Persona 4 voice actress lists “Persona 4, Vol. 2” on resume
posted on 11.19.13 at 05:20 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Karen Strassman also lists credits for "Golden 2 Persona 4."

The next Persona game might not be Persona 5, but a sequel to Persona 4.

Karen Strassman, the voice actress for Nanako Dojima in Persona 4, has listed “Persona 4, Vol. 2” and “Golden 2 Persona 4” on her online resume.

Strassman has separate entries for Persona 4 Arena, so “Persona 4, Vol. 2” couldn’t be referring to that.

A new Persona is expected to be revealed this Sunday, November 24. Or, at least, we couldn’t think of anything else that teaser site might be for.

Thanks, Robert Boyd (via NeoGAF).

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  • Elvick

    If they did another P4 instead of P5… oh lawd the chaos.

  • DesmaX


  • Revorse

    As long as it’s PS3 I wouldn’t mind. I need some more RPGs. A Vita isn’t really in my budget right now and I’ve been yearning to play P4 again.

  • Guest

    Either companies don’t care that these leaks happen, or they need to revise their non-disclosure policies to ensure that word doesn’t get out until the proper time.

    Or perhaps people these days have very sharp eyes!

  • dmysta3000

    Hooooo boy this is gonna rustle some jimmies if this is true.

    But seriously Atlus, get on with P5 already..

  • shogunknight

    Hahahaha, expectations greatly lowered. Off the hype train, ill assume this isnt persona 5 to not be disappointed

  • MrRobbyM

    Business wise, a second Persona 4 game would make sense. Low risk, already established fanbase, yadda yadda…

    But I never got into P4 so I’d really prefer Persona 5.

    • Bec66

      As would I but when you look at the way P4A ended it really seemed like the P4 gang was going to stick around for another game.

      • Arcana Gear

        well there is the sequel to the arena, the suplex something..

  • Invisbin

    Not mad….just sad

    • HighBrowDrifter

      I feel ya homes…..tis saddening news indeed.

      -Not so Golden_Puss

  • Eclipse

    I think I’ll wait for the announcement before I jump to speculations… I mean, as much as I love P4, I just really want to see Atlus move on to P5.

  • Jesse

    If the second P4 Arena game doesn’t resolve that cliffhanger, I guess this is what will do it.

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Golden 2 Persona 4 = PS Vita?…

  • LordKaiser

    But I thought that P4 had a conclusion…

  • Watahashi

    That credit was definitely for volume 2 of the DVD/Blu Ray. They were recorded in volume-based chunks. No need to panic.

    • Sal Romano

      Hmm, I wish I could be sure. She separates her resume into categories. The Persona entries are all under Video Games, not Animation. But then again, there’s nothing Persona related under Animation, when she’s definitely done animation work P4: The Anime.

      I guess we’ll find out on Sunday.

    • TheFoolArcana

      It was listed under video games.

  • artemisthemp

    I would play Persona 4 Golden 2

  • Alkhan

    Lord no. I loved P4 but I’d much rather just have a Persona 5 with slight references from the past games but a whole different story like they always do.

    I really don’t want to see Persona turn into “one of those series” (ex. P4-2, P4-3, P3-3, P3-2, P4: The After Years, etc.)

  • Wolf Star

    Wasn’t Persona 4 Arena a sequel/Spinoff to the series?? Maybe it’s talking about the Vol 2 for Bluray and DVD??

    • Hexodious

      Ehm. The Persona series itself is a spin-off. What would Arena be? A double spin-off? And nah. In the True Ending


      Yosuke mentioned a event when the midnight channel returned, in May or June/July, I can’t quickly remember.

  • bloodiOS

    As much as I love P4… ENOUGH! Move on for Persona‘s sake!

    • jujubee88

      It could be a possibility this is going to be released on PS3 and not next-gen/vita.

      So, mainline folks gotta wait more and have this lil morsel for the time being.

      • bloodiOS

        Well, for all the time I’ve been wishing for a next-gen version of Persona, I’m well aware that in actuality, the majority of the fanbase is comprised of PS3 owners. So if this ends up being a PS3 game, it definitely isn’t what I haven’t expected. However, if it isn’t the next entry in the series, then I would personally find it very disappointing, as I’ve been waiting so long for P5.

