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"A breathtaking sight... Imitations they may be, but together, they make a fine spectacle... Though the flowers of evil blossom, be it known... Abominations are destined to perish!"
—Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5

Yusuke Kitagawa is a playable character from Persona 5. He is an art student from Kosei High School who becomes involved with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Yusuke has dark blue hair with parted bangs slightly covering his left eye and gray eyes. His in-game character model is slightly taller and noticeably thinner than other male characters' models.

Yusuke does not wear Kosei High's regulation uniform, unlike his fellow student Hifumi Togo. His winter-variant uniform consists of a mandarin collared white dress shirt embroidered with a fleur-de-lis, fitted black pants, and black loafers. A silver key ring with multiples keys is attached to his belt loop. His summer-variant uniform replaces the white dress shirt with an ultramarine colored button-down which Yusuke wears with the sleeves pushed up to the elbows.

His thief outfit consists of a traditional kitsune-style half mask, a high collared, puff-sleeved black jumpsuit with a white fox tail attached off-center to a striped sash worn across his hips, white motorcycle boots, and bright blue gloves.

PersonalityEdit

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ペルソナ5 8週連続テレビCM④ 「喜多川祐介編」

Yusuke trailer.

At first glance, Yusuke is a very composed and collected individual, and upon further inspection, this extends to a sense of methodical intelligence and a highly observant nature. Yusuke acts with poise and elegance, displayed by his eloquent, poetic way of speaking. He is able to remain calm even in dire circumstances, but can also act dramatically at times; others have pointed him out as weird, and even Yusuke admits that he can be seen as eccentric.

He acts politely in general when dealing with others. However, he tends to be more sincere when dealing with subjects he admires from an aesthetic standpoint. For example, he is very direct and respectful when he approaches Ann out of a desire to paint her. However, this sincerity can make him appear pushy, showing that he has a very stubborn, headstrong side which comes out when he is very inspired. He displays a somewhat cold and haughty behavior towards people which are behaving in what he deems as an unseemly manner, or in ways that are against his personal aesthetic. This can be seen especially during his initial encounters with Ryuji and the protagonist, and during an encounter he has with two women who attempt to flirt with him. Additionally, he can be very sharp with people who make mistakes, such as when he calls out Ryuji for getting caught or when he chastises Makoto for being reckless. This even extends to the rest of the group, as when they're framed for murder, he angrily states they shouldn't have rushed into things.

He does not shy away from pointing out that certain actions are undignified and can seem overtly rude because of this. In addition, his focus on art leads him to isolate himself from others, whether unintentional or purposefully. Still, Yusuke does care for others, as he looks out for his teammates and worries about his classmate Naoya's behavior, suspecting family problems are the cause. His sincerity and willingness to point out what he truly thinks despite what others' reactions may be makes him a very loyal, honest ally. Yusuke also claims he donates blood, calling it a "hobby."[1]

Yusuke’s entire life’s passion is comprised of and surrounded by art. He searches for the aesthetic everywhere in his surroundings, from people to places. He sees every opportunity or challenge presented to him as a way to broaden his horizons and primarily considers how it will benefit him as an artist. He is captivated by the painting “Sayuri,” and seeks to capture the sense of beauty that it portrays. This passion extends to his mentor Madarame, who he believed created the painting and took him in when he was young. As such, Yusuke greatly admired and respected him to the point that he vehemently denied any of the rumors surrounding Madarame. Even when he knows the rumors are true and finds actual proof supporting it, Yusuke claims that the abuse he faced was consensual as a means of keeping a roof over his head.

Having been unhealthily sheltered for most of his life, Yusuke acts with pure intentions, but ultimately is unaccustomed to many of society's norms. The naïveté born from it shows more times than not, in particular being unaware when he is coming off as intrusive until directly told. At times, he causes trouble for other team members, such as being energetically pushy when asking for Ann to be his art model, when he remodels Futaba's Phoenix Ranger Featherman R figurines without her permission, and his frequent criticisms of Ryuji's brashness. A running gag in the game is how Yusuke spends all his money on things that capture his attention without any foresight, such as on art books or lobsters at the beach because they are aesthetically pleasing. Despite his naïveté when it comes to social situations, Yusuke is highly intelligent and his wisdom is evident during Phantom Thief meetings and heists.

Over time, Yusuke’s disconnection from reality and his blunt introduction to his mentor’s vain and evil nature becomes a source of internal struggle to him. He wishes to paint purely for the sake of passion and capture the essence of the human heart, but detests that it becomes for the sake of gaining money, shelter, and recognition. He realizes that the beauty he began to portray in his paintings became corrupt by society's expectations of him, deeming it as superficial without any meaning. The protagonist eventually helps him understand his calling on a deeper level and convey his feelings on canvas properly.

As an art student, Yusuke is knowledgeable of and admires other artists as well. He suggests that "Da Vinci" be his Phantom Thief code name - a reference to Leonardo da Vinci. In his Confidant, he compares the protagonist to Theo, the brother of Vincent van Gogh, who was his greatest supporter.

According to the art book, Yusuke is talented at economical dining, using his own self-taught method that thoroughly calculates cost-performance. He likes going for walks (as a bonus, it also saves on travel expenses) and frequently people-watches for artistic inspiration. His knowledge of the aesthetics of food, including information about ingredients, cooking methods, and servings, is vast, and he’s committed to them himself. However, his monetary situation does not allow him to practice as much as he would like to in reality. Additionally, whenever Yusuke can cook, he tends to get creative with the ingredients, which can result in bizarre meals.

Profile Edit

Persona 5Edit

Yusuke is an honor student in an art course at the Kosei High School. He never knew his father and he was told his mother raised him by herself until she died in an accident when Yusuke was three, so he does not remember her. Orphaned at a young age, Yusuke developed a passion for art after discovering a painting made by Ichiryusai Madarame named Sayuri which depicts a woman looking downward with a soft, happy expression, leading to Yusuke wondering the meaning behind the painting, which Madarame refuses to reveal, giving it an air of mystery and intrigue. He approached him and displayed a talent in art, leading to Madarame allowing him to live with him in his shack on the outskirts of Shibuya to mentor him and act as his legal guardian. He later heard Madarame helped his mother when she was alive.

Yusuke one day developed an intersting in Ann Takamaki, finding inspiration in her beauty and develops a desire to hire her as a model. He tails her one day, only to be stopped by the protagonist and Ryuji Sakamoto. After explaining his intentions, he invites her to go to his master's art exhibition to consider his offer. Hearing Madarame is a fraud, the Phantom Thieves decides to accept Yusuke's offer so they can investigate Madarame. They directly ask Yusuke about this, which angers Yusuke who continuously defends his master. After hearing about Madarame's doings from his former disciple, Natsuhiko Nakanohara, and locating his Palace, Ann and Morgana try to find the proof of Madarame's deception by once again accepting Yusuke's offer to become his model, while the protagonist and Ryuji enters Madarame's Palace. Ann does everything in her power to delay actually becoming a nude model, dressing in so many layers that Yusuke briefly believes she has gained weight. Ann attempts to sweet-talk Yusuke into letting her enter Madarame's studio. Though her acting skills are questionable, her determined pushiness and Yusuke's unwillingness to be rude to her allow them to find the evidence of Madarame's deception. When Madarame threatened to call the police, Morgana and Ann have no choice to escape into Madarame's Palace. Ann also drags Yusuke along for this escape, resulting in him entering the Metaverse for the first time. Even after seeing the proof earlier, Yusuke remains in shock and wants to believe in his master. He decides to follow the Thieves to find out the truth.

Meeting Shadow Madarame, his master's Shadow reveals that Yusuke is an art slave. He admits that he has indeed been stealing his students' artwork and declares it as his own. Once Yusuke learns of this truth, his desperation to find any decent goodness in his mentor turns into that of complete and utter desire for Madarame's retribution. Yusuke awakens his Persona, Goemon. After dispatching Shadow Madarame's guards, Yusuke desires to confront his master's Shadow to get answers, but his awakening exhausts him, forcing the party to put the plan on hold for another day. Retreating to the real world, Yusuke asks to be allowed to join the Phantom Thieves, which is permitted by Morgana.

