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Mitsuru Kirijo

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Persona 3 Manga Mitsuru

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Also known as Redhead
Other Girl
The Imperious Queen of Executions (P4A)
Japanese Name 桐条 美鶴
Romaji Kirijō Mitsuru
First Appearance Persona 3
Affiliation SEES (P3), Shadow Operatives (P4A)
Weapon One-Handed Swords (P3), Rapiers (P3P)
Date of Birth May 8th, 1991
Age 17-18 (P3), 18 (FES), 20 (P4A)
Zodiac Taurus
Height 166 cm (5'5")
Blood Type O
Arcana The Empress
Persona Penthesilea, Artemisia
Theme "Missions for the Brilliant Executioner" (P4A)
Japanese VA Rie Tanaka
English VA Tara Platt
"I remember... Yes... With my father's death, I lost my purpose in life... But now I have something to live for. No longer will I run from the future! I will face it head on, carrying out my father's will! I am resolved and without reservation. I owe it all to my invaluable friends... And we have promised to never lose hope, no matter what tomorrow may bring."
—Mitsuru Kirijo, Persona 3

Mitsuru Kirijo is a player character originating from Persona 3. She is heir to the Kirijo Group and a student at Gekkoukan High School.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Mitsuru has long red hair covering her left eye. The hue of the hair can sometimes appear vivid red or dark red. Her eyes are brown, although they have sometimes been portrayed with hints of red.

At school and in Tartarus, she wears the school uniform of Gekkoukan High, save for the Gekkoukan jacket and a different white blouse with a big red ribbon and black knee-high high-heeled boots. On weekends and days off, she wears a short black peacoat, a white scarf, and white pants, along with said boots. In the summer, however, she wears a white sleeveless turtleneck shirt and black pants. As with the rest of SEES, Mitsuru wears a swimsuit during the excursion at Yakushima. Additionally, she is seen wearing a kimono at numerous occasions.

During her flashback in The Answer, when she was little, she had curly pigtails, a red ribbon with a green gem, a white puffy blouse, a red skirt, white stockings, and brown shoes.

When depicted in her middle school years (in Akihiko's past), she is seen wearing the standard summer school uniform and a black sweater vest.

In Persona 4 Arena, Mitsuru, now 20 years old, reappears and is wearing a fur coat over a black catsuit. She still fights with a rapier and carries an Evoker in a holster on her thigh.

PersonalityEdit

"You see, I had overestimated my ability to handle everything alone. Few people can be that strong... There are times where we cannot stand without the support of others."
—Mitsuru Kirijo, Persona 3, alternate ending
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"There's no need to suffer alone..."

Mitsuru is calm, confident, mature, responsible and very intelligent -- despite being a high school student, she tells Junpei she's studying college-level material. Mitsuru is often put in commanding roles of leadership - she can be fierce and even scary when she is angered or upset, such as when she berates Mr. Ekoda for trying to cover up Fuuka's disappearance. This usually results in her saying "This... is... unacceptable!" and performing an "execution". What this "execution" is remains a mystery.

Her hobbies include fencing and learning about language and culture. Mitsuru is either bilingual or trilingual (English, Japanese, and French). In the English version of the game, Mitsuru often inserts French into her speeches such as "C'est magnifique!" ("It's magnificent!") and "Très bien!" ("Very good!"); in the Japanese version, it's English instead such as "Brilliant!". However, because the Persona series is set in Japan, it is likely canonical that Mitsuru speaks Japanese and English, instead of French. Mitsuru claims to have absolutely no fashion sense; she relies on her family's stylist instead.

Mitsuru also tends to refer to others using a last name basis, except for Akihiko Sanada who she usually calls Akihiko instead of Sanada. She uses Takeba, Iori, Yamagishi, Yuki (in the movie), Amada and Aragaki. As the game progresses, however, she tends to use first names more often.

As the president of the student council, Mitsuru is very caring for Gekkoukan's students, especially towards her fellow SEES members. She is also good friends with Akihiko Sanada. Due to her caring attitude, however, there are times where she tends to go out of her way often to accept responsibility for many things that especially involves her family's history, and it becomes Mitsuru's aim to atone for the sins of the Kirijo family.

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Mitsuru attending Shinjiro Aragaki's funeral.

She states that she began using her Persona to protect her father. After Shinjiro Aragaki's death, as well as her father's when he is killed by Ikutsuki, Mitsuru becomes depressed and has an existential crisis, losing much of her confidence and self-esteem, realizing she was fooled and manipulated by Ikutski and she feels like she is a horrible failure of a leader.

It is not until after Yukari Takeba confronts her in Kyoto and slaps Mitsuru's face that she regains her will to fight and becomes close with Yukari. In the Persona 3 The Movie version of this scene, Yukari also calls Mitsuru out for her hypocrisy since Mitsuru said she wanted to atone for the sins of the Kirijo Group, but in actuality, all Mitsuru really cared about was protecting and obeying her father to protect his name. Mitsuru reveals that her father had feelings of shame and guilt and this burdened him, and she fought to ease this burden.

ProfileEdit

Persona 3Edit

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Persona 3 Movie 2 - Yukari and Mitsuru English

The Protagonist meets Yukari and Mitsuru.

Mitsuru Kirijo is the only child of Takeharu Kirijo, the head of the Kirijo Group, and Hanae Kirijo. Although Mitsuru's mother Hanae is alive, she is essentially never talked about except in Persona 3 Drama CD: New Moon. Mitsuru is Gekkoukan High School's valedictorian and student council president, as well as a member of the school fencing team. She is one of the most respected and popular students at the school.

Before the protagonist joins, and even to a degree after he joins, Mitsuru serves as the leader of SEES due to her natural talent for leadership. The protagonist and Mitsuru have a good relationship from the start of the game. She offers rewards to him for high test scores and she pushes him to excel.

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Mitsuru leading SEES, on her motorbike which can function in the Dark Hour.

Mitsuru has battled the Shadows longer than any of the other members of SEES, having been trained since a young age to use her Persona. From the start of the game, Mitsuru uses her Persona ability aided with special devices to provide battle information and support for the party on the early stages of exploring Tartarus. Even with continued conditioning and self-training, Mitsuru's support range eventually reached its limit, given that her Persona was primarily battle-oriented more than anything else.

After the rescue and induction of Fuuka Yamagishi to SEES, Mitsuru returns to the front lines. She uses ice attacks and is weak against fire, uses fencing rapiers in combat, and has an occasionally frustrating tendency to use Marin Karin and Tentarafoo.

Mitsuru initially hides many details about Tartarus and the Dark Hour from SEES due to her guilt over her family's involvement with creating them. Her grandfather's goal of triggering the Fall caused a majority of the problems that SEES must overcome, and Mitsuru feels she alone bears the burden of restoring her family's honor.

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Mitsuru cries beside her dead father.

On November 4th, 2009, Shuji Ikutsuki's betrayal and murder of her father destroys Mitsuru's will to fight, and even her will to live to a great extent. She feels that restoring the Kirijo family honor is pointless if she's the only remaining Kirijo. Yukari manages to connect with Mitsuru, and her Persona becomes Artemisia. Mitsuru resolves to become the new head of the Kirijo Group and to continue the fight with SEES.

When the protagonist confronts Nyx Avatar's true form Death, Mitsuru's voice is heard wishing for the protagonist to be strong, and she offers her life for him.

After defeating Nyx Avatar, Mitsuru is in charge of the school's graduation ceremony speech. However, during the speech, she begins to stumble over her words. When she mentions her father died from sudden illness, Mitsuru's strong will and reluctance to forget what happened to her father overpowers the memory erasure caused by the Dark Hour ending, causing everyone else to remember to go to the roof. Mitsuru eventually remembers her promise to the protagonist and runs to him with SEES.

PortableEdit

Just like in the other versions of game, the maximum Academics requirement remains the same. However, during the female protagonist's route, she seems to be more protective of the protagonist, defending her when Junpei complains of her role as leader despite being a girl during the May operation. When Mitsuru's Social Link reaches level 9, she reveals she fully trusts the female protagonist and her advice in making her life come together. At the end of the social link, Mitsuru will tell the protagonist that it is like she has gained a younger sister and thanks her.

Additionally, maxing out her social link on a New Game+ as the male character will allow you to spend time with her during the final cutscene rather than Aigis.

Social LinkEdit

If the Protagonist has the highest level of Academics, then Mitsuru will date him. In this event, Mitsuru reveals that she has a fiance from an arranged marriage, and that he doesn't really care about her. She initially intends on marrying him anyway for the good of the Kirijo Group, however, establishing a relationship with the protagonist caused her to realize that it would not be the best thing for her or for the Kirijo Group, and in turn, ends up falling in love with the Protagonist.

The AnswerEdit

Mitsuru returns to her position as leader after the members of SEES are trapped in the dorm. She has Aigis lead the raiding party in the Abyss of Time since Aigis now possesses the Wild Card. Mitsuru decides to research some old documents that she thinks might help answer why the Abyss appeared.

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Mitsuru as a child in Tartarus.

In one of the flashbacks, Mitsuru, still a little child, is taken by her father, [akeharu Kirijo, a scientist from the Ergo Division and some guards to Tartarus. Unlike what it may seem at a first glance, she asked for that herself. While still at the entrance, one of the guards transforms into a Shadow and attacks his companions. Mitsuru stands in the way between the Shadow and her father and then her Persona, Penthesilea, awakens and defeats the Shadow. The scientist that accompanied them, far from worried, praises her unusual power and gets reprimanded by Takeharu, who laments the destiny his daughter is going to bear from now on.

Upon defeating the manifestation of SEES' negative wills and collective desire to see the protagonist, Aigis realizes that they have the ability to travel back to the time where the protagonist seals Nyx. Enraged by Aigis' indecisiveness about whether to return to the past, Yukari lashes out, revealing that she's jealous of Aigis for being together with the protagonist and hearing his last words during his final moments. She proclaims that she wants to go back and stop the protagonist, which is opposed by Akihiko and Ken since it would be disrespecting his will, with Junpei adding that by stopping the protagonist's actions, SEES would essentially undo their efforts of stopping the Fall.

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Mitsuru consoles a grieving Yukari.

As their opinions differ, the SEES members separate to fight each other to determine which one is right. Only Mitsuru supports Yukari's decision, but it is implied Mitsuru sides with Yukari not because she actually agrees with Yukari's plan, but because of a few reasons: Mitsuru doesn't want Yukari to feel any more alone than she has to be; Mitsuru wants to repay Yukari for her kindness and support after Takeharu's death; and to give Yukari a fair chance since a team of only one fighter would be unfair. Mitsuru and Yukari face Aigis and Metis for the keys and are defeated. She then consoles Yukari.

After Erebus is defeated, Mitsuru and the team escape the dorm.

Persona 4Edit

In Persona 4, the new student council president of Gekkoukan High, Chihiro Fushimi, mentions that one of the former presidents helped her write her speech to the students of Yasogami High School during their visit. It is believed that Mitsuru is this president.

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

After graduating from Gekkoukan High, Mitsuru went to college and is a part of the social elite. She becomes the head of a special operations unit called the Shadow Operatives. But when a plane in transit is hijacked and a piece of cargo, the Anti-Shadow Weapon Labrys, gets lost in Inaba, she calls on Akihiko and Aigis to accompany her to Inaba to retrieve it. She finds that, as Persona users, they are able to enter the TV world only to find themselves in a strange tournament featuring the Persona users of Inaba.

Upon rescuing Rise and locating Labrys, she discovers another Labrys. As Labrys and her shadow run off, Rise reminds Mitsuru to trust in Labrys as Mitsuru's cold and direct personality pushed Labrys to a corner. When she reaches Labrys, Rise connects her to everyone else using their words to help Labrys accept her own self as Mitsuru reflects on their bonds, much like her own bonds, reminding her that she is not alone. After Labrys accepts her shadow, they reunite with the Inaba group but Labrys is soon hacked into as a shadow takes on Mitsuru's form. Mitsuru quickly realizes that the shadow is an imposter as Fuuka disrupts the hacker's signal and Mitsuru defeats her "shadow". Learning the weight of the situation, she asks the Inaba group to back off the case to protect them, though she understands that they will probably follow her, eventually giving Naoto Shirogane her approval to further pursue the case. Before leaving, Labrys tells her that she wants to find the true culprit behind the case to give back to her new friends as Mitsuru gladly accepts her resolve.

PlaystyleEdit

Mitsuru is a fierce character with a variety of fast pokes that have a respectable amount of range. Like Yu, she is also a "Jack-of-All Stats" character, however, as Yu tends to focus on speed, Mitsuru leans more on force. She has several options to pressure an opponent, even if she is not in direct contact and can draw her opponents in with long-range Persona attacks. Additionally, she can freeze opponents and inflict Charm which drains the opponent's SP gauge to add to her own. Mitsuru is however somewhat limited in attack options. Thus she relies on her feints and delayed attacks in order to either bait out moves from her opponents or go for a reset. Also, like Guile of the Street Fighter series and other examples, Mitsuru is one of the few "charge motion" characters on the roster, so her special moves in the heat of battle require precise timing to stick them into combos, save for her SP skills.

Mitsuru's theme/leitmotif is named "Missions for the Brilliant Executor", a notable nod to her duties and her "executions". The OST disc version has altered instrumentals in comparison to a few of the other themes, while the remixed version in Persona 4 The ULTIMATE in MAYONAKA ARENA Original Arrange Soundtrack, known as "Missions for the Brilliant Executor -2K Mix-" features a quicker tempo and more rock instrumentals.

Score AttackEdit

Mitsuru is the seventh character in Score Attack. More of her attacks now inflict freeze, charm, or both.

Persona 4 Arena UltimaxEdit

In Yukari's P3 Mode Epilogue, she finally manages to spend time with Mitsuru, after not seeing each other in a while. Yukari worries about Mitsuru's well-being after the events that took fold, partly because it was caused by the Kirijo Group's negative legacy, she worries that Mitsuru will bear all the burden on her own. Yukari thinks back to the time she confronted Mitsuru emotionally in Kyoto three years prior and thinks of doing the same thing now, but this saddens her since it would be repeating what's already been done. She feels that they should be able to confess their concerns and burdens freely to each other since their best friends.

Yukari and Mitsuru's outing is then interrupted by a group of children who recognizes Yukari as Feather Pink, when a flustered Yukari manages to disperse the crowd Mitsuru teasingly asks Yukari what it's like being a hero, Yukari says that it's worth it since the kids seem really into the show. Mitsuru then recites the opening line of Featherman, revealing she herself watches the show much to Yukari's stunned surprise. When Yukari then asks why she watches the show, a confused Mitsuru responds by saying why wouldn't she when her best friend is one of the stars.

Mitsuru further elaborates that she sensed something from watching the show, that Yukari is trying to help people especially children, teaching them not to bring harm into their lives, a blushing Yukari admits that's exactly how it is. Yukari expands about the topic in her inner monologue saying that protagonists of hero shows don't just punish evil; they protect those who are precious to them and give everyone the hope to live, she believes that these shows teach a lot of important lessons to children.

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Yukari spending time with Mitsuru in her ending.

Mitsuru then mentions how the rest of S.E.E.S are trying to live their lives the best way they all can in their own way, saying that's why she can concentrate with her own duties because the trust they formed as a team won't be easily broken. Yukari feeling beaten in the conversation, makes a promise to believe in her best friend more and to watch over Mitsuru as she does to her, a sweet-talked Yukari and Mitsuru then make an agreement to meet up and contact each other more often, as Yukari takes Mitsuru for another round of shopping, she notes that whatever feelings that have been bothering her from the beginning have now disappeared.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Mitsuru's co-op attack hits random enemies multiple times, similar to the Myriad Arrows skill.

StatsEdit

The AnswerEdit

Arcana Level HP SP
Strength 74
Magic 88
Endurance 45
Agility 41
Luck 42
Empress 77 2000
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Slash Strike Pierce Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty
- - - - Null - - Null Null -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slash Attack Normal attack using the Slash attribute.
Megidolaon Deals severe Almighty damage to all foes.
Mind Charge Doubles magic damage dealt next turn. (2.5x damage)
Mabufudyne Deals heavy Ice damage / Freezes all foes. (8% chance)
Sexy Dance Charms all foes. (25% chance)
Tentarafoo Makes all foes Panic. (25% chance)
Vorpal Blade Deals heavy Slash damage to all foes. (1.5x "Great" condition bonus)
Ice Amp Greatly strengthens Ice attacks by 50%.
Angelic Grace Doubles evasion rate against all except Slash, Strike, Pierce, and Almighty.
Sharp Student Lowers odds of sustaining critical damage.


