"A breathtaking sight... Imitations they may be, but together, they make a fine spectacle... Though the flowers of evil blossom, be it known... Abominations are fated to perish!"
—Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5

Yusuke Kitagawa is a playable character from Persona 5. He is an art student from Kosei High School who becomes involved with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Yusuke has dark blue hair with parted bangs slightly covering his left eye and gray eyes. His in-game character model is noticeably taller and thinner than those of other male characters. His fellow Phantom Thieves Ann Takamaki and Ryuji Sakamoto both describe him as a "pretty boy" on two separate occasions.

Yusuke does not wear Kosei High's regulation uniform, unlike his fellow student, Hifumi Togo. His winter-variant uniform consists of a white gakuran-style shirt embroidered with a fleur-de-lis, fitted black pants and black loafers. A silver ring, that holds multiple keys, is attached to his belt loop. His summer-variant uniform replaces the white dress shirt with an ultramarine colored button-down, which Yusuke wears with the sleeves rolled-up to his elbows.

His winter-variant outfit consists of a gray blazer striped with white vertical lines over a white long sleeve shirt with red and pink detail, black pants and black ankle boots. During the summer, he wears indigo, gray and black long sleeve shirt with black pants, and black casual loafers.

For the mid-winter term in Persona 5 Royal, Yusuke wears a long teal coat with white buttons over his regular school uniform. On his days off, he wears a grey-brown coat over a patterned dark blue, electric blue and black tunic shirt. He retains the black pants and ankle boots from his previous outfit.

His Metaverse outfit consists of a traditional kitsune-style half mask, a black high-collared puff-sleeved jumpsuit with a striped sash worn across his hips, white motorcycle boots, and bright blue gloves. Attached to the jumpsuit is a white foxtail.

In Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, he retains his summer school uniform, but with the addition of a black spike-studded blazer, bright red fingerless gloves and silvery metallic sneakers.

Personality[edit | edit source]


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Yusuke trailer.

Yusuke’s entire life’s passion is comprised of and surrounded by art. He searches for the aesthetic everywhere in his surroundings, from people to places. He sees every opportunity or challenge presented to him as a way to broaden his horizons, and primarily considers how it will benefit him greatly as an artist. He is captivated by the painting of “Sayuri,” and seeks to capture the sense of beauty that it portrays. This passion extends to his mentor, Madarame, who he believed created the painting and who took him in when he was young, completely ignorant that he is being used for Madarame's own profit. As such, Yusuke greatly admired and respected him to the point that he vehemently denied any of the rumors surrounding Madarame.

Even when he knows the rumors are true and finds actual proof supporting it, Yusuke claims that the abuse he faced was consensual as a means of keeping a roof over his head. Even after Madarame's fall, Yusuke still suffers from a serious case of Stockholm Syndrome towards his former mentor and still desires for Madarame to revert back into what he thinks he is, even if it is pretty clear that all of Madarame's goodwill was lost right when he was born. In Persona 5: Royal, this is shown when Takuto Maruki's cognition-altering powers create his ideal life, wherein Madarame is an honest and sincere teacher who never took credit for creating Sayuri and worked tirelessly for Yusuke's mother to receive her rightful acclaim, even putting the unaltered painting in a museum.

His passion for art is admired and respected by the group, though they also view him as rather strange. At one point, Ann claims that he is "on a different wavelength than other people." However, Yusuke is well-aware that his mind operates differently from that of most people's, to the point of admitting that he's eccentric, and is shown to be downright offended whenever someone makes fun of him for it or even points it out.

Despite his eccentricities, Yusuke is incredibly level-headed and, in many ways, is the most mature of the group. He sees no use in panicking or getting nervous, as it does nothing to help the situation at hand. He is usually polite when dealing with others, particularly when compared to the vulgar Ryuji, condescending Morgana and passive-aggressive Akechi. However, when Madarame's shadow exposes himself to him, he doesn't hide that he felt betrayed and angered about it. He tends to be more sincere when dealing with subjects he admires from an aesthetic standpoint. For example, he is very direct and respectful when he approaches Ann out of a desire to paint her. However, this sincerity can make him appear pushy, showing that he has a very stubborn, headstrong side, which comes out when he is very inspired.

He displays a somewhat cold and haughty behavior towards people who are behaving in what he deems as an unseemly manner, or in ways that are against his personal aesthetic. This can be seen especially during his initial encounters with Ryuji and the protagonist, and during an encounter, he has two women who attempt to flirt with him. Additionally, he can be very sharp with people who make mistakes, such as when he calls out Ryuji for getting caught or when he chastises Makoto for being reckless. This even extends to the rest of the group, as when they're framed for murder, he angrily states they shouldn't have rushed into things.

Despite this, Yusuke tries his hardest to be a gentleman and is overall one of the kinder members of the team. He is very considerate regarding Futaba's slow growth, as he knows that deep-rooted issues like hers are not something that can be fixed in a few days, and despite arguing with her from time to time, he is also one of the first members to have a normal conversation with her. Yusuke also worries about his classmate, Naoya Makigami's, behavior, suspecting family problems are the cause. His sincerity and willingness to point out what he truly thinks, despite what others' reactions may be, makes him a very loyal, honest ally. Yusuke also claims he donates blood, calling it a "hobby."

Having been unhealthily sheltered for most of his life, Yusuke acts with pure intentions but ultimately is unaccustomed to many of society's norms. The naïveté born from it shows more times than not, he, in particular, being unaware when he is coming off as intrusive until being directly informed. At times, he can cause trouble for other team members, such as being energetically pushy when asking for Ann to be his art model, when he remodels Futaba's Phoenix Ranger Featherman R figurines without her permission and his frequent criticisms of Ryuji's brashness. A running gag in the game is how Yusuke spends all his money on things that capture his attention without any foresight, such as on art books or lobsters at the beach because they are aesthetically pleasing. Despite his naïveté when it comes to social situations, Yusuke is highly intelligent and his wisdom is evident during Phantom Thief meetings and heists.

Over time, Yusuke’s disconnection from reality and his blunt introduction to his mentor’s vain and evil nature becomes a source of internal struggle for him. He wishes to paint purely for the sake of passion and capture the essence of the human heart but detests that it becomes for the sake of gaining money, shelter and recognition. He realizes that the beauty he began to portray in his paintings became corrupt by society's expectations of him, deeming it as superficial without any meaning. The protagonist eventually helps him understand his calling on a deeper level and also helps him to convey his feelings on canvas properly.

As an art student, Yusuke is knowledgeable of and admires other artists as well, as he suggests that "Da Vinci" by his Phantom Thief code name, a reference to Leonardo da Vinci. In his Confidant, he compares the protagonist to Theo, the brother of Vincent van Gogh, who was his greatest supporter. Yusuke is talented at economical dining, using his own self-taught method that thoroughly calculates cost-performance. He likes going for walks (as a bonus, it also saves on travel expenses) and frequently watches people for artistic inspiration. His knowledge of the aesthetics of food, including information about ingredients, cooking methods and servings, is vast, and he’s committed himself to it. However, his monetary situation does not allow him to practice as much as he would like to in reality. Additionally, whenever Yusuke cooks, he tends to get creative with the ingredients, which can result in bizarre meals.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

Yusuke is an honor student who takes an art course at Kosei High School. He was raised by Madarame as a foster parent, as his mother died when he was three. Therefore, he does not remember her and Madarame took great care of him. As he grew up, he was tutored art by Madarame, with his masterpiece "Sayuri" being one of his greatest inspirations for his artistic career. In reality, Madarame only raised Yusuke for the sole purpose of exhibiting his artwork using his name, and he would often give him meager rations during his tutelage. By the time the game begins, most other pupils in Madarame's shack are cast away, died because of direct or indirect abuse by him, left due to losing interest in art, and Yusuke is the last pupil living in his atelier. While he appears to be aggressively defensive to Madarame, before the events of the game, Natsuhiko Nakanohara asked him about how Madarame treated him, and he admitted that he would leave his shack if he could.

While not directly stated by him, it was heavily implied that Madarame barely treated him as a person as he grew up. He did not bother giving him proper rations, fees or a proper bed, and is always looking to sabotage his artistic career while possible. Despite this, Madarame's great care towards Yusuke had caused him to develop a severe case of Stockholm Syndrome that persisted after Madarame's fall, where he still believed that his mentor and adoptive father was a good person by the time he was conceived and wished for him to apologize and reconcile together.

Yusuke one day develops an interest in Ann Takamaki, finding inspiration in her beauty, and develops a desire to hire her as his art model. He tails her one day, only to be stopped by the protagonist and Ryuji Sakamoto. After explaining his intentions, he invites her to go to his master's art exhibition to consider his offer. Hearing Madarame is a fraud, the Phantom Thieves decide to accept Yusuke's offer so they can investigate him. They directly ask Yusuke about this, which angers Yusuke, who continuously defends his master.

After hearing about Madarame's doings from his former disciple, Natsuhiko Nakanohara, and locating his Palace, Ann and Morgana try to find the proof of Madarame's deception by once again accepting Yusuke's offer to become his model, while the protagonist and Ryuji enter Madarame's Palace. Ann does everything in her power to delay actually becoming a nude model, dressing in so many layers that Yusuke briefly believes she has gained weight. Ann attempts to sweet-talk Yusuke into letting her enter Madarame's studio. Though her acting skills are questionable, her pushy determination and Yusuke's unwillingness to be rude to her allow them to find the evidence of Madarame's deception.

When Madarame threatens to call the police, Morgana and Ann have no choice but to escape into Madarame's Palace. Ann also drags Yusuke along for this escape, resulting in him entering the Metaverse for the first time. Even after seeing the proof earlier, Yusuke remains in shock and wants to believe in his master, so he decides to follow the Thieves to find out the truth. Despite Yusuke appearing to be protective of Madarame, according to Natsuhiko Nakanohara, if he could leave from his "care" he would, indicating that he might know that Madarame was suspicious before that happened.

When a barricade in Madarame's Palace prevents the party from processing further, Ann attempts to trick Yusuke to open a door in Madarame's house that matches the peacock pattern on the barricade, but to no avail due to her poor acting. Despite this, with all of his hard effort, Morgana managed to open the door, which was revealed to contain numerous copies of "Sayuri," with the original one being covered in purple cloth. Yusuke sees this in denial of the truth while Madarame barges in to investigate. He threatens Yusuke and Ann a lawsuit using his counter-paparazzi squad, only for Ann to drag him and Morgana into the Metaverse.

As Ryuji and the protagonist reunite with Ann, Morgana and Yusuke, Yusuke was in disbelief that the golden museum in front of him is how his mentor sees his shack. Even when he hears about how the cognitive copy of him in Madarame's Palace (Taking the form of painting to symbolize that Madarame treated him as a tool), he still refuses to admit that Madarame was a despicable person, up until he personally meets Shadow Madarame, who reveals to him that he is nothing other than a slave to him, and he admits and flaunts that he has indeed been stealing his students' artwork and declaring it as his own. He also tells Yusuke that he didn't take him in out of goodwill, but merely treated him and his other disciples as livestock to be disposed of after they were of no use. Furthermore, he threatens to destroy his artistic career if he ever stood against him.

Once Yusuke learns of this truth, his desperation to find any decent goodness in his mentor turns into that of complete and utter desire for Madarame's retribution. Yusuke awakens his Persona, Goemon, and after dispatching Shadow Madarame's guards, Yusuke desires to confront his master's Shadow to get answers, but his awakening exhausts him, forcing the party to put the plan on hold for another day. Retreating to the real world, Yusuke asks to join the Phantom Thieves, which is permitted by Morgana. Madarame also decided to hold the lawsuit until his exhibit ends so he won't attract unnecessary attention. From this point on, he is also responsible for creating calling cards for the Phantom Thieves.


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Shadow Madarame (Azazel) boss.

