Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Characters (Spoiler Free)

This section contains information on the main characters within the story. Included is both Atlus's official information on their histories, as well as extended information offered by this web site if necessary. This is by no means a full list of important entities within the game. More information about these characters can be found in the "Characters (Complete)" section. This smaller section was created due to concerns that the full backgrounds revealed too much to new players.


char Name: "The Protagonist"

Official Information: An average boy attending High School in Toyko, little is known about him except that he lives in the heart of the city with his family. His modest clothes and cell phone make him seem like just another face in the crowd. When people ask him about his plans for the future, he gets anxcious and gives vague answers.

Extended Information: The Protagonist is both given a full name and a nickname chosen by the player. The player is also given control of the Protagonist's stats and abilities. HP and MP will increase once he receives enough experience points to gain a level. At this point, the player can also choose to add one point to a single stat (Vitality, Strength, etc.). Skills are also learned during a level-up and are determined by currently equipped Magatama.


char Name: Chiaki Hayasaka

Official Information: A classmate and childhood friend of the main character, Chiaki was born and raised in a prominent household. At the start of the game, she's haughty and demanding, as she's used to getting her own way. She too gets caught up in the Conception, and in the ensuing chaos, is forced into a world where only the strongest can survive.





char Name: Isamu Nitta

Official Information: One of the protagonists classmates, Isamu is a young man who doesn't think much about the future. Unlike the protagonist, this is because Isame is most interested in enjoying himself right now, in the present. Although he has a crush on his teacher, Yuko Takao, and sees himself as the hero's rival for Yuko's concerns, Isamu puts on a cool front when she asks about him. Isamu's a frivolous and selfish character, who seems to have fewer ideals than the protagonist. He truly lives for the moment.




char Name: Jyoji Hijiri

Official Information: Hijiri writes exclusively for the occult magazine Ayashi. He was once an exchange student in American, and relies upon the experiences he had there to help inform his writing. While doing some research on the Gaea cult, Hijiri learned about the Scripture of Miroku and Hikawa's plans for the Conception. He started following Hikawa to learn the truth about the cult's plans, but in doing so, got caught up in the Conception.




char Name: Yuko Takao

Official Information: Yuko taught at the school the protagonist, Isamu and Chiaki all attended. She was strict, but kind, and popular with the students, but deep inside, she was consumed by dispair.

She wanted freedom, but not for selfish or arrogant reasons. She wanted to be free to preserve a higher morality, so she could do what other people asked of her and still try to aim higher, to rise above petty concerns.

In reality, Yuko didn't even look at the world around her. It would've been enough if she'd just looked at her students, but it was difficult for one high school teacher to single-handedly change the lives and goals of the young people she taught. She despaired for the future.


char Name: Hikawa

Official Information: To most people, Hikawa is the chief technical officer at the giant Cybers Communication corporation. In truth, he's the leader of the Gaea cult, a religious organization that searches for a truth which transcends the teachings of all other religions.

As the leader of the cult, Hikawa translated the prophecies of the Scripture of Miroku, and learned the existance of a strange world, a belief that was considered heresy even among the members of the Gaea cult.



char Names: The Child and Old Woman

Official Information: The protagonist meets these mysterious characters by chance. The child clearly isn't human, but his true identity remains a secret.

To the casual observer, the child and the old woman (his baby-sitter? grandmother?) might seem like tricksters. The old woman doesn't seem to like the protagonist very much at all, but sometimes, it's almost as though she's watching the protagonist through a certain kindness.



char Names: Old Man and Lady in Black

Official Information: The Old Man and Lady in Black seem to work against the designs of the Old Woman and the Child. Both the man and the boy let the women speak for them, and are similar in many ways. The Lady in Black is different from the Old Woman, though; she's very kind to the protagonist, in a way that reminds him of Yuko.