egami Tensei V News; SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NINTENDO, THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREAT INCOGNITES AMONG THE SAGA FANDOM
Shin Megami Tensei V was one of the most celebrated announcements of the Nintendo Direct during E3 2021. This continues one of the most popular Japanese franchises today. However, the trailer we saw generated a debate among the fandom about the gender of its protagonist.
It’s no surprise that Shin Megami Tensei V’s designs are androgynous, since the franchise’s inception there have been some like that. However, this caught western fandom by surprise to speculate on the gender of its protagonist. They didn’t know if he was male, female, or from the non-binary gender spectrum, but… it’s obvious, right?
THE DESIGN OF THE STAR OF SMTV
Shin Megami Tensei V’s character design continues the work seen in SMT3: Nocturne and SMT4. In the trailer, we see how a strange being named Aogami combines with the main character turning him into a Nahobino, granting him the power to fight, recruit demons and learn spells. This new being is reminiscent of the half-demon protagonist of Nocturne.
Also, it reminds us of the Power Ranger style seen in SMT4, because it was done by the same artist as in that installment, Masayuki Doi. Although for Shin Megami Tensei 5 he opted for a more androgynous style, which has made the fandom question whether he is a non-binary person, male or female.