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Persona 5 Voice Actors

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Persona 5 Voice Actors



Save the world from the oncoming ruin by stealing the hearts of the wicked and corrupt. Join the Phantom Thieves and pull off heists in the world of hearts, the Metaverse, to help bring proper justice to the world.

In one world, serve your time as a normal school student and build bonds with your companions; in the other, fight through shadows and take on all sorts of enemies to steal distorted treasures from cognitive palaces created from some strange force that threatens the world.



1. Protagonist (Xander Mobus)

Xander Mobus
Name:
Xander Mobus
Gender:
Male
Year of Birth:
1992
Follow:
@XanderMobusVO
Protagonist
Codename:
Joker
Persona:
Arsène
Arcana:
Fool
Traits:
Heroic

Bound by the chains of circumstance and society. The Persona 5 Protagonist is unfairly condemned for a crime he is not guilty of but must suffer for regardless. A consequence of this means that he must move to Tokyo city for school. He has no friends and is an outcast for his criminal record; his situation should crush him.

Until he awakens his Persona...

In the Metaverse, the alternate world governed by the power of hearts, he becomes Joker, the leader of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. His goal in the game is to change the wicked ways of those who have become corrupt and twisted by distorted, evil desires and make them see themselves for the monsters they are.

In this form, with this power, Joker becomes a beacon for others to awaken to their true powers and become free from the societal shackles that bind them. He is the spirit of rebellion.

As is expected from a Persona protagonist, Joker barely speaks in the game. A calculated decision to make it easier for the player to project themselves into the character's position. Although this doesn't mean that Joker never talks - he has a handful of lines in the game, and he shouts the line of each of the 192 personas (including: "Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro" - Yikes!).

Xander Mobus is the Persona 5 voice actor for Joker. While there are few lines that he has to provide, he does offer them in a fashion that has just enough personality to make each line engaging whilst not overriding the self-projection that the player has on the Protagonist.

Xander has a busy career in anime localisation and video games. He has voiced characters in some of the most well-known franchises in these genres, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Demon Slayer, Super Smash Bros. and more. His work as Joker extends beyond being a Persona 5 voice actor. He also has returned to the role for the sequels, spin-offs, and anime iterations. The anime is an excellent way for Xander to show off what he can do, as he records entire conversations for Joker in place of player interaction. 

2. Ryuji Sakamoto (Max Mittelman)

Max Mittelman
Name:
Max Mittelman
Gender:
Male
Year of Birth:
1990
Follow:
@MaxMittelman
Ryuji Sakamoto
Codename:
Skull
Persona:
Captain Kidd
Arcana:
Chariot

Ryuji is brash, obnoxious, intense, and the first person that accepts the Protagonist as a friend. He knows what it is like to be an outcast and treated as an outsider, so he naturally gravitates toward Joker. Ryuji is a "problem student", which he is proud of; it means he isn't afraid to take a stand of rebellion.

He is a very expressive individual, not afraid to show off his anger, enthusiasm or compassion. Ryuji is also passionate about the track, a sport that he excelled at until the game's first villain injured him, Kamoshida. Since that moment, his delinquency is a form of coping mechanism to deal with the fact that he was wronged by society. Beneath the tough exterior, Ryuji cares deeply for the people in his life. His friends, his mother, and his own morals are things he holds dear, and he will not betray them for anything.

Max Mittelman's work as the Persona 5 voice actor for Ryuji speaks to the heart of the character. The fact that he is aggressive and explosive means that Max Mittelman must be highly expressive in his treatment of the character's voice. Mittelman captures the essence of Ryuji well, as he remains very relatable and emotionally resonant, despite his extreme attitude. He also offers some fun to events, as Ryuji is often the butt of everyone else's jokes. 

3. Morgana (Cassandra Lee Morris)

Cassandra Lee Morris
Name:
Cassandra Lee Morris
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1982
Follow:
@SoCassandra
Morgana
Codename:
Mona
Persona:
Zorro
Arcana:
Magician

A loyal companion for the Protagonist with a mysterious past. While Morgana appears to be a cat, the actual origin for this character is unknown, initially and a central question throughout the plot. Morgana serves many jobs in Persona 5; chiefly, Morgana teaches the player the ropes of Phantom Thief. He is an invaluable member of the team.

While Morgana is in cat form in the real world, he looks far different in the Metaverse. He is an anthropomorphic, bipedal creature that looks somewhat cat-like, with a mask covering his face. However, Morgana possesses unique abilities in the Metaverse, one of which is shapeshifting - as he frequently transports the crew around as a van.

