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"...What the hell do you mean by that? You think this is a joke? We're going to die! Of course I'm scared! You all need to wake up! This is death we're talking about here!"
—Junpei Iori to Yukari and SEES, Persona 3

Junpei Iori is a character from Persona 3. He is a student at Gekkoukan High School and a member of the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad.

Appearances

Design

Junpei has dark grayish-black hair, gray-colored eyes and a goatee. He is shown to be slightly taller than the male protagonist, yet shorter than Akihiko. He is often seen with both of his hands on his belt when idle, except while wielding a two-handed sword, which he holds with both hands much like how a batter in baseball would.

While at school and in Tartarus he is in the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, though his, like the rest of SEES, is slightly modified, he wears the school jacket and pants, but with a blue collared dress shirt, He wears the red brassard of SEES that all members wear on his left arm, a navy blue baseball cap with a white Triquetra symbol on the front, and he wears several accessories, consisting of a silver necklace, a chain attached to his pants and black dress shoes. He also wears a white belt with an intricate silver buckle and black patterns along the belt.

On weekends off, he wears a black jacket with a white shirt, black pants, his hat and necklace.

On summer days off, he wears a faded black tank top and navy blue jeans.

In Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, Junpei is shown wearing his Gekkoukan High School uniform, except he wears his jacket around his waist and underneath is a lime green galaxy shirt, and lime green and gray sneakers with violet laces. He wears a navy baseball cap backwards and bright blue wristband on his right wrist. He also wears black headphones around his neck.

In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax he is now 19 years old. His hair is now slightly grown out, and he wears his hat backwards. He reappears wearing an aqua baseball player uniform with a black tank top and white gloves. In addition, he has a new necklace with a dagger design (which is a gift from Chidori).

He always wears his cap, except for a few rare instances.

In Persona Q, his hair is a light brown color instead of the usual dark gray. His eyes are much smaller than usual, similar to that of Shinjiro and Kanji Tatsumi, but unlike them his eyes are simply black dots without an iris.

Personality

"So, Tartarus and the Dark Hour will be gone. That's good. That's what we've been fighting for. So why am I so pissed?! [sighs] I know why. I'M the reason. I was like "Fighting is my duty". But hell, it's all I'm good for. If it weren't for that, I'd be worthless."
—Junpei Iori, Persona 3

Junpei is usually portrayed as goofy, perverted, immature and upbeat. He fancies himself a ladies' man and frequently tries to hit on girls, with little to no success. Despite this, he is capable of being kind and caring, and he often cracks jokes and calls people "dude" to make them feel better. After school, he is typically seen indulging in his hobbies of reading manga or playing video games. His bedroom in the dorm is a complete mess with stuff scattered everywhere, as shown in a command console recording when Mitsuru suspects that there had been a robbery in his room, when that is actually what his room always looks like. He is also very reckless and hot-headed and rarely thinks things through, such as when he blindly chases after a Shadow when he, Yukari and the protagonist are on the monorail during the May full moon event, leaving the latter two to fend for themselves until they catch up to him. However, Junpei does have his sensible moments as well, such as when he repeatedly warns Yukari that going to the back alley behind Port Island Station is dangerous, when she considers it an "adventure." His Arcana is the Magician, which fits with his immature personality and tendency to act before he thinks.

As well as being reckless, Junpei is frequently shown to be book dumb, as he consistently gets low scores on every exam. However, this is largely due to a lack of willingness to study, which only increases when he joins SEES, as he considers saving the world to be more important than school work. This never ceases to annoy Mitsuru, who has to constantly remind him that school is important as well. He's frequently called 'Stupei' by Yukari due to his lack of intelligence and often poor decisions. Although he usually brushes it off, Junpei is shown to greatly dislike this name, and at one point tells her to stop calling him that. Over time, however, she uses the name less and less, and by the end of the game has stopped using it completely, likely due to him becoming more mature. Junpei also starts to take studying more seriously towards the end, and gets a decent score on the final exam. In Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Junpei pursues his hobby of baseball, becoming a role model and coach for a boy named Gorou.

Of all the members of SEES, Junpei's initial reason for joining is the most selfish; to play hero and earn some recognition. At one point, he laments over the fact that nobody will ever know about the group's heroics, since nobody except them know the Dark Hour even exists. He claims that he should be the leader and becomes jealous of the protagonist's special power (regardless of gender), which often results in outbursts aimed at the protagonist out of frustration (his jealousy over the protagonist's abilities were especially pronounced in Spring of Birth). In the female protagonist's case, he even expresses annoyance at having to take orders from a girl and goes so far as to say he should be in charge because he's the only the guy in the group, implying a degree of sexism, which Mitsuru calls him out for, although he insists that he didn't mean it in a sexist or condescending way. His desire to be a hero ultimately results in him bragging about being the leader of SEES to Chidori Yoshino, which leads to her kidnapping him in an attempt to make the group give up their mission to eliminate the Dark Hour.

Later, it is revealed that Junpei's 'class clown' persona is largely a facade to hide his deep insecurities; as far as he's concerned, fighting is the only thing he's ever been good at, and he hates that there's someone better than him at even that (the protagonist). It's because of this that he is initially annoyed that Tartarus and the Dark Hour would soon be gone, as that would mean taking away his purpose in life. Sometimes, he is shown to be upset, depressed or angry as a result of his father's alcoholism, whom he resents and has a poor relationship with. Besides these displays of negativity, however, Junpei's attitude usually remains carefree and lighthearted, and he rarely shows his true feelings in the presence of his friends. In the female protagonist's Social Link events, he even expresses a strong dislike to people who are drunk and go around the streets asking for money prefering to not be involved and would rather ignore them.

Junpei visiting Chidori Yoshino in the hospital.

His personality undergoes a great change once he meets Chidori and gets to know her, showing a more caring and romantic side to him than what he usually shows to others (although a friendly side becomes apparent in the female protagonist route, it does not develop as far as Junpei's relationship with Chidori). His love for Chidori is shown by the fact that he is comfortable talking about things to her that he can't even discuss with his teammates, such as his fear of being useless and belief that being a Persona-user is all he has going for him. Junpei becomes touched and happy when his relationship with Chidori advances, and in Persona 3 The Movie, he buys a gift for her. It is gradually revealed that Chidori and Junpei developed feelings for each other. At one point, Chidori self-mutilates, which greatly upsets Junpei and he tries to talk her out of it.

After the apparent deaths of Takaya Sakaki and Jin Shirato, Chidori tells Junpei that she wishes not to see him again, being unable to deal with her growing feelings for him. Towards the end of November, Chidori attempts to attack Junpei, throwing him into distress. This same night, Takaya shoots Junpei in the stomach, killing him. His death and subsequent revival by Chidori, an act which caused her own death, sends Junpei back into a depressed state. Only with the discovery of Chidori's sketchbook and the pictures of him that she drew does he find the strength to bounce back, resolving to be a better friend to all those close to him. All in all, Junpei becomes much more intelligent and mature through his relationship with Chidori, and resolves to put the life she gave him to good use. His motiviation after Chidori's death was greatly changed thanks to Ryoji Mochizuki as they became close friends and even started to invite him to his Dorm. This is what let the SEES members be happy for him to have a friend to help him out and even Ryoji carring about his dear friend that even expresses sadness when he found out he lost Chidori. Ryoji and Junpei usually hang out with the protagonist during their trip at Kyoto and other events featured in Persona 3 The Movie. After Ryoji reveals the truth about Nyx to the group and gives them their choice, Junpei even admits that he now understands his father, who turned to drinking so he wouldn't have to face reality.

In The Answer, during the debate over what to do with the keys, Junpei ends up as the group's voice of reason; while he admits to wanting to go back to when Chidori died, he nevertheless sees Akihiko's point about keeping the past the way it is. He's also the one to point out exactly why going back to the past is such a bad idea i.e. they'd have to fight Nyx again and that would mean risking the end of the world as they know it, and calls out Yukari for not thinking through her desire. Despite this, Yukari snaps at him and accuses him of being a coward. After the group decide to fight each other to settle the dispute, Junpei expresses his frustration at the group letting themselves be divided after everything they've been through together. He says he won't allow anyone to make a decision until they've all agreed what to do and that if anyone refuses to accept defeat, he'll beat them back to their senses, a threat he ultimately doesn't go through with when Yukari attempts (without success) to take the True Key from Aigis.

In Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, when the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. the Investigation Team and the female protagonist find the other SEES members, just like everyone else in the group did not know the female prtagonist, he starts to feel bad for her and shows that not knowing each other shouldn't intervine with a relationship with her and along with the other Junior members show appretiation of having friends by giving a gift to the female protagonist.

Profile

Persona 3

The Journey

Junpei Iori is one of the protagonist's friends. Junpei feels insecure and often hides this with humor and boasting. His insecurities lead to jealousy toward the protagonist. Junpei fights with a two-handed sword, but wields it more like a bat due to his lack of combat training. Like most of the playable characters, Junpei is a student at Gekkoukan High School, and has been in Yukari's class before.

Akihiko Sanada found him during the Dark Hour, crying and disoriented in a convenience store. As soon as Junpei discovers he has the ability to summon a Persona, he joins SEES and moves into the dorm, an action which irritates Yukari Takeba. Junpei is glad to join the team, as it gets him away from his alcoholic father, whom he resents.

Junpei fancies himself as a ladies man and has a somewhat dirty mind. He makes quick and inaccurate assumptions about the protagonist and Yukari's relationship, when she mentions "last night." Junpei is usually the first to comment on how attractive the ladies of SEES are. On vacations, he attempts to pick up the local women, usually dragging his guy friends along.

Junpei is eager to fight, because playing hero makes him feel important. He commonly neglects his school work and uses SEES to boost his low-self esteem. Junpei grows jealous of the protagonist, due to his Wild Card ability and position as the field leader of SEES. Junpei acts recklessly, often attempting to prove himself to his teammates. Junpei ends up falling for Chidori, a member of Strega, whom he meets by chance at Port Island Station.

Junpei resolved by Chidori's death.

Chidori's loyalty to Takaya Sakaki and Junpei's position with SEES ends up conflicting, resulting in Junpei being fatally shot by Takaya. Chidori sacrifices herself and uses her Persona to restore Junpei to life. His Persona, fusing with Chidori's Persona Medea, becomes Trismegistus. Chidori's residual power remains with Junpei, allowing him to regenerate health over time. Junpei becomes more focused due to her death, and decides to be the best man he can be.

Junpei remains loyal to the protagonist and SEES until the end of Nyx's defeat. On Graduation Day, he remembers the promise SEES made and runs to him on the roof.

FES / Portable

In these updated versions of Persona 3, if the protagonist encourages Junpei to go see Chidori on the days 11/06, 11/11, 11/14 and 11/22 (the day of her "death"), Chidori will be revived on 01/21.

Chidori will be seen in the hospital, alive but with little memory, only recalling someone in her dreams, which is presumed to be Junpei. Junpei, along with Yukari and Fuuka, cry in happiness to see such a thing. According to the doctor that looked after her, her mysterious revival is likely to due to the flowers he placed on her as a sort of memorial. Apparently, whenever the flowers threatened to wilt, Chidori would revive them using her own life. The doctor theorizes that the flowers may have given Chidori back her life due to the numerous times she had revived them.

Later, back at the dorm, it's possible to find Junpei crying in a corner away from the others. Sobbing, he says that he's crying out of joy because today is the happiest day of his life.[1]

Portable

Main article: Social Link/Junpei Iori

Junpei represents the Magician Arcana Social Link for the female protagonist route. Junpei can only be friends with the female protagonist because of how he feels towards Chidori. During some point of his social link, Junpei found out someone was taking candid photos of the female protagonist, and he subsequently helps her find the culprit. When his S.Link is maxed, Junpei will give the female protagonist a pig key holder, an item he used to keep his house keys. Since he moved to the dorm, he had kept his house keys with him, due to the circumstances involving his father.

At the end of the game, if his Social Link has been maxed, the female protagonist can talk to Junpei where he invites her out for ramen. He then expresses his surprise of being best friends with a girl, thinking they were something he couldn't understand. He explains his actions from throughout the social link events, wanting the protagonist to rely on him so he could act cool and even when he didn't explain, she understood him and vice versa. He then promises that Junpei will be there for the protagonist if she's ever going through something. Shortly, Junpei changes the subject of next year's teachers being all women, mentioning how excited Kenji is which has Junpei not care as he has "a girl" of his own to care about, implying to be Chidori as when she asks, Junpei says it's not the protagonist. However, due to his memories of Chidori being part of the Dark Hour, Junpei does not remember her and is confused as to if he's forgetting something that he shouldn't have before promptly canceling out on the ramen he invited the protagonist to.

The Answer

When Junpei becomes trapped in the dorm, he and Koromaru form an independent party to search for supplies in the Abyss of Time. Aigis ends up discovering a supply route before Junpei, which causes his party to disband. Junpei then becomes playable again. Unlike Yukari, Junpei isn't bothered by the thought of returning to fight the Shadows.

In Antenora, when the player opens the door leading to the flashback about Junpei's past, the player sees him taking a stroll at Paulownia Mall to forget about his depressing coexistence with his alcoholic father. There he, by chance, meets Koromaru and gets along easily with him. Two school partners then appear and invite Junpei to have some drinks at the Escapade Club, but he rejects their proposal since he's not still the legal age to drink and, besides, he wasn't in the mood because of his father. After the flashback he tells Aigis that his father has slightly overcome his addiction, but he still drinks a fair amount of alcohol.

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Persona 3 FES The Answer Boss Junpei and Koromaru Colosseo Purgatorio

Junpei and Koromaru fight.

Before the battles between the SEES members, Junpei acts as the rational voice of the team. He tries to calm everyone down and solve the problem without the need for battle. When this fails, he forms a team with Koromaru to battle Aigis and Metis for the keys. When the pair are defeated by Aigis, they become two of the torches that surround the arena, along with Akihiko and Ken and is later followed by Yukari and Mitsuru.

After the True key is forged, Junpei and the rest of SEES decide to open the door that leads to the past Paulownia Mall, where they find a giant door that leads to the moment in time when the protagonist sealed Nyx and they encounter Erebus.

Persona 3 Em

Junpei serves as both a party member and a social link in Persona 3 Em. Junpei's social link includes a section on 'what he lost' but unfortunately the meaning of this is unknown. In battles he uses his Persona, Hermes, which has a moveset which is near-identical to his one in Persona 3.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Junpei returns as a playable character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He is the coach of the little league and one of the Shadow Operatives Auxiliary Team (reserve team). After giving a good speech and advice to the team despite their loss, he dozed off in the train, tired. He was then daydreaming that he won the WBC (World Baseball Championship) for his team and proposed to Chidori, only to be woken up by the conductor at Inaba Station, telling him this is the last stop. Coincidentally, Yukari calls him and she was surprised that he's in the same location where her, Ken, Koromaru, Labrys, and Kikuno are headed and tells him to wait for them at the station but his phone's battery dies. He decides to head to the convenience store, thinking that it's a good place to charge his phone and get a snack. But his luck worsened when the red fog appears and he has to fight Shadow Yukari and he ends up being mocked by General Teddie for being a yapping idiot and also a mook when he wins. Soon he decides to find his friends and end up with some misadventures.

Junpei's leitmotif is called "Mr. Easy-Going Man." The console version of the theme features more rock/guitar instrumentals compared to the original arcade version.

His cross necklace was sent by Chidori.

Playstyle

Junpei is a hard-hitting character with the capability to use Trismegistus to set up for several wall bounce combos. Swapping out his two-handed sword for a bat, Junpei's moves are more baseball-based and have the ability to reflect certain projectiles with a precisely timed swing. He can also summon Trismegistus overhead and use fire moves to control the distance between him and the enemy. However, while he does have multiple tactical options, he can be limited by his average attributes.

Junpei's battle style is greatly influenced by the baseball scorecard right next to his SP Gauge; understanding how to use this is key to Junpei's gameplan. Every time Junpei manages to hit his opponent with his bat, he gets a single, or a runner on a base. In the same way, reflecting projectiles with the bat counts as a single as well. This continues until he gets a runner on all bases, after which hits get a runner back to home base, thus scoring a run and adding another point to his scorecard. Each run scored progressively gives Junpei the capacity to deal more damage per hit. In addition, the number of runs he scores is kept between rounds. Once the scorecard reads 10 runs, he automatically activates his install, Victory Cry, when his current combo ends which, upon activation, will stay with him until the end of the match. Victory Cry, other than giving him an overall boost and slowly regenerating his HP (not unlike Spring of Life), will make bat hits as Clean Hits which will increase untechable time, which gives Junpei more room to perform combos.

