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"I'm the world-famous Junko Kurosu, a genius thespian surpassing even Marilyn Monroe!"
—Junko Kurosu, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Junko Kurosu is a character from the Persona 2 duology. She is the wife of Akinari Kashihara, the mother of Jun Kurosu, and a former student of Seven Sisters High School.

Appearances[]

Profile[]

Persona 2[]

Innocent Sin[]

"An actress who caused a stir around ten years ago. She retired due to a scandal, but has made a comeback, looking remarkably unchanged."
—Introductory Description
"The last member of the Masked Four, in possession of the wind skull. It seems she was mainly gathering Ideal Energy from adults."
—Queen Aquarius introduction

Junko was once a popular student in the Seven Sisters High School, who later became an actress. When Jun was born, she mostly ignored him and was a distant mother. She and her husband fought and argued constantly. When his home life got worse and worse, Jun began to hate both his mother and father. Junko began to miss her life as a celebrity.

Junko became tired of her husband and got suspicious of his relationship with Maya Okamura, hiring Daisuke Todoroki to follow them, to no avail. She eventually began spreading rumors about him, partly aiding in his death at Seven Sisters High's clock tower. Junko is later revealed to be Queen Aquarius of the Masked Circle, having joined after she made a wish to Joker for eternal youth.

She eventually learned that her own son, Jun Kurosu, was, in fact, Joker himself. Moments after this revelation and the realization of how horribly she had mistreated him, she shoved him out of the way of a Longinus spear aimed for him, taking the blow herself and dying as a result. Thus, she is never fought directly.

She was later summoned by Nyarlathotep to be tortured in front of her son along with her husband just before the final battle. Junko apologizes to Jun for only caring about her dreams and being blind to everything else. Following Nyarlathotep's defeat, she was revived with no memory of her past misdeeds in the alternate timeline created by the party to allow Maya Amano to survive.

Metal Mama[]

Junko appears indirectly as the enemy Metal Mama in Xibalba as a manifestation of Jun's anxiety. Metal Mama claims Jun and Akinari were burdens, and her life would be better if Jun was never born, and that as his mother, she can do whatever she wants to him.

Eternal Punishment[]

"Her real name is "Junko Kashihara". She's a huge star and mother of Jun Kashihara. I feel I know her..."
—Introductory Description

In the alternate timeline, her husband was still alive and her life with him was a better one. However, Chizuru Ishigami infects her with the JOKER curse. She attacks Tatsuya on Chizuru's command, but is knocked out and cured off screen.

Stats[]

Innocent Sin[]

What do you want?
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 60 5308 ¥32000 -
Traits No personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 45
Vitality 43
Dexterity 51
Agility 56
Luck 44
210 206 150 148
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Nu Nu Rf Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Poison Claw Deal low Havoc + Almighty damage to one enemy. May poison. (24% chance)
Grydyne Deal high Almighty damage to an enemy group.
Mudoon Deal instant Dark kill to all enemies. (42% chance)

What do you want?
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 60 5308 ¥32000 -
Traits No personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 45
Vitality 43
Dexterity 51
Agility 56
Luck 44
147 164 105 118
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Nu Nu Rf Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Poison Claw Deal low Havoc + Almighty damage to one enemy. May poison. (24% chance)
Grydyne Deal high Almighty damage to an enemy group.
Mudoon Deal instant Dark kill to all enemies. (42% chance)

Gallery[]

Artwork
 
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Junko as she appears when she's dying and with eternal youth
 
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Junko as she appears looking worried and as Queen Aquarius
 
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Metal Mama's portrait
 
Junko Joker.JPG
Junko Kurosu as a Joker
Portraits
 
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Queen Aquarius as she is dying
 
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Junko's portrait from Innocent Sin
 
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Junko's sad portrait
 
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Junko's portrait from the ending of Innocent Sin
 
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Metal Mama's portrait
Sprites
 
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Metal Mama's sprite


Major Characters
Playable Tatsuya Suou - Maya Amano - Lisa Silverman - Eikichi Mishina - Yukino Mayuzumi - Jun Kurosu
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Joker
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - Akinari Kashihara - Shunsuke Fujii - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Head Monk - Maki Sonomura - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima - Hidehiko Uesugi - Reiji Kido - Tamaki Uchida - Tadashi Satomi - Trish - Noriko Katayama
Masked Circle Tatsuya Sudou - Ginji Sasaki - Anna Yoshizaka - Junko Kurosu - Shadow Tatsuya - Shadow Maya - Shadow Lisa - Shadow Eikichi - Shadow Yukino - Ixquic - Hiroki Sugimoto - Takashi Hanya - Yasuo Inoe - Youichi Makimura
Last Battalion Fuhrer - Order of the Holy Lance
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Baofu - Chika Ueda - Sumaru Genie
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima - Kankichi Mishina
Climax Theater Motoko Mitsugi - Naozumi Kariyazaki - Musubu Torikiri - Akari Torikiri - Rose Futaba - Minato - Umiko Shiyama - Persephone - Tamaizu Nirasawa - Haruo Weyland - Kushiel
Locations
Sumaru City Seven Sisters High School - Club Zodiac - Kasugayama High School - Air Raid Shelter - Mu Continent - Giga Macho - Aoba Park - Smile Hirasaka - GOLD - Aerospace Museum - Mt. Iwato - Mt. Katatsumuri - Caracol - Aquarius Temple - Taurus Temple - Scorpio Temple - Leo Temple - Silver River - Xibalba - Abandoned Factory - Climax Theater
Music
Albums Original Soundtracks - The Errors of Their Youth - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Kimi no Tonari" - "Joker" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "Unbreakable Tie"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Ideal Energy - In Lak'ech - Oracle of Maia - Spear of Destiny - Muses - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Shadow Self - Ambrosia - "Infectious Groove" - Crystal Skull - Ideal Self - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Lost Memories - Innocent Sin Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
Major Characters
Playable Maya Amano - Tatsuya Suou - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Baofu - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Anna Yoshizaka - JOKER/Tatsuya Sudou - Tatsuzou Sudou - Takahisa Kandori - Chizuru Ishigami - Metal Trio
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - X series robots - Yukino Mayuzumi - Eikichi Mishina - Lisa Silverman - Jun Kashihara - Reiji Kido - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Tamaki Uchida - Takashi Hanya - Youichi Makimura - Ginji Sasaki - Suou's father - Trish - Noriko Katayama - General Sugawara
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Chika Ueda
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima
Shadow Selves Shadow Maya - Shadow Katsuya - Shadow Baofu - Shadow Ulala
Tatsuya's Scenario Lieutenant General Zula - Shiori Miyashiro - Chandraputra - Kouji Nakamura
Locations
Sumaru City Kasugayama High School - The Seedy CD - Mu Continent - Seven Sisters High School - Mt. Mifune - Sanitarium - Sky Museum - GOLD - Club Zodiac - Aoba Park - Padparcha - Sewers - Laboratory - Sumaru TV - Smile Mall - Factory - Nichirinmaru - Undersea Ruins - Mt. Iwato - Subway Tunnel - Ameno Torifune - Sumaru Castle - Monado Mandala - Bomb Shelter - Extra Dungeon
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Unknown Power - JOKER Infection (Artificial Persona) - Kegare - Other Side - Nanjo Group - Trapezohedron - Muses - New World Order - Tien Tao Lien - Shadow Self - Tatsuya's Scenario - DEVA System - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Infinity Mask - Eternal Punishment Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu