Kanji Tatsumi
Kanji Tatsumi (BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Character Select Artwork)
Name Kanji Tatsumi
Gender Male
Persona (Arcana) Take-Mikazuchi (Emperor)
Weapon/Power Folding Chair
Series Persona
First Appearance Persona 4
First Fighting Game Debut Persona 4 Arena
Japanese Voice Tomokazu Seki
English Voice Matthew Mercer
Company Atlus
Overview Gameplay

Kanji Tatsumi (The Bloodcurdling Beefcake Emperor) is one of the main characters in Persona 4, the 4th main installment in the Persona series and one of the playable characters in it's fighting game sequels, Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He returns as one of the DLC playable character in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.


A gruff-looking first year from Yasogami High. Despite his menacing exterior, Kanji hides a tender side to himself. He is fiercely devoted to his mother, having once fought an entire biker gang off because of the noise they made keeping her up at night, and even taught himself to sew and work at their textile shop on his off-days. Upon being dragged into the Midnight Channel, Kanji's subconscious forged his dungeon: a homoerotic-themed sauna with his Shadow as its overly flamboyant "host", to represent his desire for acceptance - for people to like him for what he truly was. He was able to find such friends with the Investigation Team, who saved him and allowed him to awaken to his Persona. Thankfully, when rescuing Naoto Shirogane, Kanji is relieve of Naoto’s true gender as a female, and thus, no longer being mistaken as a gay.

A person with a very unique style of unorthodox brawling, Kanji houses a great amount of power with his grappling-based attacks. If he opts to not bash opponents' faces in with his chair, he calls upon the aid of his Persona: Take-Mikazuchi of the Emperor Arcana, named after the Shinto god of thunder, who tosses foes around and summons lightning to smite them.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle