"I won't let those distorted lies deceive me anymore... And I won't be led astray by other's voices either... I'm going to trust my own eyes and my own heart to distinguish the truth from the lies. There's no way you're my mom! You're just a fake created by those horrid adults! I'll... I'll never... I'll never forgive them!"
—Futaba Sakura, Persona 5

Futaba Sakura is a main character from Persona 5. She is different from the main crew of the Phantom Thieves because she is a shut-in who does not attend school and rarely, if ever, leaves her house.



Futaba is a young, bespectacled girl with hip length black hair dyed bright orange with straight-cut bangs and two long strands in the front along with a single small, thin ahoge strand at the top. Her brown eyes also seem to have some faint purple tones in them, appearing mauve. She wears large black circular glasses, and she is always seen wearing a set of AKG K845BT headphones with red earpads. She seems to be very short, even compared to other girls.

Her casual winter outfit consists of multiple layers; she wears an off-shoulder white top with a red splatter-like pattern on her chest with five white asterisks (*****) which are reminiscent of a passport input system in the red splatter, a black tank top underneath that, a dark green jacket with a faux fur trimmed hood, black short shorts, a studded black black belt in a slanted position, black thigh highs socks and black knee-high boots with buckles and studs at the top. The green jacket has A.F.K. on the back (for "away from keyboard"), although it is difficult to see because of Futaba's long hair.

Her casual summer outfit consists of a black tank top with a Tetris image in front, with a green tank top underneath. She wears grey baggy pants with black laces on the bottom, and green sneakers.

Her nightwear outfit consists of a black shirt with "JLMK!" (presumably "just let me know") over a white-and-black striped long sleeve shirt and black short shorts with a light green trim.

Her Metaverse costume consists of a skintight black bodysuit with fluorescent neon green glowing strips and matching black boots with neon green soles. Her mask is a pair of big black goggles with orange lenses. This outfit was inspired by sci-fi movies like Tron.[1]

In Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, she wears an outfit similar to her main one. Her outfit consists of a white tank top with what appears to be a red shirt underneath along with a black strapless bra, a black studded necklace, black short shorts, ripped black thigh high stockings, a green sweat jacket with black cuffs and dark grey hightops. She retains the studded black belt.


"Risking our lives to stop rotten adults... That's why we're Phantom Thieves!"
—Futaba Sakura talking about Masayoshi Shido, Persona 5
Futaba's room

Futaba alone in her dark bedroom.

With a case of social anxiety bordering on agoraphobia, combined with the trauma of losing her mother Wakaba Isshiki, Futaba is strongly discomfited by going outside. When the protagonist first meets her, she is a hikikomori who does not attend school and almost never leaves her room. She communicates with the world remotely via the Internet, and her adoptive father Sojiro Sakura enables her lifestyle out of guilt that he could not protect her from trauma. Having disconnected herself from humanity and the world beyond her apartment, Futaba is lonely, lives without passion and enthusiasm, suffers from suicidal depression, and questions the point in her living. When first encountered, Futaba is so consumed with self-loathing that she suppresses her desire to live, causing her Shadow Self to develop a much more helpful personality than average, one who only desires Futaba's happiness. When she first leaves her room after her change of heart, she tends to hide behind the protagonist so that she won't be seen in public, or wears masks which make it impossible to identify her. Her room acts as a sanctuary and a refuge from the chaos and noise of the outside world.

She begins to change after meeting the protagonist and the other Phantom Thieves, opening up to them more and becoming more relaxed around them. Once she's truly comfortable around others, she shows her childish side and likes teasing her friends, particularly Ryuji Sakamoto, Yusuke Kitagawa and Morgana, and sometimes Makoto Niijima as well. Although she still has occasional anxiety and odd habits, she comes off as bright, playful and cheerful when with her newfound friends. However, Futaba also has a rather ruthless side to her; not only does she have zero qualms with hacking, to the point of bugging the protagonist's phone so she can keep an eye on them during their trip to Hawaii but she cares little for the group's main goal of reforming society; she only wants to find out the truth behind her mother's death, and get revenge on the ones responsible, which she admits is an extremely personal reason. Makoto even states at one point that she's glad she's on their side, with fear of what she'd do if she was their enemy.


Futaba playing video games.

She appears to be the least physically fit member of the Phantom Thieves, to the point that she often sleeps for days at a time. Futaba is obsessed with computers (if the protagonist claims he built his own PC, she asks for details on the GPU, CPU, RAM, etc.), often plays video games, which she sees as a form of escapism, is into sci-fi, as shown by her Phantom Thief suit and her Persona being a UFO, and shows a very perverted side at times, commenting on the other girls' thief suits and the size of Ann Takamaki's breasts. She is also shown to be heavily reliant on the internet; she doesn't see the point in going shopping since you can buy anything online and even claims that she can use it as a substitute for going to school. She addresses Sojiro by his given name instead of "dad," which is considered very impolite in Japan even in the case of adoptive paternal figures. Sojiro refers to himself as her father, and while he never insists on her calling him "dad," he becomes very pleased when she begins to occasionally.

Futaba is something of a foodie and claims she likes to eat organic food. She is also shown to have a soft spot for cats, a trait she shares with Sojiro, and when she realizes Morgana is a part of the Phantom Thieves, she begins teasing him regularly. She is a fan of the show Phoenix Ranger Featherman R evidenced by her posters and figurine collection and is quite upset when they are fiddled with without her permission, as Yusuke discovers when allowed into her room during the Thieves' attempts to get around her social anxiety. While the resultant argument ends happily, this does cause Yusuke and her to get off on the wrong foot, and she is easily irritated by him. Likewise, Yusuke makes several disses at Futaba. As a result of their constant bickering, Futaba usually calls him "Inari." Despite this, they are still good friends with Futaba offering to give Yusuke a crash course on doujinshi, showing that the two are on better terms. Albiet, Futaba still calls Yusuke a "weirdo" and etc from time to time.

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Persona 5Edit

"No! She scolded me whenever I had tantrums, but she cared for me! A total lie! It's because I couldn't face myself, or Mom's death... Even then, why did they have to yell at me like that!?"
—Futaba Sakura talking to Shadow Futaba, Persona 5

Futaba's mother dying in an accident.

Two years ago, Futaba's mother, Wakaba Isshiki, died in a suspicious manner while she was in middle school. Her relatives who have an eye on Wakaba's legacy blame the prodigy programmer for her death based on a forged "suicide note," particularly after agents of the Conspiracy used it to bully her and manipulate Wakaba's family, hoping to keep her research for themselves. Following her mother's death, custody of Futaba was passed to several of her uncaring relatives, including her uncle, Youji Isshiki, who refused to treat her as even a person, not even allowing her to bathe or have a proper bed.


A hallucination of Wakaba haunting Futaba.

This caused her to develop guilt, psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, extreme social anxiety, and hallucinations. The hallucinations are often of Wakaba looking disappointed in her. She has not attended school ever since graduating middle school. By her age, she should have been a first year student in high school. Wakaba's close friend, Sojiro Sakura has adopted Futaba, paying her uncle the better part of Futaba's inheritance to leave her alone. During her isolation she tried to use her substantial hacking skills to learn about her mother's research and how it relates to her death only to find all of the information related to it had disappeared completely. By the time of the game, her depression has worsened into outright suicidal impulses, and a delusional subconscious belief that her death would bring Wakaba back to life.

She finds out that the protagonist and his friends are the Phantom Thieves by listening to their conversation in Cafe Leblanc through the bug she placed there. Knowing her own impulses and realizing she has to stop, Futaba sends a message to the protagonist under the alias Alibaba, asking him to steal her heart in exchange for helping them deal with a group of hackers known as Medjed who are declaring war against the Phantom Thieves. However, when the protagonist demands more information, Futaba realizes that in order to steal her heart, they need to know more about her. This causes her to panic and hastily attempts to cancel her request while promising she won't sell them out.

Persona 5 Boss Fight 4 Wakaba Isshiki

Persona 5 Boss Fight 4 Wakaba Isshiki

Futaba enters her Palace.

When problems with Medjed start to get worse, the desperate Phantom Thieves conclude they require her hacking skills to put an end to the situation. After piecing together the facts, Makoto Niijima correctly deduces that Alibaba is in fact Futaba herself. When visiting Sojiro's house, they find out she also lives there so they directly ask her about herself to get the keyword into the Palace. Since they do not force her to come out and allow her to communicate through chat, Futaba agrees to make the deal with them once more.

