Creator: Kouji Odka and Kazuma Kaneko
Genre: JRPG, role-playing, social simulation
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 Suou; Jun Kurosu
Persona 3 (2006): Unnamed Female Student; Unnamed Beautiful Lady
Persona 3 Portable (2007): Female Protagonist; Aigis; Mitsuru Kirjo; Ryoji Mochizuki
Persona 4 (2008): Kanji Tatsumi; Naoto Shirogane; Chie Satonaka; Yukiko Amagi; Yosuke Hanamura
Persona 5 (2016): Two Gay NPCs; Lala Escargot; Yusuke Kitagawa
See also QRM’s entry for this game.
- Megami Tensei. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megami_Tensei
- Persona. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_(series)
- Zaher, T. (2014, September 18). Portrayal of LGBT Characters in Persona. Geeks Out. http://geeksout.org/blogs/troy-zaher/portrayal-lgbt-characters-persona