Yusuke and the Phantom Thieves successfully pull off the heist, leading to a chase, and Shadow Madarame revealing that the stolen painting they took was a decoy. Trapping them, Shadow Madarame gloats at the Phantom Thieves, revealing his Palace's Treasure, the painting of Sayuri in its true form, showing a woman holding a baby. From this, Yusuke deduces that his mother's death is not a simple accident. Shadow Madarame confirms this, revealing that he offered tutelage to Yusuke's mother when Yusuke was a baby. Always very sickly, Yusuke's mother created an art piece of herself happily holding her newborn son in her arms so that she could immortalize the love she had for her son. When Madarame came across this beautifully constructed work of art, he planned to take the opportunity to claim the art for himself.

One tragic day, Madarame witnessed her having a seizure in front of him, and instead of easily offering medical support, he let her die in vain and made duplicates of her last piece dedicated to her son to sell to the public, which granted him the fame and credit he has today. In order to give it "mystery," Madarame altered the art by removing the baby from the painting completely, and that baby is none other than Yusuke himself. Since he was just 3 years old, Yusuke could not remember the original Sayuri and believed that the defaced Sayuri was its true form.

As Yusuke grew up, he developed artistic talent, which Madarame also took advantage of. Inspired by his control over Yusuke, Madarame decided to start targeting other youths in Tokyo, using them for their artistic ideas and throwing them out of the house, unsupported, if they did not comply with his wishes. None of Madarame's students receive credit or recognition for their works. Yusuke is no exception to this. Madarame uses them to take their credit for his own, just like he did to Yusuke's mother, Natsuhiko and his disciples many years ago.

Now knowing the whole truth, Yusuke thanks his former mentor for now giving him no reason to forgive him. Eventually defeating him and stealing his heart, Yusuke retrieves the original Sayuri painting that his mother had painted for him. Yusuke deduces that "Sayuri" is just a made-up title by Madarame for the painting, and unlikely to be his mother's true name for the fear of exposing his scam.

After the exhibition, Madarame confesses to his crimes and is swiftly punished and discredited for it. Yusuke sadly recalls the "happy family" he lived in when Madarame's other disciples were around and how as he grew older, he never lost the hope that they would come back and they all could be happy once again. Now that he is part of the Phantom Thieves, he feels like he has another "happy family" again. Wanting to let go of the past, Yusuke gives the recovered and restored Sayuri painting to the protagonist, who then displays it at Café Leblanc.

Because Yusuke no longer wishes to live with Madarame, Yusuke does not have housing. He wonders where he should go, once staying over at Café Leblanc for a night. However, he eventually decides to find residence at the dormitories of Kosei High School.

If the party does not complete the dungeon in time, on the day Madarame completes his exhibition, he will report the Phantom Thieves to the police for trespassing into his home, and he will also keep Yusuke as an apprentice against his will. This scenario is a false recollection made by the protagonist during Sae's interrogation, due to his mind being addled by the drugs he was forcefully administered to take by the police. Sae proceeds to leave the room to give the protagonist time to recover, at which point Akechi takes the opportunity to assassinate him.

Confidant[edit | edit source]

To see Yusuke's Confidant dialogue options and skills, see Confidant/Yusuke Kitagawa
"Multiple cards were discovered among your belongings—replicas of the same design. I don't have a clue how these cards were used, but someone proficient in the arts was close to you... ...What were you having this person do!?"
—Sae Niijima talking about Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5

Yusuke's Confidant can be started on June 18th, after completing Madarame's Palace. It revolves around the fallout of his relationship with Madarame, and his struggle to continue painting. Unlocking this Confidant allows Yusuke to replicate a Skill Card using Blank Cards, which can be obtained in the Palace, and being able to copy higher-end Skill Cards as the Rank increases. Yusuke may replicate Skill Cards in Shibuya's Underground Walkway or inside a Palace's Safe Room. However, his Confidant rank cannot go higher than 5 unless the protagonist's Proficiency stat is Rank 4 (Masterful). Maxing this Confidant makes Goemon evolve into Kamu Susano-o and unlocks the fusion of Odin.

Yusuke's Follow Up attack, granted at Confidant Rank 3, is a strong strike to a single target on the field which is guaranteed to be a Critical hit. However, this is on the low end as Follow Up attacks go, due to only striking one target.

Yusuke approaches the protagonist, admitting that he has been caught in a deep slump like his former mentor ever since discovering Madarame's true nature. He goes with the protagonist to Mementos in order to find inspiration on a new piece to capture the contents of the heart. Shadows attack them while there but are quickly defeated, and when one drops a Blank Card, Yusuke uses it to create a real Skill Card, an ability he offers to the protagonist in exchange for helping him with his art.

Yusuke crushed by "Desire" being insulted.

Using the concept sketch he made in Mementos, Yusuke creates "Desire," a painting he eagerly decides to submit to an upcoming art exhibition, believing it will be acclaimed as a raw look into the human psyche. To his disappointment, however, it is universally panned by both critics and patrons for being emotionless and stale. Upon inspection, Yusuke realizes the painting only conveys his own blank interpretation of desire and considers giving up, but the protagonist convinces him to try again and prove his ability.

Yusuke takes the protagonist to various places to observe people and paint in order to reenergize his creative spirit and tackle various aspects of the human heart as themes, only to find different aspects beyond his focus. Their trips eventually take them back to Madarame's shack, where Yusuke reminisces about his pure passion for art, his pursuit of superficial beauty and his blind acceptance of Madarame's facade as a strict but kind mentor. Yusuke reveals his fears that he, too, might be succumbing to the dark desires that corrupted Madarame, and despite discovering his dark secrets, Yusuke still partly acknowledges Madarame as his teacher and father figure, and questions what lies in both Madarame's and his own heart.

He then meets Akiko Kawanabe, the director of the Japanese Art Support Foundation, who he unknowingly met back at the exhibition. Yusuke admits he believes his pure passion for art has been lost because of Madarame, and Kawanabe offers him a spot in his foundation in exchange for being marketed as a tragic brooding artist and selling his paintings through his gallery. Yusuke angrily rejects, saying the offer has nothing to do with art, but Kawanabe only notes his immaturity and instead goads him to enter an upcoming competition with the Foundation's support as the prize. Yusuke decides to enter to prove his ability and show the true meaning of art to Kawanabe and all others who only care for wealth.

