Yu Narukami

Yu Narukami
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Art from Persona 4
Japanese Name 鳴上 悠
Arcana The Fool / The World (After his Journey)
First Appearance Persona 4
Weapon Two-handed Swords
Initial Persona Izanagi
Advanced/Prime Persona None
Ultimate Persona Izanagi-no-Okami
Group Investigation Team
English Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch
Japanese Voice Actor Daisuke Namikawa
Date of Birth Unknown 1994

Yu Narukami is the nameable Protagonist of Persona 4. He was given his name officially in Persona 4 The Animation, and it was used in Persona 4 Arena and it's sequel.


[edit] Appearance

The Protagonist of the Persona 4 series is a fair skinned male with medium length gray hair resembling a bowl cut style. He is generally thin and quite tall, second only to Kanji Tatsumi in height.

His attire throughout most of the series is the traditional Yasogami High School Uniform (which displays his year number (II) along the collar of his shirt) coupled with a white button up. During his days off in the winter months, he wears a dark collared jacket, turtleneck, and black pants. On seldom occasions during the winter (mostly for events with friends) he wears a white coat over his school uniform. During the school camping trip and in gym class, he wears a conventional Yasogami High track jacket and matching wind pants.

In Persona 4 Golden, Yu has a variety of outfits to choose from while adventuring in the TV World. These can be accessed by progressing through various parts of the story and via purchase at Croco Fur in Okina City. During the Halloween event, he dresses up in a traditional vampire outfit. His New Years Day attire consists of a blue winter jacket, black gloves, and dark colored pants. His Cross-Dressing Pageant clothes don't stray far from his conventional outfit, as he wears a women's Yasogami High uniform accompanied with grey colored pigtails and black leggings.

[edit] Character and Personality

As the Silent Hero and Player Insert, Yu has few lines and a mostly blank personality. When prompted to make dialogue choices, there are usually serious and humorous options. Rise will frequently give opportunities to make Yu be 'cool and sexy', which she will generally respond to by being surprised you would talk like that and recommend against doing it. Several dialogue options along the story will just blatantly let you pick "....." as a response, both nodding to and taking a stab at the Silent Hero cliche. You are also on occasion given opportunities to be mean or rude, like putting a bug on Chie after being told she hates them.

A majority of his dialogue choices show his natural Leader side, and you can take the charge and initiative on various occasions throughout main story conversations. In Arena, this is the personality he seems to follow, with a touch of his humorous side. He appears as a calm and collected leader to his friends, and treats the members of the Shadow Operatives with suspicion at first, but is willing to listen and is understanding.

In The Animation, Yu picks a lot of the humorous options, and the show includes a lot of other events where this side of his personality is shown off, the Tatsumi Port Island trip being a major part.

[edit] Personae

Yu's Initial Persona, Izanagi, is granted to him by Izanami at the beginning of Persona 4. Due to his potential, Igor brought him to the Velvet Room even before this occured, warning him of what was to come.

Yu has the ability of the Wild Card, a characteristic of his Arcana being The Fool. Due to this, he has the ability to summon various different Personae of the various Arcana he comes into contact with through his Social Links. Along with the initial 22 Arcana, Yu can draw Personae from The Aeon and The Hunger due to his bonds with Marie and Tohru Adachi, respectively.

At the end of Persona 4, during the battle with Izanami, he reaches his full potential. Due to this, he completes his 'journey' and his Arcana changes from The Fool to The World. Yu has access to only a single Persona of The World Arcana, that being his Ultimate Persona, Izanagi-no-Okami.

Yu has no Advanced or Prime Persona.

[edit] List of Appearances

Main Games:

Side Games:

Other Media:


  • Lord of Vermillion Re:2 - Yu and Izanagi appear in the Arcade Card Game by SQUARE-ENIX, along with Aigis and Elizabeth. His card is classed 'Super Rare', and is categorized under 'Beast'. He uses the skill Ziodyne in battle.

[edit] Gallery

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Characters
Makoto Yuki Yukari Takeba Junpei Iori Akihiko Sanada Mitsuru Kirijo Fuuka Yamagishi Aigis Ken Amada Koromaru Shinjiro Aragaki
Yu Narukami Yosuke Hanamura Chie Satonaka Yukiko Amagi Kanji Tatsumi Rise Kujikawa Naoto Shirogane Teddie
Rei Zen Elizabeth Theodore Margaret Marie

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