Atlus USA and Deep Silver have released Persona 5 character introduction trailers for both Ann Takamaki and Ryuji Sakamoto which follow on from the previously released protagonist introduction trailer. They have also released video interview with both of their voice actors in Erika Harlacher and Max Mittelman. An interview video with protagonist voice actor Xander Mobus but be seen here.
Persona 5 is due to be released in both North America and Europe of 14 February 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Ann Takamaki is Persona 5’s Rose with Thorns!
Being the centre of school gossip is a quick way to make anyone feel like an outcast, and Persona 5’s Ann Takamaki gets the full brunt of that. Ann is a beautiful girl plagued by unjust rumours from her peers on a daily basis. But despite the Scarlett Letter treatment, Ann cares deeply about her friends…which is why she’s so eager to pick up the mask and join the Phantom Thieves. Well, that and also to spite the rumours about her and the “excessively friendly” gym teacher at Shujin Academy. And while the Phantom Thieves won’t be done with just one lecherous gym teacher, Ann winds up being the closest thing to the group’s moral compass. Plus, she’s just a total badass that you’d want watching your back in a fight.
Ryuji Sakamoto Will Always Have Your Back in Persona 5!
Shujin Academy is home to many high school delinquents, but the most notorious misfit would have to be Persona 5’s Ryuji Sakamoto. Ryuji was a promising track star who tragically suffered a career ending injury due to “overtraining” by the sadistic coach Kamoshida. With no future in the sport he loves and experiencing first-hand the evil of “shitty adults,” Ryuji becomes a social pariah who rebels against a society he perceives as corrupt.
Even though he’s the definition of a troublemaker, he has a kind heart and always puts the Phantom Thieves before himself. In short, Ryuji is a true friend that can always be counted on to have your back in a jam. Plus, having a tough guy with a skull mask in your crew is just awesome.