Persona 4 Golden: Hisano Social Link Guide

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Among the stranger of your social links in Persona 4 Golden, Hisano Kuroda represents your Death arcana in this game, and there’s maybe no better character to encompass it. Hisano is a woman in perpetual mourning over the emotionally taxing death of her husband.

Your social link with her explores her take on death as you slowly piece together the loss of Hisano’s husband, eventually helping her come to terms with her relentless survivor’s guilt. For help with maxing out this emotional and endearing social link in Persona 4 Golden, we’ve got you covered in our guide below.

This article contains slight spoilers for parts of Persona 4 Golden.

How To Unlock Hisano's Social Link

Another social link that’s tied to your success with a different character, you first meet Hisano at the hospital. The hospital is one of the available part-time jobs you’ll see posted on the Bulletin Board in the North Shopping District.

However, there’s more to beginning this social link than simply going to work. In order to accept the hospital job, you need to have reached Rank 3 Diligence – after you do, you're able to work at the hospital at night on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Hisano will not begin appearing right away, though. You work with a nurse at the hospital named Sayoko Uehara, who encompasses your Devil social link for Persona 4 Golden. After you’ve reached Rank 4 in the Devil social link with Sayoko, Hisano will speak to you at the hospital.

Since she’s so seldom available and you likely won’t meet her until later in the game, your social link with Hisano will increase every time you hang out with her.

How To Rank Up Hisano’s Social Link

Though her story is dark, Hisano finds great relief in talking with your protagonist about her life and will always be happy to speak with you when you see her at the Flood Plain.

Like the other characters, you can earn bonus affinity with Hisano by having a Persona that matches her arcana in your party when you spend time with her.

Fittingly enough, Hisano covers your Death arcana for Persona 4 Golden. Pay a visit to the Velvet Room to equip a Persona of the Death arcana if you don’t already have one.

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 1

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"I've lived here all my life, but… I don't know you."

"I just moved here."

"I won't be staying long."

"My, is that so? If you're from the city, you may think it's a bit inconvenient here… But I think it's a nice town."

"I think so, too."

"Everyone says so, but…"

"I am Death."

"Death?"

"What do you mean?"

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 2

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Haha, he was a handsome man."

Who are you talking about?""

3

3

"So he didn't look like me?"

3

3

"Stop staring at me."

3

3

"Do I look like Death to you?"

"Yes, you do."

"No, you don't."

"This is stupid."

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 3

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Watching the river here with you, like this, brings back memories…"

"Of what?"

3

3

"What about the river?"

3

3

"…I was happy back then."

"I'm jealous."

3

3

"What about now?"

2

1

"He went to Heaven… and I will surely go to Hell."

That's not true!""

3

3

"Don't torture yourself."

3

3

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 4

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"My husband's tsuki meinichi is today, and I've just come back from visiting his grave."

"Tsuki meinichi?"

2

1

"That must have been tough."

2

1

"Don't be depressed."

2

1

"For those trying to reach the gods, and to the families of those people, Death can be an ally."

"That may be true."

"I don't think so."

"I don't really know."

"You don't quite understand it yet, do you?"

"I don't get it."

"I think I understand."

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 5

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"It must be boring, listening to this old bag's stories…"

"It's actually interesting."

3

3

"I'm just killing time."

3

3

"Enough about me. I want to hear something from you. Tell me anything."

Talk about school

3

3

Talk about the city

Talk about the girls

3

3

"But… I do not want to see you anymore."

"Why not?"

"I'm hurt."

"But I want to see you."

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 6

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"Being noncommittal… floating around, never deciding to be one thing nor another. Can a man understand that?"

"I get it."

3

3

"I don't get it."

3

3

"But I wanted to write my reply so badly, so I would grow impatient and read it carefully, over and over."

"What were they about?"

"Letters? How inconvenient."

2

1

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 7

To begin this scene, you'll need to get Husband's Letter from Master Daidara at his shop, Daidara Metalworks.

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

What should you do…?

Read them

Wait for Hisano

"I'm sure he never imagined that the 'Hisa-san' he loved would some day wish to see him dead…"

"What do you mean?"

"You didn't love him?"

"That was his punishment. Punishment for forgetting me…"

"That's a cruel tale."

"That must've been tough."

"……"

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 8

To begin this scene, you'll need to get Hisano's Letters from Master Daidara on a subsequent trip to Daidara Metalworks.

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"I must accept that…"

"Take your time."

3

3

"Hang in there."

3

3

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 9

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"I didn't want to accept that he had died all by himself, not remembering me, leaving me behind…"

"I understand the feeling."

3

3

"That's selfish."

3

3

"I don't understand."

3

3

"Haha… But it's too late now, isn't it?"

"I guess so."

3

3

"No, it isn't."

3

3

Hisano's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 10

Dialogue

Your Response

Points Earned With A Matching Persona

Points Earned Without A Matching Persona

"At first, I turned them down because I didn't want to leave the place I was born in, but…"

"They kept insisting?"

3

3

"What about your husband?"

3

3

"I'd feel that… our story hasn't truly ended…"

"Hasn't it?"

"I'll treasure it."

Following the above-listed dialogue choices is your fastest route to helping Hisano confront her feelings and maxing your Death social link in Persona 4 Golden.

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