Persona 5 information has leaked from the upcoming issue of Famitsu magazine revealing the names of the three new protagonists featured in the recent PV04 trailer, along with the names of their personas.
Sakura Futaba [佐倉双葉] (Voice Actor: Aoi Yuki)
She has inhuman computing abilities, as a girl genius in programming capability. She is a first-year student in high school who has trouble communicating with others, however she becomes a shut-in after a certain incident. Her initial persona is Necronomicon.
Makoto Niijima [新島真] (Voice Actor: Rina Satō)
A third year who attends the same high school (Syujin High School) as the hero. She has a strong sense of responsibility and morals as a student council president, and she is a very serious honor student who doesn’t compromise. Her initial persona is Johanna.
Haru Okumura [奥村春] (Voice Actor: Haruka Tomatsu)
A third-year high school student of Syujin High School who is the daughter to the president of a large restaurant company. Elegant but naive, she tends to observe people. Haru also has good communication skills. Her initial persona is Milady.
Necronomicon (Sakrua Futaba’s persona)
Johanna (Makoto Niijima’s persona)
Milady (Haru Okumura’s persona)
Additionally, the following voice actors for the Velvet Room characters have been stated, including the replacement for Igor who was previously voiced by Isamu Tanonaka in Persona 3 and Persona 4 before he passed away in January 2010:
- Igor (Voice: Masane Tsukayama)
- Justine (Voice: Aki Toyosaki)
- Caroline (Voice: Aki Toyosaki)
The upcoming issue of Famitsu will have new screenshots and illustrations of the characters and their personas introduced in the newest trailer.
The feature will also include an exclusive interview with the creative producer Katsura Hashino that will address the following topics:
- The 3 new characters who are part of the main cast and their initial personas.
- Igor, Caroline and Justine of the Velvet Room.
- The “double life” theme of the game.
The May 26, 2016 edition of Famitsu—or issue #1432—will be releasing in Japan on May 12, 2016. Additionally, Dengeki PlayStation magazine Vol. 614 will also feature Persona 5 in a large, 12-page article with new information.
Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016, with a 2016 North American release date.