Persona Magazine PERSONA 20th! Issue Content Overview, ‘Persona 5 Official Maniax’ Book Announced

A preview of the upcoming Persona Magazine PERSONA 20th! issue releasing on February 9, 2017 has been released via Dengeki Online, showing off its contents.

Previously, the cover for the latest edition of the Persona Official Magazine was revealed.

The latest issue condenses the 20-year history of the series into a single magazine volume. It also includes information on the latest entry in the series, Persona 5, with reader participation and anthology comics.

A diverse and thorough retrospective on over 20 years of the “Persona” series!

The all-out main feature is the 20th anniversary of the “Persona” series. It includes a basic overview of the series, with an entire chronology summarizing the 20 years of “Persona” and commentary on each title. The series is looked back on, and important elements from it are discussed.

Additionally, media works such as the charm of Persona music, and animation/manga are introduced, and there is an interview with Katsura Hashino and Shigenori Soejima about development, summarizing the charm of the “Persona” series.

Bringing “Persona 5” together with all the fans! Complete reader planning

A setting and planning book by the name of “Persona 5 Official Maniax (Provisional)” is currently under production, to enjoy “Persona 5” more. User participation from the Persona Magazine is documented within it. This time, the writers are looking for “a ranking poll on anything” and “amusing submission proposal planning.” Please note that this project is planning to take feedback from Dengeki Online as well as Persona Magazine, so please look forward to a follow-up report!

Tribute illustrations from renowned people and a “Persona 5” anthology comic too

Three people—toi8, Mikawa Beruno, Sayman Dowman—have made tribute illustrations commemorating the 20th anniversary. Also, to commemorate the release of the “Persona 5 Dengeki Comic Anthology” and the final volume of “Persona 3” releasing on February 27, the magazine includes some of Rokuro Saito’s “Persona 5” anthology comic and the last part of Persona 3. There is also the “Wild Tartarus Theater” comedy panels, now featuring Persona 5.

The appendix includes a “Persona 5” clear file, poster and Sugoroku board game

The appendix of the magazine includes a clear file calendar (illustration from Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 622) and poster (illustration from Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 623), featuring illustrations of Persona 5. The clear file calendar begins in April, representing the atmosphere of the game.

Also, on the back of the large format poster is an “Original Sugoroku” board game for Persona 5, produced by the Persona Magazine Editorial Department by hand.

Product Details

  • Name: Persona Magazine PERSONA 20th!
  • Release Date: February 9, 2017
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Price: 1,290 yen
  • Publisher: KADOKAWA
  • Language: Japanese
  • ASIN: B01N6Q5U0I

The previous issue of Persona Magazine was P5 Special on September 8, 2016, which featured Persona 5.

Persona Official Magazine is an ongoing, Atlus backed magazine about the goings on of the series that releases on an irregular schedule. It had an original run of 11 issues from 2011 to 2012, and it made its return on December 5, 2013 with its #Re:birth issue.

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