How Do I Become Shinjiro's & Akihiko's Girl in "Persona 3"?
By Amy McNulty
Updated September 22, 2017
In the PSP version of "Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3," you have the opportunity to play as a female protagonist. Opt to play as a female and one of your secondary goals can be to become one of the male characters' girl and date him. Two of your choices are moody outcast Shinjiro and his best friend, pampered rich boy Akihiko.
Increase your academic, charm and courage ratings. These three ratings will raise your social link score. The higher your social link score, the better chance you have of wooing any of the potential boyfriends.
Speak with Shinjiro at every opportunity. The more you speak with him, the more you will raise your connection level with him. After October 4th, in-game time, you can begin dating him if you have spoken with him every time you could.
Continue to speak with him when he's confined to a hospital bed and confess that you love him when given the opportunity. Dissuade him from putting himself down and continue to choose dialog options that show him you care about him. Eventually, he will confess that he loves your character as well. This will keep him alive.
Maximize your charm, courage and academic scores to max out your social link score. This will give you an advantage with Akihiko, who is a little more difficult to pursue than Shinjiro.
Speak with Akihiko at every opportunity. Choose only flattering dialog options.
Select the three vital dialog options. Most of the time, simple flattery will raise your connections with Akihiko. However, three instances occur in which you must choose certain dialogue or you will never have the opportunity to be Akihiko's girl. When he says, "Oh, no, it was just a rumor I heard. Sorry," reply: "Don’t get the wrong idea, Senpai." When he later says, "Do you think I’m...strange?" reply: "You're charming." Lastly, when he says, "...It’s the weirdest thing," reply: "You're in love." This will prompt him to ask you out.
Spend your time after school in the game going to karaoke and getting coffee for a week or two to max your courage score. Purchase a couple of tickets to the virtual horror game as well.
Maximize your charm score by spending your time getting coffee after school for a week or two. Purchase at least two photo stickers per week.
Study in the game after school for a week or two to maximize your academic score.
You have only about one month, in-game time, to woo Shinjiro before he no longer fights alongside you due to his injury. Do not miss any opportunity to speak with him.
Amy McNulty has worked as a freelance writer since 2005. She has written for "Chocolate Zoom" and "The Japanese Tutor" among others. McNulty received a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from Carthage College, where she also pursued minors in Asian studies and French.