Fuuka Is In Persona 4: Arena, Too, But Not As A Fighter

By Ishaan . July 17, 2012 . 8:53pm

This week’s Famitsu magazine confirms an appearance by another Persona 3 character in Persona 4: Arena—Fuuka Yamagishi will show up in the game as an announcer, or as the magazine refers to her, a “voice navi”. Famitsu say that Fuuka’s a university student now.


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  • Niermyico

    *jaw drops* She is so pretty~!! :O

  • FitzpatrickPhillips


    She was my favorite girl from both Persona 3 and 4. I hope she’s in Arena a lot. So good seeing her again.

  • Muffum

    I was just scrolling through this article really quickly, rather apathetic since the news had been leaked via a screenshot a while ago. Then I saw that picture of the older Fuuka.

    Needless to say, all apathy died then and there.

  • Xapth

    Poor Rise and Fuuka, I’m sure they want in on the butt kicking action too…

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Well at least neither of them drew blood in the games, so they can handle it.

    • MrKappa

      I totally read this wrong… my mind is in the gutter.

  • Lisa Fraulein

    I love her hair! and…

    Who else? Who else gonna show up!? 

  • WyattEpp

    Still voiced by Mamiko, I hope? Because you know that’s the most important part!

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Mamiko Noto as Fuuka and Maaya as Aigis are the reasons to this day I want to smack someone for no dual audio. And that’s with Rie, Yui Horie, Ami Koshimizu and Kappei involved in the JP audio.

      If I’m picking one VA to voice mai waifu its flip a coin between Noto, Ayako Kawashima and Sakamoto.

      Now someone please finally bring Haruka’s Secret stateside. Dammit NISA you need to pull the trigger on both seasons and the new OAV!

      • You are going to have a hard time with Sakamoto since she is already married to Suzumura. lol. but good luck :)


  • Go2hell66

    still waiting on yukari and p3 mc, but mostly yukari

    • P3 mc is dead lol

      • Go2hell66

        yea i know he’s dead but a cameo couldn’t hurt, sucks having p4 mc without the p3 mc, would make an awesome fight

        also spoilers dude :D

        • Kevadu

           You realize the story be for this game is actually considered canon, right?  You can’t just have random mash-ups.

          • Go2hell66

            then they can just resurrect him jesus style :/

          • No…
            If Minato is resurrected…
            Yuu will lose all his harem member…

      • Darkrise

        Correction, he’s a living seal. =P

        • Testsubject909

          If you’re going to apply that.

          Undead seal.

      • neocatzon

        then he return as DLC boss.. (pray hard)

      • RedShadoww

        Aaw..ive been spoiled v_v

  • DongT

    she looks sooo much better

  • AHAHAHAHAH~! Slowly… the sacrifices are working! I must sacrifice more to see Bishounen Ken, Bropei, Yukari and more!

  • My God… she looks way cuter now… I CAN’T WAIT.

    I hope the next ones are Junpei and Yukari… Junpei as a fighter please!

  • d19xx

    “voice navi” 

    Fuuka: Hey Listen!!!!! 

  • She is even cuter than before, how’s that possible!?

  •  And just like that I’m pre-ordering this.

  • Triplicity

    Game sure is shaping up to have a lot of selectable navigators… Fuuka, Rise, Mitsuru, Teddie, Yosuke, Aigis, and Nanako? So how many of them are going to be DLC

    • MrKappa

      The real question is how much are they all gonna cost. I was sure the price was already revealed though and I remember it being as overpriced as BB’s announcer voices are.

      • Triplicity

        I am not familiar with that cost. Can’t have been more than 5 USD… right? I mean, not that 5 isn’t already heavily pushing it…

  • Darkrise

    Pretty! I hope we also get to see Junpei too! And Ken…

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Hey! If three years after P4, Ken should no longer be a shota! It’s the P3 hero I want to see as a DLC boss or playable.

  • Shadowman

    *gasp* She gorgeous. Take all of my money.

  • Herok♞

    I was just thinking about how I would buy her if she was dlc to replace Rise announcing since she is one of my favorite P3 characters. 

  • Hinataharem

    I like the new look Fuuka!

  • Yay, new look :3
    But well, im pretty worried about the price, considering the fact that BBCSEX prices was 6$ per voice. But in P4 theres not just “Rebel one”, “Select your character”, ect., but also ingame comments, so it may be even more expencive.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    D*mn that is one sweet looking girl.

  • Oh my goodness, she looks so beautiful with long hair! Man, now I REALLY want to see Junpei and Ken.

  • TheFoolArcana


  • Testsubject909

    She looks way better with long hair.

    Now… the question is, is she still doing what she used to do?…

    *sneaks in a song*

  • XypherCode

    Cuter than she used to be :D
    btw where’s the FB share button? removed?

  • Cephrien

    FUUKAAAA~ <3

  • Alphabet Soup

    Just glad she’s in it.  The more P3 mixed in, the better.  Now all we need is the Ace Defective…

  • Code

    I prefer short hair Fuuka but it’s great to see her back uwu; It’d be great to see some more P3 cameos >w>~! *crosses fingers for Junpei* >A<;

  • Niyari

    nice, she looks cute with a pigtail. hopefully the announcers are also able to be language swapped. Mamiko Noto >>>>

  • Yay, Fuuka! Now about Yukari, Junpei, Ken, Kuro…. DLC?

    • XypherCode

      If so many P3 characters join in then the game should have been P3 X P4: Arena :))

      •  P4 Arena: Championship Edition.

      • I have a feeling that will happen eventually.

        • XypherCode

          I actually want it to happen XD

  • canarinta


  • Elemiel

    Father Time has been ever so kind to her.

  • ..Not as a fighter.

    But DLC?

    Lol, joking, yeah, seems fan assumptions about her in Arena as well is true. Likely Shadow Worker’s Navi.

  • Dear, Fuuka, how you do scrub up nicely. Quite a good choice for an alternative announcer.

    •  Rise vs. Fuuka; If the two cannot compete with each other physically, then it all comes down to color commentary; We can wonder if there’s a DLC commentator voice with the two both doing the job akin to WWE ringside commentary.

      • Both of your ideas are great! Rise vs. Fuuka would be lulz and the ringside commentary would be awesome!

  • XiaomuArisu

    The p3 mc is a beauty maker.
    Every time he dates a girl she gets prettier.

  • Nitraion

    Hmm i wonder yukari , junpei and ken make cameo too…:3

  • hnghhhh. She’s so cute now, I mean she was before but now she’s hnghh. I bet Yukari and even Junpei are gonna be hot as hell now.

    • You mean Junpei w/h a hot beard?? Or Yuka-tan w/h a hotter outfit and shorter skirts??? *insert appropriate emoticon*

      •  Dunno, I imagine Junpei resembling Shaggy if he grows his hair out and keep that stubble.

  • Razentsu

    Hah, Fuuka made it! I feel she’s such an underrated character.

    And uhh… wow. She’s become even cuter.

  • Enigma_XIV

    So, the police officer and Fuuka (Who is pretty adorable for a 19 year old) get to be in P4A….UNFAIR!!! I better see some Cameos of Junpei, Yukari, Ken, and Koromaru even if they aren’t fighters.

  • Chatter combat bet. Rise and Fuuka. I want this.

    And boy, look wht giving those shy girl SLink confidence does to them……

    •  Color commentary at its best.

  • Wow this is great news! I hope Yukari makes it in as well. Fuuka is even more cute and beautiful than ever before! =^_^=

  • vileBrenman

    Nice pony tail Fuka. Now all we need is Junpei with his full on beard and baseball cap. maybe an older ken i bet he still wears shorts. and maybe yukari with some blue hair because she dyed it in memory of he protag. that i would like to see. Korumaru is probably a old dog with brittle bones know so he probably won’t show up

    • Brimfyre

      Junpei is the one guy that needs a voice recast.

      • ??? You’re kidding, right?

        • Brimfyre

          No I’m not.  I get sick of Vic Mignogna Loony Toons voice.  What teenage boy has ever sounded like Junpei?

          • I know plenty, actually. Junpei epitomizes the average high schooler; a guy worried about girls and having a good time, tending to slack off in school. His voice, in my opinion, adds to that effect. But, we all have opinions.

  • vileBrenman

    I’m a little confused on how out of all the girls the protag bangs none of them get pregnant. like seriously he had to f up on protection one time.

    • Zoozbuh

      ….Dafuq? o__O

  • If Atlus does not recast her voice actress for the English version this is literally a dealbreaker.

    • Mike Pureka

       … “dealbreaker” that an optional announcer has a voice you might not like?  Really?