Battle QuotesEdit

Persona 3Edit

  • "Penthesilea!" (Enemy weak to attack)
  • "Artemisia!" (Enemy weak to attack)
  • "Obey my command!" (Summoning Persona: Penthesilea)
  • "I summon thee!" (Summoning Persona: Penthesilea)
  • "I command thee!" (Summoning Persona: Artemisia)
  • "This ends now!" (Summoning Persona: Artemisia)
  • "I shall show no mercy!" (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phys skill)
  • "This is no longer just OUR battle." (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phys skill)
  • "Hang in there." (Healing a party member)
  • "Here!" (Using an item on a party member)
  • "Be careful." (Using an item on a party member)
  • "Out of my way!" (Critical hit)
  • "Begone!" (Critical hit)
  • "Such persistence." (Enemy survives attack)
  • "I failed to finish it off." (Enemy survives attack)
  • "This can't be..." (Attack misses)
  • "That enemy is quite fast." (Attack misses)
  • "Not good enough." (Evades enemy's attack)
  • "You've done it." (Protagonist gets One More)
  • "Don't leave the job unfinished." (MC gets One More)
  • "How disgraceful..." (Recovering from Down)
  • "I let my guard down." (Recovering from Down)
  • "Understood." (Changing battle tactics)
  • "Leave it to me." (Changing battle tactics)
  • "The enemy's down! Let's finish this!" (Prompting an All-Out Attack)
  • "You'll fall by my hand." (Initiating All-Out Attack)
  • "So be it." (Denying All-Out Attack)
  • "Now's our chance! Let's go!" (Requesting Co-Op attack)
  • "You have my gratitude." (Being healed by an ally)
  • "Thank you." (Revived from KO)
  • "You've improved." (Protagonist lands critical hit or weak spot)
  • "That's unexpected." (Party member lands critical hit)
  • "Go, Akihiko!" (Akihiko hits a weak spot/critical hit)
  • "Good boy! You deserve a treat!" (Koromaru hits a weak spot/critical hit)
  • "Very well. Leave the rest to me." (Entering battle)
  • "Is this... a person? We must save them!" (Finding a missing person)
  • "The shadows are getting stronger as well." (Battle won: Penthesilea)
  • "My will is unfailing." (Battle won)
  • "I mustn't falter." (Battle won)
  • "You are unworthy of my time." (Battle won)
  • "This appears to be just the beginning." (Battle won)
  • "Let's go!" (Summoning Persona: Artemisia in The Answer when fighting 2-on-2)
  • "I'm in no condition to fight, can you handle this?" (Requesting to leave battle)
  • "My apologies." (Fulfilling request to leave battle)
  • "You're quite the slave driver, aren't you?"(Denying request to leave battle)
  • "Slash attacks are ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Slash)
  • "Strikes are ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Strike)
  • "Pierce attacks are ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Pierce)
  • "Fire is ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Fire)
  • "Ice is ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Ice)
  • "Wind is ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Wind)
  • "Electricity is ineffective." (Enemy resistant to Electricity)
  • "Light seems to be having no effect." (Enemy resistant to Light)
  • "Darkness seems to be having no effect." (Enemy resistant to Darkness)
  • "What?! Almighty attacks are ineffective?!" (Enemy resistant to Almighty)
  • "Give him/her strength! Take my life if you must!" (Final Nyx battle)
  • "...You're cheating. I'll have to punish you." (When using a cheat)
  • "I trusted you. I can't believe you cheated." (When player is using a cheat)
  • "I'm very disappointed in you..." (When using a cheat)
  • "Roger. I'll attempt to analyze the enemy." (Request to scan an enemy while support)
  • "Use Garu skills against the enemy." (Enemy is weak against Garu spells while support)
  • "Take the enemy down!" (using rush while support)
  • "Keep up the good work." (Battle won with Protagonist while support)
  • "A surprise attack! Prepare for battle!" (Struck by an enemy outside of battle while support)
  • "Two enemies remain. Don't get careless." (Two enemies in battle while support)
  • "Two distressed enemies detected!" (Engaging battle with two enemies with advantage while support)
  • "An assault by two enemies! Stand strong!" (Struck by enemies outside of battle while support)
  • "Three enemies present! Don't get careless." (Engaging battle with enemies while support)
  • "Three enemies! We're at a disadvantage!" (Engaging battle with enemies while support)
  • "Iori is in danger!" (Junpei gets struck by an enemy and low on HP while support)
  • "One more." (One enemy left while support)
  • "Only one more!" (One enemy left standing while support)
  • "One enemy remains." (One enemy left while support)
  • C'est magnifique! (Protagonist evades attack while support.)
  • "Look out!" (Protagonist gets struck by an enemy and low on HP while support)
  • "You're injured. Can you heal yourself?" (Protagonist's HP is low while support)
  • "Roger. I'll request help from the others!" (Requesting for help while support)
  • "Takeba is on her way. Hang in there." (Yukari was requested to assist while support)
  • "That's a rare form. Teach it a lesson!" (Engaging a battle with a rare enemy)
  • "Stay sharp! (Protagonist recovers from "down" status)
  • "A single strike...?! Come on! Stand up...!" (Protagonist is knocked unconscious and oneshotted)
  • "You have the potential to grow even stronger. (Won with Protagonist while support)

