Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Gets English Trailers For Junpei, Yukari And Rise

By Ishaan . July 23, 2014 . 1:00pm

Atlus USA have released English-language trailers for three of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s new characters—Junpei, Yukari and Rise. You can view all three trailers below.





Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available in North America this Fall. The North American release will be region free, so Europeans should be able to import the game.

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  • Tetris

    So hype, so hype! I really love Junpei’s. “Every day’s great at mmm mmm mmm.”

    • Tyler Beale

      Every day’s great at your Junes!

  • MrJechgo

    1) It’s about time!
    2) Junpei’s trailer thumbnail is… odd XD Take out the apostrophy, you’ll understand
    3) Well, we have Edward Elric in P4AU XDD

    • Tetris

      Junpei: Adachi in disguise.

    • That’s because Junpei and Edward Elric are voiced by the same guy.

      • MrJechgo

        I’m aware of that… but the similarity is still pretty obvious. Some other actors can make their characters sound slightly different from one another, but Junpei and Ed are just strikingly the same.

        And before you go there, yes, I know that Yu and Adachi are voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch, just like Yosuke and Makoto are voiced by Yuri Lowenthal… but for Johnny at least, they don’t sound exactly the same, as Yu sounds a little lower and Adachi sounds higher.

        • I’m actually glad they sound the same because it confirms that it’s still the same guy. I was afraid that both Junpei and Yukari were voiced by different VA’s because it’s been so long since I played P3 that they sound different to me, but they still sound like their respective VA’s.

          • Cazar

            I kind of wish he had matured into his role a bit though. He still sounds like teenage Junpei.

          • MrJechgo

            Surprisingly enough, all except Fuuka are voiced that the same actors as P3. Yes, even Ken’s actress returns to voice him again.

            Too bad they didn’t have the same luck with the P4 actors :(

          • Max465

            To be fair I think only Teddie and Chie are different

      • Vic’s also Kou Ichijo in Persona 4 anime dub.

  • Klaus00

    wait who is the other person at the end of Junpei’s trailer? I can’t recognize him

    • Cazar

      Alternate Junpei color.

      • Klaus00

        oh , yeah without the hat I wasn’t sure it was him xD

        • Cazar

          At first glance I was confused as well.

    • Maurice

      It’s kinda hard to tell, but I think it’s either Minazuki Sho or another color variant for Junpei without his cap? I’m kinda thinking it could be Kanji, but he uses a chair.

      • Cazar

        It’s Junpei. His hat is in his right hand and his bat in his left. They did the same thing with Yukari’s trailer; shadow self facing alternate color self at the end.

        • Maurice

          Ah, now I see! Thanks :D

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Rise: Spends the first half of her trailer worrying about her friends. And the second half beating them up

  • Black Heaven

    If Rise got in, why not Fuuka?

    Aaand… does anyone know why Yukari’s a pink ranger of some Super Sentai?

    • Tetris

      She became a model/actress. She was in the middle of filming when she’s picked up for Ultimax.

      • Black Heaven

        Okay, that makes sense. :)

    • ThatGuy3190_7

      Fuuka doesn’t even seem like the fighting type nor does she have an aggressive personality.

      • Black Heaven

        That’s what I thought of Rise too. Rise’s only a support, and has a cheerful personality, not exactly aggressive. Yet she managed to get to be playable with an idol-ish moveset.

        Oh well, here’s to hoping for Fuuka. Or maybe she’ll get the secret DLC character treatment.

        • ThatGuy3190_7

          Rise is aggressive at almost everything she does, especially at hitting on Narukami and her dislike for Marie. Fuuka…just kinda curl up in a ball and provide support. That’s not to say that I don’t like Fuuka. I actually do, and I dislike Rise…a lot. Haha. I just don’t think Fuuka is the fighting type and I’d hate to see her get hurt.

