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Persona 3

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Synonyms: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, P3
Japanese: ペルソナ3
English: Persona 3
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 27, 2007 to Jan 27, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Dengeki Maoh
Authors: Sogabe, Shuji (Story & Art), Atlus (Story)


Score: 7.761 (scored by 33543,354 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14812
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1510
Members: 13,041
Favorites: 349


Ranked #1481Popularity #1510Members 13,041
MangaDengeki MaohSogabe, Shuji (Story & Art), Atlus (Story)
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Persona 3
Volume 1


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 based on the PS2 game by Atlus of the same title.

The series was published in English by Udon Entertainment from October 4, 2016 to October 29, 2019. It has also been published in Spanish by ECC Ediciones since June 26, 2019.

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Jun 15, 2008
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 ...
Sep 21, 2008
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.
Aug 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Persona 3 manga is a poor adaptation from the videogame that focus only on the main story. If you only care for that part, then this is the right manga for you. If you, however, prefer some more MC development and side characters (besides the main team), then I'm sorry to say that this isn't for you and you'll be more suited to watch the movies instead. This review is spoiler-free from the main events, mentioning only a few names, and will expose what's so wrong about this source.

>Played the original game, finished a few months after starting the manga.
>Read on retail manga, taking both ...

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