On May 7, Famitsu released the original “Persona 5 Official Design Works” art book in English for the first time, as an e-book. This art book had originally been released in Japan on December 26, 2016, and subsequently in French on March 21, 2019.
Publisher Prima Games had released the English “The Art of Persona 5” in November 2017, which had 432 pages. It was missing content from the 512-page original art book.
Part of the missing content in “The Art of Persona 5” was the Shigenori Soejima (character designer) interview conducted in November 2016. This interview has now been released for the first time in English through the e-book.
The newly released “Persona 5: The Original Art Book” includes all 512 pages, with official promotional artwork, in-game art, character design pages with creator comments, concept art, and sketches with notes also translated in English.
This book was originally published in Japan. Persona 5 : The original art book features all character concepts, confidants, bosses with the creator’s comment!
- Collecting all of people’s concept arts from main characters and their Personas to confidants and antagonists.
- Also including their initial images and model sheets.
- Translating almost all the Japanese sentences into English.
- Collecting the publicity illustrations that is drawn for the magazine’s covers or poster.
- On the interview of Soejima Shigenori, who is the character designer, there are untold fact about “Persona 5”’s characters.
The e-book can be purchased through the Google Play Store.
- Name: Persona 5: The Original Art Book
- Release Date: May 7, 2019
- Pages: 512
- Language: English
- Google Play Store