PlayStation Japan Persona 5 Character Popularity Poll Results Released, Previous Popularity Poll Compilation

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Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Persona 5‘s original Japanese release, PlayStation Japan started a popularity poll on Twitter on September 15, 2021, featuring all of the members of the Phantom Thieves. The poll ended 24 hours later, and the results have now been posted.

There was a total of 48,139 votes cast. The process of the poll through Twitter was a divide into three separate polls, with three characters in each poll, so individual users could vote for up to three different characters separated into those sections.

The full results can be seen below:

  1. Protagonist (9,824 votes)
  2. Makoto Niijima (7,606 votes)
  3. Goro Akechi (7,088 votes)
  4. Futaba Sakura (6,444 votes)
  5. Yusuke Kitagawa (5,078 votes)
  6. Morgana (4,002 votes)
  7. Haru Okumura (3,413 votes)
  8. Ann Takamaki (2,708 votes)
  9. Ryuji Sakamoto (1,976 votes)

Previous Persona 5 Character Popularity Polls

Below is a list compiling the results from previously held Persona 5 character popularity polls. Compared to the results above, the previous polls also have similarly consistent results, however with certain exceptions depending on the audience polled.

Persona 5 Maniax User Handbook – August 2017 (1,800 respondents)

  1. Protagonist (691 votes)
  2. Makoto Niijima (346 votes)
  3. Yusuke Kitagawa (244 votes)
  4. Futaba Sakura (213 votes)
  5. Morgana (135 votes)
  6. Haru Okumura (117 votes)
  7. Ann Takamaki (70 votes)
  8. Ryuji Sakamoto (64 votes)

Comiket Plus Vol. 12 – July 2019 (391 respondents)

  1. Protagonist (Joker)
  2. Ryuji Sakamoto (Skull)
  3. Yusuke Kitagawa (Fox) [Tied for 2nd with Skull)
  4. Futaba Sakura (Oracle)
  5. Makoto Niijima (Queen)
  6. Haru Okumura (Noir)
  7. Ann Takamaki (Panther)
  8. Morgana (Mona)

Persona 5: Mementos Reports Vol. 2 – September 2019 (641 respondents in Japan, 1,897 overseas)

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)

Weekly Famitsu magazine issue #1644 – June 2020 (2,991 respondents)

This poll was about all of the characters in Persona 5 Strikers, so not on the original game.

  1. Zenkichi Hasegawa: 568 votes
  2. Sophia: 446 votes
  3. Protagonist: 400 votes
  4. Makoto Niijima: 303 votes
  5. Futaba Sakura: 197 votes
  6. Yusuke Kitagawa: 188 votes
  7. Haru Okumura: 136 votes
  8. Morgana: 83 votes
  9. Kuon Ichinose: 82 votes
  10. Ryuji Sakamoto: 69 votes