‘Persona 5: Mementos Mission’ Manga and ‘Persona 5 a la Carte’ Comic Anthology Announced for English Release in 2020 [Update]


Update (2019-07-13): Publisher Yen Press has stated that these announcements were a mistake.


US-based graphic novel publisher Yen Press held a panel at Anime Expo 2019, taking place from July 4 to July 7, 2019, and it included announcements for the English localizations of two Persona 5 comics.

Persona 5: Mementos Mission

The first volume of Persona 5: Mementos Mission was released in Japan on February 25, 2019. The English release is set for 2020.

Persona 5: Mementos Mission has been in serialization in Dengeki Maoh magazine since October 27, 2018. As opposed to the first and ongoing manga by Murasaki Hisato being a straight retelling of the game, Mementos Mission is about original side stories featuring the Phantom Thieves solving people’s problems and changing new targets’ hearts.

The author is Rokuro Saito.

Join the Phantom Thieves as they solve mysteries and take down baddies who are out of reach from the long arm of the law! While at a fashion shoot, P5 protagonist Ren Amamiya and model Ann Takamaki get caught up in a failed attempt on the life of an entertainment agency director. As all hell breaks loose, the Phantom Thieves are on the case, and Mementos awaits!

Persona 5 a la Carte

The second Persona 5 comic anthology, called “Comic a la Carte,” was released in Japan on April 26, 2017. It featured a comedic, everyday look at the Phantom Thieves of 132 pages, with various participating artists. The English release is set for 2020.

Stealing hearts and changing society is hard work, and sometimes even the Phantom Thieves need a break. This comic anthology details the everyday adventures of the high school heroes beneath the mask!

In April 2019, Viz Media announced that they would be releasing the official Persona 5 manga by Murasaki Hisato in English, in Winter 2020.

— @yenpress (1, 2)