"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."
- Persona 4 / Golden: Minor Character
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Side:P4: Cameo
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.
"Parents are parents. You're you..."
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.
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.
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.
In the final stages of their investigation, the group is able to hear Taro Namatame's story and Saki's involvement in it. After he observed Yamano die following her appearance on the Midnight Channel, he then saw Saki on the channel. Fearing that a similar fate awaited Saki, Namatame attempted to warn her to be careful, but this failed to keep her from dying, thus instigating his efforts to save people by forcibly throwing them into the TV, which unbeknownst to him was putting them in mortal danger.
Shortly afterwards, the group is able to hear the account of the true culprit, Tohru Adachi, about what really happened to Saki. He 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
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
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.
Persona 4 The Animation
Persona Q (Manga)