Yuzu Tanikawa is a character from Devil Survivor.
- Devil Survivor: Playable Character
- Devil Survivor Overclocked: Playable Character
- Devil Survivor (Manga)
Yuzu has shoulder-length auburn hair with a floral bandana keeping it back and brown eyes.
She wears a blue and white striped bra with a backless pink shirt with pink strings on the back and front and long pink strings on the bottom, a blue mini skirt, black thigh high socks and pink sandals.
Yuzu has a bubbly personality but can sometimes be uncertain about herself and her power at first. It is also implied that she does not believe in God and thinks it's all the angels' fault. Atsuro calls her "Yoohoo", a name she does not much like. She is also caring and protective of her friends but can be an enemy if the player chooses to rule over the world.
In the Drama CD, it is implied that she might have feelings for the protagonist. In the volume 1 omake of the manga adaptation, Yuzu's classmates also teased her about her affections toward Kazuya and encouraged her to pursue a relationship with him. In game, she shows irritation whenever other female characters are near him. Yuzu also acts embarrassed whenever Atsuro teases her about liking the protagonist, or if the player chooses an answer implying romantic feelings towards her.
Yuzu Tanikawa appears as one of the protagonist's best friends, and is on the player's initial party after the demon outbreak, along with Atsuro. She shows certain signs of affection for the main character, and she tries to be cheerful most of the time, although as the lockdown continues the attrition damage gets to her and she becomes emotionally drained. Before the outbreak she lived with her mother as an only child, her parents got divorced a year earlier but her mom is still miserable and their relationship became strained.
Early Bad Ending
Yuzu helps the protagonist to break out of the Yamanote Circle on the 6th day when they see Honda attempting to breach the blockade with another demon tamer. After escaping, a lightning bolt strikes the Yamanote Circle, killing everyone left in the lockdown. Angels then descend from Heaven, stripping mankind of their free will. Unlike the other endings, this is considered a game over and does not lead to a Cleared game save.
On Desperate Escape Route in the game is the Break the Blockade route, in which the player defeats Remiel and the military, and break through along with Atsuro and Honda (and optionally, Midori and Keisuke); However this is a bad ending since thanks to this and a chain of events, the demon outbreak spreads through all of Japan, leaving Earth's future uncertain.
King of Demons
If the player decides to go for King of Demons Route, she will leave the party permanently.
Kingdom of Saints
Yuzu decides to follow the protagonist in his quest to become Messiah.
Yuzu remains with the protagonist as they help Atsuro take control of the demons.
Song of Hope
Yuzu remains with the protagonist as they help Gin rid Tokyo of the demons.
Devil Survivor Overclocked
After escaping the lockdown, they find SDF vans near her house, and upon calling her mother learns she's being taken into custody. With the group branded as terrorists, Yuzu and the others return to the lockdown to clear their name by aiding the SDF Special Forces in cleaning up the demons.
The King's Decision
Yuzu's role varies based on the protagonist's decision. If the Overlord chooses to kill people she will not rejoin the party, instead she and Midori join Metatron to attempt to defeat the protagonist in the final battle.
If the protagonist decides not to kill anyone, she continually meets the protagonist in private regretting leaving him before she, with the assistance of Izuna, saves the party from being lynched by a mob by revealing the truth of the lockdown. This causes a chain reaction in which everyone in the lockdown aligning with the protagonist. She asks to rejoin the party. At the end of this route, she vows to wait for the protagonist after his descent into the demon world and war with god are concluded.
Hero Vs God
Yuzu aids the Messiah in bringing order to the Yamanote Line. She frequently expresses shock at the angel's more extreme method of judgment. Later, she tries to help convince Naoya to repent as per Okuninushi's ultimatum, noting how he ultimately left the final choice to the protagonist.
Yuzu has high Magic, good Agility, in addition to low Strength and Vitality. This makes her extremely useful later on in the game after the party acquires more powerful magic spells. However, due to her movement range being about 3, Midori and Mari are often better alternatives once either is recruited. Fortunately, however, Yuzu is second to Atsuro in terms of availability, being playable on most routes and most days, making her the prime magic unit early-game and beyond.
As an Ally
Yuzu Tanikwa in Devil Survivor Art Book
Concept art of Yuzu's expressions
Yuzu Tanikawa's sketches
|Devil Survivor (manga)|
Yuzu on the volume cover
Yuzu Tanikawa in manga adaption
The Protagonist and Yuzu's outfits in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
- In the Japanese version, Yuzu was called "Sodeko", literally "sleeve girl", by Atsuro due to the kanji "柚" (yu, "grapefruit") in her name, being similar in appearance to "袖" (sode, "sleeve"). Furthermore, the "ko" in "Sodeko" comes from the alternate, native pronunciation of the "子" (su, child) in "Yuzu". In the English version, this was replaced by Atsuro calling her "Yoohoo", a somewhat mispronunciation of Yuzu, which rhymes with her name.
- Yuzu appears to be an atheist. During a conversation with Shoji in Kanda (4th Day), she reveals she does not believe in God and has never been a religious person at all, and actually believes Angels are the reason behind the demon outbreak and the Tokyo Lockdown.
- Yuzu's outfit was available to female avatars in a collaboration event in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE shortly after Devil Survivor's Japanese release. To obtain it, players needed to collect demon cards.
|Overclocked - Manga|
|Playable Characters||Protagonist - Atsuro Kihara - Yuzu Tanikawa - Naoya - Amane Kuzuryu - Keisuke Takagi - Midori Komaki - Mari Mochizuki - Kaido - Black Frost - Gin - Misaki Izuna|
|Non-Playable Characters||Haru - Shomonkai Founder - Gigolo - Yasuyuki Honda - Shoji - Azuma - Commander Fushimi - Beldr - Jezebel - Belzaboul - Belberith - Metatron - Okuninushi|
|Locations||Shibuya - Aoyama - Roppongi - Ikebukuro - Akasaka Tunnel - Omotesando - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Nagata-Cho - Shiba Park - Ueno - Kudanshita - Asakusa - Kanda|
|Music||Devil Survivor OST Remix - Reset - Soul Survive|
|Terminology||Extra Turn Battle - COMPs - Shomonkai - Tokyo Lockdown - Demon Summoning Program - Laplace Mail - Death Clock - King of Bel - Devil Auction - Skill Crack - Racial Skill - Auto Skill - Demon World - Four Devas|
|Archives||Demons (DeSu - DSO) - Skills (DeSu - DSO) - Status Ailments - Titles - Endings|