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In Persona 3 Portable, the second remake of Persona 3, it is possible to choose the sex of the main character. The primary focus of the storyline for the female protagonist is mostly the same as that of the original male protagonist of Persona 3 (also playable in the portable version), though specific events in the story and in Social Links are altered in sometimes significant ways to fit with the character's gender.
The female protagonist has no official name. Some fans have referred to her as "Minako Arisato" or "Hamuko Arisato", coined by the American and Japanese fanbases respectively as references to "Minato Arisato", the name by which the male protagonist is called in the Persona 3 manga adaptation. These names are purely fan creation though and should not be considered official.
The heroine has XXII written in pins in her hair. XXII (22) is an alternate placement of The Fool tarot card, putting it at the opposite end of the deck to the male protagonist's card position of 0. Her default Persona is a female version of Orpheus.
The new female protagonist is voiced by Marina Inoue in the Japanese version. She has previously voiced Yoko in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan, Shu in Blue Dragon, and Alicia in Valkyria Chronicles. In the English language version, she is voiced by Laura Bailey, who previously voiced Rise Kujikawa in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.
New Social Links
The female protagonist has a new set of Social Links separate from those of the male protagonist. Two such characters are Saori Hasegawa and Rio Iwasaki. Neither character appeared in earlier versions of Persona 3; they take the place of the Social Link characters of the same arcana that still appear if the original male protagonist is chosen as the player character. It is also possible for the female protagonist to form romantic Social Links with male members of SEES, such as Akihiko. Unlike the male protagonist, all members of SEES save for Shuji Ikutsuki are viable Social Link options. The female protagonist is also not required to max out specific personality traits in order to begin the Social Links with Yukari Takeba or Fuuka Yamagishi.
In addition to the above, when playing as the female protagonist, the player will have the choice to keep Elizabeth as Igor's Velvet Room attendant, or to play through the game with the new male character Theodore at his side.