Probable Tropes in Persona 5, In Order From Most to Least Likely

Y’all, I am so excited. We now have a probably, maybe, set in stone Japanese release date for Persona 5.

It’s been a long, grueling wait for fans of the series, with Atlus incrementally releasing small details about Persona 5’s plot and characters since 2013. The first trailer promised a Winter 2014 release, then the next pushed it back to 2015, and then the trailers after that simply left out a release date in the hopes we wouldn’t notice. (For the record, fans noticed.)

But the third time’s a charm, right? On May 5th, Atlus released another trailer promising a new release date, September 15th, 2016. Assuming things go smoothly, that means there’s a possibility of a holiday season release for America. Here’s a subtitled version for your viewing pleasure:

When I heard the news, I was not only excited because this seems to be the real deal, but also because I can start predicting tropes like I did with Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness. While Star Ocean games merely dabble in staple anime tropes, Persona games thrive on them since the premise involves Japanese high schoolers summoning demons to save the world. Without further ado, here are the tropes I’m calling for Persona 5, in order from most to least likely:

– Starring Troy Baker (holy shit, folks, this could actually happen this time)

– Obligatory beach episode scenes (confirmed, complete with the boys ogling the girls)

– Everyone will ship Chairy Potter with the Yosuke expy (this might as well be confirmed)

– Protagonist, who looks like Harry Potter, is originally from the country and has moved to the city for its glitz and glamor (either that, or he’s an orphan)

– Secret dateable character is a human version of the cat mascot (you can tear this prediction from my cold dead hands)

– Plot is actually trying to be a commentary on class issues, much like Persona 4 attempted to make a point about media consumption (this one, too)

– Obligatory field trip scenes, most likely to somewhere with a hot spring, and the male characters somehow accidentally walk in on the female characters bathing (it’s pretty damn likely)

– The guy dressed in a cape and a thong featured in the newest trailer is actually Kanji Tatsumi, who won the lottery and is now a filthy capitalist (and this is where Troy Baker comes in)

– Chairy Potter can actually kiss a boy for once (probably not gonna happen, but a girl can dream)

– The final boss/driving force behind the plot’s main conflict has been Chairy Potter all along, who is actually a mythological god sick of human bullshit (I’ll face myself)

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