        • jujubee88

          That’s a helluva run on sentence!

          Seriously though we know P5 is coming (whether it gets announced this month or not). Just look at how Golden and the fighting game sold and went down with the fans. Persona isn’t going anywhere.

          As fans, we just have to sit back and relax and hope SEGA doesn’t put any restraints on the staffs creativity or business decisions.

          • bloodiOS

            Fixed it a bit. Typing using my phone has always been quite frustrating.

            In any case, It’s been five years since P4 was released, so I don’t think it’s strange to be a bit impatient about P5. And I’ll be honest, if it was something else, I probably won’t feel as disappointed. However, there have been quite a few P4-related stuffs released over the years, enough to make me feel sick of it… and now they’re planning to make more?!

            • jujubee88

              Well speaking as a newbie to the P4 sub-universe, I’m appreciative of these efforts and see the things (with P4) as thoughtful sentiment to folks in my position that are just getting their feet wet.

              Without the ATLUS putting in the effort to making Golden on VITA I would only have had P3P to go off of in terms of having that experience. And whether you are impatient and antsy it’s these “sling stuff to the wall, see what sticks” with P4 that has actually endeared me more to the crowd that wants to see P5 happen. (Just to a different degree than those such as yourself that waited, beat the numbered game numerous times, etc)

              Now, if this tease turns out to be Persona 4 Golden for PS3 or them going exclusive to a Nintendo console, than I will throw a fit and take back everything I said about them growing the brand. XD

  • ayb_91

    Wow !! They will make it a beast for sure !

  • $61526767

    I love P4, but really? Isn’t it enough? Really want to see P5.

  • Learii

    I don’t mind P4 vol2 as long is a RPG game I like to see what happen after the true ending of P4 and that don’t include P4 Arena

    • Hexodious

      It will probably include Arena’s story, but I hope it doesn’t. Having a fresh sequel of Persona 4 would be completely fine while waiting for Persona 5.

  • Sieghardt

    Probably worth noting she has stuff like Sakura wars & Sakura Wars 3 under games, which were never localised, but she was in so long, my love and the movie, though she lists the anime seperately.

  • Heavenspiercing

    Persona 4, and by extension Golden, is one of my favorite games ever. So on one hand, my hype is through the goddamn roof. On the other hand, this feels unnecessary. I don’t recall there being any plot threads in the original, or Golden for that matter, that needed to be resolved.
    I also can’t help but feel a tad disappointed that this means that the super special awesome announcement probably isn’t gonna be P5.

    • Jean Carlos Rufioh Garcia Guer

      Well i wanted something more, i literally cried the first time i ended persona 4 on my ps2, i got the neutral ending and i felt disappointed since i wanted to stay with everyone a little more so i tried and searched on how to get the true ending because you know if the case isn’t solved then you didn’t find the truth, so i did and it was better you know the epic scene with izanagi-no-okami was marvelous, but either way i had to go out from Inaba :/, and when Persona 4 Golden was announced i felt incredibly hyped but…it was just a remake it was cool and all the new bike thing was great too but….i felt empty, theen they told me that it had another ending, sadly it was bullshit like really why do i care adachi died the real culprit was izanami, so this is the chance, if this is in fact a sequel not like Persona Q then it’s finally time…. GOING BACK TO INABA DON’T THINK FEEL

  • Joshua M


    I would love to see Persona 4 Vol.3 and more… Atlus just doesn’t take enough money-milking from P4

  • Chestnut Bowl

    I don’t mind at all.

  • Warboss Aohd


  • Leon_Tekashi

    If this is really one of the announcements…Welp, time to go behind the anti rage wall.

  • TheExile285

    I really hope the Persona tease isn’t another remake/port/sequel.

    P4 doesn’t need to become FFVII……


      hmm, maybe like persona 2… not bad idea anyway.

    • bloodiOS

      I personally just hope that it doesn’t turn out like the FFXIII trilogy, where direct sequels are created for the purpose of stalling time while the next main entry in the series (FFXV) is being made.



  • Aiddon

    I’m starting to get the feeling that Atlus is trolling us.

  • RmanX1000

    Wouldnt “Vol. 2” make more sense that its referring to the anime…?

  • Kobracon

    The teaser site does have 3 boxes, I’m hoping this is just one of 3 announcements. Still keeping my hopes up!

    • 罪罰

      Positive thinking?
      Positive thinking.

      • Arcana Gear

        Positive thinking!

        • Jean Carlos Rufioh Garcia Guer

          Positive feeling remember, “Don’t think, Feel”

  • 罪罰

    I just want Persona 5, not Persona 4-2.
    Don’t do this to me, Atlus.

  • dior

    im crying…

  • Raoni Marques

    As much as I’d like a Persona 5 (and I want it bad) I wouldn’t mind AT ALL another adventure with the Persona 4 gang. It was one of the few games in my recent gaming history that made me sad when it ended.

  • Zuhri69

    Regardless, I just hope its not a fighting game.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Strassman pls don’t get fired over this.

    • Captmotorcycle

      Stresmen pls.

  • raulrain

    Maybe just maybe, we are in that time for a second main entry, remember Persona 2? there are 2, Innocent Sin and Eternal Punisment, you hear it here first folks XD

  • Hexodious

    If it’s going to a sequel to Persona 4, than it is obvious that they’re stalling for Persona 5, in other words, they’re having difficulities with the new engine they’re using. Well, that’s my guess.

    And there is no need to moan now about Persona 4 getting milked, Persona 3 is still the most milked one. Heck, even Persona 2 is pretty milked out too. I don’t see why Persona 4 shouldn’t have a third game, while the others do. But I understand the concern about Persona 4 getting milked. I love Persona 4, but I also rather want Persona 5. But at this point, I’ll be happy with any real Persona title. (“Real”, not a fighting or dating Persona game).

    Just watch man, Atlus will reveal something out-of-the-expectation-circle like a Persona 4 Concert, a spin-off of Persona (Spin-offception!) and maybe even remakes of Persona 1 or 2, you’ll never know.

  • NoLastName

    Considering this is the English voice actress, she may be referring to the anime

    • Raiyu

      Doubtful, there is a separate section for animation on the resume apparently.

      • ShinoZero

        Persona 4 The Animation is not listed in the animation section though. But on the other hand I’ve never heard the english voice acting of P4 The Animation so i’m not sure she dubbed it in English. Anyone ?

        • Lynx

          She did.

          The only people they couldn’t get was Naoto’s iirc. They used Erin for Chie but subbed in McGlynn for Naoto (which was kinda…odd but worked considering Naoto and all.)

          There was also a swap with Kanji as Baker couldn’t do the second half, so they subbed in Matthew Mercer. Who does a pretty nigh perfect Baker impression.

          • ShinoZero

            Sooooo can we assume it might be a mistake then ?

            • Lynx

              That’s my assumption.

              Persona 3.5, for instance, was FES so Golden 2 Persona 4 could’ve just been the codename for Golden like 3.5 was for FES.

  • tubers

    iOS port!

  • Serovath

    nearly choke on my food when i read this… i would love a p5, but would not mind a p4 vol2, where the game picks up after our protagonist left …. i just hope its NOT another arena game. or handheld port, or phone game. for the love of god ps3 needs at least 1 persona rpg game.

    • Nightcore34

      I’d like it if they released it for both ps3 and vita, I quite enjoyed golden and lets be honest my vita needs more games desperately, I’m running out of golden save points so I’ll have to override others. And I also hope it’s just a persona game and not a arena game.

  • Chris Smith

    Must be a slow news day if we’re getting excited
    over a small typo. Persona 4, Volume 2 is referring to the second half
    of the anime. Clearly someone made an error when updating Karen’s resume

  • Bigabu Beaze

    When did Sakura Taisen 1 and 3 ever come out in the US? She only did the voice for a character in Sakura Taisen 5. That resume is bunk.

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Also, the teaser site is for something line like a Festival or a Concert or something on those lines. Why else would they put city names on the bottom?