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Persona 5 Boss Fight 2 (1080p)

Shadow Madarame (Azazel) boss.

Yusuke and the Phantom Thieves successfully pull of a heist, leading to a chase and Shadow Madarame revealing that the stolen painting they took was a decoy. Trapping them, Shadow Madarame gloats at the Phantom Thieves, revealing his Palace Treasure, the painting Sayuri in its true form, showing a woman holding a baby. From this, Yusuke deduces that his mother's death is not a simple accident. Shadow Madarame confirms this, revealing that he offered tutelage to Yusuke's mother when Yusuke was a baby. Always very sickly, Yusuke's mother created an art piece of herself happily holding her newborn son in her arms so that she could immortalize the love she had for her son. When Madarame came across this beautifully constructed work of art, he made a deal with her in which he would agreed to let Yusuke become a new member of the family in exchange of holding on to the artwork. One tragic day, Madarame witnessed her having a seizure in front of him, and instead of easily offering medical support, he let her die in vain and made duplicates of her last piece dedicated to her son to sell to the public, which granted him the fame and credit he has today. In order to give it "mystery," Madarame altered the art by removing the baby from the picture completely. Since he was just 3 years old, Yusuke could not remember the original Sayuri and believed that the defaced Sayuri was its true form. As Yusuke grew up, he developed artistic talent, which Madarame also took advantage of. Inspired by his control over Yusuke, Madarame decided to start targeting other youths in Tokyo, using them for their artistic ideas and throwing them out of the house, unsupported, if they did not comply to his wishes. None of Madarame's students receive credit or recognition for their works; Yusuke is no exception to this. Madarame uses them to take the credit for his own, just like he did to Yusuke's mother, Natsuhiko, and his other disciples many years ago.

Now knowing the whole truth, Yusuke thanks his former mentor because now he no longer has any reason to forgive him. Eventually defeating him and stealing his heart, Yusuke retrieves the original Sayuri painting that his mother had painted for him. Yusuke deduces that "Sayuri" is just a made up title by Madarame for the painting and unlikely to be his mother's true name because of fear of exposing the scam.

After the exhibition, Madarame confesses to his crimes and is swiftly punished and discredited for it. Yusuke sadly recalls the "happy family" he lived in when Madarame's other disciples were around and how as he grew older, he never lost the hope that they would come back and they all could be happy once again. Now that he is part of the Phantom Thieves, he feels like he has another "happy family" again. Wanting to let go of the past, Yusuke gives the recovered and restored Sayuri painting to the protagonist who then displays it at Cafe Leblanc.

Because Yusuke no longer wishes to live with Madarame, Yusuke does not have housing. He wonders where he should go, once staying over at Cafe Leblanc for a night. However, he eventually decides to find residence at the dormitories at Kosei High School.

If the protagonist does not complete the dungeon in time, on the day Madarame completes his exhibition, he will report Ann and the Phantom Thieves to the police for trespassing into Madarame's home. He will also keep Yusuke as an apprentice against his will. This scenario is a false recollection made by the protagonist during Sae's interrogation, due to his mind being addled by drugs he was forcefully administered by the police. Sae proceeds to leave the room to give the protagonist time to recover, at which point Akechi takes the opportunity to assassinate him.

ConfidantEdit

"Multiple cards were discovered among your belongings—replicas of the same design. I don't have a clue how these cards were used, but someone proficient in the arts was close to you... ...What were you having this person do!?"
—Sae Niijima talking about Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5

Yusuke's Confidant can be started on June 18th, after completing Madarame's Palace. It revolves around the fallout of his relationship with Madarame and his struggle to continue painting. Unlocking this Confidant allows Yusuke to replicate a Skill Card using Blank Cards which can be obtained in the Palace, being able to copy higher end Skill Cards as the Rank increases. Maxing this Confidant makes Goemon evolve into Kamu Susano-o and unlocks the fusion of Odin.

