There is probably no more fiery discussion among Persona fans than the one to determine who is the best girl of each chapter of the series. Persona 5 most probably won’t be an exception, and the fanbase is already split between the four heroines, Makoto, Futaba, Anne and Haru.
Today Atlus hosted a livestream on Nico Nico, and during the presentation of the cast, they asked the roughly 41,000 viewers in the audience to use the video platform’s voting features to vote for their favorites.
Below you can see the results:
- Futaba Sakura – 23.8%
- Makoto Nijima – 22.8%
- Hero – 21.0%
- Anne Takamaki – 8.8%
- Yusuke Kitagawa – 7.4%
- Haru Okamura – 6.8%
- Morgana – 6.8%
- Ryuji Sakamoto – 2.4%
The geeky hacking genius Futaba managed to inch ahead of the other strongest contender, the Student Council President Makoto. The one-quarter American Anne doesn’t seem to have captivated the audience nearly as much, while the elegant Haru is right at the bottom among the girls, sharing the same result with the mascot Morgana. Looks like the meganekko (girl with glasses) stereotype is still going strong.
Among male characters the unnamed Hero is obviously at the top, with pretty boy Yusuke eating his dust by quite a margin. Ryuji, who ranked dead last, seems to be destined to be the usual goofy best friend who doesn’t get the girls. No surprise there.
Persona 5 will release in Japan on September 15th for PS3 and PS4 and in the west on February 14th. If you want to see quite a lot of new gameplay footage, you can check it out here.