Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (SMT Nocturne)

Jyoji Hijiri Character Profile

This is a profile page for Jyoji Hijiri from the game Shin Megami Tensei III HD Remaster (SMT Nocturne) releasing for the Switch, PS4, and Steam. Read on to learn more about this character's backstory, characteristics, and remaster voice actor/actress.

Jyoji Hijiri Character Profile

Jyoji Hijiri.png
Name Jyoji Hijiri
Voice Actor English: Chris Tergliafera
Japanese: Takeshi Maeda

Jyoji Hijiri Backstory and Characteristics

The Protagonist first meets Hijiri at Yoyogi Park. It appears he was curious about a recent tragedy that occurred, and is investigating the incident. As an author for an Occult Magazine, he seems knowledgable about otherworldly happenings.

After learning that the Protagonist is going to Shinjuku Medical Center, he offers a warning that the hospital is center to cult activities.

Soon enough, the Conception occurs. Hijiri again meets the Protagonist, who has now been transformed into a demon. Unfazed, Hijiri offers his help to the Protagonist as they try to navigate and make sense of the new Tokyo born from the Conception.

Story Appearances

Shibuya - Terminal

After leaving the hospital after the Conception occurs, the protagonist again meets Hijiri at a Terminal in Shibuya. He explains that he was able to transport himself between these two points thanks to the Amala Network. Wanting to track down Hikawa, he offers to help you traverse the Amala Network to transport yourself from Shibuya to Ginza.
Amala Network Walkthrough

Ginza - Assembly of Nihilo

After the events with Gozu-Tennoh at the Mantra HQ, the protagonist will be able to reunite with Hijiri at the Assembly of Nihilo. He'll want to know whether you joined the Mantra or not. Either way, he'll tell you all about how Hikawa has been collecting Magatsuhi at this facility. And that you should be able to find Hikawa in the lower levels of the facility.

Assembly of Nihilo Walkthrough

Ginza - Terminal

After rescuing Futomimi from the Kabukicho Prison, he prophesizes that there is a man waiting for Ginza. That man will turn out to be Hijiri. Still intent on tracking down Hikawa, he suggests investigating the Nightmare System, or looking for the Maiden.

He explains that the best way to do so is to find a barrel that is not under Nihilo's observation. He recommends for the player to go to Asakusa in search of a Nihilo-free terminal.

Asakusa - Terminal

When you arrive at Asakusa, you'll find Hijiri investigating the Nihilo-free terminal. He asks you to look around Asakusa in the meantime, but soon he shares more information regarding the Nightmare System.

He explains that the Obelisk in Chiyoda is where all of the Magatsuhi is being gathered, making it the true base of the Nihilo. Hijiri speculates that the Maiden might be the one who is operating the system and asks the protagonist to investigate.

Asakusa Walkthrough

Asakusa - Terminal

After taking care of the Maiden in Chiyoda's Obelisk, Hijiri shares more of the information he has learned. He explains that to create a new world, you need a strong idea of what kind of world you want to make. This idea is often referred to as a Reason.

He further explains that to acquire a Reason, you have to receive divine protection from a god. He concludes by explaining that the best way to summon a god is with huge quantities of Magatsuhi, which explains why Hikawa was collecting so much of it.

He also learned of a human who is now permanently residing in the Amala Network. It turns out, that human is Isamu. Hijiri offers you his help for you to track down Isamu in the Amala Network.

Amala Network 2 Walkthrough

Asakusa - Terminal

After learning about Isamu and Hikawa's plots, Hijiri expresses his concern about the struggle for power that each faction might fight for. He even speculates that the Manikins may be up to something as well.

This is a good clue for you to investigate what Futomimi might be planning. You'll soon come to learn that strange power is brewing in Yoyogi Park. This will be your cue to investigate what's going on there.
Yoyogi Park 2 Walkthrough

Asakusa - Terminal

After returning from Yoyogi Park, Hijiri mentions how Isamu can no longer be found in the Amala Network. However, he has heard rumblings about how Gozu-Tennoh might be back in power. He suggests you visit Ikebukuro to check it out. But he also reveals that if he successfully seizes control of Amala, he should be able to solve the problem brought about by the Conception.

Amala Temple Walkthrough

Asakusa - Terminal

After returning to Asakusa from Ikebukuro, it appears that Hijiri has finally unlocked the secrets of the Amala Drum. He explains that he can now see and sense everything that is happening in the Amala Network. In a sudden change of tone, he decides that he will use his knowledge to be the one who will decide the fate of the new world.

However, shortly after this revelation, he is captured by Isamu and used as a bargaining chip. Isamu threatens the protagonist to collect Magatsuhi from Amala Temple in exchange of Hijiri's safety. However. he ends up getting rid of Hijiri anyway.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Characters


List of Characters

List of Main Characters and Villains

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (SMT 3) Characters
Protagonist Protagonist Isamu Nitta Isamu Nitta Chikai Tachibana Chiaki Tachibana HikawaHikawa
Hijiri Icon.pngJyoji Hijiri Yuko Icon.pngYuko Takao - -


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