Persona 5 Survey Results for Favorite Characters & Scenes, Japan and Overseas Opinion Comparison via Persona 5: Mementos Reports Vol. 2

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The second volume of the Persona 5: Mementos Reports series of fanbooks was released in Japan on September 27, 2019. It includes Persona 5 related content like fan surveys, comparisons between the English and Japanese versions of the game, and polls.

This post focuses on the survey results in the book, where fans voted for their favorite scenes and characters in Persona 5, along with statistics about how they played the game.

The section for memorable scenes strictly covers May 5 to July 9 in-game (comprising Mardarame’s Palace and Kaneshiro’s Palace).

Translation by @Shini-tan.

Respondent Statistics

# of respondents:

  • Japan: 641
  • Overseas*: 1897

*Refers to users who played the English localized version of Persona 5 (North America, etc.)

Respondent Genders

Japan:

  • Female – 76%
  • Male – 24%

Overseas:

  • Female – 24%
  • Male – 74%
  • Other – 2%

Respondent Ages

Japan:

  • 19 and under – 24%
  • 20-29 – 58%
  • 30-39 – 16%
  • 40 and above – 2%

Overseas:

  • 19 and under – 38%
  • 20-29 – 51%
  • 30-39 – 9%
  • 40 and above – 2%

Top-Voted Memorable Scenes

*Covers 5/5 to 7/9 in-game (Madarame Palace and Kaneshiro Palace)

  1. Yusuke’s persona awakening (406 points)
  2. Makoto’s persona awakening (334 points)
  3. Yusuke’s welcoming party (323 points)
  4. Ann and Makoto’s reconciliation (273 points)
  5. Makoto murmuring to herself at home after joining the Phantom Thieves and finding the place where she belongs (186 points)
  6. Madarame’s press conference after his change of heart (164 points)
  7. Akechi’s appearance after Morgana’s mention of “pancakes” (94 points)
  8. Bath time with the boys (92 points)
  9. Ann talking to Yusuke while wearing a ton of clothes (66 points)
  10. Makoto getting kidnapped by Kaneshiro’s men (38 points)

Other mentions: Ryuji getting accosted in Shinjuku, Yusuke’s heart-to-heart with Sojiro the morning after staying the night at Leblanc, the protagonist telling Kawakami “I’m a dad.”

Playstyle Survey

Total Play Time

Japan:

  • Under 50 hours – 3%
  • 51-100 hours – 15%
  • 101-150 hours – 27%
  • 151-200 hours – 25%
  • 200+ hours – 30%

Overseas:

  • Under 50 hours – 3%
  • 51-100 hours – 17%
  • 101-150 hours – 34%
  • 151-200 hours – 17%
  • 200+ hours – 29%

Number of Times Cleared

Japan:

  • 1 (or not cleared) – 16%
  • 2 – 46%
  • 3 – 21%
  • 4 or more – 17%

Overseas:

  • 1 (or not cleared) – 28%
  • 2 – 41%
  • 3 – 17%
  • 4 or more – 14%

The Difficulty that Suits You

Japan:

  • Safety – 6%
  • Easy – 16%
  • Normal – 58%
  • Hard – 17%
  • Challenge (Merciless) – 3%

Overseas:

  • Safety – 5%
  • Easy – 7%
  • Normal – 55%
  • Hard – 25%
  • Merciless – 8%

Did you max all confidants on the first playthrough?

Japan:

  • Yes – 14%
  • No – 80%
  • Working on it – 6%

Overseas:

  • Yes – 15%
  • No – 74%
  • Working on it – 11%

How many confidants were you in a romantic relationship with at the end?

Japan:

  • 0 – 12%
  • 1 – 39%
  • 2 – 2%
  • 3 – 5%
  • 4 – 3%
  • 5 – 2%
  • 6 – 1%
  • 7 – 3%
  • 8 – 3%
  • 9 – 30%

Overseas:

  • 0 – 7%
  • 1 – 69%
  • 2 – 6%
  • 3 – 4%
  • 4 – 2%
  • 5 – 2%
  • 6 – 1%
  • 7 – 1%
  • 8 – 1%
  • 9 – 7%

Image from Persona 5: Mementos Reports Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Kamoto.

Character Popularity Poll

Who was your favorite main character?

Japan:

  1. Protagonist (148 pt)
  2. Yusuke Kitagawa (131 pt)
  3. Futaba Sakura (105 pt)
  4. Ryuji Sakamoto (83 pt)
  5. Makoto Niijima (55 pt)
  6. Goro Akechi (41 pt)
  7. Morgana (37 pt)
  8. Ann Takamaki (29 pt)
  9. Haru Okumura (12 pt)

Overseas:

  1. Makoto Niijima (458 pt)
  2. Protagonist (381 pt)
  3. Futaba Sakura (242 pt)
  4. Yusuke Kitagawa (195 pt)
  5. Goro Akechi (192 pt)
  6. Ryuji Sakamoto (177 pt)
  7. Haru Okumura (119 pt)
  8. Ann Takamaki (94 pt)
  9. Morgana (39 pt)

Who was your favorite confidant?

Japan:

  1. Sojiro Sakura (149 pt)
  2. Tae Takemi (109 pt)
  3. Toranosuke Yoshida (88 pt)
  4. Sadayo Kawakami (53 pt)
  5. Yuuki Mishima (47 pt)
  6. Sae Niijima (46 pt)
  7. Shinya Oda (43 pt)
  8. Caroline & Justine (38 pt)
  9. Munehisa Iwai (32 pt)
  10. Hifumi Togo (17 pt)
  11. Chihaya Mifune (9 pt)
  12. Igor (6 pt)
  13. Ichiko Ohya (4 pt)

Overseas:

  1. Sadayo Kawakami (387 pt)
  2. Sojiro Sakura (376 pt)
  3. Tae Takemi (241 pt)
  4. Hifumi Togo (239 pt)
  5. Toranosuke Yoshida (133 pt)
  6. Caroline & Justine (107 pt)
  7. Munehisa Iwai (102 pt)
  8. Yuuki Mishima (96 pt)
  9. Sae Niijima (86 pt)
  10. Igor (46 pt)
  11. Shinya Oda (33 pt)
  12. Chihaya Mifune (29 pt)
  13. Ichiko Ohya (22 pt)

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A translated report of the first volume of Persona 5: Mementos Reports, which revolves around the Kamoshida Palace arc (from the beginning of the game to May 5), can be found here. The post for the translated developer Q&A from this second volume can be found here.

The first volume for “Persona 5: Mementos Reports” was released on March 5, 2019. An English release of these fan books is being considered.