"I feel... a gambler's spirit emanating from you."
Hifumi Togo is a character from Persona 5. She is a Shogi champion who was known for never losing a match.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5 / Royal: Supporting Character; Star Confidant
- Persona 5 The Animation: Supporting Character
Design[edit | edit source]
Hifumi has long dark brown hair with bangs, dark green eyes, and wears a red hair accessory resembling a rope with a three-leaf clover. Those knots are often used for omamori, which are used for offerings and prayers (and may symbolize the Star Arcana's meaning of faith).
She wears her Kosei High School's uniform, which is a blue blazer with a star emblem (reminiscent of her Confidant's Arcana). Under this, a long-sleeved white dress shirt can barely be seen, along with a black-and-white bow. She has a black skirt, knee-high white socks and black dress shoes.
On non-school days, she is seen wearing a white dress with a checkered pattern consisting of white, orange and blue squares.
If she's the protagonist's date for the Hawaii trip, she wears a three-piece swimsuit that consists of a blue and white striped top and dark blue swimskirt with matching bikini bottoms underneath and white flip flop sandals. In the OVA A Magical Valentine's Day "In the Case of Hifumi", she forgoes the skirt portion when taking a dip in the swimming pool.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Persona 5[edit | edit source]
Hifumi is a young lady who attends Kosei High School. She holds the championship title in the Female Shogi League. Her appearance has gained her attention as the "too beautiful shogi player." She practices hard and gives interviews every day for the sake of her mother and for the world of shogi. She is widely disliked for suspicions of fixing her matches-rumors that turn out to be mostly true, as while she is innocent, her mother bribes her competitors. The protagonist meets Hifumi in a church located in Kanda.
Confidant[edit | edit source]
- To check her Confidant dialogue options and skills, see Confidant/Hifumi Togo
"I think that quite advanced strategies are necessary to succeed at that many criminal acts. And yours weren't by the wit of an amateur. You had a professional who regularly deals with such tactics. ...You have an idea on who that is, don't you!?"
In order for Hifumi's Confidant relationship to begin, the Emperor (Yusuke Kitagawa) must be Rank 2 in addition to Charm status being at least rank 3 (Suave). On 6/25, the protagonist needs to hear about a female shogi player and then go to Kanda Church and talk to her. She requires maximized Knowledge status (Erudite) to complete her rank 8 and above Confidant. While required charm for further ranking up her Confidant may seem slightly steep, this is compensated by the bonus 1 knowledge point earned each time the protagonist has ranked up her Confidant.
Hifumi's Confidant relationship revolves around her desire to become a professional Shogi player like her father. However, Hifumi learns that her mother, Mitsuyo Togo, has been fixing matches in order to make her daughter gain idol status, believing that she can live through Hifumi to gain the fame she never could. Though upset, Hifumi cannot stand up against her mother and the protagonist takes matters into his own hands to target her mother's Shadow Self. After successfully doing so, her mother has a change of heart and stops fixing matches, causing Hifumi to lose her first professional match in a completely one sided fashion. However, Hifumi is finally happy to be battling against opponents challenging her at full strength. She surmises that her mother's sudden change of heart could have only been done by a Phantom Thief and that the protagonist is the only person she ever talked about her mother. After the protagonist confirms that he is a Phantom Thief, she thanks him for changing her mother's heart and affirms her dreams of becoming a professional.
Hifumi's farewell gift after maxing her Confidant is the Kosha Piece, allowing the protagonist to use Touryou from the start in New Game+. If the protagonist pursues a romantic relationship with Hifumi, she will give the protagonist Gloves on Christmas, allowing the protagonist to earn more points when using a Star Persona during their Confidant in NG+, and Hifumi's Chocolate on Valentines Day, which fully restores SP to one ally when consumed. She'll also give a Honu Charm, an accessory which grants +5 endurance and luck, if the protagonist spends the school trip with her.
Persona 5: The Animation[edit | edit source]
Hifumi makes her debut as cameo in episode 10. She appears with her mother as the TV Station, with Goro Akechi also being there. She is shown to be annoyed with her mother for bragging about her reputation.
Her second cameo appearance is in episode 13, where she is practicing in the church while it is empty, she notices Yusuke and Ren entering in church. She chooses to leave the church since she knows they are going to see her. Yusuke seems to be aware of this.
Hifumi later has a main role in episode 19, when the Phantom Thieves of Hearts take the trip to Hawaii, Yusuke later introduces her to his friend. Ren and his friends offer to help her. Initially she rejects the offer, but changes her mind when Yusuke told them about her problem.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Hifumi's text icon
Hifumi's Confidant portrait
Hifumi with the protagonist
Hifumi after Valentine's Day
|Persona 5 Portraits|
Hifumi Togo's portrait
Hifumi's summer school uniform
Hifumi's casual attire
Hifumi's casual attire
Hifumi sad cut-in
Hifumi surprised cut-in
Hifumi angry cut-in
Hifumi annoyed cut-in
Hifumi smiling cut-in
|Persona 5 Royal Portraits|
Hifumi's outdoor winter coat
Hifumi's indoor winter coat
|Persona 5 The Animation|
Hifumi Togo in the P5A Artbook
Hifumi Togo makes a cameo as an app character in Persona 5 The Animation
Hifumi in a game app poster
In Other Languages[edit | edit source]
|Japanese||東郷 一二三 (Togo Hifumi)|
|Korean||토고 히후미 (Togo Hihumi)|
|Traditional Chinese||東鄉 一二三 (Dōngxiāng yī'èrsān)|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- "Hifumi" literally means "one two three."
- Her name is inspired by Hifumi Katō, an actual male Shogi champion and Catholic.
- Although Hifumi's voice actress, Tomomi Isomura (Isotchi), is doubled as one of the hosts of Persona Stalker Club since February 2014, she has been absolutely quiet about her voice performance in the actual game until official revelation in July 2016, few months before the Japanese release of the game.
- Hifumi's design originated from the design of a character that was to complement Makoto as a more radical strategist. When it was decided that Makoto would incorporate both traits, that design was then used as the basis for the current Hifumi.
- Only in the English version, Hifumi's nickname, the Venus of Shogi is an indirect reference to the planet of the same name named after the Roman goddess. This is due to the planet Venus being also known as the Morning Star, fitting her Arcana.
References[edit | edit source]