Persona 4 Manga and Shin Megami Tensei IV Art Book English Releases Announced


The first volume of the Persona 4 manga adaptation, which was originally released in Japan in September 2008, as well as the “Birth of Shin Megami Tensei IV” official art book, released in Japan in August 2013, have been announced for English localization later this year. Both projects will be officially released in English by publisher Udon Entertainment.

Persona 4 Volume 1

Persona 4 Volume 1

Following a string of mysterious murders, transfer student Soji Seta and his new friends have followed the legend of the Midnight Channel and found themselves pulled into another dimension! In this twisted TV world, a person’s innermost secrets materialize as a Shadow — an entity that may become a powerful ally, or something much worse…

The English release of the first volume for the Persona 4 manga adaptation will be on October 13, 2015 for $13.99 USD and $16.50 CAD. The artist for it is Shuji Sogabe, and it will be released in a softcover, black & white format. The series has 9 volumes and it will be released on a bimonthly frequency.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Release Date: October 13, 2015
  • Price: $13.99 USD, $16.50 CAD
  • Publisher: Udon Entertainment
  • Language: English
  • Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN-10: 1927925576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927925577

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks

Shin Megami Tensei IV Artworks
Unfortunate typo.

In Shin Megami Tensei IV, samurai clash with demons and feudalism meets the futuristic in a post-apocalyptic world. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks collects the gorgeous imagery behind this critically-acclaimed RPG for the Nintendo 3DS. Inside you’ll find character designs, backgrounds, demon designs, rough concepts, creator commentary, and more!

The English localization of the official SMTIV art book will release on October 13, 2015 as well. The MSRP will be $39.99 USD and $45.99 CAD. Artists featured in the art book are Masayuki Doi, Yasushi Nirasawa, Tamotsu Shinohara, Keita Amemiya, Yoshiro Nishimura and Kyouma Aki.

The book features character designs from several prominent Japanese character designers, including Yasushi Nirasawa(Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust), Keita Amemiya (Kamen Rider), and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police).

The art book will be released in a softcover, full color format by Udon.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Release Date: October 13, 2015
  • Price: $39.99 USD, $45.99 CAD
  • Publisher: Udon Entertainment
  • Language: English
  • Size: 8.25 x 11.75
  • ISBN-10: 1927925584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927925584

Both titles are currently available for pre-order through Amazon.

— Diamond Book Distributors October 2015 sales kit