The North American release of Persona 5 is just about around the corner and with that Atlus has been giving their fans looks at the new characters that will be featured in the game. This time around we’re getting a look at Ryuji Sakamoto, a character who loves causing trouble and mischief.
Shujin Academy is home to many high school delinquents, but the most notorious misfit would have to be Persona 5’s Ryuji Sakamoto. Ryuji was a promising track star who tragically suffered a career ending injury due to “overtraining” by the sadistic coach Kamoshida. With no future in the sport he loves and experiencing first-hand the evil of “shitty adults,” Ryuji becomes a social pariah who rebels against a society he perceives as corrupt.
Even though he’s the definition of a troublemaker, he has a kind heart and always puts the Phantom Thieves before himself. In short, Ryuji is a true friend that can always be counted on to have your back in a jam. Plus, having a tough guy with a skull mask in your crew is just awesome.
Unfairly labeled and looking to perhaps clear his name, we’ll get the chance to find out the entire story of Ryuji, when Persona 5 is released in North America on February 14th, 2017 the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Ryuji’s voice actor has also been revealed as Max Mittelman.