Fuuka Yamagishi confirmed as an announcer

#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

Famitsu magazine has confirmed that Fuuka, main Persona 3 character, will appear in Persona 4 Arena as an announcer during battles and such. It says that she's now a university student, as well.

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Given that it's Fuuka, she might have an important role in the story given that she's most likely a member of Mitsuru's "Shadow Hunters" organization. Hopefully her voice transformed as she got older. 

It had been speculated before this that she would be a member of the cast because of these two images: 
The girl to the right of Mitsuru resembles Fuuka 
 Portrait under Shadow Labrys has Fuuka's hair
Because of this, maybe the above image depicting the "Shadow Hunters" is more significant than not and might hint at other familiar characters that might appear in the game.
#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11621 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Hopefully her voice transformed as she got older.

Yep. In the battle between English Rise, Japanese Rise and Fuuka, we all lose.

#3 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

Hopefully her voice transformed as she got older.

Yep. In the battle between English Rise, Japanese Rise and Fuuka, we all lose.

Ouch. Is English Rise still Laura Bailey for P4A? I didn't think she was that bad; I'll never get used to Japanese Rise, though.

Oh, and I like Fuuka's new hairdo!

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#4 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

Fuuka's fine but I want Yukari in the game!

#5 Posted by Landon (4137 posts) -

Fuuka was my love interest in Persona 3.

#6 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Cool, I hope more Persona 3 characters show up. Mainly just Junpei and Yukari.

#7 Posted by Commisar123 (1791 posts) -

Looks like Junpei is in there too....oh good

#8 Posted by Marokai (2892 posts) -

At some point, calling this Persona 4 Arena is almost a misnomer. I mean, I get that this entire game is fan-servicey, but I really don't understand the increasing prevalence of the P3 characters in this game other than the fact that so many people demanded it.

#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@Marokai: For one, it's obviously fan service, as you pointed out. So it increases sales, interest and all that. But, also, I think they wanted to finally bring together the Persona 3 and Persona 4 universes in a direct way. The stories obviously occur in the same worlds, so a fighting game and a direct sequel to Persona 4 (but not an actual Persona 5) was their chance to emphasize the fact that the P3 and P4 characters live in the same universe.

#10 Posted by StarvingGamer (8135 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Marokai: For one, it's obviously fan service, as you pointed out. So it increases sales, interest and all that. But, also, I think they wanted to finally bring together the Persona 3 and Persona 4 universes in a direct way. The stories obviously occur in the same worlds, so a fighting game and a direct sequel to Persona 4 (but not an actual Persona 5) was their chance to emphasize the fact that the P3 and P4 characters live in the same universe.

Also it's a fighting game. Gotta fill out the roster somehow.

#11 Edited by Hunter5024 (5612 posts) -

Fuuka doesn't look like she has a disease anymore!

Edit: At least not a serious one.

#12 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -

Fuuka O_o How you get so fine?

#13 Posted by Eirikr (1006 posts) -

It's not Fuuka unless she's wearing a garbage bag. 

#14 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

Fuuka doesn't look like she has a disease anymore!

Edit: At least not a serious one.

She never had a disease...

#15 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

"Everyone please stop fighting!"

#16 Posted by Bloo561 (108 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

Fuuka doesn't look like she has a disease anymore!

Edit: At least not a serious one.

In persona 3 the students said she had a disease so she will be excused from school.

#17 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -
@Bloo561 said:

@Hunter5024 said:

Fuuka doesn't look like she has a disease anymore!

Edit: At least not a serious one.

In persona 3 the students said she had a disease so she will be excused from school.

She's anemic. She says so in her social link.
#18 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

Liked her better with the short hair and the ridiculous turtle neck.

#19 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

I hope she wears that ugly ass poncho at some point ... I actually liked fuuka she was MC's "love" interest don't know why so many people dislike her just like I don't understand how some people like Yukari when she was such a bitch (and I'm not talking about FES I haven't play that).

#20 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -

@AngelN7: I don't think the poncho was ugly, more like the way she wore it looked kinda strange on her. I didn't think Yukari was bitchy in P3 (However, in the Answer arc -_-).

#21 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Rise is the better announcer anyway. I never latched on to Fukka. All the Persona 3 characters i'd want are already playable.

#22 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@metalsnakezero said:

@AngelN7: I don't think the poncho was ugly, more like the way she wore it looked kinda strange on her. I didn't think Yukari was bitchy in P3 (However, in the Answer arc -_-).

I don't know while it was a game mechanic I thought the whole " you need to be popular to even talk to me , because I don't want people to get the wrong idea about 'us' " made her chracter look really bitch-y , and you're right the poncho wasn't ugly but it looked weird like it was floating arround her.

#23 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Dang, Fuuka got cute.

Hopefully her voice did too.

#24 Posted by metalsnakezero (2290 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

@metalsnakezero said:

@AngelN7: I don't think the poncho was ugly, more like the way she wore it looked kinda strange on her. I didn't think Yukari was bitchy in P3 (However, in the Answer arc -_-).

I don't know while it was a game mechanic I thought the whole " you need to be popular to even talk to me , because I don't want people to get the wrong idea about 'us' " made her chracter look really bitch-y , and you're right the poncho wasn't ugly but it looked weird like it was floating arround her.

Huh, I don't remember that but most of my P3 play was in the PSP version as a girl so it didn't come off like that.

Now about that poncho

Fuuka character design

You know it that black shirt she's wearing under it.

#25 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@Sploder said:

She's anemic. She says so in her social link.

I totally forgot about that. More incentive to play P3P, I guess.

#26 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -

Oh Fuuka, how I've missed you. And look you got adorable! Now.. atlus.. give me my STU-PEI! 
 

Junpei + Chidori
#27 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@metalsnakezero: In P3P when you're the girl she's nicer and all " we girls have to stick together, let's have a girl only talk so Junpei get out " when you're playing as the male MC she doesn't even talk to you unless you're popular , sure she has her character ark and gets better but still her being bitch-y doesn't have to do with her growing out she's just really bitch-y that's who she is, I don't hate her character but is not one of my favorites.

#28 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ@metalsnakezero

 
Now that I compare the two...

 
Fuuka's hair suddenly became teal and her eyes went from brown to green between P4A and P3. Weird...
#29 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

@FluxWaveZ: @metalsnakezero: Now that I compare the two... Fuuka's hair suddenly became teal and her eyes went from brown to green between P4A and P3. Weird...

No, I think that's because of Persona 3's coloring, color tone or whatever (kind of like how the colors in P4 Golden are brighter than the original game). Her actual look is pretty much unchanged (except for being older and all). The hair does have a slightly lighter color, though.

#30 Posted by SoyBob (161 posts) -

If you notice in the Gallery Mode picture, you can see Yosuke and Nanako next to Fuuka, probably as other announcers.

#31 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@SoyBob: Yeah, that's pretty much a given. There's already footage of Yosuke announcing fights. Announcers so far:

  • Rise
  • Teddie
  • Yosuke
  • Aigis
  • Mitsuru
  • Fuuka
  • Nanako (possibly)
#32 Posted by isbecome (82 posts) -

@AngelN7: Now that I think about it I can't think of one main character in P3 that I didn't find to be kind of a douche.

I guess Koromaru was a bro the whole time. But he is a dog.

#33 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

@FluxWaveZ: @metalsnakezero: Now that I compare the two... Fuuka's hair suddenly became teal and her eyes went from brown to green between P4A and P3. Weird...

No, I think that's because of Persona 3's coloring, color tone or whatever (kind of like how the colors in P4 Golden are brighter than the original game).


 I'm not sure what you're talking about here. Do you mean the new promotional artwork? That's just drawn in a different(more boring and sterile, in my opinion) style.
 
 The ingame portraits are identical, they're just showcased at a higher resolution. Anyway, that's besides the point...
 

 

Her actual look is pretty much unchanged (except for being older and all).


I dunno man, the hair on this CG is a little lighter than in the portrait, but those eyes are still clearly brown/gray-ish.
#34 Posted by SoyBob (161 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ Nanako needs to be 100% biased towards Charlie, regardless of who you're actually playing as.
#35 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@SoyBob: Yeah, that's pretty much a given. There's already footage of Yosuke announcing fights. Announcers so far:

  • Rise
  • Teddie
  • Yosuke
  • Aigis
  • Mitsuru
  • Fuuka
  • Nanako (possibly)
Tanaka needs to be an announcer.
#36 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

I'm not sure what you're talking about here. Do you mean the new promotional artwork? That's just drawn in a different style.

The ingame portraits are identical, they're just showcased at a higher resolution. Anyway, that's besides the point...

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/16/atlus-upgraded-background-graphics-for-persona-4-the-golden/

You can obviously tell how the colors in P4 are intentionally hazy and blurry compared to the brighter and more colorful colors in P4G. This causes a slight change in Chie's hair color from the first pic to the second in that link.

@mutha3 said:

I dunno man, the hair on this CG is a little lighter than in the portrait, but those eyes are still clearly brown/gray-ish.

Those look blue to me:

Fuuka

Compare with actually brown eyes: 

 Yukari
#37 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

Dang, Fuuka got cute.

Hopefully her voice did too.

I hope so too, didn't like her voice at all.

#38 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@isbecome said:

@AngelN7: Now that I think about it I can't think of one main character in P3 that I didn't find to be kind of a douche.

I guess Koromaru was a bro the whole time. But he is a dog.

Damn right!... but I like Aigis and Mitsuru most of the cast was alright too is just Yukari who I kinda don't like.

#39 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

@mutha3 said:

I'm not sure what you're talking about here. Do you mean the new promotional artwork? That's just drawn in a different style.

The ingame portraits are identical, they're just showcased at a higher resolution. Anyway, that's besides the point...

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/03/16/atlus-upgraded-background-graphics-for-persona-4-the-golden/

You can obviously tell how the colors in P4 are intentionally hazy and blurry compared to the brighter and more colorful colors in P4G. This causes a slight change in Chie's hair color from the first pic to the second in that link.


Yep, that's a result of higher resolution.  If you compare HQ versions of the official art, you'll find it looks closer to the Vita version than the PS2 version. What DOES seem to be intentional, though, is the color of the ingame stuff. There's a lot less drabness and muted colors in the Golden.
 

Fuuka



Lets just focus on the primary color for now:
 
Dude: that is gray. You're crazy, man. How are you getting "blue" out of that?

(as for the Yukari thing: I said brown-gray, not chocolate-brown) 
 
 (oh my god we're discussing anime eye colors)
#40 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

@isbecome said:

@AngelN7: Now that I think about it I can't think of one main character in P3 that I didn't find to be kind of a douche.

I guess Koromaru was a bro the whole time. But he is a dog.

In retrospect, the P3 cast kind of sucks. Other than Junpei (who can be annoying at times too) most of them just don't seem that interesting. To me Junpei had the most clear cut story arc. I guess Ken also had one. But Fuuka? I can't tell you much about her other than she was the announcer and she wore some tickle belt...

Weren't there high barriers before you dated any girl other than the nerdy one?

#41 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

Yep, that's a result of higher resolution. If you compare HQ versions of the official art, you'll find it looks closer to the Vita version than the PS2 version. What DOES seem to be intentional, though, is the color of the ingame stuff. There's a lot less drabness and muted colors in the Golden.

Ah, didn't know that was a result of higher resolution. Still, that does mean that the colors are brighter, regardless of how it's achieved, so a similar effect would occur if P3 was also in a higher resolution compared to those original P3 Fuuka models that were posted above.

@mutha3: Then it's really light gray and definitely not brown; can't see any brown there at all. It might not be full on blue, but I do see it as light blue/light green. Looking again, Persona 4 Arena's Fuuka does have both her eye color and hair color changed to a brighter tone, so it's at least a bit different. Though the changes are so minor that I don't think they'd be noticeable without comparing both models side-to-side.

#42 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ:

Just so we're clear, this is what I see:

disagree. I simply don't see blue/green there at all.

#43 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Cool the character that I least cared about is back!(or Ken I forget). This is a nice gesture for people that care about Fuuka, but she was never someone that I cared about in P3. Hopefully Yukari will be in P4A too. That's the only character that I really care about to make an appearance.

#44 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19325 posts) -

@mutha3: I just tried sampling the color from her eyes and though I don't get anything near the brownish color you're seeing from two different Fuuka pictures (the one I posted and the one in my profile of her summoning her Persona), I do get this:

Not light blue or light green, but definitely grey. I guess I was seeing it wrong all this time since I always saw her eyes as light blue (maybe because of the hair?). So I guess they changed her eye color for P4A more than I thought, though I can't say I noticed it.

#45 Posted by Karmosin (210 posts) -

Oh man... Well, I hope her english VA has gotten better. Playing P3: FES right now and she's alright in conversation i guess, but her delivery when she comments the battles is... Bad... :/

#46 Posted by Hunter5024 (5612 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Hunter5024 said:

Fuuka doesn't look like she has a disease anymore!

Edit: At least not a serious one.

She never had a disease...

She always looked like it though. Really pale and skinny... green hair.

#47 Posted by Bigheart711 (1253 posts) -

I thought this would happen, but even though her VA for P3FES was decent in my opinion, I also hope that her voice is better in P4Arena. If so, it looks like It'll be a tough decision to main either her, Teddie or Mitsuru as an announcer.

#48 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

The character announcement we've all been waiting for.

#49 Posted by Grim_2_ (50 posts) -

Oh hell yeah Fuuka's gonna be my main announcer whenever I play and she got really cute. ^_^

#50 Posted by Char12 (69 posts) -

I hope they just reuse her lines from P3, that would be hilarious

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