"Stupid amateurs like you really piss me off. You better not drag me down, OK?"
Mika is a character in Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Minor Character
Mika has brown eyes and long brown hair. She wears a pearl necklace, and a light blue dress.
Mika is described by Ann as similar to the villains in an anime she watched as a child in that she is beautiful, strong, and wicked. And indeed, Mika is selfish and manipulative, easily willing to play to Ann's own better nature to trick her into embarrassing herself. However, as Ann notes, she is not precisely an "evil" person, just desperate and determined, not to mention understandably bitter about the fact that Ann has very little work ethic when it comes to her modeling and yet somehow keeps on outshining Mika.
Mika appears in Ann Takamaki's Confidant as a fellow model. She's older than Ann but is her kouhai (junior) in modeling. After their initial meeting, Ann quickly realizes that Mika is behind the mysterious lateness of other models, which gives her more opportunities to photo shoot. After this is revealed, however, Mika has made such a good impression on the agency that she is able to get away with a rather insincere apology. Despite this, Ann decides Mika was in the right to steal some of Ann's own photo-ops, as Mika was simply being a businesswoman desperate to get ahead in a cutthroat industry, and lets her off with only a mutual promise to make sure their own rivalry is within the bounds of professional ethics.
The protagonist is given a chance to meet Mika and bid her farewell before he leaves Tokyo and ends his probation.
Persona 5: Mementos Mission Edit
Mika appears as a central character in the manga side series. Taking place sometime after Okumura's palace, Mika is shown to be having a joint photoshoot with Ann. When Ren appears at the shoot to give Ann her missing wallet, Mika confides to the two that she has a stalker. For the past few days, someone has been knocking at her door, then leaves behind either an animal or a sharp object of some kind. Mika confirms she did go to the police about this, but all they said was they would wait and see.
Not long after, famous producer Shiro Asakura appears and takes interest in Ren, whereas Mika tries to make herself known. During the conversation, Shiro is mysteriously poisoned and Mika is named the Prime Suspect. The Phantom Thieves agree to help solve the case with Ann convinced that Mika isn't Shiro's killer.
Mika would later reappear in chapter 6. While disguised, she meets up with Ann at a diner and reveals a big clue in the investigation: Mika overheard their own producer, Kenji Tokito, say that he was glad to hear Shiro was almost dead. From what Mika had also overheard, Tokito had plans to recruit models from Shiro's agency. Since the attempt on Asakura's life, Mika has been severally badmouthed online but Ann was surprised to see Mika in such high spirits.
Even in the Japanese version, Mika's name is never rendered beyond just katakana (ミカ), which could be her preferred stage name or diminutive. One of the popular kanji rendition of the name "Mika" is "美香" which means "beauty-fragrance".