Her sin is Wrath, which turns her Palace into a giant pyramid filled with numerous traps such as quicksand pits and boulders and contains several murals which represent her self guilt over "causing her mother's death". Due to her profession with technology, the pyramid's interior appears as cybernetic, and mirroring her shut-in lifestyle, the desert that acts as the outskirts of the Palace is extremely hot while it is much cooler inside the pyramid. Since she does not see anyone other than her mother Wakaba in a distorted way, the only cognitive existence in the Palace is the massive, spiteful Sphinx that takes her form, which represents Futaba's guilt over her death, and it fights with Shadow Futaba for control of her own mind.

Futaba mother

Futaba accepting her deceased mother.

While the Phantom Thieves are in her Palace, she notices the appearance of the Metaverse Navigator application on her own phone, and wonders if she can enter her own palace. She does so, encountering her Shadow and becoming her own Treasure in the process. She is forced to face her own fear as her Shadow urges her to remember her mother's death. Recalling that her mother's death was unnatural and realizing she had been deluding herself, Futaba awakens her Persona power and helps the party defeat the cognitive existence of her mother that she created, who wishes she was never born. After the battle, the image of the true, benevolent Wakaba appears before Futaba and confesses her love for her daughter then disappears. After the battle at her own Palace, Futaba holds her end of the bargain, hacking into Medjed's website to stop them from further bothering the Phantom Thieves.

If the protagonist cannot complete her Palace in time, the police come to arrest the protagonist with charges of extortion and suspicion of being a member of the Phantom Thieves, with Sojiro also being arrested for harboring a criminal. This scenario is a false recollection made by the protagonist during Sae Niijima's interrogation, due to his mind being addled by drugs forcibly administered to him by the police. Sae proceeds to leave the room to give the protagonist time to recover, at which point an assassin takes the opportunity to kill him.

After the Phantom Thieves change her heart, she finally comes out from her shell, starts to go outside by regularly visiting Cafe Leblanc, interacting with the protagonist and his friends and eventually joining the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to find the culprit truly responsible for her mother's death. She reveals she created the original Medjed identity and later gave her hacking scripts to a group of friends, but when counter-hacking the hostile Medjed she realizes that they do not use her distinct programs. From there, she deduces that someone else must have stolen their name. In addition, she reveals to the team the suspicious way that her mother's condition degenerated before she died, and that her physical notes were the only research that hadn't been destroyed and possibly are the only way to find the ones who forged the note that ruined her life.

After the death of Kunikazu Okumura, while cleaning Futaba's room, Sojiro accidentally finds the Phantom Thieves' calling card for Futaba that she keeps as a memento. He questions Futaba and the protagonist about this, giving the two no choice but to explain what truly happened to Futaba's mother. Sojiro only thought that the protagonist had some kind of connection to the Phantom Thieves and got Futaba involved, but Futaba's slip makes him realize that the protagonist is in fact the ringleader of the Phantom Thieves himself. Sojiro then reveals the truth about his past, and how he had realized that the Thieves' methods have some similarity with details of Wakaba's research. Hearing Futaba's wish of wanting to find her mother's killer, Sojiro immediately rejects the idea. However, after seeing how determined both Futaba and the protagonist are, Sojiro promises to keep their secret and allows them to continue their activities under the condition that if it gets too dangerous, they must stop becoming the Phantom Thieves.

When the thieves finally secured the route to Masayoshi Shido's Treasure, she hijacks the broadcasting system of Japan to broadcast a message against him nationwide, which alerts him and causes his Treasure to take form.

Persona 5 The Animation Edit

Futaba appears in the fifteenth episode of the anime, where like before she contacts the Phantom Thieves under her alias of Alibaba to have her own heart stolen. The Phantom Thieves were able to deduce her identity through the wording of Alibaba's texts and Sae's visit to LeBlanc to threaten Sojiro. Futaba herself makes a physical appearance at the episode.

As she and Makoto scream, Sojiro appears, where he finally comes clean about his relation with Futaba. Like in the game, the Thieves agree to steal Futaba's heart in order to stop the group Medjed. While in her palace, it is shown that Futaba's mental state partial transfers over to Shadow Futaba, showing the shadow self in agony as the voices of Futaba's relatives in the tomb.