Yusuke approaches the protagonist admitting that he has been caught in a deep slump like his former mentor ever since discovering Madarame's true nature. He goes with the protagonist to Mementos in order to find inspiration on a new piece to capture the contents of the heart. Shadows attack them while there but are quickly defeated, and when one drops a Blank Card, Yusuke uses it to create a real Skill Card, an ability he offers to the protagonist in exchange for helping him with his art.

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Yusuke crushed by "Desire" being insulted.

Using the concept sketch he made in Mementos, Yusuke creates "Desire," a painting he eagerly decides to submit to an upcoming art exhibition believing it will be acclaimed as a raw look into the human psyche. To his disappointment however, it is universally panned by both critics and patrons for being emotionless and stale. Upon inspection, Yusuke realizes the painting only conveys his own blank interpretation of desire and considers giving up, but the protagonist convinces him to try again and prove his ability.

Yusuke takes the protagonist to various places to observe people and paint in order to reenergize his creative spirit and tackle various aspects of the human heart as themes, only to find different aspects beyond his focus. Their trips eventually take them back to Madarame's shack, where Yusuke reminisces about his pure passion for art, his pursuit of superficial beauty, and his blind acceptance of Madarame's facade as a strict but kind mentor. Yusuke reveals his fears that he too might be succumbing to the dark desires that corrupted Madarame and despite discovering his dark secrets, Yusuke still partly acknowledges Madarame as his teacher and father figure, and questions what lies in both Madarame's and his own heart. He then meets Akiko Kawanabe, the director of the Japanese Art Support Foundation who he unknowingly met back at the exhibition. Yusuke admits he believes his pure passion for art has been lost because of Madarame, and Kawanabe offers him a spot in his foundation in exchange for being marketed as a tragic brooding artist and selling his paintings through his gallery. Yusuke angrily rejects saying the offer has nothing to do with art, but Kawanabe only notes his immaturity and instead goads him to enter an upcoming competition with the Foundation's support as the prize. Yusuke decides to enter to prove his ability and show the true meaning of art to Kawanabe and all others who only care for wealth.

Yusuke asks for help from the protagonist, Ryuji, and Ann on deciding a subject for his peace, only to quickly lament that his paintings could never match the beauty of "Sayuri" because he is overcome by needs for money and fame. The others help him realize that there is nothing wrong with doing things for himself, but his art needs to be made for the sake of others if he wants to succeed. Yusuke comes to understand the beauty he sought on a much deeper level and, during another trip to Mementos with the protagonist, the meaning behind the "Sayuri" and its impact on him.

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Yusuke's new "Desire and Hope".

He is inspired to paint again and recreates the "Desire" piece as "Desire and Hope," to reflect the duality of humanity and bring hope to people lost to their inner darkness. The painting wins the competition and is given praise from Kawanabe, who reveals his taunting Yusuke was only an act of aid from another former victim of Madarame to spark his inner drive. Kawanabe reveals he and Madarame were classmates and that despite his vanity and evil actions Madarame too was once pure and had traits of merit, caring for Yusuke when he was ill. When he offers the support of his foundation, Yusuke again declines, saying that his friends and the bonds between them, the inspiration for his piece, are his hope and with them he will never go down the same dark path Madarame did. With newfound resolve, Yusuke finally breaks his slump and becomes eager to start his next piece.

Yusuke's farewell gift to the protagonist after maxing his Confidant is the Desire and Hope painting he made during the Confidant. It unlocks the Master Duplication ability from the start of New Game+ once their Confidant has been established.

RankAbilityDescription
1Novice DuplicationAllows Yusuke to use Blank Cards to duplicate low rank Skill Cards.
2Baton PassAllows you to pass your turn over to other Baton Pass users after a 1 More.
3Follow UpChance to perform a follow-up attack if Joker's attack does not down the enemy.
4Artist TalkChance to step in after Shadow negotiation fails, allowing a retry.
5Adept DuplicationAllows Yusuke to duplicate mid-rank Skill Cards.
6Harisen RecoveryChance to cure status ailments inflicted upon party members.
7Master DuplicationAllows Yusuke to use Blank Cards to duplicate high rank Skill Cards.
8EndureChance to withstand an otherwise fatal attack with 1 HP remaining.
9ProtectChance to shield Joker from an otherwise fatal attack.
10Second AwakeningTransforms his Persona into a mythological trickster.

Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers Edit

"We're the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. We've come to answer the cries of the oppressed."
—Yusuke Kitagawa, Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers

Yusuke is first seen walking with Naoya Makigami and alerts the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to Naoya's post on the Phantom Aficionado Website. He convinces them that they need to stop Kazuya's gang with a more permanent solution than just reporting them to the police. Yusuke is the one to confirm that Naoya is being abused, as he notices bruises on Naoya's back and arms while they are changing clothes. He assists in fighting Kazuya's demon form, Mithras, dispatching his Onmoraki servant with Goemon's ice powers. After Kazuya's arrest, he and the other Phantom Thieves of Hearts prepare for their next heist, with Yusuke commenting that their "next prey is huge."

Battle QuotesEdit

Quotes video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZPQWlQ-A6E

  • "This is my other self!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "I am thou!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Let's go!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Persona!" (Summoning Persona)
  • "Die!" (Persona casting skill)
  • "Goemon!'/'Kamu Susano-o!" (Persona casting skill)
  • "Goemon, strike!" (Goemon casting skill)
  • "Take this!" (Goemon casting skill)
  • "I couldn't finish it." (Leaving the enemy alive)
  • "Now! Let us strike!" (Initiating All-out Attack)
  • "Everyone, with me!" (Initiating All-out Attack)
  • "I will slice you to pieces!" (Initiating All-out Attack)
  • "We've done it!" (All-out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "And the curtain falls." (All-out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "The finale!" (All-out Attack Finishing Touch)
  • "I'll use my own judgment." (Tactics changed to Act Freely)
  • "I will beat them soundly." (Tactics changed to Full Assault)
  • "I won't use my Persona." (Tactics changed to Conserve SP)
  • "Focusing on defense." (Tactics changed to Heal/Support)
  • "Give me your orders." (Tactics changed to Direct Command)
  • "All according to plan." (Battle results)
  • "Well, onto the next triumph." (Battle results)

GalleryEdit

Persona 5
 
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Yusuke's Close up.
 
Yusuke Text Icon
Yusuke's Confidant portrait.
 
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Concept art.
 
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Concept art.
 
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Fox concept art.
 
P5 Cinamatic artwork of Yusuke
Cinematic expressions concept artwork.
 
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Illustration by Shigenori Soejima.
 
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
 
PERSONA5 20th Anniversary package visual of the ''Phantom Thieves of Hearts''
Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
 
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
 
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Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
 
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Illustration of Yusuke, the Protagonist, Ryuji, Ann, and Morgana by Rokuro Saito.
 
Persona 5 Official Design Work key visual by Shigenori Soejima
Illustration of Yusuke and the others by Shigenori Soejima.
 
Illustration of Phantom Theives of Heart for P5 Maniax User Handbook Cover Illustration
Persona 5 Maniax User Handbook Cover Illustration of Phantom Thieves of Hearts
 
Yusuke theme
Theme.
 
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Theme.
 
Yusuke All Out
All-Out Attack portrait.
 
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All-Out Attack finishing touch.
 
Yusuke's Finishing Touch
All-Out Attack finishing touch.
 
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Yusuke as he appears in the opening.
 
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Yusuke as he appears in the opening.
 
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Yusuke meets the group.
 
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Yusuke's fox mask.
 
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Yusuke unmasking with bloody fingers.
 
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Yusuke bleeding.
 
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Yusuke's Persona, Goemon.
 
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Yusuke smiling.
 
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A painting of baby Yusuke being cradled by his mother.
 
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Yusuke and Futaba annoyed at each other.
 
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Yusuke with lobsters.
 
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Futaba trying to swipe Yusuke's lobster.
 
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Yusuke staring at a canvas.
 
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Yusuke and Haru.
 