Yusuke asks for help from the protagonist, Ryuji, and Ann on deciding a subject for his piece, only to quickly lament that his paintings could never match the beauty of "Sayuri," because he is overcome by needs for money and fame. The others help him realize that there is nothing wrong with doing things for himself, but his art needs to be made for the sake of others if he wants to succeed. Yusuke comes to understand the beauty he sought on a much deeper level and, during another trip to Mementos with the protagonist, the meaning behind the "Sayuri" and its impact on him.

Yusuke's new "Desire and Hope."

He is inspired to paint again and recreates the "Desire" piece as "Desire and Hope," to reflect the duality of humanity and bring hope to people lost to their inner darkness. The painting wins the competition and is given praise from Kawanabe, who reveals his taunting Yusuke was only an act of aid from another former victim of Madarame to spark his inner drive. Kawanabe reveals he and Madarame were classmates and that despite his vanity and evil actions Madarame too was once pure and had traits of merit, caring for Yusuke when he was ill. When he offers the support of his foundation, Yusuke again declines, saying that his friends and the bonds between them, the inspiration for his piece, are his hope and with them, he will never go down the same dark path Madarame did. With newfound resolve, Yusuke finally breaks his slump and becomes eager to start his next piece causing Goemon to transform into Kamu Susano-o.

Yusuke's farewell gift to the protagonist after maxing his Confidant is the Desire and Hope painting he made during the Confidant. It unlocks the Master Duplication ability from the start of New Game+ once their Confidant has been established.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Yusuke's role is largely the same as he is in Persona 5, aside from that he and Ryuji also hang out with the protagonist in a summer fair during the 17th of July.

Taking Back Reality[edit | edit source]

During New Year, Madarame was released from jail and reconciles with Yusuke. He apologizes for all of his past crimes and lets him exhibit "Sayuri" in an art museum using his mother's name. This, however, is revealed to be an alternate reality created by Takuto Maruki and his Persona, for Yusuke truly wishes that Madarame could be the mentor he always thought he was and not a corrupt, greedy villain. Once the protagonist talks to him, he gets a seed of doubt, and everything returns to normal at the end of the week when Yusuke and the other thieves deny Maruki's reality, with "Sayuri" returning to LeBlanc on-screen.

If the protagonist maxed his confidant, Yusuke will offer the protagonist to have a talk in his atelier, which appears identical to his room in Persona 5 Dancing. He loathes himself that he averted his eyes from reality and betrayed the protagonist's trust with him, even going as far as denouncing himself as an "utterly hopeless fool" because the protagonist gave him the strength to expose Madarame's deception, only for him to accept Maruki's reality without a second thought. After denouncing his worth in a long and derogatory rant, he apologizes for falling into the same mistakes and tells the protagonist how great his mother was, and the protagonist is his greatest teacher, even going as far as holding the protagonist's shoulders in joy. Realizing this transmogrifies Kamu Susano-o and Goemon into Gorokichi.

Should the protagonist accept any of Maruki's offers to completely overwrite the current reality with his own reality, he will consider transferring to Shujin. During the credits, he is seen being tutored by Madarame.

A few weeks later in Leblanc, after Maruki's defeat and restoring their original reality, each of the Phantom Thieves members revealed their own plans for moving away and pursuing their futures by themselves based on their experiences in January. Yusuke expressed his surprise and mild sadness as the only one who had no plans of moving anywhere but then acknowledges they will need to go their separate ways in life, resolving to carry their bonds and emotions together as the Phantom Thieves throughout his painting career.

Sometime after the group aided the protagonist in evading government officials from tracking him as he leaves Tokyo (with the help of the reformed Maruki who now works as a taxi driver), Yusuke continues to sit in front of a blank canvas inside his school's art room. As he noticed a cherry blossom petal landing on top of his phone's screen that displays the Phantom Thieves logo, Yusuke found his inspiration and begins painting his next piece.

Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers[edit | edit source]

"We're the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. We've come to answer the cries of the oppressed."
—Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers

Yusuke is first seen walking with Naoya Makigami and alerts the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to Naoya's post on the Phantom Aficionado Website. He convinces them that they need to stop Kazuya's gang with a more permanent solution than just reporting them to the police. Yusuke is the one to confirm that Naoya is being abused, as he notices bruises on Naoya's back and arms while they are changing clothes. He assists in fighting Kazuya's demon form, Mithras, dispatching his Onmoraki servant with Goemon's ice powers. After Kazuya's arrest, he and the other Phantom Thieves of Hearts prepare for their next heist, with Yusuke commenting that their "next prey is huge."

Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers[edit | edit source]

Six months after the protagonist and Morgana's departure, the former Phantom Thieves planned to reunite together and go on a camping trip together during their summer vacation. Yusuke and the others plan a surprise party in Café Leblanc for their reunion back home. While discussing their camping trip, they decide to use a recently popular mobile app called EMMA to look for their camping equipment and everything else that is necessary for their trip. After regrouping back at Leblanc after buying the preparations, he and the others learned of the existence of a new Metaverse-related incident involving a fashion designer and idol known as Alice Hiiragi using a Jail, a prison serving as an overlay in the real world, to mesmerize the public of Shibuya towards her. Knowing the threat, they all decide to investigate, reestablishing the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

During their investigation on Alice, they are approached by a police officer named Zenkichi Hasegawa, who reveals that the Phantom Thieves are the prime suspects of the recent change of heart throughout Japan. He offers them a deal to clear their names in exchange that they work together with him. Not wanting to accept the offer, the Phantom Thieves are determined to change Alice's heart. Unfortunately, their plan backfires as Alice's change of heart has made the police convinced that the Phantom Thieves are involved, leaving them no choice but to accept Zenkichi's offer.