While this should mean that after 13 hits have been made with the bat, Junpei is at maximum power, there are other factors to consider. When Junpei gets tagged with an attack or a combo, he receives an out, with three outs clearing the runners from their bases, forcing Junpei to fill the field again to continue scoring points. In addition when Junpei whiffs his bat, he gets a strike, with three strikes resulting an out. But when Junpei's bat gets blocked, Junpei gets a ball with 4 balls giving him a runner on base. When using his Supers, Junpei is able to allow the runners to all score points, after which he himself scores a home run. Thus at the price of his runners at their bases, Junpei can further advance toward his quota.

Score Attack

As a Boss character, Junpei begins with 9 runs in the beginning round. In addition, he begins with all bases loaded in every round, allowing him to score a run easily when he lands a hit with his bat successfully. This allows him to secure Victory Cry easily in the first round. His Victory Cry effects are stronger than before, allowing Junpei to be an incredible damage dealer while regenerating his health at an incredible rate.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Junpei's co-op attack is a single powerful hit against the target.

Junpei's team is sent into the alternate Yasogami High School where they encounter the Investigation Team. With no known means to escape the new world, they decide to work together and fight their way through the four labyrinths built within the school.

After the threat is eliminated, the groups share an emotional goodbye and return to their separate worlds, losing their memories of the experience in the process. Junpei is last seen having a party in the dorm with the rest of the team.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Junpei and the rest of SEES is encountered in the robotic movie world. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts and Investigation Team find them surrounded by Shadows and come to their rescue. Junpei is introduced to the P3P heroine, though he does not recognize her. It is later deduced that they are from near-identical realities, where the P3P heroine is the female counterpart of the P3 hero. They later rescue their leader and join forces with the combined groups.

Junpei, Yukari and Fuuka notice how the P3P heroine is feeling lonely because of her lack of peers and role. To help her feel better, the trio use materials from Shadows to fashion a ring for the girl. This builds a bond between them and unlocks a unison skill. Junpei later forms a bond with Yosuke Hanamura and Ryuji Sakamoto when they help Hikari find a clapboard she lost in her movie. The bond becomes a second unison attack.

Once the threat is eliminated, everyone returns to their own worlds with their memories erased once more. Junpei is last seen watching a science fiction movie with the rest of the group. In addition, the P3P heroine sees her version of peers, Junpei among them, after waking up from a dream. They all prepare to watch a movie together as well.

Stats

The Answer

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 70
Magic 82
Endurance 60
Agility 41
Luck 32
Magician 77 2000
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Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almi
0.5x - - Null - - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Vorpal Blade Deals heavy Slash damage to all foes. (1.5x "Great" condition bonus)
Patra Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (1 ally).
Agidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
Maragidyne Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Megidolaon Deals severe Almighty damage to all foes.
Rakukaja Increases 1 ally's Defense.
Tentarafoo Makes all foes Panic. (25% chance)
Fire Break Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average.
Tempest Slash Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits)
Evade Slash Evasion rate tripled vs Slash attacks.
High Counter Counter physical attacks (high odds). (50% chance)
Panic Boost Increases odds of instilling Panic by 50%.
Sharp Student Lowers odds of sustaining critical damage.


