In her first appearance, Rise is a cheerful 15
year old girl. Originally from the small town of Inaba, she became a very
popular Japanese teen idol known as "Risette". After starring in
various films, television shows, and extraordinarily popular commercials, one
day she decided to quit show business and return to Inaba to attend school and
work at her grandmother's tofu shop, Marukyu.
Stressed out and tired of show business, Rise ponders the thought that the
masses only admire her "persona" that she presents, Risette. Her biggest insecurity is her individuality.
She fears that she has no true self and that her career is making her lose it
due to constantly putting up fake faces to the general public. While she
initially attempts to change this by running away she is left feeling
unsatisfied. By the end of the series, she acknowledges all of those fake
selves she presented to others were actually just other sides of her true
personality. Upon realizing this she decides to start up her career content
that she will be portraying her true self for all to see. After being rescued
by the Investigation Team, she joins the team and takes Teddie's
place as the party helper / healer.
Rise's Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax story is as follows: Ri
gearing for a return from hiatus to the idol industry, has been hard at work
with lessons. One evening, she notices strange changes to the town. The
streets are now covered in a red fog, and people have been suddenly vanishing.
Separated from her friends, what is the resolve to which Rise holds as she is
confronted by danger...?
Rise fights using
variety of projectiles, such as music notes that explode when certain attacks
connect. When she analyzes the opponent, her attacks change greatly, allowing
for a unique fighting style. Her Instant Kill Move is True Story, in which her
Persona Himiko seizes the opponent while Rise charms them with her singing