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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.

Persona 4: Dancing All NightEdit

During dances Jiraiya can be summoned to play the guitar.

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
Gaean Neutral-Chaos 15 78 26
0 1-2 44 32 42 32 5 7
St 7
In 6
Ma 4
Vi 6
Ag 8
Lu 3
Resistances Resists Physical, Gun and Expel. Drop Hinoki Bokken
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Spin Slash 10% HP Medium Sword damage to 2-3 foes. Damage increases with user's HP.
Jump Kick 12% HP Medium Kick attack to 1-3 foes.
Bodhisattva's Palm 10% HP Heavy Punch attack to one foe. Damage increases with user's HP.
Tackle 12% HP Medium Rush damage to one foe. Low accuracy.
Dharma Kaeshi 20% HP Heavy Sword damage to one foe.
Explode 50% HP User Sacrifices self to deal heavy damage to foes.

Persona 4Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 5
Magic 3
Endurance 3
Agility 5
Luck 4
Magician 4
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
- - - - Wind Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 4 SP Deals light Wind damage to 1 foe. Innate
Bash 6% HP Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe. Innate
Dia 3 SP Slightly restores 1 ally's HP. Innate
Sukukaja 12 SP Increases 1 ally's Hit/Evasion rate for 3 turns. 6
Dekaja 10 SP Nullifies stat bonuses on all foes. 10
Sonic Punch 8% HP Deals light Phys damage to 1 foe. 14
Magaru 10 SP Deals light Wind damage to all foes. 18
Tentarafoo 12 SP Confuses all foes (30% chance). 23
Garula 8 SP Deals medium Wind damage to 1 foe. 29
Diarama 6 SP Moderately restores 1 ally's HP. 34
Magarula 16 SP Deals medium Wind damage to all foes. 40
Wind Boost Passive Strengthens Wind attacks by 25%. 44
Wind Break 15 SP Nullifies 1 foe's Wind resistance (for 3 turns). 49
Garudyne 12 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe. 53
Masukukaja 24 SP Increases party's Hit/Evasion rate for 3 turns. 60
Magarudyne 22 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes. 64
Brave Blade 20% HP Deals severe Phys damage to 1 foe. 69
Wind Amp Passive Strengthens Wind attacks by 50%. 73

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level St Ma En Ag Lu
Magician 1 6 9 7 8 5
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Wind Elec
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Garu 8 SP A light Wind attack. (1 enemy) Innate
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
Persona 4 Jiraiya
Jiraiya Concept Art from Persona 4
Concept Artwork for Persona 4 The Animation
Persona 4 jiraiya
Jiraiya in Persona 4 The Animation
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
Jiriya sprite
Jiraiya sprite
Concept sprite of Jiraya
Concept Artwork for Persona 4 Arena.
Persona 4 manga Jiraiya
Jiraiya in the Persona 4 Manga
Jiraiya P4AM
Jiraiya as it appears in Persona 4 Arena manga.
Jiraiya, alongside Yosuke and Tsubaki in Bururaji


  • 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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