This article is about the real Kasumi Yoshizawa. For her younger sister who assumed her identity, see Sumire Yoshizawa.

"She was so kind and strong... She was the perfect older sister. "
—Sumire on Kasumi, Persona 5 Royal

Kasumi Yoshizawa is a character in Persona 5 Royal. She was Sumire Yoshizawa's elder sister.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Kasumi is a young girl with identical facial features to Sumire. However, her eyes are brown and more angular compared to her younger sister and she has auburn hair and a beauty mark next to her left eye. She also wears contact lenses and her gymnast outfit is pink instead of blue.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Because Kasumi was deceased right before the events of Persona 5 begin and thus was unable to speak for herself, most of her personality and history with Sumire are only known by the accounts from her confidant, as well as her behavior when she identifies herself as Kasumi.

Kasumi is largely implied to have the same personality as the "Kasumi" who is actually Sumire under Maruki's spell, aside that she is much more bold and confident and is fully consistent in her performances and cheerfulness, said to be consistently at top score during gymnastic competitions and would do her best to cheer up her sister or protect her from harm. Even if Sumire actually committed suicide, she would just get over it after some time and keep on going. She is also much more nimble, has better memory than Sumire and can execute complex gymnast moves without any issues, something that the fake Kasumi cannot do. Sumire had even described her as a "perfect sister." Despite this, Kasumi does have one inferiority compared to Sumire; she cannot cook as well as her.

While possessing obviously well-meaning intent on taking care of Sumire instead of out of condescending compassion, Kasumi can be highly insensitive or oblivious to her younger sister's depression plummeting to near-suicidal levels because of her care. When Sumire's frustration and mental instability reaches its peak, her response is to joke around her, resulting in the subsequent breakdown that led to her death.

Kasumi is also said to not support handling matters for others to prevent them from being over-reliant on other people, something she doesn't follow towards Sumire.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Kasumi is an accomplished gymnast living alongside her sister Sumire Yoshizawa and the twins' father Shinichi Yoshizawa, who was the host of a talk show that often invites Goro Akechi as its guest. Aside of him, they also lived alongside their mother and grandmother. She and Sumire had been practicing gymnastics since childhood under Coach Hiraguchi who trained them with a spartan degree, although she had a much more natural and shorter learning curve compared to Sumire. She also decides most of the matters between the Yoshizawa twins, including designing Sumire's bedroom. This excludes preparing the dishes since she cannot do them properly.

Kasumi is said to be a literal gymnastic genius who constantly goes into local competitions virtually uncontested, and many people were stunned by her bold performances. She also promised Sumire that they will go to internationals as a duo one day, although this is a promise which can no longer be fulfilled.

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Kasumi's death - ENG DUB

Kasumi's death.

Unfortunately, Kasumi doing most of the things for Sumire, in addition to Sumire not being skilled enough to go into gymnast competitions uncontested like Kasumi even if they received the same training had resulted in Sumire developing a severe inferiority complex towards Kasumi and suicidal depression manifesting as a constant sense of worthlessness and (heavily implied) quick fatigue. She also had constant delusional thoughts about how she would either have to become Kasumi herself or die, despite she was actually above average at the sport. This accumulated into Sumire running away from Kasumi and nearly throwing herself into traffic by accident when the sisters were heading back home after a training session, and she only survived because of Kasumi sacrificing herself to protect her. This occurred a month prior to the beginning of the twins entering their first year of high school.

Shinichi mourned Kasumi with grief right after her death, and his other daughter Sumire's mental condition worsened because she thought she was responsible for her death and she stole her dream, to the point that her survivor's guilt worsened her depression it crippled her interest towards her daily routines. Sumire was pushed by Shinichi to meet Takuto Maruki for therapy on the 25th of March to prevent her from actually committing suicide. When Maruki was counseling with Sumire, she managed to make him activate his persona's actualization. Maruki (subconsciously) made her believe that she is her sister Kasumi, and Sumire died instead, as that's what the former Sumire wanted. Since Maruki only made her think she's Kasumi, other people still see this "Kasumi" as Sumire, making them believe that she is delusional. However, she wouldn't be able to hear the truth directly from them, as she would instead hear "Kasumi" if people used her real given name.

During Sumire's real awakening, Kasumi's soul transforms into Cendrillon and takes place for the destroyed one. Her ghost also appears in the protagonist and Sumire's Showtime.

Despite her death and Sumire's feelings of inferiority towards her, Sumire does genuinely respect and admire her as a person and the twins did have a genuinely great relationship with each other. Kasumi also saw Sumire as a rival on near-equal terms instead of somebody to be looked down upon.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "We're on. / Together. / With grace." (Showtime finisher)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sumire used to bring Kasumi to the shrine in order to pray for good luck prior to her major tourneys.
  • Kasumi used to fear heights when she was younger.
  • Kasumi's father Shinichi used to take her to the batting cages when she was a child.
  • Kasumi enjoyed going to aquariums.
  • Kasumi introduced Sumire to the gym seen in her Rank 7 Confidant.
  • Kasumi's death is foreshadowed during the animated opening of Royal, where Sumire dances while holding an umbrella on a rainy road. The real Kasumi died on a road during a rainy day while holding an umbrella.
  • Kasumi died on March of 20XX, a month prior to the beginning of the protagonist's journey. This is implied by Sojiro Sakura on April 10th, who mentions a fifteen year old girl dying in a car accident.
  • Kasumi has a beauty mark on the corner of her left eye. According to Chinese mole readings, people with a beauty mark on the outer corner of their eyes are generous, honest and peaceful, although they might also meet sudden death.
  • Although it was later stated that Kasumi and Sumire's birthday was on March 25th, implying Kasumi passed away at fourteen, Sojiro's statement that she was fifteen contradicts her official birthday.[2]

References[edit | edit source]


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline & Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Sea of Souls
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Seasons - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Big Bang Challenge - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Big Bang Burger - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persona Stalker Club V - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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