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Persona 5: How to Recruit Munehisa Iwai as a Confidant (The Hanged Man)

How to Recruit Munehisa Iwai in Persona 5

Iwai is the owner and operator of the Airsoft Shop in Shibuya’s Central Street (the place where you buy your weapons). He’s quite mysterious, and early on in the game he hands you a paper bag that becomes the catalyst to recruiting him as the Hanged Man Confidant. Unfortunately, he’s also one of the few NPCs that requires you to max out a certain Social Stat before forming a bond. In his case, it’s Guts.

While it’s a real pain in the neck, and will take you most of the game to rank up that stat, it’s completely worth it. Iwai’s special abilities allow you to customize guns. This lets you tailor your firearms to your play style and even prep them for specific enemy weaknesses.


Below, you’ll find out how to progress each rank, including the best answers to use:

Rank 1: 5/6, Requires Guts Rank 5, Unlocks Starter Customization

Just talk to him in his shop once you reach the requirements. If you’re on New Game+, you must wait until after he hands you the paper bag.

Rank 2: You have to call Iwai to trigger this one

Answer 1 – Call him

Answer 3 – “What should I do now?” or “How’s your cold?”

Rank 3: Unlocks Medium Customization

Answer 2 – “I always knew you were a thug.”

Answer 3 – “We made a deal, didn’t we?”

Rank 4:

Answer 4 – “Where’s my reward?”

Rank 5: Unlocks Discount

Answer 2 – “You’re pathetic.”

Answer 3 – “That’s right” or “I’ll stick around for the guns.”

Rank 6:

Answer 3 – “Girls” or “That’s a secret.”

Answer 4 – “You should buy us something.”

Rank 7: Unlocks Expert Customization

Answer 1 – “Absolutely.”

Answer 2 – “He’s clever.”

Rank 8: Requires Guts Rank 5, unlocks a special request

Answer 1 – “I did it all for Iwai.”

Answer 2 – “I will” or “I want to help you.”

After the second time you speak you’ll unlock a request from Iwai. Complete it, then return for two more exchanges.

Answer 1 – “I dunno.”

Answer 2 – “I guess I could consider it.”

Rank 9:

Answer 1 – “Are you sure he’s alive?”

Answer 5 – “Tell him the truth” or “You need to trust your son.”

Answer 6 – “I guess I could consider it” or “If you pay me well.”

Rank 10: Unlocks Special Customization and the the Ultimate Hanged Man Persona for fusion.

For more on Persona 5, be sure to check out our wiki.

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