Volume 12 of Comiket Plus, released on July 23, 2019, features Persona 5. With different topics about the game such as a Q&A for guest artists and a quiz, it also included a reader poll to rank their favorite Phantom Thieves and Confidant characters. The results of this poll can be seen below.
Comic Market (or Comiket) is a large Japanese doujinshi (independent fan works) convention which takes place biannually (summer and winter). Comiket 96 took place from August 9 to August 12, 2019.
“Comiket Plus” is an official magazine prepared by the Comic market Preparation Committee designed to support the event and provide information to help people—typically new attendees—enjoy the event. Additionally, the magazine covers a variety of topics related to comics and otaku culture, which will also be of interest to experienced participants to Comiket.
Comiket Plus Vol. 12 Persona 5 Poll Results
There were 391 respondents to the poll.
- Female: 74%
- Male: 17%
- Didn’t want to say: 9%
Comiket Plus states how it is strange because the magazine has more male readers, but they suspect that it’s because there are a lot of appealing characters that make women want to vote more.
- Younger than 20: 8%
- 20s: 42%
- 30s: 34%
- 40s: 11%
- Didn’t want to say: 5%
Most of the respondents were in their twenties, followed by those in their thirties. The magazine states that, since Persona 1 was released 23 years ago, users from that time and users who started the series after the hit that was Persona 3 are divided.
- Protagonist (Joker)
- Ryuji Sakamoto (Skull)
- Yusuke Kitagawa (Fox) [Tied for 2nd with Skull)
- Futaba Sakura (Oracle)
- Makoto Niijima (Queen)
- Haru Okumura (Noir)
- Ann Takamaki (Panther)
- Morgana (Mona)
Reader comments were given for each character. For Joker, in first place, the comments include:
- He has many different personalities and charming appearances.
- There are a lot of different things, but the most important is that he wants to support and protect his friends in the Phantom Thieves.
- He’s cool and cute.
- I like his Phantom Thief costume.
- I like his character growth.
- Goro Akechi
- Sadayo Kawakami
- Sojiro Sakura
- Tae Takemi
- Munehisa Iwai
- Hifumi Togo
- Toranosuke Yoshida
- Sae Niijima
- Caroline & Justine
- Yuuki Mishima
- Shinya Oda
- Chihaya Mifune
- Ichiko Ohya
Reader comments were given for each character. For Akechi, in first place, the comments include:
- He has Joker’s power, he represents an existence of light and dark, and he is a rival character.
- He’s a villain who can’t be forgiven, but the Phantom Thieves have also committed sins, so it makes it difficult to condemn him easily.
- He is a very human character due to his unreasonableness (I want to date Akechi in his Confidant).
Persona Cosplay Gallery
A gallery of notable Persona series cosplays displayed in Comiket Plus.
The magazine includes special Persona 5 illustrations from Japanese artists.
Persona 5 Special Feature Content
The complete list of Persona content featured in the magazine:
- History of the Persona series up to now.
- An overview of the Persona 5 world with 14 keywords.
- The characters of the Persona 5 world.
- Popularity polls divided between the Phantom Thieves and the Confidants.
- A Persona cosplay gallery.
- Recommended Persona fan groups.
- Persona 5 Q&A
- Special illustrations:
- CHANxCO / Kuroi Susumu / Hizuki Akira / Ayattuji
- “What is Persona 5‘s charm?” manga report by Bonkara (sokusekimaou)
- Persona 5 quiz.
- An announcement of lower ranking popularity polls.
- What the readers think makes Persona‘s charm.
Other Persona 5 character popularity polls include: