As previously announced through a trailer, the latest episode of the Persona Stalker Club V talk show has been released, featuring Katsura Hashino (Persona series director) and Shigenori Soejima (Persona series character designer) discussing Persona 5.
This follows the fourth episode of Persona Stalker Club V last month, which covered the Persona 5 launch event at Tokyo Game Show 2016.
The main show starts off with the 23-minute long developer interview, where the two P Studio staff members discuss development stories for the game and its initial testing. They also talk about the conceptualization of Hifumi Togo, who PSCV host Isotchi (aka Isomura) is the Japanese voice of.
The popular “misheard lyrics” segment returns. The songs riffed on this time are:
- “Signs of Love” from Persona 4.
- “Sun” from Persona 3 Portable.
As usual, Yuji Himukai (Etrian Odyssey series artist) provided illustrations for the misheard lyrics segment.
The show continues with a 10-minute segment where Hashino and Soejima answer questions from the fans.
Near the end, the hosts show off upcoming Persona merchandise, including official Persona 5 cosplay products such as the “Hero Glasses” and Ryuji Sakamoto’s shirt.
The episode ended on the regular “Morgana Contest,” showing off new Morgana inspired pictures from the fans.
Persora Awards 2: Guest #2
A new guest for the “Persora Awards 2” DVD release, featuring Persona voice actors and misheard lyrics, has been announced: the Japanese voice of Yukiko Amagi, Ami Koshimizu.
Persora Awards 2 will be released in December 2016 and it will also include a limited edition, 3-disc “Full Stalking Box” like the first “Persora Awards” released in September 2015.
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.