Yosuke Hanamura
Yosuke Hanamura (BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Character Select Artwork)
Name Yosuke Hanamura
Gender Male
Persona (Arcana) Jiraiya (Magician)
Weapon/Power Twin Kunai
Series Persona
First Appearance Persona 4
First Fighting Game Debut Persona 4 Arena
Japanese Voice Showtaro Morikubo
English Voice Yuri Lowenthal
Company Atlus
Overview Gameplay

Yosuke Hanamura (Captain Ressentiment) 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 a playable character in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.


Co-founder and unofficial vice-leader of the Investigation Team, Yosuke arrived to Inaba one year before Yu, after his father took over local supermarket, Junes. He developed a crush on one of Junes' workers, Saki Konishi, but his love ended with a tragedy after she became the second victim of a serial killer using the Midnight Channel and TV World for his purposes. Enraged, Yosuke entered the TV World with Yu in an attempt to find some clues, but instead he encountered his Shadow Self, a mirror image born of everything a person tries to deny and hide from world - in Yosuke's case, it was his boredom, desire to be "hero", and fear that Saki doesn't reciprocate his feelings. After accepting his Shadow as a part of himself and obtaining its power as a Persona, he and Yu formed the Investigation Team to stop the killer and bring him to justice.

Yosuke fights with a pair of kunai and his Persona - Jiraiya of the Magician Arcana, a ninja from Japanese folk legend capable of transforming into a giant toad. Yosuke himself specializes in quick, rapid-fire attacks, while Jiraiya supports him with wind magic and extra strikes.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle