"Who cares about Junes, anyway? Because of that store, our business is ruined, my parents hate me, the neighbors talk behind my back... I wish everything would just disappear."
—Saki Konishi, Persona 4

Saki Konishi is a character in Persona 4. She is the sister of Naoki Konishi and the second victim of the bizarre murders surrounding Inaba.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Saki has thick, long, wavy light-brown hair and brown eyes. At school she wears a standard school uniform but with black boots (black stockings with brown shoes are seen in Namatame and Adachi's flashbacks). When she works at Junes, she wears a long-sleeved white shirt, faded navy jeans, navy shoes, and an employee apron.

Personality[edit | edit source]

"Parents are parents. You're you..."
—Saki to Yosuke when she meets him for the first time

Since Saki dies quite early into the game, most of her personality and daily behavior is unknown, and she was unable to provide any first-hand accounts herself. The only information that the protagonist gets about her is from Yosuke and Naoki Konishi, the former being her co-worker and the latter being her brother. Naoki sees her as a playful yet surprisingly mature individual, and after coming to terms with his feelings, realizes that he misses her dearly.

At first, she seems like a kind person who was nice and supportive to Yosuke. However, it is revealed that she was actually annoyed with Yosuke and quite stressed about her life, with a lot of pent-up angst and a desire to get away from it all. It is also revealed that she believed her family, friends, and neighbors had resented her all along because she worked at Junes, the giant store that was slowly driving her family's liquor shop out of business.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

A senior to the protagonist and Yosuke Hanamura, she works as a part-time worker in Junes. She is the eldest daughter of a family who owns the local liquor store Konishi Liquors, who failed to compete with the nearby Junes Department Store and was shut down like many other stores. Her brother Naoki is a junior of the protagonist.

She was first seen talking with her brother Naoki about some food of his that she ate on the first day the protagonist came to Inaba.

The protagonist meets her as she takes a break from her part-time job working in Junes. She informs the protagonist that Yosuke's father is the manager of Junes and that she is Yosuke's co-worker. She sees Yosuke as a nosy little brother and calls him "Hana-chan" as a way of playfully teasing him. Yosuke harbors romantic feelings towards Saki, but fails to confess to her and this love is unrequited as a result. Saki is later revealed to be the person who first found Mayumi Yamano's body, making her nervous and scared.

Saki's corpse hung on the antenna.

Later, when the protagonist, Chie Satonaka, and Yosuke watch the Midnight Channel, the trio observes a blurring image of a female student resembling Saki Konishi, who appears to be writhing in pain. The next day, the Yasogami High students are tragically informed that Saki Konishi was found murdered. Her corpse was hung upside-down on an antenna. Devastated by her death, Yosuke requests the protagonist take him into the Midnight Channel, as the protagonist is the only one capable of entering the TV.

Saki's inner thoughts are later revealed when the protagonist and Yosuke investigate the Midnight Channel's Twisted Shopping District. In truth, Saki hated Yosuke because her family liquor store's sales were falling because of the opening of Junes' Inaba Branch, whose manager was the father of Yosuke. Furthermore, her decision to take a job as a part-time worker in Junes greatly irritated her family, and such, her father would often scold her for her decisions. After being a witness of the murder case, her dilemma grew worse as her classmates and friends talked behind her back. She confessed that, in reality, she was greatly irritated by Yosuke and only befriended him because he is the son of the manager of Junes. It is also unknown if she encountered her Shadow Self, although Persona 4 The Animation implies it with two figures seen in the Midnight Channel. After dealing with Shadow Yosuke, Yosuke accepts his inner feelings.

If the protagonist levels up the Magician Social Link to rank six, it is revealed that Saki Konishi was rumored to be having a relationship with a college student, and planned to leave Inaba with him. However, as she lacked money, she decided to work in Junes. Naoki, however, suggests in rank seven of the Hanged Man Social Link that Saki believed her work for Junes would one day be of some benefit to her family's business.

Despite her distaste towards Yosuke, which Yosuke himself is forced to acknowledge, Saki Konishi is arguably the main motivation Yosuke has for venturing into the Midnight Channel and solving its mysteries. Even after seeing her thoughts, Yosuke still considers her a good person at heart, and gets angry when people badmouth her.

During the course of their investigation, the group finds out that Tohru Adachi questioned Saki as a witness much more than was normal for a person with such a strong alibi. The night they saw her on the Midnight Channel, Saki was questioned by Adachi at the police station. Adachi aggressively tried to flirt with her and she slapped him, causing him to react violently by picking her up and throwing her into the TV, causing Shadows to kill her the next day. Unlike the previous case with Yamano, Adachi deliberately threw Saki into the TV knowing full well not only that he could but that she would be in mortal danger.

Persona 4 The Animation[edit | edit source]

In the animated adaptation of Persona 4, when she was cast into the Midnight Channel, she did not panic nor get afraid when her "other self" appeared. The only reactions she experienced were confusion and disorientation. Then in Namatame's flashback, she is last seen with her shadow about to transform into the black smoke and finally kills her (as the black smoke suffocates her).

Persona 4 The Golden Animation[edit | edit source]

In the opening intro, Saki is seen going to her part-time job at Junes. In episode 6 Saki slaps Adachi which angers him and pushes her into the TV.

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Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "Never More" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Signs of Love" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Your Affection" - "P3 FES" - "Sky's The Limit" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "True Story" - "Key Plus Words" - "The Way of Memories" - "True Feelings" - "Shadow World" - "Time To Make History" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "We Are One and All" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Alone in this World" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Ying Yang" - "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Just Like The Wind"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Daily Life - Fishing - Shrine - Books - Part Time Jobs
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items - Requests - Status Changes - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Publications Manga - The Magician - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
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
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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