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

  • "Magnifique!" (While chosen on the Character Select screen)
  • "I can't believe one can actually enter a TV." (Starting Arcade Mode)
  • "Akihiko! Show me what you've learned!" (vs. Akihiko)
  • "The young successor of Shirogane!" (vs. Naoto)
  • Is she an obstacle to overcome? (vs. Elizabeth)
  • "Akihiko!" (Performing a strong attack on Akihiko)
  • "Aigis!" (Performing a strong attack on Aigis)
  • "I'll fight to the bitter end!" (Awakened)
  • "Ice Mirror!" (While performing Bufula)
  • "Time to rush this! Out of my way!" (While performing super move; Myriad Arrows)
  • "Come forth! Feel the cold!" (While performing super move; Bufudyne)
  • "I will prevail!" (While performing Awakening super move; Mabufudyne)
  • "The finale!" (Initiating Instant Kill; Niflheim)
  • "It's time for the execution!" (Artemisia freezes the opponent)
  • "Adieu!" (Mitsuru stabs the opponent, finishing the Instant Kill)
  • "This can't be..." (KO'ed)

Victory QuotesEdit

General
  • C'est magnifique! A perfect victory!
  • I'm sorry, but I cannot stop now. I'm on a mission.
  • When I do battle like this, it brings me back to my high school days...
  • If you aren't satisfied with this result, feel free to challenge me whenever you want. I will neither run nor hide.
Character Specific
  • Aigis: Remember the last time we fought like this...? I can see we've both grown since then. Well done.
  • Akihiko Sanada: Akihiko... In our match, I saw the vision of strength you're striving for.
  • Yukiko Amagi: Your moves showed both power and grace. I felt as if I was watching a dance... Truly exquisite.
  • Naoto Shirogane: Your analytical way of thinking showed through in your moves as well. You're a credit to the Shirogane name.
  • Teddie: Such surprising dexterity from an overstuffed body... Very intriguing. Though I have to think it's rather hot inside...
  • Elizabeth: I could tell from the start that she was far from ordinary, but that colossal strength...
  • Labrys: The agony of having a heart, but not being human... I pledge to atone for the sins the Kirijo Group committed against you.
  • Shadow Labrys: She was carrying such profound anguish... It is my duty to rectify the Kirijo Group's past sins.
  • Mitsuru Kirijo: A fight against oneself... Now that I think about it, it's a battle that's constantly repeated in life.

Persona 4 Arena UltimaxEdit

  • I will fight under the Kirijo name. (Character select)
  • My resolve is set. (Character select)
  • Ha you seem to be well, Iori. (vs. Junpei)
  • Tentarafoo! (While performing Tentarafoo)

Victory QuotesEdit

Normal TypeEdit
General
  • I hope you don't think ill of me. I cannot lose, for the sake of my burden...
  • No matter how many times you come at me, I will continue to strike you down... None shall stand in my way!
  • No matter what the circumstances, I cannot afford to lose. If you'll still come at me knowing this, then I'll show no mercy!
  • The execution queen, hm...? Not an honorable nickname by most perspectives, but it's not all bad. I will strike down all that stand in my way!
  • There's no need to be frustrated. It just happened that I was a little stronger than you.
Character Specific
  • Yu Narukami: No wonder you've taken the role of leader to your friends. You're a talented young man with a lot of promise.
  • Aigis: You've grown to a truly astonishing degree. Let's keep striving to better ourselves for the sake of our goal, Aigis.
  • Akihiko Sanada: It seems your skills have definitely been honed in your training journey. I'll be counting on you, Akihiko.
  • Junpei Iori: What's the matter? Is your weapon just for show? It seems your time away from actual combat has made you lose your touch.
  • Yukari Takeba: Is that... a new type of battle gear? Will you allow me to consider it for official usage...?
  • Ken Amada: There is no need to rush. There will definitely come a time when your strength is required.
  • Labrys: The way you fought proves that you'll serve our team well... I have high hopes for you.
  • Sho: You're a victim of the Kirijo Group as well... I vow that their mistakes will never again be repeated.
  • Minazuki: I will deal with all the calamities the Kirijo Group gave rise to. This I swear!
  • Rise Kujikawa: You should gain more actual combat experience. Else you won't be able to protect those precious to you when it matters most.
  • Tohru Adachi: What a dreadful person... To think they fought against such a man...
  • Margaret: Why is it that so many powerful people flock to Inaba...? I won today but only because luck was on my side. I'd definitely like to fight you again.
  • Shadow Mitsuru: I'll tell you the difference between you and me... It's my iron resolve!
Shadow TypeEdit
General
  • You could never understand the thought process of the elite. There is no need for lowly worms to have their own will!
  • That's enough of your unsightly squirming. I'll send you to hell at once!
  • I am ever disappointed by incompetent louts. It seems you were no exception.
  • All you must do is cast aside all thought and simply obey! Stay groveling on the ground like that!
  • Being incompetent is itself a sin. That's why I am executing you. You had best thank me!
  • *chuckle* How pitiful... Will you beg for mercy like the lowlife you are?
  • *chuckle* How unsightly! It's a shame. but the gulf in one's natural gifts cannot be overcome.
Character Specific
  • Yu Narukami: You call yourself a leader with those menial skills? *chuckle* Enough of your foolishness!
  • Akihiko Sanada: In the end, you're nothing but a disposable soldier. Lose, and you're worthless to me. Now die in despair!
  • Mitsuru Kirijo: Do you feel uneasy unless you're sticking your nose in everything? Or do you just have that little faith in your companions? Ahahahah!