Battle Quotes

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Victory Quotes

Normal Type
Generic
  • An amazing grand slam! Hehe! Today's MVP is once again Junpei Iori!
  • Tadaaaaah! A total victory for me!
  • Heheheh! No one can beat me when it comes to how fast you can swing a bat!
  • If you want a rematch, I'll accept whenever! We can even make it a baseball match if you want!
  • Well then, I've gotten pretty hyped up here, so it's time for a nostalgic session of "Junpei's Believe It, or Don't"!
  • Hehe, you were good. Though no one can win out over my love for Chidori!
Character Specific
  • Akihiko Sanada: Hehe, I scored a win off him! Who's da man!?
  • Ken Amada: You've grown into a fine man! Though you still have a ways to go until you reach my level of manliness, hahaha!
  • Kanji Tatsumi: Wow, he's got some muscles on him. Maybe it's because you walk a lot in the boonies...?
  • Naoto Shirogane: There's nothing I can't hit! Bullets, baseballs, it doesn't matter-I'll knock 'em out of the park!
  • Rise Kujikawa: I can't believe I ended up fighting the real Risette...! *gasp* Is this a behind-closed-doors thing? Are the paparazzi gonna come after me!?
  • Yosuke Hanamura: I get this odd sense of familiarity off him... Let's sit down and have a nice chat someday, kid!
  • Yukiko Amagi: Now that I get a closer look, she's an ideal Japanese woman! That's something you don't see much anymore! Man, the girls in the country are something else...!
  • Elizabeth: That was close...! It's been a while since my life flashed before my eyes like that... They say every rose has its thorns, but she was like, all thorns...
  • Labrys: You're... Aigis' older sister, right? I mean, seriously!? Beautiful robot sisters!?
  • Shadow Labrys: Aw man, I lost my shit for a minute there... But! Mere Shadows are no match for me!
  • Minazuki: Are you the mastermind behind this case? Sheesh, is this really how you get your kicks?
  • Shadow Junpei: If you're gonna imitate me, then make me look more manly! Am I really that evil-looking!?
Shadow Type
Generic
  • Time's up! It's game over! The world could not be saved... Too bad!
  • Hahaha! Even I can do something like this! Stop lecturing me like you're better than me!
  • Enough of you pushing your luck all the time. You're a worthless scumbag who can't live without depending on someone else!
  • Ahahaha! All weaklings can do is hang their heads and run home with their tails between their legs!
  • Someone of your skills was at least good as a warmup! So, who wants to be destroyed next?
  • Destroying the others to rise to the top. There's nothing easier to understand than that! Haha!
  • A certain baseball player said once: You can win a game of ball all by yourself!
  • It's been a while since I've been back, but you're still doing the same stupid stuff! It's so dumb that it's pissing me off!
Character Specific
  • Yu Narukami: Whoa, whoa, whoaaaa! Stop acting like a leader when you've got no skills. I'll trade spots with you anytime!
  • Junpei Iori: There's no way you'll pull off a grand slam. If you finally understand, then suck your thumb and watch me from the sidelines!

Appearances in other media

Title Details Date External Links
Chain Chronicle Collaboration event
*Junpei Iori
Article on the Chain Chronicle Wiki

In Other Languages

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Junpei Iori
Flag of Japan Japanese 伊織 順平 (Iori Junpei)
Flag of South Korea Korean 이오리 준페이 (Iori Junpei)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 伊織 順平 (Yīzhī shùnpíng)
Flag of France French Junpei Iori
Flag of Italy Italian Junpei Iori
Flag of Germany German Junpei Iori
Flag of Spain Spanish Junpei Iori

Trivia

  • Junpei shares the same Japanese voice actor, Kōsuke Toriumi, with Eikichi Mishina from the Persona 2 duology. Both characters share some similar personality traits, such as a rivalry with a female character who has feelings for the main character and a clear love interest.
  • Junpei's level up quote, "ta da da da!" is originally "teretettē" (テレッテッテー) in the Japanese version. The sound and rhyme likely allude to the viral jingle of the Fist of the North Star series, otherwise commonly translated to onomatopoeia as "tērettē" (テーレッテー).
    • This eventually becomes an ascended reference, especially in Japanese by the announcer in The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold.
  • Junpei's original victory pose alludes to John Travolta's disco pose of Saturday Night Fever.
    • The pose could also be a reference to when a New York Yankees player, Wade Boggs, jumped onto a horse after a World Series baseball game.
  • The Shirt of Chivalry, a type of costume for males in FES and P3P, is noted for the kanji symbols on their backs that symbolizes the character themselves. Junpei's kanji means "Color" (色), as in his colorful personality. The kanji also means "dirty-minded," "sexual desire" or "variety," a trait of Junpei used for humorous purposes.
  • After watching American movies at the theater with Junpei, he expresses regret about not being born in America: "Dude... Why couldn't I have been born in the U.S.A? By now, I'd have been all... Saving the babes! Fighting for my country! And everyone would be like— "Ohhhh, Junpei!" Man... Why'd I have to be born in Japan...?"[2]
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P3P Deleted Scene Ending with Junpei (Translation)

Junpei's deleted ending.

