The Art Of Persona 5

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Persona 5 isn’t just a fantastic video game, it’s an absolute feast for the senses, with a strong, confident art style that runs from its character design all the way through to its menus.

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Much of this is down to the genius of the series’ longtime art director Shigenori Soejima, whose leadership here has resulted in a game that manages to differentiate itself from Persona 4, creating a far more “adult” cast and setting (replacing P4's yellow & green palette with bold reds and blacks), while at the same time managing to retain the trademark Persona look throughout.

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Below is a showcase of art done for the game, featuring character art, concept sketches and promotional pieces. They’re just a small sample of what’s available in the Japanese-language art book (which is already out), but to save you the trouble of guessing what every caption says, Prima will be releasing an English-language version in June.


To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line!


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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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irulethegalaxy
irulethegalaxy

Thing is, you can always tell who is going to be a character (usually a playable one) in Persona *instantly*.

Because they NEVER wear the official school uniforms. Seriously, they’d be literally kicked out of their schools for uniform violations.

Am I the only one who is annoyed by that? I know, I know...video game logic. But it drives my OCD a little crazy.