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

  • "Persona!" (When using Skill)
  • "Posing as a priest... This is blasphemy!" (Quote against Merciful Clergyman)

EtymologyEdit

"mi" "美" means beautiful and tsuru "鶴" means crane/stork. Her name literally means "beautiful woman".

"Kiri" "桐" means "paulownia" which is called Empress Tree or Princess Tree in Japan. It was once customary to plant a Paulownia tree when a baby girl was born.

jo "条" means article, clause, item, stripe, streak condition string.

GalleryEdit

Persona 3
 
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Mitsuru Close Up
 
Mitsuru Kirijo
Concept artwork of Mitsuru
 
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Mitsuru Kirijo render for Persona 3 Portable
 
Concept artwork of Mitsuru’s expressions
Mitsuru's various outfits
 
Persona 3 Mitsuru anime
Concept artwork of Mitsuru (cinematic)
 
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Mitsuru's various expressions
 
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Early concept art for Mitsuru
 
Persona 3 Mitsuru 2
Early concept art for Mitsuru
 
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Mitsuru in Soejima Shigenori Arts Book 2004-2010
 
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Mitsuru & Yukari, wearing the High Cut Armor along with their joke weapons
 
Mitsuru High Cut Armor Back Shot
Back view of Mitsuru while wearing the High Cut Armor
 
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Mitsuru with Yukari and Fuuka
 
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Mitsuru
 
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Mitsuru and Yukari
 
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Artwork
 
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The protagonist and Mitsuru
 
SEES Members
Mitsuru in the top right
 
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SEES
 
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SEES
 
Persona 3 portable fanbook
Mitsuru at the top
 
Persona 3 Portable artwork
Mitsuru
 
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A slightly younger Mitsuru
 
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Mitsuru as a child
 
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Mitsuru in the dorm
 
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Mitsuru in the dorm
 
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Mitsuru approaching Akihiko
Persona 3 (Manga)
 
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Cover for Volume 3
 
Persona 3 Manga 4
Chapitre Trois
 
Persona 3 Cover 4
Mitsuru on the cover
 
Penthesilea in manga adaption
Mitsuru and Penthesilea
 
Artemsia in manga adaption
Mitsuru and Artemisia
Persona 3 The Movie
 
P3M concept art of Mitsuru Kirijo
Concept artwork from Persona 3 The Movie
 
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Mitsuru Kirijo's character info
 
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Concept artwork of Mitsuru's main weapon
 
Persona 3 Spring of Birth character postcard 02 by Watanabe Keisuke
Illustration of Mitsuru Kirijo and the others by Watanabe Keisuke
 
P3M Mitsuru Illustrated by Yukio Hasegawa and Painted by Saori Goda
Illustration of Mitsuru by Yukio Hasegawa and Painted by Saori Goda
 
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Illustration countdown of Spring of Birth
 
P3M Midsummer Knight's Dream Countdown 04
Illustration countdown of Midsummer Knight's Dream
 
P3M Winter of Rebirth Countdown 04
Illustration countdown of Winter of Rebirth
 
P3M Winter of Rebirth Limited B2 tapestry included with Loppi
Mitsuru with rest of the female members of S.E.E.S New Years artwork for Winter of Rebirth
 
Mitsuru Kirijo in P3 Movie
Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3 The Movie
 
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Mitsuru with an Evoker
 
P3M Mitsuru holds her dead father
Mitsuru with her dead father
 
P3M - Summer Festival
Mitsuru in a yukata
 
Mitsuru father
Mitsuru finds a photo
 
PERSONA3 THE MOVIE Finale Event visual art
Visual art of Mitsuru and SEES of PERSONA3 THE MOVIE Finale Event
Live Action
 
