Famitsu: Persona 4 Arena & Ultimax Official Art Book Preview


The recently announced Persona 4 Arena & Ultimax: Super Official Design Works released in Japan today (April 2nd), and Famitsu has posted a preview of it showing off several pages.

Ken and Koromaru Beta Designs - Art Book Labrys Beta Design - Art Book

The new Persona 4 Arena art book includes character concept art, profile pictures and poses. There is also developer commentary about the characters’ designs and the thoughts behind them.

Marie - Art Book Yosuke Story Boards

There are combat storyboards for the in-game sprites, showing off the design process behind each fighters’ attacks and movements. As with the concept art, there is also detailed commentary about these storyboards from the creators.

Yukari StoryboardsAnime Scene Storyboards

The art book includes background art and storyboards for the game’s animated scenes.

Character Dialogue P4U2 Interview

There are interviews from members of the P Studio and Arc System Works development teams about the production of both Persona 4 Arena and its sequel. Additionally, character dialogue is featured in the art book, including the unique lines characters will say as navigators in battle, as well as victory lines when characters win.

P4U promot art

Finally, promotional art for Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is included in the official design works, with over 30 illustrations from magazine advertisements to exclusive pre-order art from retailers.

P4U2 Promo art

The art book will consist of 400 pages, and is available for purchase on Amazon Japan.


  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Price: 3,780 yen
  • Book: Soft Cover
  • Release Date: April 2, 2015
  • Publisher: Kadokawa / Enterbrain
  • Paper size: A4

Additionally, those who purchase the art book from the Atlus D Shop, in Japan, will receive an exclusive, limited edition clear file:

P4A and P4AU Art Book Clear File