Yosuke Hanamura in Persona 4

Yosuke Hanamura is one of the main characters and teammates of Persona 4. Players dug up unused English-dub and Japanese voice clips from the game’s disc to find what seems to be a confessional quote from Yosuke towards Yu, saying, “I like you” or “suki da” in Japanese. Fans have taken this to mean that Yosuke may have originally been a possible love interest for the player character, in addition to readings of his social link as intentionally being romantic in nature.

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.


  1. Bestofyosuke. (2014, May 20). Unused English-dubbed audio (Yosuke Magician Social Link). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ogh3mdPHsA