As announced previously, the first episode of the Persona Stalker Club V talk show has been released, featuring a recap of the Persona 5 showing at E3 2016 and the regular variety show segments.
The show previously known just as “Persona Stalker Club” has been redesigned to convey a Persona 5 aesthetic. The background is made to resemble a hideout, and Shigenori Soejima has designed new costumes for the hosts Tomomi Isomura and Mafia Kajita.
It has a new opening, with a theme created by Atlus composer Toshiki Konishi.
The new “Morgana Contest” segment makes its debut, highlighting pictures sent in by the audience featuring Morgana.
The popular “misheard lyrics” segment returns. The songs riffed on this time are:
- “Shadow World” from Persona 4 Golden
- “Calystegia” from Persona 4: Dancing All Night
- “Today” from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
The author behind the “Tartarus Theater” comics, Yasohachi Ryo, made a special appearance on the show, with a related comic illustrated for this misheard lyrics segment.
This episode of Persona Stalker Club features a special message from Makoto Niijima’s voice actor, Rina Satō. This follows the Persona 5 special messages from previous episodes:
- Episode 20: Jun Fukuyama (Protagonist)
- Episode 22: Ikue Ōtani (Morgana)
- Episode 23: Mamoru Miyano (Ryuji Sakamoto)
- Episode 24: Nana Mizuki (Ann Takamaki)
- Episode 25: Tomokazu Sugita (Yusuke Kitagawa)
- Episode 26: Lyn and Shoji Meguro
- Episode 27: Aoi Yūki (Futaba Sakura)
The first “Persora Awards” eventually turned into a DVD released in September 2015. Derived from the popular “misheard lyrics” segment of the Persona Stalker Club, it featured Persona musicians Shoji Meguro, Lotus Juice, Shihoko Hirata and Yumi Kawamura, as well as fan results from the “Persora Award” fan poll.
The new poll’s deadline will be on July 14, 2016 at 23:59 JST.
Persona Stalker Club is an official Persona talk show since February 28, 2014. It is produced by Katsura Hashino and co-produced by P Studio, with hosts Mafia Kajita (writer) and Tomomi Isomura (voice actor) who are both Persona fans. They talk about a variety of Persona related topics, and they will often discuss with special guests who are involved with the series. The show was renamed to Persona Stalker Club V, for Persona 5, with its debut episode on June 30, 2016.