  • Originally in Persona 3 Portable there is a "good" ending of female protagonist with Junpei confessing his love for her like the other male teammates. This was scrapped from the finalized version (likely due to interfering with Junpei and Chidori's relationship), but the data remains in the game and Junpei's Japanese voice casting for this ending can be heard. In the final version of the game, they remain friends.
  • If one hacks Persona 4, Junpei's character model can be found. This is almost certainly because Persona 4 was built on the Persona 3 engine, resulting in many leftovers including Japanese voice clips, music tracks and portraits.
  • During his Persona summoning Junpei may say "I can't lose to him," referring to the male protagonist. He still says "him" in the female protagonist's route.

Someone resembling Junpei.

  • In the anime Persona -trinity soul-, someone resembling Junpei appears as a brief cameo in episode 13 when Ryou Kanzato is looking around as he is leaving the police department. Whether or not this is him has never officially been proven.
  • In Persona 4 Golden, if Yosuke Hanamura has the Gekkou Uniform equipped, he will mimic Junpei's victory pose after battles, as well as say Junpei's lines. Befitting since they are both of the Magician Arcana.
  • Junpei is the only Persona 3 character to summon Persona without using Evoker in other moves in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Akihiko can be sometimes counted while not using his Awakening Super and Instant Kill.
  • Junpei is unique among Persona-users of the Magician Arcana, in that his two Personas are heavily physical-based in an arcana known more for magical ability.
  • Ultimax reveals that Junpei is a fan of Rise Kujikawa. He's excited to fight her in his intro pose, and he has a special win quote if he wins against her.
  • In Ultimax, Junpei's Clean Hit mechanic is actually pre-dated by Guilty Gear character Sol Badguy (as the introduction of the mechanic was introduced in Guilty Gear XX Slash-onwards).
    • The theme of the clean hit also befits Junpei's baseball theme as well, as a clean hit is a term used for baseball, and in other fighting games that share this rare mechanic, it is described mainly as a type of hit landed directly at the central point of the target at the right positioning.
  • Answering a fan question for the Persona Stalker Club show, Atlus said that the necklace Junpei wears during Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is from Chidori's favorite apparel brand, which she gave to him as a gift.
  • Junpei was the first non-Wild Card user to have a fusion of two separate Personas, where his Persona Hermes fused with Chidori's Medea to become Trismegistus.
  • Despite being canonically shorter than Akihiko in both gameplay and artwork, the opposite is the case.
  • The honorific "tan" in his name for Yukari "Yuka-tan" is a cuter way of saying "chan," often used for younger girls. Yuka-tan itself is a pun on the Yucatan peninsula.[1]
    • Although in the original Japanese script Junpei calls Yukari "Yukaricchi," which is just a normal nickname used for close friends.

References


Characters
Playable Male Protagonist - Female Protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Ms. Miyahara - Ms. Ounishi - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto - Great Seal
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "Deep Mentality" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona user - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona user - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar
School Life Daily Life - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Movie theater - Bed - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - School Club - Cooking
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Memento Mori - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine - Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Tartarus Theater - Persona VS
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
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
Miscellaneous Merchandise
P3 Bosses
Guardians Venus Eagle (3) - Dancing Hand (3) - Rampage Drive - Crying Table (3) - Change Relic - Golden Beetle (3) - Intrepid Knight - Furious Gigas (3) - Fanatic Tower - Magical Magus (3) - Natural Dancer - Arcane Turret (3) - Sleeping Table - Hell Knight (3) - Mythical Gigas - Judgement Sword (3) - Stasis Giant (3) - Phantom King - Royal Dancer (3) - Reckoning Dice - Noble Seeker (3) - Carnal Snake (3) - World Balance - Fierce Cyclops (3) - Jotun of Grief
Arcana Arcana Priestess - Arcana Emperor and Arcana Empress - Arcana Hierophant - Arcana Lovers - Arcana Chariot and Arcana Justice - Arcana Hermit - Arcana Fortune and Arcana Strength - Arcana Hanged Man - Death
Other Takaya Sakaki and Hypnos - Jin Shirato and Moros - Chidori Yoshino and Medea - Reaper - Elizabeth
P3P Exclusive Theodore - Margaret
P3 FES Bosses
Guardians Immortal Gigas + Visceral Maya (3) - Brilliant Cyclops - Death Castle + El Dorado Beast (2) - Harem Dancer + Merciless Maya (2) - Judgement Sword + Ice Raven + Brave Wheel - Primitive Idol + Shouting Tiara + Wrathful Book - Wondrous Magus + Crying Table + Cowardly Maya - Neo Minotaur - Spastic Turret + Slaughter Drive (2) - Conceited Maya - Rebellious Cyclops + Acheron Seeker (2) - Tenjin Musha + Kaiden Musha + Onnen Musha
Other Metis and Psyche - ??? - Akihiko Sanada and Caesar + Ken Amada and Kala-Nemi - Junpei Iori and Trismegistus + Koromaru and Cerberus - Yukari Takeba and Isis + Mitsuru Kirijo and Artemisia - Erebus
Characters
Playable Makoto Yuki - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Ken Amada - Aigis - Elizabeth
DLC Shinjiro Aragaki - Goro Akechi - Theodore - Lavenza - Sho Minazuki - Labrys
Locations
Port Island Velvet Room - Tartarus - Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Iwatodai Dormitory - Moonlight Bridge
Music
Songs Our Moment - Moonlight Serendipity
Albums Persona Dancing P3D & P5D Soundtrack Advanced CD
Archive
Lists Social - List of Patches and Updates - Trophies
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Kazuhisa Wada - Shigenori Soejima - Ryota Kozuka - Shoji Meguro
Toshiki Konishi - Atsushi Kitajoh
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Characters
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular / Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Locations
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Archives
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona user - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Skills
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay
Characters
Playable - P3 P3 hero - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - PQ Rei & Zen
Non-playable Elizabeth - Margaret - Theodore - Marie - Nanako Dojima - Queen of Hearts - Merciful Clergyman - Kind Doctor - Best Friend - Clockwork God - Chronos - Zeus
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Yasogami High School
Main Hub Handcrafted Workshop - Nurse's Office - Velvet Room
Labyrinths You in Wonderland - Group Date Cafe - Evil Spirit Club - Inaba Pride Exhibit - Clock Tower
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack - Sound of the Labyrinth
Songs "Maze of Life" - "Light the Fire Up in the Night" - "Laser Beam" - "Changing Me"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona user - Velvet Room - Fusion (Sacrificial Fusion) - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Boost - Power Spot - Skill Card - SEES - Investigation Team - Cut-in - All-Out Attack
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Skills (Skill Cards) - Items - Ailments - Requests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga -Roundabout- - Side:P3 - Side:P4
Productions Escape From Persona Q: Cyber Labyrinth - Official Visual Material
Characters
Playable - P3/P P3 hero - P3P heroine - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - P5 P5 hero - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi
Non-playable Hikari - Nagi - Doe - Hikari's Father - Elizabeth - Theodore - Margaret - Marie - Caroline and Justine - Kamoshidaman - Herbivore Dinosaurs - Yosukesaurus - Ribbon - Overseer - Mother Computer - Enlil - Nanako Dojima
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Iwatodai Dormitory - Junes - Midnight Channel - Dojima Residence - Café Leblanc - Mementos
Main Hub Cinema - Velvet Room
Labyrinths Kamoshidaman - Junessic Land - A.I.G.I.S. - Hikari - Theater District
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "Road Less Taken" - "Wait and See" - "Pull the Trigger" - "Remember, We Got Your Back" - "Invitation to Freedom" - "Cinematic Tale" - "Life Will Change" - "Nothing is Promised" - "LaLaLa Goodbye Personality!" - "Hikari is Bad!" - "That’s Right, Right?" - "I Will Make You Normal" - "Colorful World"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona User - Velvet Room - Fusion - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Glasses - Mask - Power Spot - Cognition - Boost - Metaverse - SEES - Investigation Team - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Cut-in - Special Screening - All-Out Attack - Baton Pass - Akashic Record
Lists Arcana - Characters - Items - Skills - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Ailments - Special Screenings - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga Roundabout Special - Official Visual Materials
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