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Jiraiya, as seen in Shin Megami Tensei II

Jiraiya (ジライヤ?) is a demon in the series.


Jiraiya (児雷也) is a character from Japanese folklore. He is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad.



Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

Jiraiya is a electric based skill that Black Mask Fukoshi use as their special attack. It deals damage to all foes that aren't block or hiding.

Persona 4Edit

In Persona 4, Jiraiya is Yosuke Hanamura's initial Persona. When he and the protagonist enter the Midnight Channel to investigate the death of Saki Konishi, Yosuke faces his "other self" and obtains the facade used to overcome life's hardships, the Persona Jiraiya.

After entering the Midnight Channel, Teddie brings them to an area similar to the Central Shopping District. This area, called Twisted Shopping District, manifests the inner thoughts of Saki Konishi. When Yosuke hears of how Saki had been feeling when she worked with him at Junes, he could not help feeling guilty. This prompts the appearance of his "other self", Shadow Yosuke.

The Shadow mocks Yosuke's purpose for being there, revealing that he has only come for the thrill of exploring the area. The Shadow also reveals that Yosuke never saw Saki or the others as friends, but rather a means to escape his insecurities of being alone. Yosuke repeatedly denies the Shadow's claims in fear of facing his true feelings.

The Shadow taunts Yosuke until he finally gives in. This fuels the Shadow's transformation and attacks the party. The protagonist summons his Persona and defeats the Shadow. With the encouragement from the protagonist, Yosuke then accepts his "other self" and harnesses the power of Persona as Jiraiya.

In the Persona 4 Art Book, Shadow Yosuke is nicknamed Dark Jiraiya.

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

Jiraiya once again returns as Yosuke Hanamura's Persona. It is the only Persona in the game that is capable of using Garu skills, not counting Thanatos.

BlazBlue Radio WorldEdit

Jiraiya appears alongside Yosuke in an episode of the BlazBlue radio show "Bururaji", for a special promotion of Persona 4: Arena and Persona 4: The Golden.


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP MAG
Gaean Neutral-Chaos 15 78 26 0
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
7 6 4 6 8 3
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect Drop
1-2 44 32 42 32 5 7 Hinoki Bokken
Resistances Resist: Phys/Light
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Spin Slash Medium Sword damage to 2-3 foes. Damage increases with user's HP.
Jump Kick Medium Kick attack to 1-3 foes.
Bodhisattva's Palm Heavy Punch attack to one foe. Damage increases with user's HP.
Tackle Medium Rush damage to one foe. Low accuracy.
Dharma Kaeshi Heavy Sword damage to one foe.
Explode User Sacrifices self to deal heavy damage to foes.

Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
4 Magician 5 3 3 5 4
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
N/A Wind - - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 4 SP Light Wind damage. 1 foe. Innate
Bash 6% HP Small Physical damage. 1 foe. Innate
Dia 3 SP Recovers small amount of HP. 1 ally. Innate
Sukukaja 12 SP Increases Agility for 3 turns. 1 ally. 6
Dekaja 10 SP Removes buffs. All foes. 10
Sonic Punch 8% HP Small Physical damage. 1 foe. 14
Magaru 10 SP Light Wind damage. All foes. 18
Tentarafoo 12 SP 25% chance of inflicting Confusion status. All foes. 23
Garula 8 SP Moderate Wind damage. 1 foe. 29
Diarama 6 SP Recovers a moderate amount of HP. 1 ally. 34
Magarula 16 SP Moderate Wind damage. All foes. 40
Wind Boost Passive Increases Wind damage output 25% 44
Wind Break 15 SP Nullifies Wind resistance for 3 turns. 1 foe. 49
Garudyne 12 SP Large Wind damage. 1 foe. 53
Masukukaja 24 SP Increases Agility for 3 turns. All allies. 60
Magarudyne 22 SP Large Wind damage. All foes. 64
Brave Blade 20% HP Large Physical damage. 1 foe. 69
Wind Amp Passive Increases Wind damage output 50% 73

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
1 Magician 6 9 7 8 5
Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Wind - - - Elec
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 8 SP A light Wind attack. (1 enemy) 1
Jinpugeki 24 HP A light Cut + Wind attack. (1 enemy) 9
Garula 28 SP A medium Wind attack. (1 enemy) 15
Tentarafoo 12 SP Medium chance of Panic. (All enemies) 23
Reppu Strike 92 HP A medium Cut + Wind attack. (1 Enemy) 35
Garudyne 46 SP A heavy Wind attack. (1 Enemy) 40
Kamikaze Strike 135 HP A heavy Cut + Wind attack. (1 Enemy) 55


Design originating from Persona 4
Concept Artwork of Yosuke's Shadow
Persona 4 Jiraiya
Jiraiya Concept Art from Persona 4
Concept sprite of Jiraya
Concept Artwork for Persona 4 Arena.
Persona 4 jiraiya
Jiraiya in Persona 4 The Animation
Persona 4 manga Jiraiya
Jiraiya in the Persona 4 Manga
Yosuke's shadow reborn as Persona
Jiraiya appears in Persona 4 The Animation
Jiraiya after being summoned
Jiraya in P4GA
Jiraiya in Persona 4 The Golden Animation
Jiraiya, alongside Yosuke and Tsubaki in Bururaji
Jiriya sprite
Jiriya sprite
Jiraiya P4AM
Jiraiya as it appears in Persona 4 Arena manga.


  • During a segment of the Persona Stalker Club broadcast, the Persona team explained that Jiraiya's eyes in his Persona 4 design are the dots beneath the shuriken on his face.
  • The Persona 4 Jiraiya was designed after what Yosuke's version of a superhero.

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