"The hell did you just say...? YOU PIECE OF SHIT!"
—Yukino, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Yukino Mayuzumi is a student at St. Hermelin High School in Persona and an assistant photographer in Persona 2.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

In Megami Ibunroku Persona, Yukino wears the female St. Hermelin uniform, though she has a longer skirt than the other students. She wears her hair short, a carry over from her days as a delinquent.

In the Persona 2 duology, Yukino wears a gray jacket which features ornaments of "armor" motif over a black shirt, and yellow sweat pants. Her hair has grown out, becoming somewhat curly, and she wears a gray hat branded "Ostrich" (as a reflection of this, her default head wear is called "Ostrich Beret").

Personality[edit | edit source]

She was an ex-yankī who was reformed thanks to the efforts of her teacher Saeko Takami. Though she hasn't shed her yankī looks just yet, Yukino is well-recognized and trusted by the student body, acting as a mother figure of sorts to her friends. She is often times the straightman during sillier moments, often pointing out the absurdity of some of the fantasy like aspects of the events in the first game, sometimes getting close to fourth-wall breaking. Even though she is one of the more mature and level headed members of the party, Yukino can still be quick to anger and a little vulgar when people or things she cares about are threatened. 

In Persona 2: Innocent Sin she is still dearly holding the memory of her former teacher Ms. Saeko, who rescued her from a life of crime, and due to that Yukino is compelled to do the same for another student who seems like she is about to embark down the same path, Anna Yoshizaka. She harbors a deep-seated crush for Fujii, and tries to disguise her tomboy traits in his presence.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

"Trusted by everyone, she's like an older sister to all the students."
—PSP introduction

In the beginning, Yukino was one of the students present while her classmates played the Persona game, and thus ends up unconscious at the conclusion of the game. As a result she follows the party to the Mikage Hospital for an examination. While there, demons attack, and she fights her way out of the hospital with her classmates. Upon reaching the school, Yukino leaves the party, and does not return in the SEBEC quest.

However, in the Snow Queen Quest, she is a mandatory character. Yukino is there when Saeko Takami is possessed by the Snow Queen, and feels it is her duty to rescue her teacher.

In Revelations: Persona, her name was changed to Yuki, and she was only in the party during the first part of the game, as the Snow Queen Quest was removed. She was also the only character not Americanized like the rest of the cast.

Persona Manga[edit | edit source]

Personas used in the manga[edit | edit source]

A list of Personas used by Yukino in the manga.

  • Vesta: Yukino's Initial Persona, gained while trying to defend herself from demons at the Mikage Hospital.
  • Brigid: Used to defend Naoya, Maki, Brown, Nanjo and Elly against a projection of the Snow Queen by using her Azure Cessation spell.
  • Durga: Awakened during the fight against Queen Ashura. Durga was the one who dealt the killing blow with her Wolf Fang attack.

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

"Maya's partner and (apprentice) shooter. She does part-time work to pay her way through photography school."
—Her introduction, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Yukino is Maya's photographer and partner at "Coolest" magazine. Yukino is currently the apprentice of Shunsuke Fujii, a seasoned photographer who acts as her mentor. She is investigating the Joker incident with her partner, Maya Amano.

Tatsuya's group first meets with Maya and Yukino in the principal's office at Seven Sisters High School. After discovering that Tatsuya's group knows about the rumors, the two join their party and chase after Joker with them. While at Club Zodiac, Yukino meets Anna Yoshizaka and is concerned that she has dropped out. After receiving King Leo's enigmatic hint of the next bombing target from the Aoba Park concert hall, Yukino contacts her alumnus as well as an occult expert, Eriko Kirishima, for help.

There will be two different outcomes of her fate at Caracol; if the player lets her stay with Fujii after his death, Shadow Yukino will appear in the central bridge of Caracol with Anna and the couple defeats three units of Order of the Holy Lance. Anna at this points is seemingly brainwashed by Shadow Yukino and encouraged to live an irresponsible life when Tatsuya's group approaches. After the two are defeated, Shadow Yukino curses Tatsuya for making the wrong choice and leaps the edge of the bridge with Anna to the abyss of unconsciousness and their own deaths. The real Yukino's ego is taken into the abyss as well by Nyarlathotep and will not respond to anything. Philemon then informs the team that Yukino has made a wish to transfer her Persona ability to Jun Kurosu, an ability he lost when he ceased to be Joker.

If the player encourages Yukino to move on after facing Fujii's death, Philemon will grant her her ultimate Persona, Durga. Instead of fighting Shadow Yukino and Anna, the player will defeat three units of Order of the Holy Lance to save Anna. Even after Shadow Yukino shows up, Yukino bravely confronts the shadow and tells the team to leave first to Kurosu's rescue. Yukino will later return with Anna and rejoin the group for one last fight against Angel Joker. After this battle, she voluntarily sacrifices her ability to use a Persona to allow Jun to wield a Persona. She is last seen heading off into the city with Anna to find the Last Battalion.

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

"Maya's ex-partner and apprentice. She's not really an employee at Kismet, but an assistant photographer hired by Fujii."
—Her introduction, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Yukino is still working as a photographer at Coolest Magazine. Shortly before the beginning of the game, Yukino is separated from Maya by her boss, and is not her partner anymore. As the events of Innocent Sin do not occur in Eternal Punishment, she still retains her Persona. Presumably after the outbreak of Tenchu armies of the New World Order, she re-awakens her Persona ability to fight, protecting the citizens.

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

She is a guest on Trish's Who's Who, described by her 20-year-old sister as a very dependable looking camera woman looking to be in her twenties who got her camera from her master.

Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]

Revelations: Persona[edit | edit source]

  • "Haa!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Do it" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Personaaa! (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Aaah!" (when throwing razorblades)
  • "Here!" (when using shotgun)
  • "Oh No!" (dying)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona[edit | edit source]

  • "Persona!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Uoooah!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Do it!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Huh!" (when summoning a Persona)
  • "Here goes!" (when using melee weapon)

Contact[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

  • Bully: Yukino bullies the enemy.
  • Persuade: Yukino attempts to persuade the enemy.
  • Scold: Yukino scolds the enemy.
  • Ignore: Yukino ignores the enemy.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Solo Contacts[edit | edit source]

  • Reason: Yukino reasons with the enemy.
  • Reprimand: Yukino scolds the enemy.
  • Speak w/ Fists: Yukino beats up the enemy.
  • Take Photo: Yukino takes a photo of the enemy.

Group Contacts[edit | edit source]

  • Yukino + Tatsuya: Tatsuya and Yukino beat up the opponent. (Can be gained if Tatsuya tells Yukino that he is good with his fists during the Club Zodiac dungeon)
  • Yukino + Eikichi: Yukino takes a photo of Eikichi. (Gained automatically after the Club Zodiac dungeon.)
  • Yukino + Maya: Maya and Yukino perform a comedy routine. (Available from start.)
  • Yukino + Tatsuya + Eikichi: Yukino, Tatsuya, and Eikichi beat up the enemy. (Can be gained if Tatsuya tells Yukino he is good with his fists during the Club Zodiac dungeon.)
  • Yukino + Lisa + Maya: Yukino, Lisa, and Maya seduce the enemy. (Available from start.)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona
Yukino as she appears in Megami Ibunroku Persona
Illustration of Yukino and the other playable allies by Kazuma Kaneko
Megami Ibunroku Persona (Manga)
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Volume 2 Cover
Yukino as she appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
Yukino and Vesta in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Render from Innocent Sin
Sketch of Yukino taking a picture
Most of Yukino's expressions and her Shadow Side
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Attack render
Yukino with the group
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Yukino with the group
Innocent Sin Portraits
Yukino's normal portrait
Yukino's angry portrait
Yukino's annoyed portrait
Yukino's happy portrait
Yukino's blushing portrait
Yukino's surprised portrait
Yukino's sad portrait
Yukino's crying portrait
Yukino with her eyes closed
Yukino after she loses her ego
Eternal Punishment Portraits
Yukino's normal portrait
Yukino's shocked portrait
Yukino's serious portrait
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
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Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, P2, 02.png
Other Appearances
Yukino following Maya in the anime trailer
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Naoto and Sakuna-Hikona as Yukino and Durga in Persona 4 Arena
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Naoto as Yukino in Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Yukino in a Chinese dress from the dress up minigame in Megami Ibunroku Persona Digital Collection
Yukino's nun costume from the dress up minigame in Megami Ibunroku Persona Digital Collection
Yukino's ninja costume from the dress up minigame in Megami Ibunroku Persona Digital Collection
Yukino in her yukata from the dress up minigame in Megami Ibunroku Persona Digital Collection

Music[edit | edit source]

Yukino receives her own musical themes in Megami Ibunroku Persona and Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

Her theme in Megami Ibunroku Persona plays only during the Snow Queen Quest. It was never heard in the North American version of the game, Revelations: Persona, due to the Snow Queen Quest being removed. It reappears in the PSP remake for the Japanese, North American and European versions of the game.

