What is the Persona 3 protagonist's name?

What is the Persona 3 protagonist's name?
Images via Atlus | P-Studio

Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

25th Jan 2024 11:23

In anticipation of the P3 Reload remake, more are searching for the Persona 3 protagonist's name. Like with the name of the Persona 5 protagonist, the answer may vary, but there's only one canon name that's been confirmed. 

So, let's get into the name of the P3 protagonist.

What is the Persona 3 male protagonist's name?

The canon name of the P3's protagonist is Makoto Yuki. This has been confirmed by being the default name for the 2023 port of Persona 3 Portable and the four-part animated Persona 3 The Movie series, subtitled "No. 1, Spring of Birth", " No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream", "No. 3, Falling Down", and "No. 4, Winter of Rebirth". 

The Persona 3 protagonist, Makoto Yuki
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Although the male protagonist of P3 has had certain different names in other media, including Sakuya Shiomi in the Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade stage adaptation and Minato Arisato in the manga, Makoto Yuki stands as the canon name.

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Whether Makoto Yuki will be the canon name of the protagonist in Persona 3 Reload remains to be seen. However, since the remake is recapturing all of the content in the original game, it's likely P-Studio have stuck with the name that's already been established as canon.

What is the female protagonist's name in Persona 3 Portable?

The canon name of the female protagonist in Persona 3 is Kotone Shiomi - although she has only appeared in P3P and the aforementioned The Weird Masquerade stage play.

Makoto Yuki and Kotone Shiomi, the male and female Persona 3 Portable protagonists
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Since it's been confirmed the female protagonist won't be in Persona 3 Reload, we'll just have to stick with that for the foreseeable. 

Make sure to check out whether Persona 3 Reload will be on Xbox Game Pass or if the remake will be on Nintendo SwitchOtherwise, check out our Persona homepage for even more essentials right here at GGRecon.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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