Izanagi is of Fools Arcana and the Persona of the main protagonist.
When Yu Narukami moves to Inaba, he begins to hear strange voices in his head. This unbeknownst to him comes from a fateful encounter he had after entering the town when he had his inner Persona unlocked. Once Yu is sucked into the Midnight Channel, he and Yosuke and Teddy attempt to find where their fellow classmate Saki Konishi was murdered. Once they find the site they are attacked by a pair of shadows, ready to strike out and kill the team. Suddenly the voices come back and Yu sees a card appear before him, he calls out to his Persona and Izanagi is born, coming forth to slay the creatures and serve as Yu's guardian and weapon in combat.
Izanagi is a main character from the Shin Megami Tensei series of games and specifically the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 video game for the Playstation 2. It's the sixth game of the franchise and was developed as a murder mystery RPG with deep social aspects. It was developed by ATLUS in Japan, directed by Katsuro Hashino, and character design by Shigenori Soejima. It was released in Japan in July 10, 2008, and in the U.S. on December 9, 2008.
The series was later adapted into a manga written and illustrated by Shuji Sogabe, and began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Black Maoh magazine on September 19, 2008. The anime adaption began in October of 2011 and is directed by Seiji Kishi.
Izanagi like all the other Personas in the Persona series, come from mythology. Izanagi, in Japanese Mythology, was one of the first two gods, alongside his wife Izanami and the two of them were tasked with creating the islands of Japan. When Izanami gave birth to their child, the god of fire Kagutsuchi, she was burned to death in the process. Izanagi was enraged by his son and killed him, however he never got over the loss of his wife. He heard that there was a way to bring her back from death, to venture into the underworld of Yomi and take her with him. However when he arrived he shined a light on her and saw that her body was rotten and maggot infested, so he ran away in fear. He sealed her in the underworld, but before he did she swore a curse, that she would take the lives of one thousand people every day that she was in there.
In Persona, the Persona's represent the inner minds of those who summon them, including in the way they are designed. Since Souji is the leader of his team, Izanagi was designed with a "bancho" or Japanese delinquent leader look to him. He holds a large bandaged sword that is meant to be designed after the legendary Ameno-nuboko polearm.
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