Yosuke Hanamura is one of the main characters from the Persona 4 anime and games.
A second-year student at Yasogami High School, Yosuke Hanamura moved to the town about six months before the events of the game. His father is the manager of local department store Junes, and as such he is usually treated as an unofficial complaints box, much to his chagrin. Yosuke serves as the best friend and partner of Yuu, although he's often the butt of his other friends' jokes.
In the XP4 fics, Yosuke debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries.
In the AWA fics, Yosuke is a student at the AWA Academy.
Yosuke has slightly unkempt fawn colored dyed hair and brown eyes. At both his school and inside the Midnight Channel, he wears his Yasogami High school uniform, along with a white V-neck T-shirt with long sleeves and a pair of red headphones (save for two occasions, he is never seen without them). Inside the Midnight Channel, Yosuke also wears orange glasses.
Yosuke is a clumsy transfer-student who arrived six months before the protagonist. He is often the target for jokes about his lack of muscles and body strength, and fights with blunt, double-handed objects such as wrenches, but moreso knives and kunai. The protagonist first sees him crashing his bike into a garbage can, the first of many times, but he doesn't introduce himself to the protagonist until he helps Yosuke by getting him out of a garbage can. Yosuke doesn't usually think before he says something, which results in him sticking his foot in his mouth, and unintentionally insulting someone, including Kanji Tatsumi about his sexual orientation. He tends to be a bit of a wannabe ladies' man and has a fascination for girls, forcing the girls to enter a beauty pageant they can't back out of. But beneath most of that (more so in the original game), he shows great insight with decent deducing, and is often on task of the situation on hand, and can be very serious at times. Along with that, he is described by the other members of the Investigation Team as too nice, even from his own words.
Yosuke is a Solo Hero at the Heroes Coalitions and is a member of the Inaba Investigation Team. He also attends at Vanguard Academy as a student.
XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries
In Chapter 13, Yosuke, alongside the rest of the Inaba Investigation Group, were supposed to have a nice weekend when Dan Gotanda made his presence. After Dan explained to them about the Heroes Coalitions, they all decided to join with his reason is to get away from overworking at his family's local department store. Later, the team arrives at the Neo-City and were awed at the sight of the Training Facility. Later Dan left to sort out a problem, they then met Precious Dazzle and befriended him. After Dan returned and told them that they'll be meeting the president of the Heroes Coalitions which they obliged.
In Chapter 16, Yosuke, alongside a few, are seen eating pizza in the mini kitchen at the Training Camp when Chris Pearson and Fabia Sheen joined them. Later, Elise Pearson arrives in the kitchen, he and the others decided to leave the mini kitchen, so Chris and Elise can have a private conversation. After that, Yosuke and the others came back to the kitchen where Elise announced that she's joining the Heroes Coalitions, he watches the others stop Elise from killing Dan Mandel after the latter made an insulting comment to the former.
He is a cheerful trickster with speedy, unpredictable moves. His Persona is Jiraiya, master of the wind. He uses knives and kunais as weapons.
- In the XP4 fics, Yosuke along with Yuu Narukami, Teddie, Kanji Tatsumi and Rex Salazar are known as Neo-City's One Direction after singing and dancing in the streets one time.
- In the XP4 fics, Yosuke and Tatsumi scored themselves a date.