As a character, Morgana is logical and empathetic, often the first to speculate on the Metaverse rules and feel deeply for people in trouble or with bad pasts. These are some of the most important traits to being a successful Phantom Thief, so he is a great fit.

Balancing all these faces to the character while retaining the core cutesy mascot position Morgana fills is a tall order. Fortunately, the Persona 5 voice actor for Morgana is Cassandra Lee Morris, a veteran voice actor in anime and video game characters. The exaggerated behaviour of the anime style is no easy feat to master. Still, Cassandra Lee Morris brings her extensive experience in this domain to the forefront to provide the perfect sound for Morgana. 

4. Ann Takamaki (Erika Harlacher)

Erika Harlacher
Name:
Erika Harlacher
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1990
Follow:
@ErikaHarlacher
Ann Takamaki
Codename:
Panther
Persona:
Carmen
Arcana:
Lovers

Ann is one of the more playful members of the Phantom Thieves. She is kind, caring, and always goes out of her way to help others in need. She is considered a beautiful young woman and aspiring model, although these are not necessarily boons.

Like the rest of the crew, Ann is sidelined by society because people find her attractive. Many men are only interested in exploiting her, and many women do not trust her, so she is devoid of any real friendships. The first villain also tries to coerce and use her based on these elements of Ann's character.

She dresses in bright clothes, a signifier of her nonconformity - she is sick of trying to appease Japanese society. The seeds of rebellion are sown and drawn out through her time with the Phantom Thieves, and she joins the crew as a founding member.

Ann Takamaki behaves antithetically to how she appears; she is proud, headstrong, stubborn and loves to eat. Erika Harlacher lends her voice to the character of Ann as a Persona 5 voice actor and each of its related sequels. Erika has experience in anime projects, which is fortunate, as Ann has a patently anime-esque behaviour, so her expertise helps her fit the character nicely.

While Ann starts as isolated, helpless, and regressive, once she awakens to her Persona, her attitude changes significantly. This leap in her personality is replicated and matched by Erika Harlacher, who alters her performance to match this newfound lease on life. 

5. Yusuke Kitagawa (Matthew Mercer)

Matthew Mercer
Name:
Matthew Mercer
Gender:
Male
Year of Birth:
1982
Follow:
@matthewmercer
Yusuke Kitagawa
Codename:
Fox
Persona:
Goeman
Arcana:
Emperor

An artist in every fibre of his being, Yusuke has devoted himself entirely to the pursuit of artistic perfection. Aesthetic is something that he seeks consistently; it drives his life. He is a competent swordsman, favouring the precision of a Samurai sword over a more blunt instrument - a reflection of his skill with a paintbrush.

Yusuke is the most eccentric member of the Phantom Thieves by a large margin. He sees the world differently from others, which is a term of endearment and peculiarity. His strange behaviour manifests in various ways, like the fact he will be unable to feed himself yet happily spends money on aesthetic lobsters...

He is first encountered during the game's second arc, where he is under the tutelage of a master painter, Madarame. Yusuke feels a sense of debt to Madarame for taking him in, even if this forces Yusuke to conform to a life of servitude and exploitation. When his Persona comes to him, his rebellious nature takes shape and his personality becomes much freer.

Matthew Mercer is the voice actor who performs as Yusuke in Persona. Mercer has an especially impressive catalogue of roles under his belt, in video games and animation alike. He has performed as iconic figures, like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront II and McCree in Overwatch.

As a Persona 5 voice actor, He brings a unique flair to the character that helps him stand apart from the rest of the Phantom Thieves. His deeper pitch and whimsical nature are perfectly captured by Mercer's performance, helping to sell Yusuke as an older, artistic member of the crew. 

6. Makoto Nijima (Cherami Leigh)

Cherami Leigh
Name:
Cherami Leigh
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1988
Follow:
@CheramiLeigh
Makoto Nijima
Codename:
Queen
Persona:
Johanna
Arcana:
Priestess

As intelligent as she is dangerous - which is very - Makoto Nijima joins the Phantom Thieves during the third arc of the game, and she quickly becomes the brains of the gang. She is a calculated, quick-thinking, adaptable leader who quickly brings some stability and order to the chaotic group. She has tremendous pressure put on her to live up to the expectations placed by her sister and teachers.

Makoto is the student council president at school, an authority on the rest of the student body experience. This reflects her desire to exceed and help lead. However, she is cornered and used as a pawn by the adults and teachers to hold up their status quo. Ironically, this makes Makoto quite unpopular and detached from her peers, as they consider her to be a proponent of the corrupt authority of the school. She is used and sidelined until she breaks free to become a Phantom Thief and fuel her rebellious spirit.

Once she has joined the gang, she shows how much deeper she is than what shows on the surface. While she is prim and proper in typical daily life, beneath this, she is interested in martial arts (Aikido) and motorcycles. Making for a multifaceted personality.

Makoto is kind and sensible, so she quickly becomes the mind of the group. This means she is somewhat critical of others when they act in a manner that falls short of her expectations - especially Ryuji. However, her pent up anger comes out when she fights, which often shocks and disturbs other group members. Oh yeah, and she is scared of the dark...

Voice acting pro Cherami Leigh fills the role of Makoto. Cherami Leigh is a highly experienced voice actor in animation and video games. Some of her most notable roles in anime are Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail and Asuna Yuuki in Sword Art Online. In gaming media, she plays the female main character in CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077.

Each of these roles is distinct and different, a testament to the vast range of acting abilities that Cherami has to offer. Makoto is a varied character, so Cherami can draw from her extensive career to find the correct balance between the character and her fists of fury.

7. Futaba Sakura (Erica Lindbeck)

Erica Lindbeck
Name:
Erica Lindbeck
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1992
Follow:
@ericalindbeck
Futaba Sakura
Codename:
Oracle
Persona:
Necronomicon
Arcana:
Hermit

Alibaba, the hacker supreme, Futaba Sakura, is a child prodigy capable of breaking through any firewall and extracting any information via the internet. Futaba thinks at a mile a minute with a keen comprehension of all things digital. As a Phantom Thief, she protects the crew from cyber attacks, helps plan and hack, and serves as the gang's navigator when they are in the Metaverse. Her noncombatant Persona, Necronomicon, is a support Persona. Therefore, she does not directly fight, instead, she offers tactical advice and occasionally will buff the team's powers.

She is certainly an odd kid. Since her mother's death, at the hands of a shadowy organisation, Futaba has been a recluse and shut-in. She refuses to go outside and accesses the world through her computers rather than experiencing it. She has no friends and is generally depressed - she needs to break free of her self-imposed shackles and bring justice to her mother's killers.

Futaba's personality is quirky; she often talks in video games and computer terminology to describe situations and feelings, reflecting her computer-centric lifestyle. She is quick to hide behind Joker if overwhelmed, but she will do whatever it takes to help the Phantom Thieves complete their mission when the chips are down.

Erica Lindbeck is the Persona 5 voice actor for Futaba Sakura's English dub. She trained for a film career from a young age, looking to become an actor in film, but found limited success. After turning her attention to voice acting, Erica has successfully taken part in various big-name franchises, like Evangelion and Nier: Automata. She is also the voice for Barbie in various Barbie films.

She had great control and influence over the direction that she wanted to take with Futaba's voice. While there was an established character from the initial Japanese version of Persona 5, the English Persona 5 voice actors were given a chance to make their own iterations of the cast distinct and unique. This is what Lindbeck did to create the childish, playful, and active sound that is Futaba Sakura. 

8. Haru Okumura (Xanthe Huynh)

Xanthe Huynh
Name:
Xanthe Huynh
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1987
Follow:
@ItsXanthor
Haru Okumura
Codename:
Noir
Persona:
Milady
Arcana:
Empress

Haru is the daughter of fast food industry tycoon Kunikazu Okumura. As the daughter of Okumura Foods president, Haru is not permitted to contact any friends, as she is primarily a pawn for her father to use for business gain. He even goes so far as to arrange a marriage for Haru to partner with another rich millionaire. She must break free from her shackles and Japanese societal expectations to follow her father's commands. Only through this can she become more than a pawn and be a Phantom Thief.

She is a mild-mannered individual, as she is expected to be prim and proper whenever she is out in the world. This is a consequence of her being groomed to represent the Okumura family, so outbursts must be swallowed and controlled to avoid familial humiliation. However, Haru is earnest; she is honest and sweet, wanting to do her best no matter the circumstances.

Haru enjoys the finer things, like tea and china sets. Although, beneath the surface, she has a less refined streak. Her choice of weapon is an axe, and she enjoys chopping logs in her spare time - an interesting juxtaposition to her typical reserved behaviour. There are times where Haru shows off less gentle tendencies, as she enjoys her enemies begging for their lives and cutting down her opponents - indicating a sadistic side to her.

