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Joker Tops PlayStation Japan Persona 5 Characters Popularity Poll

In 2021, Persona 5 turned five, and the Japanese PlayStation Twitter account honored the occasion with an informal popularity poll that asked people to vote for their favorite characters. After 48,139 votes, the results are in. The top three Persona 5 people who came out on top are, in order, Joker, Makoto Niijima, and Goro Akechi. Meanwhile, Ryuji Sakamoto was voted the least popular.

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Here’s the official tweet going over the Persona 5 characters popularity poll results. Included is an original image showing each person’s rank.

And here’s a list going over the exact rankings for the Persona 5 characters based on the Japanese poll results.

  1. Joker (Protagonist) with 9,824 votes
  2. Makoto with 7,606 votes
  3. Goro with 7,088 votes
  4. Futaba with 6,444 votes
  5. Yusuke with 5,078 votes
  6. Morgana with 4,002 votes
  7. Haru with 3,413 votes
  8. Ann with 2,708 votes
  9. Ryuji with 1,976 votes

Speaking of Joker, Atlus recently shared new art of the Persona 5 protagonist. In honor of the game’s fifth anniversary, Character Designer Shigenori Soejima drew him.

Persona 5 is available for the PS3 and PS4, while Persona 5 Royal is available for the PS4. If someone has PlayStation Plus and a PS5, they can access the JRPG for free via The PlayStation Plus Collection.


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