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Yusuke Kitagawa

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Yusuke Kitagawa
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Yusuke's official artwork from Persona 5

Universe Persona
Debut Persona 5 (2016)
Smash Bros. appearances Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Persona 5 Strikers (2020)
Console/platform of origin PlayStation 3,
PlayStation 4
Species Human
Gender Male
Designed by Shigenori Soejima
English voice actor Matthew Mercer
Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Sugita

Yusuke Kitagawa (喜多川 祐介, Kitagawa Yusuke) is a character that originates from Persona 5.


In Persona 5, Yusuke Kitagawa is the pupil of acclaimed Japanese artist Ichiryusai Madarame, the Phantom Thieves' second target. Yusuke is a passionate artist that began developing his craft at the age of three, at which point he had been orphaned and the artist had taken him in. Underneath Madarame's kind exterior however is a conniving con man who extorts his pupils and plagiarizes their work, a fact which, upon being confronted by the Phantom Thieves about it, Yusuke reflexively denies. In truth, Yusuke has long been aware of Madarame taking advantage of his students, for he is a victim of Madarame's crimes himself; however, he is unable to bring himself to believe that his caretaker for most of his life is such a terrible man. Yusuke himself is the last of Madarame's pupils, with several of his former pupils having their lives end up in shambles after resisting Madarame.

Upon entering Madarame's Palace with the Phantom Thieves, Yusuke winces in horror at the sight. Upon confronting Madarame's Shadow, Yusuke discovers that Madarame never truly loved him, and a piece of Madarame's art that Yusuke had admired for so long had in fact been a self portrait painted by his own mother, whom Madarame had left to die so he could steal her work. Enraged, Yusuke awakens his Persona, Goemon, becoming a Phantom Thief with the codename Fox, and helps the group steal the Treasure of his now former mentor. He designs a logo for the group, which is depicted on all the calling cards they send from then on.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Yusuke Kitagawa appears on the Mementos stage in his Fox costume.

Assist Role[edit]

Yusuke's appearance in All-Out Attack (left).

Yusuke appears in one of the variations of Joker's All-Out Attack, fighting alongside Makoto Niijima and Haru Okumura.


Yusuke also appears as a Novice-class primary spirit and his Phantom Thief identity, Fox is featured on the Phantom Thieves of Hearts spirit in the Persona DLC Spirit Board.

In both spirits' battles, Yusuke uses a Chrom puppet fighter. Yusuke is fought along a Giant King Dedede puppet fighter representing Yusuke's Persona, Goemon and is fought on the Suzaku Castle stage's Battlefield form. During the battle, Vince appears as a hostile Assist Trophy, referencing Yusuke's occupation as a painter.

During the Phantom Thieves of Hearts spirit battle, Yusuke is the fourth Phantom Thief to defeat before fighting Joker.

Primary spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
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Yusuke Kitagawa
2 997 4988 389 1945 608 3043 No Effect Persona Series

Support spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Series
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Phantom Thieves of Hearts ★★★★ 1 Item Autograb Persona Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese 喜多川祐介
UK English Yusuke Kitagawa
France French Yusuke Kitagawa
Germany German Yusuke Kitagawa
Spain Spanish Yusuke Kitagawa
Italy Italian Yusuke Kitagawa
China Chinese (Simplified) 喜多川佑介
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 喜多川祐介
South Korea Korean 키타가와 유스케, Kitagawa Yusuke
Netherlands Dutch Yusuke Kitagawa
Russia Russian Юсукэ Китагава


  • Yusuke has the same voice actor as Chrom in both Japanese and English, being Tomokazu Sugita and Matthew Mercer, respectively. Coincidentally, both also have blue hair and wield swords as their primary weapons. Likely as a result, Yusuke is represented by Chrom in the former's spirit battle in Ultimate.
    • Chrom and Yusuke also share their Japanese voice actor with Takamaru, another blue-haired swordsman (who coincidentally also wields a katana like Yusuke).

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