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"The best girls don't go steady for nothing, you know? You need to make an effort."
—Hanako Ohtani to Yosuke Hanamura after crushing his bike, Persona 4 Golden

Hanako Ohtani is a character from Persona 4. She is a student from Yasogami High School.



Hanako is an overweight teenage girl with short, brown hair with a red ribbon clip, dark eyes, freckles and big lips. She wears the standard school uniform of Yasogami High. At the school camp out she wears a blue P.E. uniform. At the Miss Yasogami High pageant she wears a red ribbon tied to her hair on both sides and a two piece pink bikini swimsuit.


Hanako in Persona 4 The Animation.

Hanako is a brash young girl. She is known to play coyly unaware of people's feelings around her, like rejecting Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4: The Animation and breaking Yosuke Hanamura's scooter in Persona 4 Golden. Hanako is also extremely vain and arrogant in her looks and her figure, going so far as to taunt the girls of the Investigation Team before the swimsuit contest, and loves to eat anything and everything, including Mystery Food X. She is friends with Ms. Kashiwagi as they both hang out in the Amagi Inn often if something breaks their hearts. She may have a crush on Teddie, due to the Amagi Inn incident, as well as on the protagonist. It seems that Hanako has a few admirers around Inaba, as she received as many votes and praise as the other girls in the competition but lost to Naoto Shirogane.


Persona 4[]

Hanako is a second-year student of Yasogami High. She is morbidly obese, and is seen in her appearances munching over a large amount of food, not sharing any with other starving students. Hanako also snores in her sleep, and during the class outing, she shared the tent with Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi, causing the two girls to flee towards the protagonist and Yosuke's tent for refuge.

Kashiwagi and Hanako embrace each other after their loss in the pageant

During the Culture Festival, she entered the beauty pageant, confident she would at least win against the girls of the Investigation Team. She mocked the girls, but managed to keep her cool when Chie flared up. It is unknown how the students reacted to her entering, but in the end, she and the other contestants lost to Naoto.

After the festival, she went with Ms. Kashiwagi to the Amagi Inn to weep for their loss, which was discovered by the protagonist and his friends when they snuck into their room by mistake. Yukiko revealed that the two frequently came to the inn's hot springs together.

On the final day of the Normal and True Ending routes, Hanako can be found sitting at the protagonist's desk. Talking to her reveals that she's actually the protagonist's secret admirer who occasionally left gifts in his shoe locker.

Persona 4 The Animation[]

Her first appearance, seeking curry.

In episode 8, she is seen during the school camping trip trying Chie's and Yukiko's Mystery Food X and likes the taste despite Yosuke and Yu declaring it tastes horrible. Later that night, Kanji tries to enter the girls' tent only to get knocked out by Chie and passes out next to Hanako. She rolls over and they start cuddling, which they both seem to enjoy made apparent by Kanji's blushing and her moaning. The next day Hanako sees Kanji and seems embarrassed, so the group comes to the conclusion that she's going to confess her feelings for Kanji so they decide to hide. She ends up telling Kanji that he isn't her type, tells him it never happened and then leaves.

Persona 4 Golden[]

Hanako first appears a few days earlier than in the original, in Okina City. During Operation Up Close and Personal, a woman Yosuke chats up deliberately gives him the wrong number, which he only discovers when he accidentally asks Hanako out on a motorcycle date. Her weight is too much for Yosuke's scooter, and it immediately loses both wheels, forcing Yosuke to hitch a ride with Kanji back to Inaba. Yosuke is frustrated when he has to talk to her at the campout, but decides to anyway because their evening meal turned out to be Mystery Food X and he feels she owes him for damaging his scooter; unfortunately, the outcome is still the same as it was in the original edition.

Later, the day of the fireworks festival, Teddie accidentally hits on Hanako, and his bear suit is no use in hiding. Yosuke refuses to help because he's furious with Teddie for bringing one of his nurse porn magazines to the Hanamura dinner table during breakfast. By the time the Investigation Team meets for the festival, Hanako has flattened Teddie.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[]

During the credits, a dinosaur with Yosukesaurus' body and Hanako's head appears, and it is seen chasing Yosuke Hanamura. Koromaru and Morgana ride it as it does so.


Persona 4
Persona 4 The Animation


  • The name Hanako means "flower, blossom" (花) (hana) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Hanako's surname Ohtani means "big, great" (大) (oh) and "valley" (谷) (tani).


  • In the animation, Hanako is rewritten without her antagonistic traits.
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