|Also known as||Navi (Code Name)|
HoneyOTU (chat room alias)
Ali Baba (alternative alias)
|Japanese Name||佐倉 双葉, ナビ|
|Romaji||Sakura Futaba, Nabi|
|First Appearance||Persona 5|
|Affiliation||Phantom Thieves of Hearts|
- "It's my turn to help out."
- —Futaba Sakura, Persona 5
Futaba Sakura is a playable character from Persona 5.
Futaba is a bespectacled girl with long bright orange hair and purple eyes. She wears large black circular glasses, and she is always seen wearing big headphones.
Her default outfit consists of multiple layers; she wears an off-shoulder white top with a red blood-like pattern on her chest with five white asterisks (*****) in the "blood", a black tank top underneath, a dark green jacket with a faux fur trimmed hood, black short shorts, black thigh highs and black knee-high boots.
Her burglar costume consists of a skintight black bodysuit with fluorescent neon green glowing strips and matching black boots with neon green soles. Her mask is a pair of big black goggles with orange lenses.
- "We're gonna take them down...! Super move! Ultraaaa Charge!"
- —Futaba Sakura, Persona 5
Having a bad case of social anxiety, Futaba does not like to go out, hinting that she may have a mild case of agoraphobia. When she does go outside, she hides behind people so that she won't be seen, or wears huge, ridiculous masks to conceal her identity.
When first encountered, Futaba is so consumed with self-loathing that she suppresses her desire to live, causing her Shadow Self to develop a much more helpful personality than average, one who only desires Futaba's happiness.
However, she begins to change after meeting the protagonist and the other Phantom Thieves, opening up to them more and becoming more relaxed around them. She can be a bit childish at times.
Futaba is a genius in computing, programming and hacking. However, a car incident that cost her mother, Wakaba Isshiki's life causes Futaba to be a shut-in. Her relatives who have an eye on Wakaba's legacy blame the prodigy programmer based on Wakaba's suspicious testament. She has not attended school ever since graduating middle school. By her age, she should have been a first year student in high school. Wakaba's close friend, Sojiro Sakura has adopted Futaba and changed her surname to be his.
By the time of the game, her depression has worsened into outright suicidal impulses, and her desire for her own death causes a Palace to form in which the Sphinx, the representation of her self-loathing and belief that her mother's spirit hates her, fights Shadow Futaba for control of her mind.
She eventually joins the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and begins to overcome her hardship.
She is the team navigator, much like Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Teddie, and Rise Kujikawa were. Similar to Rise in Persona 4 Golden, Futaba also provides buffs for the party in battle besides analyzing the enemies.
If the player can't complete her Palace in time, she commits suicide. Her family then blames the Protagonist and file a complaint to arrest him, at which point Goro Akechi takes the opportunity to assassinate him.
Futaba's Close Up
Cinematic expressions concept artwork of Futaba Sakura
Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
Illustration of Futaba and Morgana by Kei
Edition package illustration of Futaba Sakura by Shigenori Soejima
Close up of Futaba's phone
Futaba's face being covered at the beach
Futaba's face exposed at the beach
Futaba looking at the sky with her phone
Futaba in her burglar uniform inside Necronomicon
Futaba looking up information from her laptop
Futaba alongside the protagonist, Ryuji, and Yusuke
Futaba inside of Necronomicon
Futaba at the harem.
|Persona 5 Portraits|
Futaba Sakura's portrait
Futaba's Navi outfit
Futaba's Navi outfit without mask
Futaba's casual winter attire
Futaba's summer attire
Futaba without glasses
Futaba's summer casual attire
Futaba with doll head mask
Futaba with rabbit ears
Illustration of Futaba and her team by Akaume (PQ Roundabout author)
Illustration of Futaba by Namori (Author of YuruYuri)
- Futaba's name may be a reference to the hikikomori, Futaba could be seen as representing Internet or otaku culture. (also known as 2chan), an imageboard in Japan that inspired the popular English-language imageboard 4chan. As a
- Her life issue is a bit similar to Nanako Dojima, which both of them can't overcome their mother's death during their initial encounter with Protagonists.
- Futaba shares the same Ultimate Persona, Prometheus, with Baofu from Persona 2: Eternal Punishment whose Japanese voice actor, , also voiced Futaba's guardian, Sojiro Sakura.
- The allusion to Baofu also extends to the fact that she performs computer hacking and wiretapping which are important to the main plots of both games.