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Mitsuru as she appears in Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade -Ao no Kakusei-
 
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Mitsuru as she appears in Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade -Gunjou no Meikyuu-
 
SnK Mitsuru
Mitsuru as she appears in Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade -Souen no Kesshou-
 
Mitsuru Arena Stageplay
Mitsuru as she appears in the Arena stageplay
 
Mitsuru Kirijo Ultimax Stageplay
Mitsuru as she appears in the Ultimax stageplay
Persona 4 Arena
 
Mitsuru character artwork
Mitsuru in the Persona 4 The Ultimate Mayonaka Arena Official Book
 
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Mitsuru close up with sunglasses
 
Mitsuru battle face
 
Mitsuru various emotions
Mitsuru's various expressions
 
Mitsuru arcade artwork
Mitsuru Concept of Mitsuru in arcade mode
 
P4U concept artwork of Mitsuru
 
Concept sprite of Mitsuru
 
Mitsuru in P4A opening
Mitsuru Kirijo in opening of Arena
 
Mitsuru Glasses Sprite
Mitsuru's sunglasses sprite in Persona 4 Arena
 
Mitsuru sprite
Idle Stance
 
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Mitsuru's Instant Kill: Niflheim
 
Akihiko Sanada (Persona 4 Arena, Story Mode Illustration, 3, Type A)
 
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Mitsuru Kirijo in Story Mode
 
Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 4 Arena, Story Mode Illustration, 3)
 
Mitsuru protrait in Persona 4 Arena
Mitsuru's portrait in Persona 4 Arena
 
P4AMitsuru render
 
Mitsuru P4A Manga
Mitsuru in the Arena manga
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
 
Mitsuru in P4U2 trailer
Mitsuru Kirijo in the "trailer" for the P1 Climax
 
Mitsuru in P4AU opening
 
Shadow Mitsuru P4A Ultimax Artwork
Shadow Mitsuru as she appears in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
 
P4Au Shadow Mitsuru render
Shadow Mitsuru's render in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
 
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Artwork of Mitsuru
 
Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth Roundabout (DengekiComicsEX) cover
Mitsuru appears on the -Roundabout- volume cover
 
Mitsuru Roundabout
Mitsuru in -Roundabout-
 
Mitsuru Side P3
Mitsuru in Side P3
 
PQ P4 Side Mitsuru Kirijo
Mitsuru in Side P4
Other
 
P4D Margaret P-color Selection 2 DLC
Margaret as Mitsuru in Persona 4: Dancing All Night
 
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TriviaEdit

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Mitsuru missing with Marin Karin.

  • In Persona 3, if the player uses a cheat device, Mitsuru will scold the player for it.(0:50)
  • In Persona 3, Mitsuru has been criticized for her poor AI. She has a tendency to use Marin Karin (charm the enemy) and Tentarafoo (panic the enemy) excessively, which is troublesome as they tend to miss often. Some players recommend changing her tactics to "Full Assault" to reduce this.
  • In Persona 3 Portable, Mitsuru only wields fencing rapiers and jousting lances. Other one-handed swords are for the male protagonist's exclusive use.
  • One of the portraits in Persona 4 Arena is an updated version of Mitsuru's All-Out Attack portrait from Persona 3 Portable.
  • In Persona 4 Arena, Mitsuru's Myriad Arrows, or Setsuna Samidare Geki (Attack of the Instant Early-Summer/Fifth Month Rain) is based on her critical attack.
    • Also regarding this move, Mitsuru along with Yu Narukami (Ziodyne), Aigis (Megido), Naoto Shirogane (Double Fangs) and Elizabeth (Mind Charge) are among the characters who do not have naturally learned skills in their movesets (assuming Yu and Aigis strictly use only Izanagi and Athena) as Artemisia is not normally able to learn Myriad Arrows.
  • According to Shigenori Soejima, Mitsuru is the most popular character among the development staff.[1]
  • In Persona 4 Golden, if Yukiko Amagi has the Gekkou Uniform equipped, she will mimic Mitsuru's victory pose after battles as well as say Mitsuru's lines.
  • When going to Karaoke with Mitsuru, she will say that she has trouble hitting the high notes.
  • In the P3-P4 universe, her "executions" are canon. The evidence is when Yukari mentions to Teddie that a execution took place once in a school trip during the events of P3, in P4 Arena Ultimax.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Behind-the-scenes of painter Soejima Shigenori, Vol.15


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