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Yuuta Minami is a character in Persona 4. He is the stepson of Eri Minami.



Yuuta is a young boy with short brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a blue shirt with thick white and big red stripes, brown shorts and black shoes.


Yuuta is a cheerful boy who likes to play with other kids at the daycare and friends. He has a hard time accepting Eri as his mother since his biological mother has passed away, until at the end of the Social Link where he finally accepts her.


Persona 4[]

During Eri's Social Link, he didn't want to be with her or have her pick him up in daycare so he goes home by himself. Then on Rank 3 of her Social Link, he wondered if his father would be coming back, as he still rejected Eri and goes home with a friend instead of her. Then he ignores her and continuing playing with the other kids. On the following day, Yuuta doesn't want to go home yet so he decided he wanted to play with the protagonist, as a few hours away it is revealed that he thinks Eri hates her and he feels sorry for her for treating her badly despite still rejecting her. Then on Rank 7, he was secretly going to make up to her with a gift for next Mother's Day. Until then, he had to act the same towards Eri. Even on Rank 8, as he finished playing at the river he thought the protagonist was bullying her, and he began pushing him and punching him repeatedly until Eri explains everything to him. Yuuta starts to listen to her and finally calls her "Mom" and accepts her.

Persona 4 The Animation[]

In the anime, on August 15th, he is first seen when he thought he saw "Loveline." Then, on the Summer Festival, he is seen again with Eri as he saw "Loveline" again. When the fireworks started he seemed to get along with Eri.

Then, back to the previous weekend on August 10, when he was fighting over a Neo Featherman action figure by Kaneko and proclaims that he has broken it. As Yu tries to break them up, they end up breaking the action figure. Kaneko was angry that he didn't break it in the first place. Then, on August 16, Yuuta continues to argue with Kaneko that he doesn't believe him nor do the other kids that he actually saw Loveline, and ends up throwing his plane stick at a child's face and went on a rampage against the other kids.

He and Kaneko start fighting until Yu dressed up as Teddie to calm them down. On the day of the summer festival, he got angry that Kaneko dropped his cotton candy on purpose, although he said he wasn't. Yuuta eventually couldn't take it and was about to attack Kaneko, but instead he accidentally attacks his mother. As Yuuta was about to be hit, he was protected by Eri and she ended up hurt. He tried to wake Eri but it didn't work, so he pleaded with Yu to save her. After Eri's wound was treated by Yu, as she awakens to see him, Yuuta cried into Eri's arm out of worry and sorrow as he finally accepts her as his mother. Then Yuuta shows Kaneko "Loveline", which he told him about. After leaving he holds hands with Eri along with Kaneko accompanying him.

Persona 4 The Golden Animation[]

In the opening intro, Yuuta and his stepmother, Eri, can be seen eating at Junes.

Persona 4 Arena[]

In an anime cutscene, he is seen briefly with his stepmother in Junes.


  • The name Yuuta is written in hiragana (ゆうた), which has no special meaning. However, when written in kanji (優太, 悠太, 勇太 or 雄大), it could possibly mean:
    • 優太 - "excellence, superiority, gentleness" (優) (yuu) and "thick, big, great" (太) (ta).
    • 悠太 - "permanence" (悠) (yuu) and "thick, big, great" (太) (ta).
    • 勇太 - "brave/bravery, courage" (勇) (yuu) and "thick, big, great" (太) (ta).
    • 雄大 - "hero, manly" (雄) (yuu) and "thick, big, great" (太) (ta).
  • Yuuta's surname Minami means "south" (南).


Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden / The Animation) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 4: The Golden Animation Special Arrange CD - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Re:BRiLLiANCE
Songs "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Alone in this World" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Just Like The Wind" - "Key Plus Words" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Never More" - "Next Chance to Move On" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Shadow World" - "Signs of Love" - "Sky's The Limit" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Time To Make History" - "True Feelings" - "True Story" - "The Way of Memories" - "We Are One and All" - "Ying Yang" - "Your Affection"
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Persona 4 / Golden) - Requests - Status Changes - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates - Steam Profile Items
School Life Weather Forecast - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Books - Movie Theater - Bed - Fishing - Cooking - Part-time Jobs - Shrine - Scooter - Gardening - School Club - Bug Catching - Refrigerator - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Cat
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best- - Persona VS
Publications Manga - The Magician - Dengeki Comic Anthology (the Animation / The Golden / The Golden Animation) - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto (manga) - Yasoinaba Case File - Persona Magazine
Drama CDs Persona 4 (Vol.1 / Vol.2 / Vol.3) - Persona 4 The Animation (Vol.1 / Vol.2) - Persona 4 Golden (Vol.1 / Vol.2)
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular / Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona user - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Skills - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Steam Profile Items
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay