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Ichiko Ohya
Ichiko Oya
Japanese Name 大宅 一子
Romaji Ōya Ichiko
First Appearance Persona 5
Arcana The Devil
Japanese VA Yumi Uchiyama
English VA Amanda Winn Lee
"Hey, how 'bout we do this... You supply me with info on the Phantom Thieves... And I'll write articles based on what you tell me about them. You know, the Phantom Thieves who you love oh-so-much... Deal?"
—Ichiko Ohya to the Protagonist, Persona 5

Ichiko Ohya is a character from Persona 5.



Ichiko has brown eyes, black hair resembling a bowl cut, and noticeably red lips.

She wears a pair of orange sunglasses on her hair, a black shirt with a motto which reads "low life fight the power", a white long-sleeved shirt under the black shirt, and blue jeans. She also carries a pink fanny pack, a camera hanging from her neck, and a water bottle. Her shoes are black-and-white.

Profile Edit

Persona 5Edit

Ichiko is a paparazza in her mid-20s. She will write whatever story sells, even sometimes manipulating and twisting the information in her articles for the sake of clickbait and attention, and even if it means she does not have to take the time to properly research the truth. She used to be a more stringent journalist, but a story of hers was censored when she made a story critical of Masayoshi Shido and was permanently reassigned to entertainment-and more importantly, lead to the disappearance and framing of her partner. Feeling betrayed and used, Ichiko became incredibly cynical, sure of goodwill and unselfish motives being a sign of a manipulator. Over the course of her Confidant, she gradually becomes more idealistic again and chooses to go back to getting to the bottom of the scandal, recognizing that there is a point to truthful reporting even if it does not give her the fame she wants.

She first appears before Ichiryusai Madarame and Yusuke Kitagawa's residency for investigation. Greeting the protagonist, Ryuji Sakamoto and Ann Takamaki who are there for similar purpose, she leaves her slip and hoping the three can become her informants for Suguru Kamoshida's scandal. When the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are blackmailed by Makoto Niijima to reform a mafia boss in Shibuya, they contact and meet Ichiko for intel inside the bar Crossroads in Shinjuku, she in turn requests an interviewee from Shujin Academy who is the victim of Kamoshida's abuse. Morgana nominates Yuuki Mishima, she accepts it and reveals the identity of the mafia boss to be Junya Kaneshiro, helping the Thieves to access his Palace.


"Your reputation skyrocketed after a certain point. It's unnatural how much your actions were publicized. Did you have an inside man in the media? Someone who could manipulate information for you? ...What do you have to say to that?"
—Sae Niijima talking about Ichiko Ohya, Persona 5

Ichiko's Confidant relationship can be unlocked by visiting her in Crossroads since June 23rd. All of her Confidant abilities subside security level in the Palace in progressive effectiveness which are helpful in avoiding surprise attack by the enemies when being discovered or being forced to retreat from the Palace when the security level reaches 100%.

The item received by maxing Ichiko's Confidant is a record of her interview notes, which can receive all rumor scoop benefits.

1Rumor-filled ScoopLessens the security level increases, and decreases security level more overnight.
4Shocking ScoopDelivers the same effects as Rumor-filled Scoop, but to greater effect.
7Outrageous ScoopDelivers the same effects as Rumor-filled Scoop, but with incredible effect.
10Legendary ScoopSecurity level will not increase and will drop to zero overnight.

Gallery Edit

P5 portrait of Ichiko Oya
Ichiko Ohya's portrait
Ichiko after Valentine's Day.

Trivia Edit

  • Ichiko Ohya works for the Maiasa (Every Morning) Newspaper as a reporter, a reference to the major Tokyo-based newspaper Mainichi Shimbun (Daily Newspaper).

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