Update (2019-12-02): The Persona 5 the Animation Material Book listing has been updated, indicating a January 7, 2020 release date, which is more specific than the previously placeholder date.
It is possible that this is a placeholder date and that the book will be released later in 2020, however this is a confirmation that an English version of the art book will be released next year.
The Japanese version of the art book, “Persona 5 the Animation Artworks“, will be released in Japan on May 29, 2019.
The long-awaited complete reference book of Persona 5: the Animation.
Persona 5: the Animation is an anime television series produced by CloverWorks, a Japanese animation studio and a rebrand of A1 Pictures, renowned for making popular amine series such as Fairy Tail, The Promised Neverland, and Darling in the Franxx. the Animation is based on an internationally acclaimed role-playing video game Persona 5 which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and a combined 9 million copies across all series.
This is a complete collection of material, giving fans detailed behind-the-scenes look at the developing artworks such as character profiles, props profiles, background designs and visual illustrations (including never-before-seen illustrations). The materials consists not only works from Persona 5: the Animation but also from the special episode Dark Sun…, which was broadcasted in December 2018 and Stars and Ours, which was broadcasted in March 2019. Also includes an exclusive interview with the director Masashi Ishihama.
Not only fans of Persona series (both anime and games), animators and illustrators but also people who are interested in knowing what kind of materials are used to make anime and how the processes are developing will be intrigued by this book.
- JP Oversized: 271 pages
- Publisher: PIE International
- Release Date: January 1, 2020
- Language: English
- Amazon Product Page
Previously, a Keyframe Art Book for the anime was sold at Comiket 95 in December 2018.