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OriginYosuke Hanamura was born in Tokyo, Japan and lived in the city for most of his life. His father works in management in the chain of stores throughout Tokyo called Junes. With the opening of the biggest store yet in Inaba, his father was transferred to the country side to oversee the store. Yosuke was roped in to helping out at the store and started at Yasogami High School when he first moved in. He became friends with Chie Satonaka, Yukiko Amagi, and Saki Konishi, referring to the latter as his senpai. Despite not being a part of the store being built, most people in town hate him since Junes took away business from the original shopping district in town. He becomes one of the first people to welcome Yu Nakumari when he moved to town.
Yosuke Hanamura 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.
Persona 4 PS2 (Jul 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.
His manga first appearance was in Persona 4 Volume 1 CH. 2 "Midnight Channel", and his first anime appearance was in Persona 4(episode yet to be announced). His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Showtaro Morikubo, and the U.S. dub has not been announced.
Yosuke, along with the rest of the Investigation Team members, appears briefly in Chapter 1 of the manga during the introduction pages for the series.
Character Evolution Age:16 (17)
Height: 175 cm (5'8")
Blood Type: A
Major Story Arcs
Powers and Abilities
PersonaYosuke belongs to the Magician Arcana and his first persona is Jiraiya, which later evolves into Susano-o when his Social Link is maxed out. He specializes in wind spells and minor healing spells as well.
Initial Persona: Jiraiya
Ultimate Persona: Susano-o
Weapons Yosuke uses duel short blades while in combat, ranging from simple daggers to kunais.
Other MediaYosuke Hanamura also appears in the Playstation 2 video game Persona 4 as the comic relief of the story. His Social Link explores how he still holds remorse for Saki as well as coming to grips with moving from the exciting city to the boring country. He is voiced by Showtaro Morikubo in the Japanese version and Yuri Lowenthal in the English version.