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Persona 3

Alternative Titles

English: Persona 3
Synonyms: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, P3
Japanese: ペルソナ3


Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 27, 2007 to Jan 27, 2017
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sogabe, Shuji (Story & Art), Atlus (Story)
Serialization: Dengeki Maoh


Score: 7.801 (scored by 26512,651 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11602
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1299
Members: 10,675
Favorites: 300
Ranked #1160Popularity #1299Members 10,675
MangaDengeki MaohSogabe, Shuji (Story & Art), Atlus (Story)
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On the surface, SEES—the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad—is a completely normal club at Gekkoukan High School. In reality, they are a group of students who investigate a phenomenon known as the "Dark Hour" and eliminate beings known as "Shadows." Only select individuals with "potential" can remember the occurrence of the Dark Hour while others will "transmogrify" into coffins and become susceptible to Apathy Syndrome—a condition that puts its victims in a trance-like state and causes them to lose their will to live.

Transfer student Minato Arisato is one such individual who can remember the events that occur during the Dark Hour, even though he is not aware of his ability. The moment he arrives at the school, he meets a mysterious person who asks him to sign a contract saying he will take responsibility for his own actions. Afterward, he is confronted by the members of SEES, who place him under secret surveillance because they believe he possesses a potential far greater than any of the other members.

One night, Minato is abruptly awakened by Yukari Takeba when a Shadow comes to attack their dormitory during the Dark Hour. Feeling compelled to fight the Shadow, he picks up Yukari's gun but, instead of shooting the Shadow, he turns it on himself, awakening his "Persona." Equipped with his newfound powers, Minato joins SEES to uncover the mystery behind the mysterious phenomenon.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Persona 3 is inspired by the PS2 game by Atlus of the same title.

The series has been published in English by Udon Entertainment since October 4, 2016. It has also been published in Spanish by ECC Ediciones since June 26, 2019.

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Jun 15, 2008
Jasonbear (All reviews)
I've never played the PS2 game before but I swear, thanks to this manga I'm just about to jump out of my chair and go buy a ps2 just to play this game.
The story is by-far very original to me, the art is absolutely fabulous. So fabulous i'm completely awe-struck. I seriously am hardcore loving the art, the characters are all so handsome and, though this is quite shallow, i love mangas with beautiful people.

The characters all have their individual personalities, but there are some depth in certain characters like how their first impression make you think, 'oh well he's obviously going to be read more
Sep 21, 2008
Itch (All reviews)
Persona 3.
What a wonderful game.
It inspired me so much and brought me to tears many times.
I love this manga, and went out an bought it at a convention. I own 1-3.

The art is GORGEOUS and the storyline is great.
I love this adaption and recommend it highly.
Feb 13, 2008
Tii__ (All reviews)
Loved the game for ps2 and defenitely love this manga too! The characters or art might be not the best but the storyline is outstanding, played the game for 180 hours, finished it 2 times and still want more :$
Same goes for manga, though it's not full released yet, but this is one manga I'd recommend reading! You may find the beggining 'strange' but you'll kick in and even might get 'addicted' ^^
Jan 24, 2008
tuqui (All reviews)
I love this story, i played the game so is easiest to me follow the story, but even in this case the story is really good, the characters are not complex enough to confuse the reader, but enough to give a proper turn-out of the events for amuse someone, the art is no the best, and sometimes is hard to understand what happens in the images, i really enjoyed what i read this far because in diferrence whit the game the principal character talk and express his thoughs and emotions, also the charcters show their funny side, something that i really apriacete.
In the overall its read more

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