    • Alright, don’t get it. See if I care while I play it.

    • Dude, according to SGCafe (was it Famitsu) or another source, she’ll be a DLC. How would that be a deal breaker? You have the choice of getting her or not :|

    • Dearest Mother: Today I learned that people on the Internet take everything super seriously. Especially video games! I made a joke about a video game, and they were all like, “SCREW YOU MAN, YOU CAN’T SAY THAT”. It was strange!

      • M’iau M’iaut

        In English she was a bit on the ear-raping side of life. When in Japanese we would have heard Nogizaka Haruka — who isn’t. :P

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Yukari HNGHHHHHH!!!!^^

    Is it wrong here for me to love P3 character more even though the game is titled P4Arena here lol.^^

    • LightZero

      No because I prefer the P3 cast over P4. Then again prefer both P2s over P3 and P4. So carry on. 

    • Setsuryuu

      Let’s keep voicing how much we like Persona 3 and maybe one day they will make a “Persona 3: Arena – The Return of The Main Character!” (why not? even if only as a Madoka-god-like entity or whatever xP).

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Lol even though i really love P3 here, i would rather they do P5 already lol.^^ All this spin-off is kinda overload here.^^

      • Detrimont

        i think that should be what 5 is, where all the persona users ever, come together to save the one that saved the world from ultimate destruction, and elizabeth should be the protagonist

        • Setsuryuu

          @theworldofnoboundries:disqus P5 would be great indeed! xP

          I remember that, regarding to a P5, my only wish was a college/university setting instead of a highschool one following that “college-sim” at day and “dungeon crawling” at night style, just because I’m curious to see how what else would happen with just that apparently simple sort of change.

          And I guess that would go along pretty well with Ethan’s idea too! Most chars of P3 now are at university during P4A after all. They could make that work somehow even while putting Elizabeth as a main too (or at least in the “main group”)… haha, yes yes all that sounds very nice! I guess while no Persona 5 is not out yet we can dream. xD

  • Brimfyre

    I always thought she would look cuter with longer hair.

  • akeboshi

    She will always be my announcer.

  • Now there is one voice actress I am praying they replace.

    • We can only hope?

    • miju

      I actually like all the English voices for P3 and P4 that they have in P4Arena…

      But now that Fuuka’s here, if her voice actress reprises the role, thank GOODNESS for the dual-audio.

  • Wow, looks great :)

  • AoNoise

    “Her power is unbelievable! Who is she!?”

  • D H

    Wait. What. They just left her out the opening cinematic? That makes me suspect she might be DLC.

    • raymk

      I don’t know why should would be when she can’t even fight.  If they didn’t make rise be able to fight then fuuka chances are lower. 

  •  Actually… now that I think about it… I want Tatsuya as a fighter too… DLC I don’t care, just put him there.

  • Sal
  • kool_cid414

    One of my favorite characters from p3. I don’t understand the hate on her voice I always liked her voice.

    • Her voice was almost universally laughed at, whether people liked her voice or not, usually due to how over-the-top and awkward she sounds in a battle. She was decent in cutscenes, but even I cringed a bit to her lines in battle. At least they make a good laugh when in front of Persona fans. lol

      • kool_cid414

         I had no problem with it but that was just me I guess. They have a right to their opinion I just don’t understand nor agree.

      • I’m having that reaction to the in-combat JPN Rise voice right now playing Golden (never played P4 on PS2 originally).  She just grates on me.

        By comparison I actually liked Fuka, she was kind of supposed to be awkward. Rise’s seiyuu sucks at “being cutsy” during combat messages.  I want Kuma back.

        •  Well, you’re lucky with Laura Baily on board.

        • Zoozbuh

          English Rise was awesome at being cutesy.. Laura Bailey <3 xD

    • Like, I know right???

      You got ppl who complain abt Jp voices, then you got ppl who complain abt dub……. They sounds fine for me IMO.

    • i liked her voice. HATED her hair…lol.

  • cj_iwakura

    Imagine if P5’s cast all look this good.

  • Maia Kasoya

     Well, I like Fuuka too… But I just wanna see Junpei in the game.
    Yeah, I really want him in the game.


    i squealed when i saw that picture…

  • Göran Isacson

    … That is too adorable for words. I may in fact be afflicted with “moe” feelings right now.

  • Historiata


  • *gasp* the enemy!

  • deathman00789

    She looks better now.

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