Yen Press: Persona 5 Manga English Release Announcements at Anime Expo 2019 Were a Mistake


Last week, at Anime Expo 2019, graphic novel publisher Yen Press announced that they had licensed the Persona 5: Mementos Mission manga and the Persona 5 a la Carte comic anthology for English releases in 2020.

In an update on July 12, Yen Press has stated that the Anime Expo 2019 Persona 5 announcements were a mistake. The full statement via the official website:

We regret to say that due to an error on our part, the licenses for PERSONA 5 MEMENTOSU MISSION and PERSONA 5 A LA CARTE were mistakenly announced at Anime Expo. To be clear, Yen Press has not been granted the rights to publish these titles in English. Our sincerest regrets for any confusion caused.

The first volume of Persona 5: Mementos Mission was released in Japan on February 25, 2019. The second Persona 5 comic anthology, called “Comic a la Carte,” was released in Japan on April 26, 2017.

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

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