"We were impressed with the intel-gathering skills of the Phantom Thieves as well. We also know that this would've been impossible unless you had a skilled hacker... ...Who was doing this!?"
—Sae Niijima talking about Futaba Sakura, Persona 5
Hero on date with Sakura Futaba

Hero on date with Sakura Futaba

The protagonist on a date with Futaba.

Futaba's Confidant is automatically unlocked on August 31st. However, advancing it past the first rank requires the protagonist to have rank 4 Kindness (Selfless). Maxing this Confidant makes Necronomicon evolve into Prometheus and unlocks the fusion of Ongyo-Ki.

Her story progression revolves around her exposure to the outside world, as years of social isolation has left her completely maladjusted, and fulfilling a list of things which her mother made her do to help boost her social skills. Progressing the Confidant will unlock additional support abilities for Futaba to aid the party with in-battle through her Persona.

As she slowly rehabilitates with the protagonist, her journey leads her to reveal that even in her youth she has been bullied for her intelligence and only had one friend named Kana who was the only one to actually try to talk with her. However, one day she uncovered that her best friend's parents were abusing her (the implication is of sexual abuse, as Kana wrote in her diary of being forced to wear strange costumes and have photos taken). Although Kana stopped talking to Futaba after she discovered her secret, Futaba lied to her mother that they were still getting along.

To soothe her guilt, she tracks down Kana and discovers that the abuse has not stopped. Futaba was then entrusted with the task of stealing her parent's hearts so she can live a normal life again. After Kana and Futaba reconnect, they rebuild their friendship, and both girls resolve to attend school again. At that point, the protagonist can choose to start a romantic relationship with her or not. If they do, Futaba goes out and buys a figure on her own as proof of her independence; if they do not, she spends close to an hour exploring Akihabara on her own. Either way, she thanks the protagonist for giving her something irreplaceable: her life back. Her newfound strength and independence causes Necronomicon to transform into Prometheus.

Futaba's farewell gift after maxing her Confidant is the Promise List that she and the protagonist were using in their Confidant. This item allows Futaba to use Mementos Scan and Treasure Reboot starting from Rank 1 of her Confidant in New Game+. If the protagonist pursues a romantic relationship with Futaba, she will gift the protagonist Headphones on Christmas, allowing the protagonist to earn more points when using a Hermit Persona during their Confidant in NG+, and Futaba's Chocolate on Valentines Day, which fully restores SP to one ally when consumed.

1 Moral Support Chance to cast Kaja or party-healing magic during battle.
2 Mementos ScanChance to fully map a floor of Mementos when entering that floor.
4 Position HackChance to instantly Hold Up enemies when starting a battle.
6 Active SupportMoral Support may now Charge or recover SP.
7 Treasure RebootChance to revive search objects in the area after battle.
9 Emergency ShiftChance to swap current party with backups when 2 or more people are KO'd.
10 Final GuardChance to nullify a fatal attack to a current party member.
Second AwakeningTransforms her Persona into a mythological trickster.

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight/Persona 5: Dancing in StarlightEdit

Futaba hacks into Fuuka Yamagishi's laptop, and befriends her using her screen name "Alibaba". Futaba informs her of new found love of dancing, alongside the other members of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, though due to the fact that their memories are erased upon completion of the ball, neither retain the memories of these interactions. Fuuka's screen name was "Lucia."

Persona Q2: New Cinema LabyrinthEdit

Futaba is the party's default navigator. She uses the Persona Necronomicon.

During the 3rd labyrinth A.I.G.I.S., she acts as Ribbon's caretaker due to her pro-efficiency with technology. She was capable of undoing the robot commander's immobilization of Ribbon just by flipping a switch and was able to remove the seal that prevented her from activating orgia mode, allowing her to overthrow the Mother Computer with the help of the party. After the fight against the omnipotent AI, she was capable of repairing her completely from orgia mode overload with the help of Aigis.

