Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Series

Year: 1996

Publisher: Atlus

Developer: Atlus

Creator: Kouji Odka and Kazuma Kaneko

Country: Japan

Genre: JRPG, role-playing, social simulation

Platform: Various

The Persona series is a spin-off of the popular Japanese franchise Megami Tensei. The series games are usually set in a high school and focus on a group of students. The protagonist is usually silent, and the gamestypically explore characters’ psyches and senses of self. According to reviewer Troy Zaher (2014), there has been quite a bit of LGBTQ representation throughout the series.

LGBTQ content 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.


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  2. Persona. (n.d.). Retrieved from
  3. Zaher, T. (2014, September 18). Portrayal of LGBT Characters in Persona. Geeks Out.