Karukozaka High School (軽子坂高校, Karukozaka Kōkō)? is a location in both Shin Megami Tensei: if... and in the PSP port of Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

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Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

The setting of the game, it is just a normal high school until being transported to the Expanse by Ideo Hazama. The fate of the school rests in the hands of the protagonist, and whether the school and the students are returned to the human world depends on the partner chosen by the player.

Yumi can be recruited as the protagonists exits class 2-D on 2F or by re-entering it. Charlie can be recruited in class 2-F on 3F. Reiko can be recruited by refusing Yumi and Charlie, talking to Yawata in class 2-H on 3F, talking to Ryuuichi and Akiko in the storage room on 1F, collecting equipment in the club rooms on 1F, and then entering the music room on 1F twice. Akira can only be recruited in a New Game Plus by talking to Ryuuichi and Akiko in the storage room on 1F, collecting equipment in the club rooms on 1F, talking to a member of the student council on 2F and then talking to Akira on 1F.

Hee-ho-kun can be found in a room on 3F and will automatically join the party. In the PlayStation version, after defeating Vine in the World of Pride, Alice can be found in the same room during Full and New Moons. She will ask if the protagonist and their partner would like to be her friends, which of them would like to play with her and if they are willing to die for her. The chosen character will die, giving the protagonist a quick way of gaining new Guardians.

A floppy disk can be found on the floor of 2F, which can then be taken to Katsuhiko Sato, the president of the school's computer club who will attempt to fix it, releasing the Cerberus that was stored inside once the protagonist has reached level 21. Katsuhiko then runs away from the demon and asks the protagonist to help. Cerberus, angry at being trapped inside the disk, demands that the protagonist let him pass. If the protagonist refuses, Cerberus will start a fight right there. If the protagonist complies, Cerberus will go but can be found in the storage room on 1F. After being defeated, he'll recognize the strength of the protagonist and join the party despite the massive difference of levels.

Depending on their levels, the protagonist will fight either Faunus or Melusine in the school gym, gaining the Ring of Humility that unlocks the portal to the World of Pride. After obtaining the ring, other demons can be found inside the gym until the protagonist has reached level 10. Afterwards, the gym can be turned into a Cathedral of Shadows either by hearing about it from a Pixie via negotiation or talking to the student in the soccer clubroom.

Due to plot reasons, the school will be empty except for Nurse Kayama when the protagonist first enters the World of Sloth until obtaining either the Ring of Tolerance of Gentleness and after obtaining the Ring of Kindness in the World of Greed. The upper floors of the school will also be unlocked, and Hazama will be waiting on the top floor. There are many pitfalls on 5F and 6F and a Fiend-spawning spot on 6F.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

It is visited in the PSP rerelease of Persona 2: Innocent Sin in the Climax Theater quest "Persona Thief." No characters from if... reappear, with the exception of Otsuki. The game also refers to it as Karu High.

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Students[edit | edit source]

Faculty[edit | edit source]

  • Otsuki, a teacher who swore his loyalty to Hazama.
  • Yawata, a computer-savvy teacher who made a COMP after seeing a boy who had a similar device and a husky dog.
  • Kayama, the school nurse.

Treasure[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

  • 1F - Ice Axe, Metal Bat x2, Helmet x2, Shoulder Pad x2, Back Pad x2, Roller Blades x2
  • 2F - Floppy Disk
  • 4F - ћ0, 0 MAG, React Sheet x2, Megidola Stone, Smoke Ball x2, Kintan
  • 5F - Muscle Drink

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

  • Green boxes indicate bosses.

Demon Race Lvl HP Sword Gun Attack Tech Rush Fire Ice Elec Force Expel Curse Nerve Magical Bind Item Location
Zombie Dog Undead 1 10 - Rs - Rs - Wk Rs Rs - Wk Nu Rs - - Leggerslam 1F
Poltergeist Spirit 2 15 Rs Nu Rs Rs Rs Rs Rs - Rs Wk Nu Rs - - Scrying Ball 1F
Willy Fairy 2 22 Rs Rs Rs Rs Rs - - - - Rs Rs Rs - - Metal Card 1F
Pixie Fairy 3 32 Rs Rs Rs Rs Nu Wk Nu Rs - Wk Nu Nu Nu Nu Aquamarine 1F
Preta Haunt 4 30 - Rs - Rs - Wk Rs Rs - Wk Nu Rs - - Metal Card Gym
Chon Chon Raptor 5 26 - - - - - Rs Rs Rs Rs Nu Nu Rs Rs Rs Poison Arrow Gym
Gremlin Jaki 5 33 - - - - - - - Dr - Rs - - - - Slicer Gym
Faunus * Beast 9 32 - - - - - Rs Rs Rs Rs Nu Nu Rs Rs Rs Garnet Gym
Melusine * Beast 9 34 - - - - - - Rs Rs - Nu Nu Nu Rs Rs - Gym
Otsuki Teacher 11 40 - - - - - - - - - Nu Rs - - - Normal Rounds x20 1F Lab

Demon Race Lvl HP Sword Gun Attack Tech Rush Fire Ice Elec Force Expel Curse Nerve Magical Bind Item Location
Tezcatlipoca Vile 45 657 - Nu Rs Rs Rs - Nu Rs - Rs Rp Nu - - Deadly Needle 4F
Edimmu Jaki 46 535 - Rs - - - Wk Rp - - Rs - - - - Topaz 4F
Yaksa Brute 46 640 - - - - Rs Wk Wk Rp - Nu Rs Rs Rs Nu Spirit Sword 4F
Hresvelgr Raptor 47 501 - - - - - - Rp - - Rs Rp Nu Rp Rp Gleipnir 4F
Loa Yoma 47 507 - - - Rs - Wk Rs Rs - Rs Rp Rs Rs Rs Mazan Stone 4F
Basilisk Drake 48 779 - - - Rs - Wk Rs Rs - Rs Rp Rs Rs Rs Medusa Rounds x20 4F
Gaap Fallen 49 575 - - Rs Rs - - - Rs - Nu Rs - - - Metal Card 4F
Old One Foul 49 808 - - - - - Rs Rs Rs Rs Nu Nu Rs Rs Rs Amethyst 4F
Ifrit Yoma 50 625 - Rs - - - Dr Wk - - Rs - Rs - - Final Guard 5F-6F
Gryphon Beast 50 722 - Rs - - - Rs Rs Rs Rs Nu Wk Rs Wk - Ruby 5F-6F
Nyx Night 51 431 Wk Wk Wk Wk Wk Dr Dr Dr Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu Onyx 5F-6F
Vritra Snake 51 680 Rs Nu Nu Nu Nu - - - - Rs Rs Nu Rs - Sapphire 5F-6F
Manticore Wilder 51 696 - - - Rs - Wk Rs Rs - Rs Rp Rs Rs Rs Aquamarine 5F-6F
Dominion Divine 52 655 - - Rs Rs Rs - - - - Rp Rs - - - Bronze Box 5F-6F
Girimehkala Jaki 53 722 Rp Rp Rp Rp Rp Wk Wk Wk Wk Rs Wk Wk Wk Wk Final Guard 5F-6F
Muspell Jirae 53 842 Rs Rs Rs Rs Rs Dr Wk - Rs Rs - Rs Rs Rs Light Bullets x20 5F-6F
Angra Mainyu Tyrant 82 989 - Rp Rs Rs Rs - Rp - - Rp Rp Rp Rp Rp Kourai Cannon 5F
Hazama Majinnou 80 20,000 - - - Rs Wk - Nu Nu - Rp Rp Nu Nu Nu - 11F

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to Kazuma Kaneko's Works IX, it is named after the street in Shinjuku where the old Atlus office was located.Google Map
  • In Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE, a replica of the Karukozaka High School Bag can be obtained through Fortune Cards. Its description said that it was carried by students of Karukozaka High School in Shinjuku before the Great Cataclysm.
  • In both Persona and the Persona 2 duology, as well as Soul Hackers, there are students wearing Karukozaka's school uniform.


Hazama's Chapter - Manga - Kahn - Novel
Characters
Playable Tamaki Uchida - Yumi Shirakawa - Shinji Kuroi - Reiko Akanezawa - Akira Miyamoto - Amon - Ideo Hazama
Non-playable Nova - Akiko Yano - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Kayama - Katsuhiko Sato - Otsuki - Chefei - The Emperor - Lucifer
Locations
General Karukozaka High School - River Styx
Expanse World of Pride - Gluttony - Sloth - Envy - Wrath - Greed - Tower of Confinement - Inner World
Archives
Terminology Guardian - Expanse - Moon Phase System - Sword fusion
Lists Guardians - Demons - Bosses (Hazama's Chapter) - Skills - Items
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
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