          • Black Heaven

            Aha, you don’t want her playable so she wouldn’t get hurt! :P

            Never underestimate wallflowers, part of their charm is being silent and sweet. She may possess hidden badassery yet to be shown. (So much wishful thinking I know…)

          • thrak

            Who knows, Fuuka may be a strong mage. No one said she will use physical skills. What if she uses megidolaon and then predicts your next move to block the attack completely?!!!..Haha, joking.

        • Charles Parker

          Rise took a much more active role in the Golden. Healing and buffing and stuff. The higher your social link with her the more she could do for the party. Some stuff she basically projected some sort of pink hologram of herself into the fight.

        • Cazar

          >Yet she managed to get to be playable with an idol-ish moveset.

          That’s just the thing though, she actually has something to contribute to a moveset. Fuuka doesn’t really have anything like that. And there are plenty of other reasons for why Rise would take precedence as a roster addition such as, the fact that Fuuka was described as being physically weak in P3, Rise being more popular and being a P4 character which would obviously take precedence over P3 characters given the game’s title.

          Both would be fine too, but Rise makes a lot more sense if they’re only going to turn one of them into a fighter.

          • Richard N

            I can see Fuuka movelist being similar to Pyrrha from SCV; super apologetic with every swing and accidently hurting her opponent whenever she grabs them by landing on them with her butt.

            But seriously the only reason why Rise got in and not Fuuka is simply popularity. And that’s it.

          • Black Heaven

            Don’t forget, Fuuka’s cooking kills! :)
            Although, if she might be getting a joke moveset then it might be better she stays non-playable. :(

            But yeah, I agree on Rise’s popularity being the only factor (she’s an idol after all)

          • Teh_Akod

            I guess this goes without saying but don’t forget that this is good advertisement for Persona 4 Dancing All Night.

          • Max465

            And by popularity you mean the fact that the game’s title is Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

            Keyword Four


            Popularity certainly had a hand in it sure, but if that were the only reason a character got in than Rise probably would have made the cut long before Yukari.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Why not Zoidberg? We can do this all day

      • Black Heaven

        Not sure if trolling… :(

        It was just wishful thinking… Fuuka’s the only remaining character (alive) not being playable in the Persona 3 roster.

    • Pdugna

      Rise’s Shadow which is her Persona basically decimates the IT when they face it. Also in golden she adds to much with buffs and debuffs and can save you from one hit kills etc She even does extra dmg in All out Attacks. So overall Himiko getting a attack mode makes alot more sense then Juno ever getting one.

    • Mr_SP

      As for Yukari, she got a job as part of the Featherman TV show after graduating. Which is a sentai team, of course. Not sure about how prestigious it is, but it’s only a one year gig, so it’s not exactly a career.

  • NeptuniasBeard
  • Steven Higgins

    Looks like the Malevolent Entity is still pulling that auditory manipulation thing, making is seem like their friends are being jerks.

  • $61526767

    “WHAM!”, ” Who’s da man?!”

    Yeaaa *puts on baseball cap*.. its glorious to hear Stupei’s voice again.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Man both Yukari and Junpei are looking badass. And Rise just looks outta place.

  • Rawindra

    That’s Rise’s theme?

    • $61526767

      Yes it is. Heard it from the stream while EVO was going on. There were a lot of good music in P4U.

  • Neppygear

    delicious laura bailey

  • Shade DMessiah

    “You’re so outclassed” *Badass music.
    Damn, Junpei.

  • Samuel

    Junpei’s awesome as always. But I just can’t stand that neck.

  • Espoir

    Did they change Rise’s VA? Is it not Laura Bailey anymore?

    • Dylan Neill

      That’s definitely still Laura Bailey.

      • Espoir

        My mistake, I wasn’t wearing my earphones and my speakers are kind of distorted ^^

  • KanjiLikesBoys

    Junpei reminds me of Uncle Bumi from Korra…

  • Morningstar

    So if Rise fighting on the frontlines, who gonna be the announcer?

    Betting on Teddie (for irony), Fuuka (Because Mitsuru adds precedent) or the current villain (because of a different precedent)

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