (輔) (suke).
  • Daisuke's surname Nagase means "long, chief, boss" (長) (naga) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).


Persona 4[]

Persona 4 The Animation[]

Persona 4 Visualive[]

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Daisuke Nagase
Flag of Japan Japanese 長瀬 大輔 (Nagase Daisuke)
Flag of South Korea Korean 나가세 다이스케 (Nagase Daiseuke)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 長瀨 大輔 (Zhǎng lài dàfǔ)

Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden / The Animation) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 4: The Golden Animation Special Arrange CD - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Re:BRiLLiANCE
Songs "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Alone in this World" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Just Like The Wind" - "Key Plus Words" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Never More" - "Next Chance to Move On" - "P3 FES" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Shadow World" - "Signs of Love" - "Sky's The Limit" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Time To Make History" - "True Feelings" - "True Story" - "The Way of Memories" - "We Are One and All" - "Ying Yang" - "Your Affection"
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Vending Machines) - Requests - Status Changes - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates- Steam Profile Items
School Life Weather Forecast - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Books - Movie Theater - Bed - Fishing - Cooking - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Scooter - Gardening - School Club - Bug Catching - Refrigerator - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best- - Persona VS
Publications Manga - The Magician - Dengeki Comic Anthology (the Animation / The Golden / The Golden Animation) - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto (manga) - Yasoinaba Case File - Persona Magazine
Drama CDs Persona 4 (Vol.1 / Vol.2 / Vol.3) - Persona 4 The Animation (Vol.1 / Vol.2) - Persona 4 Golden (Vol.1 / Vol.2)
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise