persona 3 portable: kenji (magician) social link choices guide

There’s something of a tradition in Persona of preppy, upbeat friends who fulfil the role of the Magician Arcana S-Link – and in Persona 3 Portable, that role falls to Kenji Tomochika and his mandatory social link. 

When we say mandatory, we simply mean that this S-Link automatically activates as you progress the male protagonist’s version of the Persona 3 story. Ranking up the Kenji social link after that is entirely up to you, however – and this guide will help you to do that, with all the right dialogue options to hit max rank and get the best Magician Persona fusion outcomes from early on.

Kenji Tomochika S-Link Guide – Magician

persona 3 portable: kenji (magician) social link choices guide

As previously mentioned, the Persona 3 Portable Kenji Social Link will initiate automatically during April, and from there you’ll be able to spend time with Kenji to rank up the S-Link. Saying the right thing to him during your hangouts will make the link rank up more quickly, however – which in turn saves you time to see other people or do other things.

As ever, this guide lists all of the dialogue choices that have bonuses attached that can make your relationship advance more quickly.  Any choices not listed do not have any effect, so you can say whatever you like for those. For the female protagonist, this is replaced by the Junpei S-Link.

Finally, the point totals listed here include the bonus you get for when you have a Magician Arcana Persona in your party stock when spending time with Kenji – so make sure you do that in order to maximize your gains. 

  • After his S-Link is initiated, Kenji is available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday daytimes, and can be found hanging out in your classroom at Gekkoukan High, which means most days he’ll be right in front of you when the school day ends. 

Unlock & Rank 1:

The Kenji Social Link is exclusive to the male protagonist of Persona 3 Portable. The social link storyline will kick off automatically in mid-April as the story progresses. The female protagonist has Junpei Iori as her Magician S-Link instead.

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • This is an automatic rank – you have a couple of dialogue choices, but no specific response offers any bonus points.

Rank 1 > 2:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • So, can you, like, go into Yukari-san’s room and stuff?
    • “No.” +2
    • “That’s a secret.” +2
  • When it comes to women, I like them to be older than me. What about you?
    • “I like older women.” +2
    • “I like them all.” +2

Rank 2 > 3:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Dude, I’m so sick of this…
    • “What, life?” +3
  • Well, Makoto, that settles it. I’m gonna get myself a girlfriend.
    • “Go for it.” +2

Rank 3 > 4:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • I’m gonna ask Ms. Kanou out right now!
    • “Good luck.” +3

Rank 4 > 5:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Yeah, good looking people are just attracted to one another. It’s like they’re meant to be together.
    • “I agree.” +3

Rank 5 > 6:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • I mean, getting into college is more important than hanging out, right? Don’t you think about the future?
    • “I have 30-year goals.” +3

Rank 6 > 7:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Sigh. I can’t eat…
    • “Ask what’s wrong.” +2
  • I saw a magazine on Emiri’s coffee table. Guess what it was called…
    • “Bride-to-Be Magazine.” +2
  • Whaddaya think, Makoto?
    • “That’s great. Congrats!” +2

Rank 7 > 8:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Hey man… S-sorry I asked you to come here. I, um… Oh, never mind.
    • “Are you in trouble?” +2
  • Emiri is being transferred to a school in Kyushu… What should I do, dude?
    • “You should go with her.” +2
    • “You should talk to her.” +2

Rank 8 > 9:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • What will you do?
    • “Confront Emiri.” +3

Rank 9 > 10:

The following choices can impact your relationship with this rank.

  • Man, hanging out with you is never boring! But, that being said, I want a girlfriend, dude.
    • “Look disappointed.” +2
    • “Cheer him on.” +2
    • “Offer to hook him up.” +2

Phone Calls

  • 4/26 – Isn’t that a great plan?!
    • “Think of something else.” +3
    • “Yeah, it’s perfect!” +2
  • 5/10 – Do you think I can make her happy?
    • “Just do your best?” +3
    • “Definitely!” +2
  • 6/14 – By the way, are you picky about your food?
    • “I won’t eat certain things.” +3
    • “I’m a pretty picky eater.” +2
  • 8/26 – There are some things you could do to look better…
    • “That’s rude.” +3
    • “Like what?” +3

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