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Yusuke in the credits.
Persona 5 Portraits
 
P5 portrait of Yusuke Kitagawa
Yusuke Kitagawa's portrait
 
P5 portrait of Yusuke Suprised
Yusuke surprised
 
P5 portrait of Yusuke Angry
Yusuke angry
 
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Yusuke's Fox outfit
 
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Yusuke's Fox outfit without mask
 
P5 portrait of Yusuke Kitagawa's summer school uniform
Yusuke's summer school uniform
 
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Yusuke's summer attire
 
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Yusuke's winter attire
 
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Yusuke's swimsuit
 
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Yusuke's yukata
 
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Yusuke nude
 
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Yusuke cut-in
 
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Yusuke cut-in
 
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Yusuke surprised cut-in
 
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Yusuke serious cut-in
 
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Yusuke serious cut-in
 
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Yusuke serious cut-in
 
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Yusuke harmed cut-in
 
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Yusuke harmed cut-in
Persona 5 Costumes
 
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Kosei Winter School Uniform
 
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Winter Casual Wear
 
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Summer Casual Wear
 
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Kosei Summer School Uniform
 
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Gekkoukan High School Uniform (DLC)
 
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Yasogami High School Uniform (DLC)
 
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Persona 4 Arena Shadow Operation Outfit (DLC)
 
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Karukozaka High School Uniform (DLC)
 
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Shin Megami Tensei IV Costume (DLC)
 
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Swimsuit (DLC)
 
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Catherine Costume (Jonny) (DLC)
 
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Butler Uniform (DLC)
 
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Christmas Costume (DLC)
Persona 5 (Manga)
 
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Yusuke on the cover
 
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Persona 5 Character Anthology
 
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Illustration by Persona Q: Side P4 manga author Mizunomoto
 
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Yusuke in the Persona 5 Character Anthology manga adaption
Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
 
PERSONA5 THE ANIMATION - THE DAY BREAKERS - DVD package visual by Shigenori Soejima
Yusuke Kitagawa and his allies on the cover of Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
 
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Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
Tribute Artworks
 
P5 Illustration of the main characters by Akaume (PQ Roundbout illustrator)
Illustration of Yusuke and his allies by Akaume (PQ Roundabout author)
 
P5 Illustration of the Protagonist, Ryuji, Anne, Morgana and Yuske by Rokuro Saito
Illustration of Yusuke, the Protagonist, Ryuji, Ann, and Morgana by Rokuro Saito
PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival
 
Persona 20th Anniversary Commemoration Illustrated, P5, 01

Trivia Edit

  • Yusuke's last name and the design of his Persona Goemon are references to Utamaro Kitagawa (喜多川 歌麿), one of the most highly regarded practitioners of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints, especially for his portraits of beautiful women, or bijin-ga. As an adult, he was known by the given name Yūsuke (勇助).
  • Futaba would often refer to Yusuke as Inari. Although the name itself comes from Oinari, the Japanese god of foxes, Futaba herself cites the inarizushi, a fried sushi dish that foxes had a fondness for according to Japanese folklore, as the origin of the nickname.
  • Yusuke often glitches when using the "Harisen Recovery" skill; leading to him hitting his teammates with his hand rather than a paper fan. This bug was patched.
  • Being an artist in game, Yusuke's Confidant ability to "paint" a Skill Card on a Blank Card is reminiscent of the Tarot Card replication service in Persona 2 provided by Demon Painter, who is Kazuma Kaneko's in-game cameo. There is also the Skill Card replication service in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment but that requires sacrificing one for registration to make that card purchasable infinitely for a relatively high price depending on the rank of each card.
  • Yusuke is the tallest member of the Phantom Thieves, standing at 5'11" (181 cm) tall.
  • When Yusuke fiddled with Futaba's Phoenix Rangers Neo Featherman figures, the poses of the figures are reminiscent to the Ginyu Force from the Dragon Ball series.
  • Yusuke doesn't like his mask.[2]
  • When opening a chest, Yusuke can wag his tail.[3]

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

  • Lord of Vermilion Re:3: Fox. Campaign collaboration.
  • Chain Chronicle: Fox, Warrior class. (Article in Chain Chronicle Wiki)
 
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Fox In Lord of Vermillion Re:3


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