What's the canon romance arc for persona 4?
Hard mode: Try to answer objectively.
Lovers Arcana is always canon, so Rise. Also canon in the manga and allegedly DAN.
Rise >>>>>>> Yukiko >>>>> Marie > Chie (only because I don't like tomboys)
>Doesn't even include Naoto in that post
>Anime - Marie
Not entirely true. That's (unfortunately) the case with the Golden anime, however in the original anime the only girl Yu shows real attraction for is Rise.
>All that Rise and Yu
Rise is clearly canon.
Probably Atlus's Rosalina, but everyone can agree it should be Chie.
As an after thought Naoto was the second best. However she came too late and I didn't want to make Kanji a cuck. Yukiko turned out pretty boring.
Nanako is the the best girl, always.
Objectively speaking, I think its an undeniable fact that Yu ends up with Yukiko.
Its usually a japanese cliche for the character to go with either the nice sweet girl or the tsudere.
And there isn't a tsundere in this game (the vita remake doesn't count).
In terms of most to least canon I'd say
Marie>No one>Rise>Everyone else>Kanji>Youske>Naoto
My persona preference is Rise with pretty much everything else being equal except for that Drama club girl who I hate to an unreasonable level for some reason.
Izanami and Izanagi, it's their destiny.
This, Marie hasn't been important enough in any other P4 game to really be considered canon. The animation doesn't count.
>Lovers Arcana is always canon
But Jun is canon for persona 2