Xanthe Huynh provides her voice for the role of Haru Okumura. She has a long history of voice acting, with her speciality being English dubbing work. Xanthe's sound is perfect for countless anime characters in English, as she is typically cast in the "young, cute girl role". She has worked in various video games and anime dubs, in some well-known series, like Fire Emblem and Pokémon. 

9. Goro Akechi (Robbie Daymond)

Robbie Daymond
Name:
Robbie Daymond
Gender:
Male
Year of Birth:
1982
Follow:
@robbiedaymond
Goro Akechi
Codename:
Crow
Persona:
Robin Hood
Arcana:
Justice

The world-famous teen detective, Goro Akechi, is a mastermind at solving crime and catching criminals. He is relentless in his view of right and wrong and does not agree with the outlaw methodology. If you operate outside the law, righteous or not, you are still a criminal. Akechi's black and white view of justice is at odds with the idea of the Phantom Thieves, who see the system as a failed entity that cannot be trusted to do the right thing.

For most of the game, Akechi is tasked with hunting down the Phantom Thieves for the police. He goes on talk shows and interacts with the Protagonist often. Akechi loves a chase and respects the tactics of the Phantom Thieves, despite the fact he cannot permit them to continue their operations.

Akechi is friendly, well-mannered, polite and generally a pleasant individual. He is rarely ever seen with any negative traits, and his charismatic attitude acts as a beacon for the general public who want to see an end to the Phantom Thieves. Although public opinion sways favour the gang throughout the game, Akechi loses public appeal, which saddens him. There is a yearning to be loved beneath Akechi's charisma.

Akechi is voiced by Robbie Daymond, a prolific voice actor with significant success in anime, animation, and video game media. He has performed extensively as a voice actor, in series like Naruto, One Punch Man, Death Stranding, etc. Robbie Daymond provides a variety of different styles to his characters, including when he is Akechi. While he may be cheery and polite most of the time when his character is explored, Robbie Daymond would have clearly had to change his delivery up to show different faces of Akechi's personality. 

10. Igor (David Lodge)

David Lodge
Name:
David Lodge
Gender:
Male
Year of Birth:
1989
Follow:
@DavidLodgeVOPro
Igor
Arcana:
Fool
Role:
Proprietor of the Velvet Room

Welcome to the Velvet Room. Igor appears as an older man, with a long pointed nose and eyes, with bulging, bloodshot eyes. He is incredibly tall and wears a black suit; the proprietor of the Velvet Room. This space exists between dream and reality, where each Protagonist of the Persona series understands themselves and unlocks their potential. He is a recurring character across the Persona games and is central to the success of the cast of each entry.

While he may seem to be an old man, he is anything but. His powers verge on omniscience, as he seems to know of events before the time that they occur. He uses this knowledge to gently guide protagonists to ensure they follow the right path to complete their ultimate goal. Igor usually expresses some form of consideration for his guests and seems to understand humanity and what drives them. His attendants also follow this same curiosity.

The Persona 5 voice actor for Igor, David Lodge, is a departure from his previous iterations. His vocal tone is deeper and more intimidating in P5. Lodge was a clear choice for this role, as he has voiced similarly deep sounding characters in the past, such as the Dragon from Dragon's Dogma. While his vocal traits are deep and unsettling, he still retains a degree of class to his delivery - maintaining the character's sophistication. 

11. Justine/Caroline (Carrie Keranen)

Carrie Keranen
Name:
Carrie Keranen
Gender:
Female
Year of Birth:
1976
Follow:
@CarrieKeranen
Justine/Caroline
Arcana:
Strength
Role:
Wardens of the Velvet Room

The Twin Wardens are the assistants to Igor in Persona 5, with each game in the series having different wardens. The two characters are polar opposites in personality, as Justine is aggressive and punitive as a warden, and Caroline is quiet and thoughtful. Even as their personalities are opposed, they do not clash too often. They have a playful relationship with each other, with both being childish in their own way.

There is an apparent mystery behind these two characters, which must be solved before the game's end. While the relationship between the girls and the Protagonist is cold at first, it does grow and change throughout the game.

Voice Actor Carrie Keranen lends her abilities to these two characters. She has a history of a variety of roles, not all of which are similar. For example, her performance as Misato Katsuragi in Evangelion is distinctly different from Justine and Caroline's work. Carrie adopts childish characteristics and a higher pitch to provide the right sound for the two wardens, who are children.