When UDON Entertainment recently launched Shuji Sogabe’s Persona 4 manga series to rave reviews and brisk sales, we knew one of the most common questions from fans would be, “But what about the Persona 3manga? Is that coming too?” Wonder no longer, as we are thrilled to announce that not only are we launching Persona 3 – also with art by Shuji Sogabe – in English later this year, you’ll be able to get your hands on the first volume in September, just a few short months away!
Based on the beloved, critically acclaimed video game released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, Persona 3 is lauded even today for its engaging storyline, relatable characters, challenging gameplay, memorable soundtrack, and stylish visuals. Persona 3 follows a diverse group of high school students as they stumble upon a strange phenomenon known as the “Dark Hour,” a mysterious time that occurs at the stroke of midnight, between one day and the next. Now, Minato Arisato and the rest of his friends in the Special Extracurricular Execution Squad must balance their busy high school lives with their continuing investigation into the Dark Hour – and you thought your high school life was tough! These unlikely heroes will have to face the demons within and find the strength to call upon their inner selves – their “Personas” – if they are to survive the horrors of the Dark Hour...
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned Persona 3 veteran or are just discovering this compelling world for the first time – the Persona 3 manga series is certain to appeal to anyone who simply enjoys smart storytelling dealing with themes of existence, identity, and the paranormal. Are you ready to face your true self?
Persona 3 kicks off later this year with the first volume, which will be available in September at local comic book stores and various physical and online retailers. The Persona 3 manga is the latest addition to UDON’s comprehensive lineup ofPersona books, which includes Persona 3 and Persona 4 art books as well as the previously mentioned Persona 4 manga series.