If there’s one thing Persona 5 has (besides its enthralling story), it’s enigmatic characters that beg you to learn more about them, the mystique and aura that surrounds them is infectious, and this is thanks to the fantastic design behind these heroes, one of which is Yusuke, a high school student with an immense passion for art.
Of course, there’s a bit more to him than that, which is why in our Persona 5 Yusuke guide, we take a deep dive into his psyche, so we can tell you what this character is all about, how he fares in combat, who his voice actors are, and more. One look at this guy, and you can tell he’s a fantastic husbando, but alas, romance isn’t on the cards for Joker and Yusuke.
Speaking of the leading man, if you want to know more about Persona 5’s Joker, check out our guide. We also take a look at other members of the cast with our Persona 5 Morgana, Persona 5 Ann, Persona 5 Makoto, and Persona 5 Futaba content. Or, to learn more about other people from this JRPG universe, check out our Persona 5 characters list.
Anyway, here’s all you need to know about Persona 5’s Yusuke.
Who is Persona 5’s Yusuke?
Yusuke Kitagawa is a student at Kosei High School, where he has a focus on the arts. He’s not a founding member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, but he soon joins the ragtag group after he discovers the unfortunate truth of his upbringing. You see, the famous painter Ichiryusai Madarame raised Yusuke as the poor boy’s mother died when he was three. For the longest time, he believed that Madarame did all he could for him, especially as his guardian became his art tutor.
Unfortunately, Madarame has an ulterior motive for his involvement in Yusuke’s upbringing, and that’s to exhibit his artwork with the young man’s name. Not only that, but the man is incredibly abusive and neglectful. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts give Yusuke the chance to pave his own way, and in essence, take his life back.
Persona 5 Yusuke’s personality
It goes without saying that art encompasses who Yusuke is, though this makes him a very perceptive individual, albeit quite eccentric, if you ask us, his quirks add to his unique charm. Furthermore, Yusuke is one of the more level-headed members of the team, and never succumbs to fear or nerves, mainly because he doesn’t see the point, and we have to respect that.
However, by nature, he’s quite a stern individual, which makes him appear somewhat cold and aloof should people display behaviours he disapproves of, which happens quite frequently, if we’re honest.
What are Persona 5 Yusuke’s skills?
Besides his fabulous artistic capabilities, Yusuke favours katanas and assault rifles when it comes to combat, feels safe to say he likes the bigger things in life, but equally, it might just be because katanas are cool, and assault rifles get the job done.
Who is Persona 5 Yusuke’s voice actor?
Tomokazu Sugita takes on the role in the Japanese variation, while Matthew Mercer portrays Yusuke in the English version. Furthermore, both men reprise their roles in the Persona 5 anime.
There you have it, everything you need to know about Persona 5’s Yusuke. To stay up to date with the latest Persona 5 Switch release date details, check out our guide. We also have a list of the best anime games, if you’re after something to play right now.