Ikebukuro is a location in the series.
Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. It is the location of the Toshima ward offices, Ikebukuro station and several extremely large department stores.
At the center of Ikebukuro is the train and subway station, a huge urban gathering shared by the JR East lines, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tōbu Tōjō Line. It is one of the main commuter hubs in the western Yamanote area of Tokyo. Ikebukuro Station is the second busiest station in Japan, second only to Shinjuku Station.
- Megami Tensei II
- Shin Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
- Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
- Devil Survivor
- Devil Survivor Overclocked
- Persona 5
Megami Tensei IIEdit
In Ikebukuro, there is a sculpture referred to as the Devil's Mouth that contains the Mercury Pillar. When the protagonist attempts to grab the pillar, it chops his arm off, leaving him unable to battle or use his COMP. He'll also take damage with every step. By going to the Cybernetic Lab in Ginza, he'll get a new robotic arm that will allow him to take the Mercury Pillar, as well as allow him to hold more demons. The Deva Cult and Apollyon capture Hiroko and take her here, and after the hero saves Hiroko by defeating Apollyon, the latter drops an Inverted Cross.
Shin Megami TenseiEdit
Ikebukuro is occupied by the Ring of Gaea. The Chaos Hero tells the protagonist not to go there, saying that if they do they will get arrested, taken to Sugamo Prison and tried by Yama. However, it is necessary to go to Ikebukuro to advance the storyline.
Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit
Ikebukuro is where the Mantra Army Headquarters is located. The Mantra demons and their leader, Gozu-Tennoh, are the rivals of Hikawa's Assembly of Nihilo. Later in the game the Mantra HQ is where the Reason of Yosuga is born.
- Basement - Repulse Bell & Beads(x2)
- Basement Prison - Mamudo Rock & Gaea Magatama
- 2nd Floor - Chakra Pot
- 3rd Floor - Bead & Power Incense
- Top Floor - 3,000 Macca & Attract Pipe
- West Wing of Ikebukuro (past the Mantra HQ) - Candelabrum of Eternity (Defeat Daisoujou)
Note: The bold items can only be obtained during a full Kagutsuchi phase in treasure chests.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit
Ikebukuro is one of the largest maps in Imagine, divided into multiple separate areas and even featuring quests that allow players to transport to different sections of the map. It is also the only region in the game that does not use the Macca currency, instead relying on Kreuz, which is dropped by demons in the zone or can be traded in to the yagiya merchants in the area.
Ikebukuro's southern area is connected with Shinjuku Babel and blocked off by a barricade players can only pass by paying the punks that govern the region rubies or scarlet stones. Spawns are mostly flood calling variant demons and vary according to the time of day. This area connects to eastern Ikebukuro and the cemetery map, Zoushigiya. Zoushigiya also features different spawns according to the time of day and an instanced center where Ghede appears as a boss. The cemetery connects to Ichigaya.
The eastern section of Ikebukuro is primarily full of buildings. Mobs in this region are punks and demons contracted to them. This region connects to Chinatown, which is the location of the Golden Ark Casino.
Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit
The area has been closed off by a powerful barrier of fire made by the foreign demon Xi Wangmu, which the Ring of Gaea is attempting to destroy to remove her. The demon rules the area as the Empress of Ikebukuro and has eaten many humans there. The prentice Samurai, using the Jirae Talisman, break down Xi Wangmu's barrier and enter Ikebukuro on their way to the Juraku Bookstore while searching for the Black Samurai.
Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit
After having disabled the Tokugawa Mandala and returning to Kinshicho to check on Asahi, Nanashi will receive an alert that Shesha has indeed been resurrected and is attacking Ikebukuro. They just journey through the poisonous areas to climb onto the overpass where Shesha awaits the party.
Ikebukuro is where the party encounters Midori Komaki on the first day of the lockdown, and later on the 4th day rescue her from an angry mob. Ikebukuro is also the location of Eikokuji, a shrine dedicated to Nyorin Kannon, where Bishamon makes his stand against the party on the 7th day. In Overclocked, on Yuzu's 8th day route, if the party agrees to aid the Devas in repairing the barrier to the demon world, they must defend Gin from demons as he and Take-Mikazuchi restore the barrier.
Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit
- The Devil's Mouth is inspired by the Bocca della Verità, a carving in Rome that is said to cut off the arm of a liar.
|Playable Characters||Protagonist - Heroine - Law Hero - Chaos Hero - Pascal|
|Non-Playable Characters||Stephen - Ozawa - Yuriko - Old Man - Gotou - Ambassador Thorman - En no Ozuno - Louis Cyphre|
|Locations||Tokyo - Kichijoji - Shinjuku - Ichigaya - Diamond Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza Underpass - Ginza - Tokyo Tower - Shinagawa - Ikebukuro - Ueno - Tokyo Destinyland - Basilica - River Styx|
|Terminology||Terminal - Alignment - Ring of Gaea - Order of Messiah - Great Cataclysm - Sword fusion - Four Heavenly Kings|
|Soundtracks||Shin Megami Tensei Sound Collection|
|Archives||Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items|
|Playable||Demi-fiend - Dante - Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV|
|Non-Playable||Yuko Takao - Chiaki Hayasaka - Isamu Nitta - Hikawa - Jyoji Hijiri - Futomimi - Sakahagi - Heeho - Lady in Black - Lucifer - Kagutsuchi - Gouto-Douji|
|Vortex World||Shinjuku - Shibuya - Amala Network - Labyrinth of Amala - Ginza - Great Underpass of Ginza - Ikebukuro - Mantra Headquarters - Assembly of Nihilo - Kabukicho - Asakusa - The Obelisk - Amala Temple - Mifunashiro - Diet Building - Tower of Kagutsuchi|
|Soundtracks||Deluxe Pack Incence Disc - Original Soundtrack - Maniax Soundtrack extra version - OST (US)|
|Terminology||Candelabrum - Conception - Kagutsuchi - Macca - Magatama - Magatsuhi - Manikin - Reason - Yahirono Himorogi - Order of Messiah - Cult of Gaia - Demonic Sponsor - Shadow Vortex - Nightmare System - Terminal - Great Will|
|Lists||Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items - Merchandise - Translations|
|Characters||Protagonist - Azura - DB Mikanagi - DB Kano - DB Kuroe - DB Yamaguchi - Kuzaka The Wise - Lord Judah - Madam Justice - Lord Doukan - Ogami - Setsu - Snakeman - Yamamoto the Steel-Willed - Louis Cyphre|
|Locations||Arcadia - Cathedral of Shadows - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Nakano - Protopia - Second Home - Shibuya - Shinagawa - Shinjuku - Shinjuku Babel - Souhonzan - Suginami - Third Home - Ueno|
|Dungeons||Suginami Tunnels - Basilica|
|Music||"Amatsuchi" - "Haru Megido"|
|Terminology||Cult of Gaia - Demon Buster - Great Cataclysm - Innocent - Millennium Kingdom - Obelisk - Order of Messiah - Seven Philosophers - Yagi - Chain of Curse|
|Archives||Demons - Skills (Features)|
|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|
|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|