Mitsuru Kirijo (桐条 美鶴, Kirijō Mitsuru) is a main character from the Shin Megami Tensei series of games and specifically the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 video game for the Playstation 2. It's the third game of the franchise and was developed as a supernatural-mystery RPG with deep social aspects. It was developed by ATLUS in Japan, directed by Katsuro Hashino, and character design by Shigenori Soejima. It was released in Japan in July 13, 2006, and in the U.S. on August 14, 2007.
The series was later adapted into a manga written and illustrated by Shūji Sogabe, and began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Maoh magazine on September 19, 2008, then to Atlus's official Persona Magazine in November 7, 2011. Her first first manga appearance is in Persona 3 Volume 1 CH. 1 "Le commencement de la fin",
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
Mitsuru Kirijo is a character from The Empress Arcana Her initial Persona is Penthesilea, but later evolves into Artemisia. Her abilities lie in analyzing enemy weakness, communications, and ice magic. She is weak to fire attacks.
Initial Persona: Penthesilea
Ultimate Persona: Artemisia
Weapons & Equipment
Mitsuru's weapon of choice is in one handed swords, such as rapiers.
Persona 3 (2006)
In the Persona 3 PS2 game, Mitsuru is one of the numerous potential love interests. She is voiced in the Japanese version by Rie Tanaka, and the English version is performed by Tara Platt. In the Empress Arcana Social Link, the protagonist will help Mitsuru overcome her personal turmoil of trying to live up to her family name. Completing this Social Link allows Penthesilea to ascend to Artemisia. Mitsuru will fall in love with the protagonist if the player both maximized the Academic statistic and rank first in the class in at least one exam.
Persona 3 FES (2007)
Persona 3 FES is an add-on disc for Persona 3 that contained both updates for the original game and a new epilogue story titled "Episode Aegis", called "The Answer" in the U.S. edition. Persona 3 FES was released in Japan on April 19, 2007 as both a stand-alone, and with the directors cut edition of Persona 3. The U.S. and other overseas releases published the game as a whole. The North American release was April 22, 2008. This was also eventually released digitally on the PlayStation Network. Rie Tanaka and Tara Platt both reprise their roles to voice Mitsuru. Original Persona 3 players had the option of transferring their original saved data.
Persona 3 Portable (2009)
Persona 3 Portable is the republication of the Persona 3 FES game for Sony's PSP handheld system. Persona 3 Portable was released in Japan in November 1, 2009, and released in North America on July 6, 2010. Added content included the option to play as a female protagonist option, and this altered some story and relationships.Rie Tanaka and Tara Platt both reprise their roles to voice Mitsuru.
Persona 4 Arena (2012)
The game Persona 4 Arena is originally titled in Japan as Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena. This is the only Persona game that wasn't exclusive to the Sony platforms and was also available for the X-Box 360. It's the first fighting game that Mitsuru appears in. The Japanese version is voiced by Rie Tanaka, and the English voice is still performed by Tara Platt. It was released in August 8, 2012, The story is set two months after the events of Persona 4.
Mitsuru has taken the S.E.E.S. member and reformed them to the Shadow Organization. After an airport hijacking, the Labrys android has gone missing. The investigation leads the Shadow Organization to the small town of Inaba, where Persona users can enter the TV to another realm. Mitsuru, Aigis, and Akihiko enter the TV to find Labrys and find themselves dragged into a fighting tournament.