512-Page Persona 5 Official Art Book Announced for December 2016

Atlus has announced that the official art book for Persona 5 will be released on December 26, 2016, via an Atlus D Shop product page.

Book Content

The art book will be A4 size and contain 512 pages filled with beautiful visuals and never before seen content from the game. It is a gathering of the charming artwork for Persona 5.

It will include full comments from visual and character designer Shigenori Soejima.

The art book will feature:

  • Full illustrations of those involved with the “Phantom Thieves,” including the main characters and their personas. Additionally, it will have valuable illustrations such as concept art of the characters, rough images, drafts, etc.
  • In-game illustrations as well as familiar battle cuts such as the eye close-ups in battle and the All-Out Attack artwork.
  • Artwork of the game’s box, magazine covers, posters, gallery illustrations.
  • Character commentary from character designer Shigenori Soejima, as well as a long interview about the game. Completely new information about the game.
  • A storyboard of the opening animation, with highlighted details.
  • Personal data about the characters that have not been revealed until now.

Orders from the Atlus D Shop will include a limited edition, A4 size clear file of the art book’s cover.

Product Details

  • Name: Persona 5 Official Setting Book
  • Price: 3,240 yen
  • Release Date: December 26, 2016
  • Language: Japanese

Persona 5 was released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It will release in North America and Europe on April 4, 2017, and in traditional Chinese and Korean in 2017.

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  • Holy CRAPOLI.

  • AbdurRasheed Sadiq

    Wait don’t we get this with the Take Your Heart edition anyway?

    Or is this a different art book?

    • Persona_Central

      That is a different art book called “Persona 5 Art Book ~The Aesthetics~” You can see the cover here, and it was included with the Japanese LE: http://personacentral.com/early-copies-persona-5-released-taiwan-pictures-contents/

      It is a very preliminary art book compared to this official one.

      • AbdurRasheed Sadiq

        Ohhhhh. Thanks for clarifying.

    • Just about every artbook that comes with a collector’s edition these days is almost always a sample artbook (which I abhor).

  • Levi Johnson

    Any tips on how to import?

    • Veronica

      If you want the Atlus D Shop version, you’ll have to use a Japanese forwarding service since they don’t do international orders.

      Otherwise, wait for the product to go on sale on your favorite importing site.

  • ZEPLER

    Neeeed.

  • Elemiel

    I really want it, but I know there’s probably going to be some spoilers in it. Maybe I can buy it and then bury it until April…

    • friendly neighborhood_dude

      The one that came with the 20th anniversary edition had spoilers…

  • Vampire Reversal

    I’m gonna buy this at my local Kinokuniya. No hassle at all, except to go down to the store itself to purchase the artbook or get the book through the online store.

    • Patrick Honeyman

      You’re fortunate to have one nearby. In England the best option is either one of the dedicated bookstores in London or pay over the odds from the Japan Centre. Does make me wish there were a couple of Kinokuniya stores here though. The one in New York was pretty great.

      512 pages is a staggering amount. Hopefully I’ve finished the game by the time this is out. The book will definitely have spoiler material for sure. A great companion book for lovers of the game for sure.

    • Irina Salvatore

      Does Kinokuniya sell stuffs like this? If yes then it’s really awesome. I was hyped out when I found out about this after months suffering from all the waiting and they just had to postpone the release date until April.