Battle QuotesEdit

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  • "Support's on the way!" (Recovering party's HP)
  • "I'll do something about this!" (Recovering party's SP)
  • "Go! Power up!" (Bestowing Matarukaja effect to entire party)
  • "This one! Defense up!" (Bestowing Marakukaja effect to entire party)
  • "Here I go! Speed up!" (Bestowing Masukukaja effect to entire party)
  • "Here come the buffs!" (Bestowing Thermopylae buff effect to entire party)
  • "Super move! Ultra Charge!" (Bestowing Concentrate and Charge to party)
  • "Look out!" (Initiating Final Guard to block an incoming attack)
  • "Nooo!" (Initiating Final Guard to block an incoming attack)
  • "I won't let you!" (Initiating Position Hack at the start of a battle)
  • "Surprise attack: successful! Now just don't lose!" (Entering a battle via Ambush)
  • "Everyone, are you OK? Focus on healing up!" (When 2 or more party members' HP is reduced to below 25% from an enemy skill)
  • "Joker, you missed!?" (Protagonist's attack or Skill misses)
  • "Joker, are you alright!?" (Protagonist's HP is reduced to below 25% from an enemy's skill)
  • "Joker's burning! That's going to keep hurting!" (When protagonist is suffering from Burn)
  • "Joker's been brainwashed! He can't tell friend from foe!" (When protagonist is suffering from Brainwash)
  • "Joker's hungry! He's powered down!" (When protagonist is suffering from Hunger)
  • "Joker got knocked down!" (When protagonist's weakness is exploited or is struck by a critical hit)
  • "No... Hey, wake up! Please!" (Protagonist is incapacitated during Cognitive Wakaba battle)
  • "Joker!? No... Answer me!" (When protagonist is incapacitated)
  • "No... Hey, Joker?! Joker! You have to wake up!" (When protagonist is incapacitated)
  • "Joker, why!? This isn't happening..." (When protagonist is incapacitated)
  • "No, get up! Joker! Jokerrrrrrr!" (When protagonist is incapacitated during a boss battle)
  • "No, Joker... You can't lose to this guy..." (Protagonist is incapacitated during Akechi boss battle)
  • "You're joking, right? We've come so far... Please, get up!" (Protagonist is incapacitated boss battle)
  • "No... You can't die... JOKEEERRR!" (When protagonist is incapacitated during Holy Grail/Yaldabaoth boss battle)
  • "Joker, no! Don't give up!" (When protagonist is incapacitated during Holy Grail/Yaldabaoth boss battle)
  • "Bonafide Monafied!" (When Morgana exploits a enemy weakness)
  • "Mona! AIM!" (When Morgana's attack or Skill misses)
  • "Mona's down! Ooohh, not good!" (When Morgana's weakness is exploited or is struck by a critical hit)
  • "Mona got knocked out! Someone give him some support!" (When Morgana is incapacitated)
  • "Skull, you sure showed me!" (When Ryuji downs an enemy)
  • "Skull fell down! Hang in there!" (When Ryuji's weakness is exploited or is struck by a critical hit)
  • "Skull's out! Someone help him!" (When Ryuji is incapacitated)
  • "Skull, what are you doing!?" (When Ryuji's attack or skill misses)
  • "Panther's on the ground! Are you OK?" (When Ann's weakness is exploited or is struck by a critical hit)
  • "Panther's down! She needs treatment!" (When Ann is incapacitated by an enemy's skill)
  • "And Panther dodges with grace!" (When Ann's evades an enemy's attack)
  • "Queen's on the ground! You can't fail now!" (When Makoto's weakness is exploited or is struck by a critical hit)
  • "Queen's in trouble! It looks bad!" (Makoto's HP is below 25%)
  • "Queen's been taken out! You gotta cover for her!" (When Makoto is incapacitated)
  • "All right, Queen!" (When Makoto's evades an enemy's attack)
  • "Crow, you gotta watch them!" (When Akechi's attack or skill misses)
  • "Crow's down! We need backup here!" (When Akechi is incapacitated by an enemy's skill)
  • "J-Just hold on and push through! We can come back from this!" (When more than one party member is downed by a skill)
  • "We've got casualties! This is bad!" (When more than one party member is incapacitated by a skill)
  • "Whoooaaa... That was awesome!" (When the entire party evades an attack)
  • "Ooh, nice dodge!" (When a party member evades Cognitive Wakaba's attack)
  • "You're dizzy! Your attacks might not connect!" (When a party member is inflicted with Dizzy during his/her turn during Cognitive Wakaba battle)
  • "You need to deal with the despair! It's bad to just ignore it!" (When a party member is inflicted with Despair during protagonist's turn during Cognitive Wakaba battle)
  • "No! Come on, wake up!" (When a party member other than the protagonist is incapacitated by Cognitive Wakaba)
  • "Whoa, this Shadow looks strong!" (Encountering the Reaper)
  • "Everyone's had a shot! Nice combos!" (Performing 3 Baton Passes in succession during protagonist's turn)
  • "All-out Attack!" (Announcing All-Out Attack)
  • "They're done for!" (Announcing All-Out Attack)
  • "Beat 'em up!" (Announcing All-Out Attack)
  • "Time for a beatdown!" (Rush)
  • "OK, I'm looking for a way out!" (Attempting to escape from battle)
  • "Don't rush me! I'm trying to find you an escape route!" (Selecting "Escape" again)
  • "If you're gonna run, now's your chance!" (Party manages to escape from battle)
  • "Oh, it got away... Security's gonna be tight now..." (An enemy flees in a Palace)
  • "Huh? Who're these kids...? Awww... Those little costumes look perfect! They're so cute! Can I take them home with-Wait... What!? Whoa... for real!? These power levels...! Watch out! Those two are... monsters!" (Battling Caroline and Justine at the beginning)
  • "And they're Persona-users too!? Who ARE these girls!?" (After the first turn against Caroline and Justine)


