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The heart of the Persona series, especially in Persona 5, is the characters. Both the Japanese and English casts for the main characters are surprisingly strong, ensuring you have a fantastic time no matter which version you listen to. If you’ve always wanted to know the face behind the voice of these phenomenal characters, you’re in the right place with this Persona 5 voice actors guide.
This Persona 5 voice actors guide will go over every single main character in the massive JRPG, from the Phantom Thieves to the villains and their respective actors. I will note both the English voice actor and the Japanese one for fans of both versions. In addition, I’ll be sure to note some of my favorite anime and video games that you can hear these wonderfully talented performers in besides Persona 5.
Bottom Line Up Front
Many different voice actors make up the cast of Persona 5. In total, there are around 31 significant characters in the game, ranging from the playable characters to the Confidants to the villains you fight against. This is the vast majority of the characters you’ll hear speak throughout your journey. As such, roughly 62 talented English and Japanese voice actors made this masterpiece JRPG what it is.
Persona Voice Actors List
This list is all about the voice actors who brought the amazing Persona 5 characters to life. I get that some players like to play the Japanese version with the English subtitles, of course, while others prefer to hear the English voiceovers along with the text.
You are in for a treat either way, which is why I made sure to show some love for both types of fans. You’ll find the complete list of the 31 main characters in Persona 5 below, along with their voice actors in both English and Japanese. I also divided up the list into three main categories as follows:
- Phantom Thieves: The main characters you play as in Persona 5, Royal, and Strikers.
- Confidants: The additional main and side characters you can build your bond with over the story.
- Villains: The enemies you aim to take down through the 100-hour journey.
Phantom Thieves Voice Actors
Let’s start with the most important characters you’ll meet in Persona 5: the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. This is the core group of mostly high school students aiming to steal the hearts of evil people in the world and change their minds away from their evil deeds.
I will note here that there are some heavy spoilers below for those who are included in the Phantom Thieves. If you haven’t beaten Persona 5 or Royal yet, or have never played Strikers, you may be surprised at a couple of the entries who join the group.
This goes doubly so for Persona 5 Strikers, which I opted to include in this list, too, since they are also Phantom Thieves.
Ren Amamiya/Joker Voice Actors
- English Voice Actor: Xander Mobus
- Japanese Voice Actor: Jun Fukuyama
Though you don’t get to hear him much in anything, both the games and anime, Xander Mobus is the voice of the few iconic Joker lines in English. You might know Mobus from his much more vocal roles in anime and games, like Stocke in the criminally underrated Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Dagda in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.
On the other side, we have Jun Fukuyama as the Japanese voice actor for Joker. You may know him as King in The Seven Deadly Sins, Lelouch in the renowned Code Geass anime series, and Korosensei in the underrated Assassination Classroom anime.
- English Voice Actor: Cassandra Lee Morris
- Japanese Voice Actor: Ikue Otani
Cassandra Lee Morris is a renowned English voice actor with countless roles that I enjoy hearing her in across games and anime alike.
However, I appreciated a few roles for her: Fie and Princess Alfin in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, Sothis in Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Kyubey in Madoka Magica.
The Japanese voice actor, Ikue Otani, is a prolific Japanese voice actor and one of the most famous in the nation. This is due to her iconic animal-related roles besides Morgana, like Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, the face of Pikachu in Pokemon, and Neji in Blood Blockade Battlefront.
Watch the masterpiece episode of that show: “Don’t Forget to Don’t Forget Me.” You don’t even need to watch the rest of the series for it, honestly.
- English Voice Actor: Max Mittelman
- Japanese Voice Actor: Mamoru Miyano
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Max Mittelman is my favorite male English voice actor, and Ryuji is one of his least impressive roles.
Be sure to check him out as the Chimera Ant King in Hunter x Hunter, Claude in Valkyria Chronicles 4, and Kousei in Your Lie in April.
Mamoru Miyano is quickly becoming one of the most famous Japanese voice actors. Just a few of his most recent and impressive star-studded roles include Mario in The Super Mario Bros.
Movie, Gamma 2 in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Riku in the Kingdom Hearts series, and the tragic Okabe in Steins; Gate.
- English Voice Actor: Erika Harlacher
- Japanese Voice Actor: Nana Mizuki
Ann Takamaki is another central Persona 5 character, and this isn’t even Erika Harlacher’s most impressive role by a long shot. If you want to see her fully use her talent and vocal range, be sure to check out some of the best characters from her respective series and games.
These include Juna Crawford in the masterpiece The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III and onward, Elizabeth in The Seven Deadly Sins, and her unbelievable Kurapika performance in Hunter x Hunter.
Nana Mizuki is known for various famous roles in anime and games, such as Colette in Tales of Symphonia, Hinata in Naruto and Boruto, and Moka in Rosario+Vampire (yes, both versions of her).
- English Voice Actor: Matthew Mercer
- Japanese Voice Actor: Tomokazu Sugita
Besides seeing the unbelievably talented Matthew Mercer in Critical Role, among other things, some of my favorite roles of his in anime and games include Olivier in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Chrom in Fire Emblem Awakening, and Cole Cassidy in the Overwatch series.
Tomokazu Sugita is known for some iconic anime and game roles, such as Joseph Jostar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series, Escanor in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Gintoki in the Gintama series.
- English Voice Actor: Cherami Leigh
- Japanese Voice Actor: Rina Sato
Cherami Leigh has been a voice actor for many years now, having some of the most famous female roles in anime and games. Some of my favorite roles of hers include her best one in Lucy from Fairy Tail, Asuna in the Sword Art Online series, and Sailor Venus in the Sailor Moon Crystal remake.
On the other hand, Rina Sato is known for a few roles throughout anime and games, like Rixia in The Legend of Heroes franchise, ironically (compared to Cherami Leigh) Sailor Mars in Crystal, and the terrific Velvet in Tales of Berseria. Seriously, her acting as Velvet is godlike.
- English Voice Actor: Erica Lindbeck
- Japanese Voice Actor: Aoi Yuuki
Erica Lindbeck is another prolific English voice actor with so many roles under her belt. Her voice is also one of the most recognizable. Outside of Futaba, her best roles include Mordred in the Fate series, Shionne in Tales of Arise, Vita in The Legend of Heroes franchise, and Jessie in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Aoi Yuuki has some beloved roles under her belt, including some shared franchises but not roles with Lindbeck. These include Lucy in Cyberpunk Edgerunners (watch it!), Renne in The Legend of Heroes, Diane in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Lysithea in Fire Emblem Three Houses.
- English Voice Actor: Xanthe Huynh
- Japanese Voice Actor: Haruka Tomatsu
Xanthe Huynh has such a soft and peaceful voice that it is relaxing to hear. You can listen to her in various fantastic roles, such as Altina in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Marianne in Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Sachi in Sword Art Online, otherwise known as the best solo episode role.
Haruka Tomatsu has some crossover franchises but not roles, such as Asuna in Sword Art Online, the unbelievable 02 in Darling in the Franxx (literally the best part of that show), and Keita in Yokai Watch.
- English Voice Actor: Robbie Daymond
- Japanese Voice Actor: Soichiro Hoshi
Robbie Daymond is likely my second favorite English male voice actor, close after Max Mittelman. He nails Goro Akechi as his best role ever, but he has some other fantastic ones, too. These include Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon Crystal, Lloyd Bannings in The Legend of Heroes, Gilthunder in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Chrollo in Hunter x Hunter.
Soichiro Hoshi is known for a variety of iconic roles in the past that you shouldn’t miss, including Hythlodaeus in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Keiichi in Higurashi, and Kira from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.
- English Voice Actor: Laura Post
- Japanese Voice Actor: Sora Amamiya
Laura Post did a fantastic job as best girl, Kasumi Yoshizawa, but she is relatively new in voice acting to me. A few of the roles that intrigue me for her include Tokiko in AI The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative, Nuwa in Shin Megami Tensei V, and Yuki Takamiya in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
On the other hand, Sora Amamiya is one of my favorite Japanese voice actors. She is impressive at not just acting but singing, too. You can hear her in some of the best girl anime roles recently, like Chizuru in Rent a Girlfriend, Elizabeth in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Touka in Tokyo Ghoul.
- English Voice Actor: Megan Taylor Harvey
- Japanese Voice Actor: Misaki Kuno
Megan Taylor Harvey is relatively new to me, but the few roles she’s had that I’ve heard are some of my favorites. She is the best girl Towa Herschel in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Ringo in Soul Hackers 2 (for the Persona 5 fans out there), and Priscilla in Rune Factory 5.
Misaki Kuno is a bit more famous at this point, with more roles in her career, like Hawk in The Seven Deadly Sins, Klee in Genshin Impact, Iris in The Great Ace Attorney games, and best girl Nico in Kiznaiver.
- English Voice Actor: Tom Taylorson
- Japanese Voice Actor: Shinichiro Miki
Tom Taylorson is another voice actor I’m relatively unfamiliar with, where Zenkichi was one of his first more prominent roles. What I do know him from, though, is Scott Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda and the Bunger creature in Bugsnax.
Shinichiro Miki is known for some massive roles, on the other hand, like Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist, Randy Orlando in The Legend of Heroes franchise, James in Pokemon, and Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super.
Confidant Voice Actors
Besides the Phantom Thieves, the other main characters in Persona 5 are the Confidants. These are the characters you can optionally (and are sometimes mandatory) build your relationship with over the course of the Persona 5 main story.
Some of them are related to members of the Phantom Thieves, random outcasts in a society that Joker connects with, and even some more surprising elements. If you don’t know all of the Confidants in Persona 5, you may want to turn around right now for fear of some heavy spoilers right from the start.
- English Fake Igor Voice Actor: David Lodge
- Japanese Fake Igor Voice Actor: Masane Tsukayama
- English Real Igor Voice Actor: Kirk Thornton
- Japanese Real Igor Voice Actor: Isamu Tanonaka
Igor is a heavily complicated scenario that I won’t spoil too much. Just know that the familiar Igor voice from Personas 3 and 4 doesn’t return here, at least not until the end. David Lodge plays the fake Igor voice, known for roles like Jeralt in Fire Emblem Three Houses, Jiraiya in Naruto, and Mido in the Shin Megami Tensei series.
Masane Tsukayama is known for a few roles outside of the fake Igor, including Gol. D Roger in One Piece, Zouken Matou in the Fate series, and Aslan in the Japanese version of The Chronicles of Narnia.
The real Igor voice in Persona 5 is Kirk Thornton, known for Klein in Sword Art Online, Bleublanc, and other characters in The Legend of Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog.
Isamu Tanonaka was the iconic voice of Igor in the past up until Persona 5 but sadly passed away and couldn’t reprise his role for the game, leaving Tsukayama to be recast as the character.
- English Voice Actor: Jamieson Price
- Japanese Voice Actor: Joji Nakata
Jamieson Price is the beloved voice of your guardian, Sojiro, in Persona 5. Some of his other roles I enjoyed include Dreyfus in The Seven Deadly Sins, the older father Nier version in the original Nier, and Victor in The Legend of Heroes franchise.
On the Japanese side, Joji Nakata voiced Sojiro. He is known for his roles, like Osborne in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Kirei Kotomine in the Fate series, and Albert Wesker in Resident Evil.
- English Voice Actor: Sarah Williams
- Japanese Voice Actor: Haruka Terui
Sarah Williams is a voice actor I’m not too familiar with. Some of the few roles I’ve heard include Felix in Re:Zero, Ruka in Rent a Girlfriend, and Sayaka in Madoka Magica.
However, Haruka Terui is someone I’ve heard in many games and anime, such as Shania in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Shihoru in the criminally underrated Grimgar anime, and Mary in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.
Justine and Caroline
- English Voice Actor: Carrie Keranen
- Japanese Voice Actor: Aki Toyosaki
Just to be clear, the voice of both Justine and Caroline, and even Lavenza, are all the same two voice actors. Carrie Keranen is the English one, known for some roles like the lovable teacher Sara in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, Mami in Madoka Magica, and Guila in The Seven Deadly Sins.
Aki Toyosaki is another impressive voice actor, known for the best mom role in The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Marulk in Made in Abyss, and Q in Zero Time Dilemma.
- English Voice Actor: Kaiji Tang
- Japanese Voice Actor: Hisao Egawa
Kaiji Tang is known for some of his best roles, like Gaius in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Moma in the AI: The Somnium Files games, and Satoru Gojo in the English version of Jujutsu Kaisen.
On the other hand, Hisao Egawa is famous for his roles, such as Sohei Dojima in the Yakuza series, Killer Bee in Naruto, and Garcia Rossi in The Legend of Heroes franchise.
- English Voice Actor: Abby Trott
- Japanese Voice Actor: Yuka Saito
Abby Trott is quickly becoming one of my favorite English voice actors. She may not have a ton of roles, but they are all quite good. They include Nezuko in Demon Slayer, Annette in Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Zipp Storm in My Little Pony.
Yuka Saito is a voice actor I’m not too familiar with. Some of the few roles I know from her include Karen Stewart in Valkyria Chronicles 4, Polaris in Granblue Fantasy, and Lucifer in Umineko.
- English Voice Actor: Michelle Ruff
- Japanese Voice Actor: Mai Fuchigami
Michelle Ruff is a supremely talented voice actor, but I haven’t heard much from her in recent years. Some of the roles I liked in the past include Scherazard in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Rukia in Bleach, and Luna in the Sailor Moon Crystal series.
Mai Fuchigami is an underused voice actor who has only had a few roles I know of on the Japanese side. They include Fuka in the intriguing visual novel Song of Memories, Nagisa in Assassination Classroom, and Undine in the strange Divine Gate anime; I loved the opening song, at least.
- English Voice Actor: Amanda Winn Lee
- Japanese Voice Actor: Yumi Uchiyama
Amanda Winn Lee is known for roles like Rei in Evangelion and even Yukiko in Persona 4.
Yumi Uchiyama is known for roles like Emma in Tokyo Revengers, Puck in Re:Zero, and Rudy in Mushoku Tensei.
- English Voice Actor: Barbara Goodson
- Japanese Voice Actor: Aki Kanada
Believe it or not, Barbara Goodson was the voice of Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers and did other roles like Mother Talzin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Aki Kanada played roles like Carly from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. I couldn’t find much else that I heard her in besides that.
- English Voice Actor: Eden Riegel
- Japanese Voice Actor: Tomomi Isomura
Eden Riegel is known for characters like Duvalie in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Devola, and Popola in the Nier series, and Flèche in Fire Emblem Three Houses.
Tomomi Isomura is known for only a few roles outside of Shouko in Baka and Test.
- English Voice Actor: Sean Chiplock
- Japanese Voice Actor: Daisuke Sakaguchi
Sean Chiplock plays Rean in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Pewter in AI: The Somnium Files, and Shiki in Edens Zero.
Daisuke Sakaguchi plays Near in Death Note, Leonardo in Blood Blockade Battlefront, and Sunohara in Clannad.
- English Voice Actor: William Salyers
- Japanese Voice Actor: Keiichi Noda
William Salyers is known for The Hulk in various media, Doc Ock in the Spider-Man games, and Carl Regnitz in The Legend of Heroes franchise.
Keiichi Noda is known for older roles like Cyborg 002 from the titular show and Tetsuya from Mazinger Z.
- English Voice Actor: Elizabeth Maxwell
- Japanese Voice Actor: Yuko Kaida
Elizabeth Maxwell played some iconic game roles like Urbosa and Riju in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Saeko in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Mira Morales in the Miles Morales game.
Yuko Kaida is known for voicing characters like Dianthus in the recent release of Harvestella, Boss in AI: The Somnium Files, and Claire Redfield in the Resident Evil series.
- English Voice Actor: Billy Kametz
- Japanese Voice Actor: Satoshi Hino
The Persona 5 Royal-exclusive Confidant, Dr. Maruki, is voiced by the amazing Billy Kametz in English. He is known for a variety of roles, with some of my favorites being Tearer in AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana Initiative, Ferdinand in Fire Emblem Three Houses, and Ogata in 13 Sentinels. Sadly, he passed away in 2022, so I appreciate him as Dr. Maruki in one of his best roles.
Satoshi Hino is known for roles like Rengoku in Demon Slayer, Prince Castor in Bravely Default II, and Ains-sama in Overlord.
Villain Voice Actors
The final group of characters in Persona 5 worth talking about is the core villains that haven’t been mentioned yet. You battle against these enemies throughout the main Persona 5 storyline, usually with their own Palace dungeon for you to explore.
As such, there is a chance that you will see some significant spoilers if you haven’t already beaten Persona 5 at this point in time. Turn away now unless you want to know who most of the villains are that you encounter in Persona 5, and some of them might be a little bit surprising, so that’s your fair warning.
- English Voice Actor: DC Douglas
- Japanese Voice Actor: Yuji Mitsuya
DC Douglas is a voice actor I’m not too familiar with in name, but his performances have been some of my favorites in games and anime. He was one of my favorite villains in Persona 5 as Kamoshida, but he also nailed the roles of Rufus in The Legend of Heroes franchise, the Grimoire in Nier, and Falco in AI: The Somnium Files.
Yuji Mitsuya is known for some roles like Rex in the Toy Story Japanese versions, Popuko in Pop Team Epic, and Muimui in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
- English Voice Actor: Kyle Hebert
- Japanese Voice Actor: Yukitoshi Hori
Kyle Hebert has been around in the business for a long time, playing some famous characters like Ryu from the Street Fighter series, Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog, and Gohan in the Dragon Ball franchise. It’s honestly impressive they got him to play one of the minor villains in Persona 5.
Yukitoshi Hori, on the other hand, is known for roles like Android 19 in Dragon Ball, Dodoria in Dragon Ball as well, and The Sorrow in the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
- English Voice Actor: Jalen K. Cassell
- Japanese Voice Actor: Takahiro Fujimoto
Jalen K. Cassell seems to be an up-and-coming voice actor that is relatively new to me. Some of the roles I know of from him include Archer of Black from Fate/Apocrypha (an underrated show) and Krishna in SMTIV: Apocalypse.
On the other hand, Takahiro Fujimoto has some fantastic roles, like Palmo in Rune Factory 5, Ian Grimwood in The Legend of Heroes franchise, and Cell Jr. in the Dragon Ball series.
- English Voice Actor: Christopher Corey Smith
- Japanese Voice Actor: Hirohito Kakegawa
Christopher Corey Smith plays some integral roles, like Dudley in The Legend of Heroes franchise, Bright Noa in Mobile Suit Gundam, and Tommy Marcano in Mafia III.
Hirohito Kakegawa is known for various roles in anime and games, including Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, President Rocksmith in The Legend of Heroes franchise, and various Dynasty Warriors characters.
- English Voice Actor: Keith Silverstein
- Japanese Voice Actor: Shuichi Ikeda
Keith Silverstein has been around for a long time and has voiced many notable roles in the past, such as Char Aznable in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Professor Oak in the Pokemon anime, and Zhongli in Genshin Impact.
Shuichi Ikeda shares some roles and franchises with Silverstein, including also having voiced Char Aznable in Gundam. He also had some of my favorite roles in some anime and games, such as Shanks in One Piece, Dagda in SMTIV: Apocalypse, and Marluxia in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Question: Who voices the main character in Persona 5?
Answer: The main character in Persona 5, otherwise known canonically as Ren Amamiya or Joker, is voiced by two main actors, either in English or Japanese. In the English version, you’ll hear Xander Mobus as the voice of Joker. In Japanese, you’ll hear Jun Fukuyama.
Question: Why is Igor’s voice different in Persona 5?
Answer: This is considered a significant spoiler for Persona 5, so walk away now if you haven’t beaten the game. Igor had the same voice in both Personas 3 and 4. However, it is different in 5. This is both in English and Japanese. This was intentionally done for story reasons near the end of the game — not recasting — as you will see, and the original Igor voice actors are still in the game.
Question: Will Persona 6 have Joker?
Answer: Persona 6 has not been officially announced or confirmed. However, if it does come out, there is a slight chance it will feature Joker even in passing or in a cameo appearance. For now, we will have to wait and see.
It’s Time to Hear These Actors in Action
Persona 5 wouldn’t be the masterpiece of a game that it is without the characters who helped it to be so successful and beloved. The story is fine, and the gameplay is fantastic, but the characters are what you keep coming back for time and time again in Persona 5.
If you are someone who read all about these voice actors and haven’t dived into the action yourself in Persona 5, now is the time to do so. I previously covered an overview of everything that you need to know about Persona 5. I went over the gameplay, some of the characters you met above, the story, how Personas work, and everything else.
I highly recommend if you are that interested in these characters, take it one step further and play the masterful JRPG on the platform of your choice.