Yusuke and his friends decide to continue their plan to go on a camping trip while also investigating the Jails. At Sendai, they meet an apparently popular novelist named Ango Natsume. However, when Yusuke tries to read Natsume's novel, Yusuke couldn't feel any passion nor feelings of the author himself. Learning that Natsume has plagiarized other people's work and the popularity of the novel only occurs at Sendai, the Phantom Thieves identified him as the King of Sendai's Jail. With Zenkichi's help, they're able to attend Natsume's party in the hope to gain his EMMA keyword. When Natsume starts insulting Sayuri, Yusuke confronts Natsume and reveals that Sayuri was painted by his late mother filled with her love and tells him not to compare it to Natsume's work that only ripped off from others.

After defeating Shadow Natsume, Yusuke reminds him about the real reason that he wrote is to follow the footsteps of his real talented grandfather, Natsume Shougo. He also assures Natsume that he will accept all of the efforts he put into his work. Back to reality, Yusuke attends Natsume's press conference as he confessed to the plagiarism, convincing Natsume to write his own story once he's back to the literary world.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Yusuke and co are on a regular mission in Mementos when Morgana in mobile form unexpectedly loses control and forcefully drives into a wall, which strands them all in a new world. They manage to escape various dangers and make it to the Cinema but lose sight of both Makoto and Haru in the process. They also meet the P3P heroine, and with her help, they succeed in saving their friends.

As the team ventures through other movie worlds to find the keys to escape the Cinema, they encounter new allies along the way: the Investigation Team and SEES. With everyone trapped within the same world with no means to escape, the three groups join forces to venture through the challenges together. Yusuke learns two unison attacks by completing side quests: in one of them, Yusuke and Yukiko find artistic inspiration in each other and find an ammonite in Junessic Land. In the second one, he learns to perform the attack with Shinjiro and Akihiko.

Once the threat is no more, everyone returns to their own respective worlds. Their memories of the adventure are erased. Yusuke is last seen with his team in a movie theater where Hikari (a girl they met in the Cinema world) presents her movie.

Party[edit | edit source]

Main article: Party/Yusuke Kitagawa

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

Main Story:

  • "I learned much from you, Madarame. In order to see authenticity... one must be dispassionately realistic. With Goemon by my side... I can now ascertain your true self without any reservations!" (Before fighting Ippon-Datara)
  • "I thank you, Madarame...! Every reason for me to forgive you has disappeared without a trace at this very moment! You aren't not some rotten artist... You're a despicable fiend who wears the skin of an artist!" (Before fighting Madarame)
  • "I have my friends by my side in this world—I don't need another world forced upon me!" (Maruki Telegraphing movement ban)


  • "In the earlier days of my career, I would exclusively paint what I desired, when I desired it. The only goal I had in mind was the pursuit of pure beauty... That goal is what drove me onward."
  • "That is why I am so upset with my own indecision. Such vague ambition is, in essence, a sin of sorts... Though I suppose allowing my young career to come to an end here would be even more sinful."
  • "Impurity of the heart will undoubtedly seep onto an artist's canvas eventually."
  • "I do not paint for the sake of others' comprehension."
  • "You are correct. Surrendering myself to fate after only one failure would be very much unlike me."
  • "I will start by painting. After that, I will paint, beyond which I shall paint even more. That is the only way I will learn to capture the essence of emotion. After all, you can only accomplish so much in using logic to analyze the contents of the heart."
  • "Separation is the natural end to any such relationship... but even beyond that, love endures. Precisely... This is the truth of the human heart!"
  • "Love is a broad, multi-faceted beast..."
  • "Perhaps... the truth of the heart lies in the eye of the beholder."
  • "If I do not have belief in my own abilities, I will never come to accomplish anything."
  • "I strove to fight back against the newfound ugliness I saw... To display my talent to those who mocked me... I needed to do whatever it took to validate my artistic ability... In that search for meaning darkness took hold of me."
  • "You are correct... My passion can change the world. However... I would starve to death without money. Passion alone may fill my heart, but it cannot fill my stomach... What a troubling predicament..."
  • "I have been a fool! Beauty is not the superficial thing I have long thought it to be! It is something that wells up within the heart until it breaks free...! It is a gift, given by a subject unto its viewer...!"
  • "So this is the heart of a man... It is ugly... yet beautiful as well. That duality is what makes humanity such an interesting subject..."
  • "Look. This world is a dark, unrelenting place, Protagonist. But that is why I am going to wield my brush again... To give hope to all those who see my paintings."
  • "I am not Madarame. I won't be stained by desire. After all. I can see hope. If I am lost, they will extend their hands. If I am wrong, they will chastise me. ...As long as I have my rays of hope to guide me, I will be fine."

Battle Quotes:

  • "This is my other self!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "I am thou!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Let's go!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Persona!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Die!" (Persona casting skill)
  • "I'll end it!" (Persona casting skill)
  • "Goemon! / Kamu Susano-o! / Gorokichi!" (Exploiting enemy's weakness)
  • "Goemon, strike!" (Exploiting enemy's weakness)
  • "Crush them, Kamu Susano-o!" (Exploiting enemy's weakness)
  • "Wipe them out, Gorokichi!" (Exploiting enemy's weakness)
  • "Take this!" (Using offensive Skill)
  • "Can't stop shaking!" (Inflicted with fear)
  • "Gah...My eyes...!" (Inflicted with dizziness)
  • "I couldn't finish it." (Leaving the enemy alive)
  • "Stand still." (Initiating a Hold Up)
  • "Painful, isn't it?" (Initiating a Hold Up)
  • "Now! Let us strike!" (Initiating All-Out Attack)
  • "Everyone, with me!" (Initiating All-Out Attack)
  • "I will slice you to pieces!" (Initiating All-Out Attack)
  • "We've done it!" (All-Out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "And the curtain falls." (All-Out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "The finale!" (All-Out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "Much thanks! / Thank you!" (When someone heals him)
  • "I'll use my own judgment." (Tactics changed to Act Freely)
  • "I will beat them soundly." (Tactics changed to Full Assault)
  • "I won't use my Persona." (Tactics changed to Conserve SP)
  • "Focusing on defense." (Tactics changed to Heal/Support)
  • "Give me your orders." (Tactics changed to Direct Command)
  • "All according to plan." (Battle results)
  • "Well, onto the next triumph." (Battle results)
  • "Easier than cleaning my brushes." (Battle results)

Persona 5 The Animation[edit | edit source]

  • "A breathtaking sight... Imitations they may be, but together, they make a fine spectacle... Though the flowers of evil blossom, be it known... Abominations are fated to perish!" (After summoning Goemon)
  • "I learned much from you, Madarame. In order to see authenticity, one must be dispassionately realistic.
    I can now ascertain your true self without any reservations, with Goemon by my side!"
  • "I thank you, Madarame... Every reason for me to forgive you has disappeared without a trace just now. You're not some rotten artist... You're a despicable fiend who wears the skin of an artist!" (Before fighting Madarame)

  • "A breathtaking sight. Imitations they may be, but together, they still make a fine spectacle. However, there are flowers of an evil blossom, and abominations are fated to perish." (After summoning Goemon)
  • "I must admit, I learned much from you, Madarame. To see authenticity, one must be dispassionately realistic.
    I see your true self without reservations, with Goemon by my side!"
  • "I should be thanking you. Any reason I may have had to forgive you has now vanished without a trace. Now, I understand what you truly are. You're not simply an untalented artist, you're a monster who wears the skin of one." (Before fighting Madarame)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Persona 5
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Yusuke's Close up
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Yusuke's Level-Up icon
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Yusuke's text icon
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Yusuke's Confidant portrait
Concept art
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Fox concept art
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Cinematic expressions concept artwork
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Illustration by Shigenori Soejima
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
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Illustration of Yusuke, the protagonist, Ryuji, Ann and Morgana by Rokuro Saito
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Illustration of Yusuke and the others by Shigenori Soejima
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Persona 5 Maniax User Handbook Cover Illustration of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
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All-Out Attack portrait
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All-Out Attack finishing touch
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All-Out Attack finishing touch
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Yusuke as he appears in the opening
Yusuke meets the group
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Yusuke's fox mask
Yusuke unmasking with bloody fingers
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Yusuke's Persona, Goemon
A painting of baby Yusuke being cradled by his mother
Yusuke staring at a canvas
Yusuke and Haru
Yusuke in the credits
Persona 5 Royal
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Yusuke in the P5R key art
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Concept art
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Concept art (2)
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Yusuke's Showtime trigger
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Yusuke and Ryuji's Showtime
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Yusuke and Ann's Showtime
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Yusuke with the boys in the summer festival
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Yusuke with the group on New Years
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Yusuke eating hot pot with the protagonist and Ryuji
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Yusuke wearing a yukata with Ann and Makoto
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Yusuke building a sandcastle at Miura Beach
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Yusuke with Ryuji
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"The Ideal Teacher and Student"
"A Reality Without Pain"
Persona 5 Portraits
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Yusuke's portrait
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Yusuke saddened
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Yusuke surprised
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Yusuke harmed
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Yusuke angry (Unused)
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Yusuke's Fox outfit
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Yusuke's Fox outfit without mask
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Yusuke's summer school uniform
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Yusuke's summer attire
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Yusuke's winter attire
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Yusuke's swimsuit
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Yusuke's yukata
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Yusuke shirtless
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Yusuke serious cut-in
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Yusuke's portrait
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Yusuke scowling
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Yusuke saddened
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Yusuke surprised
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Yusuke harmed
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Yusuke's summer uniform
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Yusuke's winter attire
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Yusuke's summer attire
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Yusuke's outdoor winter coat
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Yusuke's indoor winter coat
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Yusuke with a scarf
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Fox' portrait
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Fox smiling
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Fox scowling
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Fox saddened
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Fox surprised
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Fox harmed
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Fox hidden
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Yusuke's gym outfit
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Yusuke's swimsuit
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Yusuke in a yukata
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Yusuke shirtless
Persona 5 Costumes
Kosei Winter School Uniform
Winter Casual Wear
Summer Casual Wear
Kosei Summer School Uniform
Gekkoukan High School Uniform (DLC)
Yasogami High School Uniform (DLC)
Persona 4 Arena Shadow Operation Outfit (DLC)
Karukozaka High School Uniform (DLC)
Shin Megami Tensei IV Costume (DLC)
Swimsuit (DLC)
Catherine Costume (Jonny) (DLC)
Butler Uniform (DLC)
Christmas Costume (DLC)
Persona 5 (Manga)
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Cover for Volume 3
Yusuke on the cover
Persona 5 Character Anthology
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P5A Anthology cover
Illustration by Persona Q: Side P4 manga author Mizunomoto
Yusuke in the Persona 5 Character Anthology manga adaption
Illustration countdown of Yusuke for Volume 1 of Persona 5: Mementos Mission
Illustration of Yusuke, Ryuji, Morgana and Ren for Chapter 7 of Persona 5: Mementos Mission
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Illustration of Yusuke promoting Mementos Mission's final chapter
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Illustration of Yusuke and Akechi in Mementos Mission
Yusuke in Persona 5: Mementos Mission
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Yusuke on the cover of Mementos Report Volume 2
Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
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Yusuke Kitagawa and his allies on the cover of Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
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Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
Persona 5 The Animation
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Visual art of Yusuke Kitagawa
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Second cour key visual
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Yusuke on DVD Cover of P5A Volume 4
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Yusuke on DVD Reverse Cover of P5A Volume 4
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Concept art of Yusuke Kitagawa
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Concept art of Yusuke Kitagawa (2)
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Yusuke in the P5A Artbook
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Yusuke in the P5A Artbook (2)
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Yusuke in the P5A Artbook (3)
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Yusuke in the P5A Artbook (4)
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Yusuke as a mouse in the P5A Artbook (1st row)
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Yusuke in Persona 5 The Animation Attic Meeting
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Persona 5 x SHIBUYA109 artwork
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Persona 5 Masquerade Party Event
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Persona 5 Sega Campaign
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Yusuke and Morgana in the July 2018 issue of Newtype Magazine
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Yusuke as a child
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Yusuke and Ren
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Yusuke and Ren in their Phantom Thief costumes
Persona 5 The Stage
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Yusuke on the right-corner on the Persona 5 The Stage cover
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Yusuke Kitagawa In Persona 5 The Stage
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
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Yusuke in the key visual art
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Yusuke in the menu
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Yusuke's Social portrait
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Ball Stage Outfit
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Summer Kosei Outfit
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Winter Kosei Outfit
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Summer Clothes
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Winter Clothes
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Dotted Surf Trunks
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Outlaw's Attire
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Poltergeist Outfit
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Santa Costume
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Butler Suit
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Deep Blue Clothes
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Hero Suit (SMT I Hero)
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Jonny's Coat
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Kunoichi Attire
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Feather Pheasant
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
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Concept art
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Yusuke Pre-Release Wallpaper (576x1024)
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Yusuke's Showtime
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Yusuke in the Title Screen
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Yusuke traveling with the Phantom Thieves
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Yusuke hiding in the bushes with the Phantom Thieves
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
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Yusuke with the group
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Yusuke with the P5 cast
Yusuke and the Phantom Thieves in Mementos
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Concept Art
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Yusuke's Cut-in
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Yusuke's All-Out-Attack
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Yusuke in the end credits
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Yusuke in the end credits
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LINE sticker
Tribute Artworks
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Illustration of Yusuke and his allies by Akaume (PQ Roundabout author)
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Illustration of Yusuke, the protagonist, Ryuji, Ann and Morgana by Rokuro Saito
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
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Yusuke on the escape room key visual
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Picaresque Mouse Phantom Thieves
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Picaresque Mouse Yusuke

Videos[edit | edit source]

Yusuke's Persona 5 Trailer (English)
Yusuke's Persona 5 Trailer (Japanese)
Yusuke's Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Trailer (Japanese)
Yusuke's Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Trailer (Japanese)
Yusuke's Persona 5 Royal Trailer (Japanese)
Yusuke's Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Trailer (Japanese)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Yusuke's last name and the design of his Persona Goemon are references to Utamaro Kitagawa (喜多川 歌麿*)?, one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of beautiful women, or bijin-ga. As an adult, he was known by the given name Yūsuke (勇助*)?.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Titles
Flag of the United States English Yusuke Kitagawa Fox
Flag of Japan Japanese 喜多川 祐介 (Kitagawa Yūsuke) フォックス (Fokkusu)
Flag of South Korea Korean 키타가와 유스케 (Kitagawa Yuseuke) 폭스 (Pogseu)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 喜多川 祐介 (Xǐduōchuān yòujiè) FOX

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yusuke is the designer of the official Phantom Thieves logo and the creator of most Calling Cards.
  • Futaba often refers to Yusuke as "Inari." Although the name itself comes from Oinari, the Japanese god of foxes, Futaba herself cites inarizushi, a fried sushi dish that foxes had a fondness for according to Japanese folklore, as the origin of the nickname.
  • Yusuke often glitches when using the "Harisen Recovery" skill. This leads to him hitting his teammates with his hand rather than a paper fan.
  • Being an artist in-game, Yusuke's Confidant ability to "paint" a Skill Card on a Blank Card is reminiscent of the Tarot Card replication service in Persona 2 provided by Demon Painter, who is Kazuma Kaneko's in-game cameo. There is also the Skill Card replication service in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment but that requires sacrificing one for registration to make that card purchasable infinitely for a relatively high price depending on the rank of each card.
  • Yusuke is the tallest member of the Phantom Thieves, standing at 5'11" (181 cm) tall.
  • It is implied in the game that Yusuke brings bad weather wherever he goes. The Phantom Thieves blame him for causing the rain during the fireworks festival once they learn that Yusuke has joined them in Hawaii after storms prevented Kosei High from landing in Los Angeles. This can be seen as almost every time Yusuke decides to hang out with the protagonist in Leblanc there is rain or heavy rain. Interestingly, his ultimate Persona, Kamu Susano-o, is the god of storms.
  • When Yusuke fiddled with Futaba's Phoenix Rangers Neo Featherman figures, the poses of the figures are reminiscent of the Ginyu Force from the Dragon Ball series.
  • Yusuke doesn't like his mask.[4]
  • When opening a chest, Yusuke can wag his tail.[5]
  • Yusuke gets carsick whenever the player drives around in Mementos.
  • Just like with Makoto Niijima, Goro Akechi, Ryuji Sakamoto, Ann Takamaki and Haru Okumura before, the official twitter account for the Persona series posted a "birthday reveal message" for Yusuke on January 23, 2018, five days before his actual birthday to promote an event to celebrate it on the actual day, January 28.
  • Yusuke coincidentally shares the same Japanese and English voice actors as Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening, Tomokazu Sugita and Matthew Mercer, respectively.
    • Additionally, they both have blue hair and wield swords as their primary weapon.
    • Possibly as a reference to this, Chrom is used to portray Yusuke in his Spirit battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Yusuke's "harmed" portrait is slightly different between his civilian and Phantom Thief appearances. In his civilian outfit, his left eye is closed, but in his Phantom Thief outfit, his right eye is closed.

Cut Scenario[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, in an unused cutscene, it is revealed that Sayuri is actually the latest revision rather than a finished painting. Madarame remarks that he can't find any flaws with the beautiful painting Yusuke's mother made, however, aware that his praise may have led her to rashly conclude the painting is finished, he advises her to come back later so she can decide whether it can be further improved or is already finished with a clear head. Ultimately, this second and final opinion doesn't happen as she dies from a seizure after the critique.

Yusuke does not discover this truth, and thus maintains the belief Sayuri is a finished painting as it lacks any flaws.

Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]

  • Lord of Vermilion Re:3:
    • Fox
    • Collaboration event: December 12, 2016 - December 25, 2016.[6]
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle:
  • Chain Chronicle:
    • Fox, Warrior class, 4-star
    • Article on Chain Chronicle Wiki
    • Collaboration event: January 19th, 2017 - January 31st, 2017[7]
  • Granblue Fantasy:
    • Fox, NPC
    • Article on Granblue Fantasy Wiki
    • Collaboration event: June 18th, 2018 - June 29th, 2018[8]
  • Puyo Puyo!! Quest:
    • Yusuke, Balance Type, 6-star
    • Article in Puyo Nexus
    • Collaboration event for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth: December 3rd, 2018[9]
  • Catherine: Full Body:
    • DLC NPC
  • Kyoutou Kotoba RPG:
    • Yusuke (Kotodaman); Normal (5-star), Phantom Thief (6-star)
    • Collaboration event: March 5th, 2019 - March 28th, 2019[10]
  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate: 
    • Cameo during Joker's Final Smash and Mementos
    • Primary Spirit (Novice Class, Grab Type); In his challenge, his Spirit is used by a black Chrom fighter. His Persona, Goemon, takes the form of a giant, turquoise King Dedede equipped with a Killing Edge.
    • Article on SmashWiki
    • Part of the Joker DLC: April 17th, 2019
  • Identity V:
    • Fox skin for Embalmer
    • First collaboration event: August 8th, 2019 - August 29th, 2019[11]
  • Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag:
    • Fox, NPC, Fox skin for Alice: Slash type, Water element, 6-star
    • Collaboration event: February 17th, 2020 - March 10th, 2020[13]
  • Sword Art Online: Integral Factor:
    • Fox, NPC, Fox outfit for avatar, Fox skin for Sinon
    • Collaboration event: February 28th, 2020 - March 10th, 2020

Lord of Vermilion Re:3
Fox In Lord of Vermillion Re:3
Chain Chronicle
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Fox's card in Chain Chronicle
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Fox in Chain Chronicle
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Fox in Chain Chronicle
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Fox in Chain Chronicle
Granblue Fantasy
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Fox with the Thieves in Granblue Fantasy
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Fox's Finishing Touch in Granblue Fantasy
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Fox's default portraits for Granblue Fantasy
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Yusuke angry
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Yusuke laughing
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Yusuke sad
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Yusuke surprised
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Yusuke winking
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Fox angry
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Fox laughing
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Fox sad
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Fox surprised
Kyoutou Kotoba RPG
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Yusuke in Kyoutou Kotoba RPG
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Fox in Kyoutou Kotoba RPG
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yusuke Kitagawa on the Mementos stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yusuke Kitagawa's Spirit Battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Identity V
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Fox in Identity V
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Fox in Identity V
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Yusuke in Identity V
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Yusuke's Concept Art in Identity V
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Fox's Concept Art in Identity V
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Illustration of the Phantom Thieves as part of the 2nd Identity V collaboration event.
Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag
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Alice dressed as Fox in Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag
Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
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Fox in Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
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Sinon dressed as Fox in Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
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Persona 5, in collaboration with Sanrio
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Yusuke Kitagawa’s Funko POP dressed as Fox

References[edit | edit source]

Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Playable Ren Amamiya - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Caroline and Justine
DLC Shinjiro Aragaki - Goro Akechi - Theodore - Lavenza - Sho Minazuki - Labrys
Tokyo Café Leblanc - Shibuya - Shujin Academy
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii
Songs GROOVY - One Nightbreak
Albums Persona Dancing P3D & P5D Soundtrack Advanced CD
Lists Trophies - Patches and Updates
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Sophia - Zenkichi Hasegawa
Major Targets Alice Hiiragi - Ango Natsume - Mariko Hyodo - Akane Hasegawa - Akira Konoe - Kuon Ichinose - EMMA / False God Demiurge
Other Lavenza - Sojiro Sakura - Miyako Kaburagi - Shuzo Ubukata‎‎ - Jun Owada - Aoi Hasegawa - Sae Niijima - My Dear Joker
Japan Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Sendai - Sapporo - Okinawa - Fukuoka - Kyoto - Osaka - Yokohama - Tokyo Tower
Jail Shibuya's Jail - Sendai's Jail - Sapporo's Jail - Okinawa's Jail - Kyoto's Jail - Osaka's Jail - Jail of the Abyss - Tree of Life and Wisdom
Other Velvet Room
Songs "You Are Stronger" - "Daredevil" - "What You Wish For" - "Axe to Grind" - "Counter Strike" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "To Wish"
Archives & Terminology
Story Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Shadow Self - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Cognition - P. A. D. - Mask - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Madicce - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Zephyrman
Gameplay Arcana - Third Eye - All-Out Attack - Cut-in - Baton Pass - Showtime - Fusion - BAND - Master Arts - Requests - Lock Keeper - Joker's Kitchen
Vendors Sophia's Shop
System Patches and Updates - Cutscenes
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. - Omega Force
Personnel Daisuke Kaneda - Shigenori Soejima - Atsushi Kitajoh - Lyn Inaizumi - Lotus Juice
Playable - P3 P3 hero - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - P3P P3P heroine
Playable - P5 P5 hero - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi
Non-playable Hikari - Nagi - Doe - Hikari's Father - Elizabeth - Theodore - Margaret - Marie - Caroline and Justine - Kamoshidaman - Herbivore Dinosaurs - Yosukesaurus - Ribbon - Overseer - Mother Computer - Enlil - Nanako Dojima
Origin Tartarus - Iwatodai Dormitory - Junes - Midnight Channel - Dojima Residence - Café Leblanc - Mementos
Main Hub Cinema - Velvet Room
Labyrinths Kamoshidaman - Junessic Land - A.I.G.I.S - Hikari - Theater District
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "Road Less Taken" - "Wait and See" - "Pull the Trigger" - "Remember, We Got Your Back" - "Invitation to Freedom" - "Cinematic Tale" - "Life Will Change" - "Nothing is Promised" - "LaLaLa Goodbye Personality!" - "Hikari is Bad!" - "That’s Right, Right?" - "I Will Make You Normal" - "Colorful World"
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona User - Velvet Room - Fusion - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Glasses - Mask - Power Spot - Cognition - Boost - Metaverse - SEES - Investigation Team - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Cut-in - Special Screening - All-Out Attack - Baton Pass - Akashic Record
Lists Arcana - Characters - Items - Skills - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Ailments - Special Screenings - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga Roundabout Special - Official Visual Materials
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