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P5 Futaba cut-in
Futaba's Close Up.
Futaba Text Icon
Futaba's text icon.
Futaba's Confidant icon.
Concept art.
Oracle concept art.
P5 Cinamatic artwork of Futaba
Cinematic expressions concept artwork.
Illustration of Futaba Sakura from Soejima Shigenori Art Works 2010-2017
Futaba from Soejima Shigenori Art Works 2010-2017
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
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Edition package illustration of Futaba Sakura by Shigenori Soejima wearing AKG K845BT headphones.
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Illustration of Futaba and the others by Shigenori Soejima.
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Persona 5 Maniax User Handbook Cover Illustration of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Futaba theme
Futaba's Valentine card (binary for "Be Mine, Valentine").
Futaba All Out
Futaba typing in the opening.
Futaba appears in Sojiro's house.
Futaba alerted by Morgana.
Futaba physically meets the group for the first time.
Futaba transforming into Shadow Futaba.
Futaba's mural.
Futaba's mural.
Futaba's mural.
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Futaba listening to her Shadow.
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Futaba speaking to Shadow Futaba.
Futaba inside of Necronomicon.
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Futaba inside of Necronomicon.
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Futaba in her Oracle outfit inside Necronomicon.
Futaba's Mother confessing her love to Futaba
Futaba facing her mother.
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Futaba in her room.
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Futaba sleeping.
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Futaba's face being covered at the beach.
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Futaba's face exposed at the beach.
Futaba Anne
Futaba and Ann.
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Close up of Futaba's phone.
Futaba window
Futaba on her laptop.
P5 Sakura with her phone
Futaba looking at the sky.
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Futaba looking up information from her laptop.
Futaba Morgana
Futaba doesn't interact with cats well.
Futaba after Valentine's Day.
Futaba in the credits.
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Futaba Sakura's portrait
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Futaba's casual winter attire
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Futaba's summer attire
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Futaba without glasses
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Futaba's summer casual attire
P5 portrait of Futaba Sakura's swimsuit
Futaba's swimsuit
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Futaba with doll head mask
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Futaba with rabbit ears
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Futaba happy cut-in
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Futaba harmed cut-in
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Visual art of Futaba Sakura
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Second cour key visual
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Futaba on DVD Volume 6's Cover
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Concept art of Futaba Sakura
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Swimsuit Outfit
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P5D Futaba Sakura Shujin Winter School Uniform DLC
Winter Shujin School Uniform
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Summer Shujin School Uniform
P5D Futaba Sakura maid outfit
Maid Outfit
P5D Futaba Sakura Velvet Room Outfit
Velvet Room Outfit
P5D Fubata Sakura Halloween Outfit
Halloween Outfit
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Christmas Outfit
P5D Futaba Sakura High-Cut Armor
High-Cut Armor
P5D Futaba Sakura Featherman Costume
Featherman Costume
P5D Fubata Sakura Race Queen DLC
Race Queen Costume
P5D Futaba Sakura Demonica DLC
Demonica Costume
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
PQ2 Main Visual Artwork
Futaba with the group
PQ2 main P5 playable characters
Futaba with the P5 cast
Persona Q2 A.I.G.I.S. Key Art
Futaba in A.I.G.I.S. Key Art
Tribute Artworks
P5 Illustration of the main characters by Akaume (PQ Roundbout illustrator)
Illustration of Futaba and her team by Akaume (PQ Roundabout author)
Futaba by Kei
Illustration of Futaba and Morgana by Kei
P5 Illustration of Futaba by Namori (Author of YuruYuri)
Illustration of Futaba by Namori (Author of YuruYuri)
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, P5, 01
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, P5, 05
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, 02
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, 11
Futaba and the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable 20th Anniversary artwork
PQ2 LINE Stamp 2
LINE sticker

