Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5

Yusuke Kitagawa is one of the main characters and party members of Persona 5. Throughout the game, he is socially unaware at some points regarding women and flirting, so many have read him to be gay or asexual. Adding onto readings that he may be interested in men, some have read him to be bisexual because of this scene in a Persona 5 spin-off, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, where he says that he has no “type” of woman because all women are his type.

There is also a scene (found here from 13:43 to 18:20) in Persona 5 where the player character goes with Yusuke to a lake often visited by couples and the two of them are mistaken for a gay couple.

LGBTQ References in this game series:

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999): Tatsuya SuouJun Kurosu

Persona 3 (2006): Unnamed Female Student; Unnamed Beautiful Lady

Persona 3 Portable (2007): Female ProtagonistAigisMitsuru Kirjo; Ryoji Mochizuki

Persona 4 (2008): Kanji TatsumiNaoto ShiroganeChie SatonakaYukiko Amagi; Yosuke Hanamura

Persona 5 (2016): Two Gay NPCs; Lala Escargot; Yusuke Kitagawa

See also QRM’s entry for this game series.

Citations:

  1. Burbeting. (2017, April 25). Taking a look at the LGBT representation in Persona 5 (Light Spoilers). Retrieved May 7, 2019, from https://www.neogaf.com/threads/taking-a-look-at-the-lgbt-representation-in-persona-5-light-spoilers.1364049/
  2. DismArchus. (2017, April 28). Persona 5: Yusuke Kitagawa (Emperor) Confidant Link 1-10. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT9GS4dkfoA
  3. DismArchus. (2019, April 28). Yusuke’s Type of Women | Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBdDTsbh8Dk
  4. Kouhii. (2017, April 04). Retrieved from https://kouhii.tumblr.com/post/159178952181/lot-of-people-seem-to-think-that-yusuke-is
  5. LagoonTheCursed. (2018, February 25). Is Yusuke homosexual? Persona 5. Retrieved from https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/835628-persona-5/76357064