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Keisuke Hiraga is a non-playable character from Persona 3. He is a student of Gekkoukan High School, and a friend of the protagonist.



Keisuke has dark brown hair, gray eyes and wears black glasses. When at school, he wears the standard school uniform of Gekkoukan High School, except his black tie is tucked in his uniform jacket. On the weekend off, when spending time with the Protagonist, he wears a blue, red and white plaid collar shirt, and underneath is a dark green shirt, and dark gray pants.


Keisuke is a kind, friendly and modest student. Because of his lack of understanding of what he aspires to be, he is a rather eccentric student when it comes to his passions. In club, Keisuke points out that though he's not an expert, he is its leader. Also, due to his unrealized passion to become a doctor, he can be caught "playing doctor" when the chance to help others arrives, putting an inappropriate amount of consideration in caring for them, including completely disregarding social norms.

Because of his impressionate personality, he misinterprets people's guidance for forcing their beliefs onto him, as while they've already figured out he has a strong passion to become a doctor, he believes they're ignoring his own free will. In his own attempts to be acknowledged, he bends their interpretation of him as they begin supporting him, only to find himself dissatisfied with the results.

After reflecting on what or why, he realizes he has a genuine desire in helping others. Even though it is driven from his father's past, it is legitimate due to the social aspect of it. Eventually, he lets go of following other people's expectations and decides to study to be a doctor of his own will, a trait that has earned the respect of his classmates.


Persona 3[]

Main article: Social Link/Keisuke Hiraga

Keisuke Hiraga is a student at Gekkoukan High School who becomes friends with the Main Character. The player meets Keisuke after joining either the Art Club, Music Club, or Photography Club. Keisuke will be the club leader of whichever club the player chooses to join. After joining any of the clubs, the player learns that Keisuke is the son of a doctor, and is often pressured to quit the club he is in. The Social Link story revolves around Keisuke's struggle with his father, and ultimately what Keisuke wants to do with his own life. Keisuke Hiraga represents the Fortune Arcana Social Link.

Over the course of the Social Link, Keisuke will talk about how much he dislikes his father pressuring him to leave the club and focus on medicine so he can one day inherit his father's hospital. Despite his statements of not wanting to listen to his father, however, he is seen over the entire length of the Link dropping whatever he is doing to aid people who are feeling unwell - 'playing doctor', as the other clubmates call it. Eventually, there is a contest in the club, and Keisuke's entry ends up making it to the finals. Keisuke decides to use this opportunity to make a deal with his father: if he places in the contest, he'll be free to follow whatever course he wishes, and if he doesn't, he'll give in and study medicine.

The situation escalates when it's discovered that not only is Keisuke's entry certain to gain at least an honorable mention (thus fulfilling his condition for victory with his father), but he'll have an opportunity to study his given art form abroad. When his father then supports him in this - and tries to take control of this for him as well, going so far as to pick out a flight for him - he's struck with indecision for a time, questioning what he really wants in life. It's clear he does want to be a doctor, but his father's domineering attitude towards his life puts Keisuke off of it.

After some time, he decides to study abroad, and the protagonist sees him off. However, when they reach the train station, not one but two elderly folks at the station drop to the ground dying near him, immediately turning his focus towards calling an ambulance and doing what he can to save them. He is successful in keeping them alive long enough for the paramedics to arrive, and once they're gone, Keisuke abandons his plans to study abroad and returns home. Shortly after, he reveals to the protagonist that he's decided to become a doctor, not for his father's sake but because he genuinely wants to help people and save lives.

At the end of the year, if the player has completed the Social Link, Keisuke will tell the protagonist that he bombed his college entrance exams (mostly due to lack of time studying while struggling with his decision earlier), but is undeterred. He plans to study hard and reapply next year.

Persona 3 Portable[]

In Persona 3 Portable, if the player chooses the Female Protagonist, his Social Link will be replaced by Ryoji Mochizuki. Instead, he makes several small appearances throughout the game, including an event in Junpei's Social Link, stating him as the President of the Photography Club. Strangely, even though he is referred to by name by Hidetoshi Odagiri during the school trip to Kyoto, his name is simply a Kind Looking Student whenever the player talks to him.

Persona 3 The Movie[]

In November, he makes a brief cameo where Makoto and Ryoji are posing for the Art club.

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Keisuke Hiraga
Flag of Japan Japanese 平賀 慶介 (Hiraga Keisuke)
Flag of South Korea Korean 히라가 케이스케 (Hiraga Keiseuke)


  • The name Keisuke means "congratulate, celebrate" (慶) (kei) and "forerunner, herald" (介) (suke).
  • Keisuke's surname Hiraga means "flat, broad, level, even, peaceful" (平) (hira) and "congratulations, joy" (賀) (ka/ga).



  • Keisuke and Hidetoshi Odagiri were friends in elementary school and can be seen interacting during the school trip to Kyoto.
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