Does Persona 5 have gay romance? Fans are looking forward to Persona 5 Royal, but there’s one huge feature missing from the game: the option for same-sex romances.
Are there any LGBT characters in Persona 5? A lot of the game’s most egregious decisions have already been heavily reported on; in one scene in the original, the only two openly queer characters in the game, a pair of gay men you bump into while on a mission in Shinjuku, are actively predatory and harass an underage male student – your teammate, Ryuji – before
Can you date males in Persona 5? Technically, no. Despite the many additions that Royal makes to Persona 5, you are still not given any options to romance the guys in the game. It’s disappointing, to say the least, as the game could have greatly benefited from an update to its LGBTQ standards.
Can you date Ryuji? But no, you can’t romance Ryuji. You, a 16-year-old, can simply romance adults who are over ten years older than you instead – including your teacher. I romanced Hifumi when I originally played Persona 5 and have chosen not to pursue any of the romance options in any playthrough I’ve done since.