Her theme in Innocent Sin plays when she introduces the party to her alumna Eriko Kirishima. It is also used in the newscasting in the Eternal Punishment Sumaru TV preview fan disc. The second one subtitled "sad" version plays when she faces Fujii's death.

Before the release of the Japanese PSP remake of Innocent Sin, Shoji Meguro rearranged Yukino's theme as the Christmas special version and was only available for download for a limited time.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yukino is possibly the least edited character in the Revelations version of Persona, with only the last 2 letters of her name removed which implies that she is still Japanese in this version.
  • In the remake of Megami Ibunroku Persona, if the player takes the SEBEC quest, there are still a few Snow Queen Quest references from some NPCs. It can be assumed that Yukino is taking the leader/protagonist's role for this part.
  • Yukino is currently the tallest female party member in the Persona series at 170 cm, Maya Amano and Ann Takamaki being second at 168 cm both.
  • Yukino has a younger brother, as stated when the player chooses to pair her and Lisa for a contact in Persona 2 Innocent Sin 
  • In an interview with character designer, Kazuma Kaneko, it is revealed that Yukino's design is based off of former actress, Junko Mihara. Her short hair based off of a look a model Kaneko had a celebrity crush on wore in a commercial. He states that Yukino is his favorite character and the type of girl he liked in high school.
  • When speaking to Yukino in the ballet club room of St. Hermelin in Persona, she reveals that she's a fan of ballet; The Nutcracker being a particular favorite of hers.
  • In Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Yukino says she is interested in a partner who has ambitions, and doesn't seem to understand the current fad with men obsessing over their appearance.
  • Her favorite sport is Softball and her strength rivals that of a man.
  • She prefers taking pictures of people as opposed to landscapes.
  • Yukino's favorite foods are yakisoba and yakitori, and she is often invited to eat together with coworkers.
  • Yukino is the eldest daughter in her family and has 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters.

Megami Ibunroku Persona - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona - Manga - Shadow Maze
Playable Protagonist - Maki Sonomura - Masao Inaba - Kei Nanjo - Yukino Mayuzumi - Hidehiko Uesugi - Eriko Kirishima - Yuka Ayase - Reiji Kido
Non-Playable Philemon - Igor - Takahisa Kandori - Saeko Takami - Takashi Hanya - Principal Ooishi - Tadashi Satomi - Tamaki Uchida - Kenta Yokouchi - Tsutomu Kurouri - Chisato Kasai - Yosuke Naito - Yamaoka - Setsuko Sonomura - Takeda - Mai - Aki - Pandora - Kumi Hirose - Michiko Matsudaira - Yuriko Yamamoto - Tomomi Fujimori - Night Queen - Trish - Natsumi Yoshino - Yuko Himeno - Katsue Kaneda - Doctor Nicholai - Kazuya Toudou - Nishida - Mariko Yabe - Maria
General Mikage-cho - St. Hermelin High School - Mikage Hospital - Sennen Mannen-Do - Judgement 1999
SEBEC Route Police Station - SEBEC - Subway - Black Market - Lost Forest - Mana Castle - Haunted Mansion - Deva Yuga - Alaya Cavern - Avidya World - Mikage Ruins
Snow Queen Quest Ice Castle - Hypnos Tower - Nemesis Tower - Thanatos Tower - Devil's Peak
Albums Original Soundtrack & Arrange Album (Complete Recording Edition) - Original Soundtrack (PSP) - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Dream of Butterfly" - "Voice" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "School Days" - "Let the Butterflies Spread Until the Dawn" - "A Lone Prayer" - "Bloody Destiny" - "Deva Yuga (Arranged Version)"
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Velvet Room - Agastya Tree - Moon Phase System - Sea of Souls - Type/Subtype - Affinity - Rank - Totem - Unknown Power - Mystic Change - Personality - DEVA System - Nanjo Group - Demon Mirror - Snow Queen Mask - Code Breaker - Fusion (Fusion Theory) - Ideal Self - Growth Rate
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes
Major Characters
Playable Tatsuya Suou - Maya Amano - Lisa Silverman - Eikichi Mishina - Yukino Mayuzumi - Jun Kurosu
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Joker
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - Akinari Kashihara - Shunsuke Fujii - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Head Monk - Maki Sonomura - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima - Hidehiko Uesugi - Reiji Kido - Tamaki Uchida - Tadashi Satomi - Trish - Noriko Katayama
Masked Circle Tatsuya Sudou - Ginji Sasaki - Anna Yoshizaka - Junko Kurosu - Shadow Tatsuya - Shadow Maya - Shadow Lisa - Shadow Eikichi - Shadow Yukino - Ixquic - Hiroki Sugimoto - Takashi Hanya - Yasuo Inoe - Youichi Makimura
Last Battalion Fuhrer - Order of the Holy Lance
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Baofu - Chika Ueda - Sumaru Genie
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima - Kankichi Mishina
Climax Theater Motoko Mitsugi - Naozumi Kariyazaki - Musubu Torikiri - Akari Torikiri - Rose Futaba - Minato - Umiko Shiyama - Persephone - Tamaizu Nirasawa - Haruo Weyland - Kushiel
Sumaru City Seven Sisters High School - Club Zodiac - Kasugayama High School - Air Raid Shelter - Mu Continent - Giga Macho - Aoba Park - Smile Hirasaka - GOLD - Aerospace Museum - Mt. Iwato - Mt. Katatsumuri - Caracol - Aquarius Temple - Taurus Temple - Scorpio Temple - Leo Temple - Silver River - Xibalba - Abandoned Factory - Climax Theater
Albums Original Soundtracks - The Errors of Their Youth - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Kimi no Tonari" - "Joker" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song" - "Unbreakable Tie"
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Ideal Energy - In Lak'ech - Oracle of Maia - Spear of Destiny - Muses - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Shadow Self - Ambrosia - "Infectious Groove" - Crystal Skull - Ideal Self - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Lost Memories - Innocent Sin Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
Major Characters
Playable Maya Amano - Tatsuya Suou - Katsuya Suou - Ulala Serizawa - Baofu - Kei Nanjo - Eriko Kirishima
Non-Playable Philemon - Nyarlathotep - Anna Yoshizaka - JOKER/Tatsuya Sudou - Tatsuzou Sudou - Takahisa Kandori - Chizuru Ishigami - Metal Trio
Minor Characters
Plot Relevant Maya Okamura - X series robots - Yukino Mayuzumi - Eikichi Mishina - Lisa Silverman - Jun Kashihara - Reiji Kido - Daisuke Todoroki (Kyouji Kuzunoha) - Tamaki Uchida - Takashi Hanya - Youichi Makimura - Ginji Sasaki - Suou's father - Trish - Noriko Katayama - General Sugawara
Velvet Room Igor - Nameless - Belladonna - Demon Painter
Rumormongers Kenta Yokouchi - Chika Ueda
Shop Time Count - Garcon Soejima
Shadow Selves Shadow Maya - Shadow Katsuya - Shadow Baofu - Shadow Ulala
Tatsuya's Scenario Lieutenant General Zula - Shiori Miyashiro - Chandraputra - Kouji Nakamura
Sumaru City Kasugayama High School - The Seedy CD - Mu Continent - Seven Sisters High School - Mt. Mifune - Sanitarium - Sky Museum - GOLD - Club Zodiac - Aoba Park - Padparcha - Sewers - Laboratory - Sumaru TV - Smile Mall - Factory - Nichirinmaru - Undersea Ruins - Mt. Iwato - Subway Tunnel - Ameno Torifune - Sumaru Castle - Monado Mandala - Bomb Shelter - Extra Dungeon
Albums Original Soundtrack (PSX / PSP) - Punitive Dance - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Change Your Way" - "Satomi Tadashi Drugstore Song"
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Reverse) - Persona User - Cards (Tarot / Material / Skill / Incense) - Mystic Change - Affinity - Mutation - Unknown Power - JOKER Infection (Artificial Persona) - Kegare - Other Side - Nanjo Group - Trapezohedron - Muses - New World Order - Tien Tao Lien - Shadow Self - Tatsuya's Scenario - DEVA System - Growth Rate - Rumor
Lists Arcana - Personas - Demons - Bosses - Skills (Fusion Spells) - Items - Rumors - Restaurants
Other Media
Productions Infinity Mask - Eternal Punishment Novel - Persona: Tsumi To Batsu
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