Persona 3
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Persona 3

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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: 7.851 (scored by 23022,302 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10402
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1159
Members: 9,311
Favorites: 328
Ranked #1040Popularity #1159Members 9,311
MangaDengeki MaohSogabe, Shuji (Story & Art), Atlus (Story)
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A teenager who was orphaned as a young boy returns to the city of his childhood. Shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, he is attacked by Shadows—creatures that feed on the minds of their victims. The assault awakens his Persona, Orpheus, his only chance at defeating these creatures of the night. He soon discovers that he shares this special ability with other students at his new school. From them he learns of the "Dark Hour," a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows. He joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), and with his new friends, confronts the threat of the Shadows.

After signing a contract in which he "accepts his fate of his own free will," the main character battles with the other members of SEES against the Greater Shadows, incarnations with traits and appearances similar to those of the first 12 Major Arcana of the Tarot. While this is occurring, he continues to encounter and eventually befriends the child who gave him the contract to sign at the very beginning of the game, an entity who refers to himself as Pharos, and is really the incarnation of Death, the 13th Arcana.


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.

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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
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' ^^
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.
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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