Trivia Edit

  • While Futaba has her own costume with every DLC pack, the only times she's seen wearing them is in safe locations within Mementos and the Palaces, the exit of the dungeons, or during certain nonanimated cutscenes. If she activates one of her skills while in battle, she's depicted wearing her usual Metaverse outfit instead of the equipped costume.
  • Any information about her biological father is unknown and does not play a major role in the story.
  • Futaba was originally imagined with having black hair. Original sketches show her looking a bit emo/goth, with a black jacket with a skull, and a black-and-white striped shirt. However, the character designer wanted to make her stand out and so her hair was made bright orange, as depicting a sad and suicidal character with dark hair and goth/emo clothing is a bit of a cliche.[2] Her final clothing is also a lot less goth/emo looking, although she still wears black boots.
  • Futaba's name is a reference to the Futaba Channel (also known as 2chan), an imageboard in Japan that inspired the popular English-language imageboard 4chan. As a hikikomori, Futaba could be seen as representing Internet or otaku culture.
    • Her mother's name, Wakaba, is also a reference to the software that runs 2chan.
  • Futaba shares the same Ultimate Persona, Prometheus, with Baofu from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment whose Japanese voice actor, Jouji Nakata, also voiced Futaba's guardian, Sojiro Sakura.
    • The allusion to Baofu also extends to the fact that Futaba performs computer hacking and wiretapping which are important to the main plots of both games.
  • Futaba's rank 10 Confidant ability "Final Guard" was originally named "Last Guardian" (ラストガーディアン) as seen in the fourth Japanese trailer of Persona 5 ("E3 2016 trailer" in Atlus USA channel).

Catherine figure in top-right.

  • She has a Catherine figurine in her room of Catherine sitting on a stool.
  • The method in which Futaba gains her Persona is more evocative of the cast of Persona 4 than other party members. Rather than having a mask to tear off, Futaba is forced to face a part of herself she was repressing (her true memories and her desire to live). When she finally admits, "I couldn't face myself," and accepts the truth, her Shadow even becomes her Persona, just like in Persona 4.
  • Futaba can equip gear and both of her Personas have stats, but these have no confirmed effect whatsoever on gameplay.
  • Futaba tap-danced at a live concert.
  • Futaba appears in the first chapter of the Persona 5 manga during the time Akira is at the Shibuya crosswalk after time freezes around him. However, due to this contradicting her character plot it could easily be a look alike or just a gag from the author.
  • Futaba's traits bear a resemblance to Hikari's, as they were initially shut-ins that have extreme depression and self-destructive tendencies based on trauma with their beloved parents and relatives being responsible for at least a part of them, and the disorders resulted in the formation of at least one dungeon during their respective debut, with the cognitive existences of their parents acting as bosses at the dungeon that directly embodies their self-destructive desires. Once the cognitive existences of their parents were defeated, their distorted desires clear and they make a full rehabilitation. They also have extraordinary talents that are unusual for people around their age, being respectively computers and technology for Futaba and film production for Hikari. Futaba also makes comparisons with her past self and Hikari during the events of Persona Q2.
  • During the destruction of Shido's Palace, Futaba admits she can't swim.
  • The official Twitter account for the Persona series posted a Happy Birthday message for Futaba on February 18, 2018.
  • As shown in the battle versus Caroline and Justine and in Persona Q2, Futaba thinks they are cute.

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