Megami Ibunroku: Persona
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Megami Ibunroku: Persona

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Synonyms: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Megami Inbun Roku Persona, Persona: Be Your True Mind
Japanese: 女神異聞録 ~ペルソナ~


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 18, 1996 to Feb 18, 2000
Genres: Action Action, Horror Horror, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: GFantasy
Authors: Ueda, Shinshu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.461 (scored by 12371,237 users)
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Ranked: #31772
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Popularity: #4772
Members: 3,939
Favorites: 105


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When Naoya Toudou is goaded into playing a childish fortune-telling game called "Persona," the last thing he expected was to summon a girl pleading for help. The girl's wails overwhelm Naoya's senses, leading him to awaken in a strange place that exists between consciousness and unconsciousness where a mysterious entity resides. Introducing themselves as Philemon, they grant him the ability to wield a "Persona"—a being that exists as an "other self"—before he wakes up in the school's infirmary.

Though Naoya's friends also recall meeting the same entity, they think nothing of it as they head to the hospital to see their sick friend, Maki Sonomura. During their visit, Sonomura disappears in the middle of her surgery and the patients within the hospital suddenly become hostile. Cornered, the group members each call forth their Personas, who fend off the rest of the assailants much to their surprise.

Concerned for their friend, the group sets out to find Sonomura all while gathering more information about the ominous situation they are in.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Megami Ibunroku: Persona is based on Atlus' 1996 Playstation video game of the same title (known as Revelations: Persona in the West).

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Mar 20, 2023
Persona is deservedly one of the most popular JRPG series of all time, but people often overlook its humble beginnings as a first-person dungeon crawler for the PS1. Megami Ibunroku Persona is an interesting video game with a brilliant atmosphere, but the gameplay has aged somewhat poorly and it is bound to be a frustrating experience for anyone except the most hardcore of JRPG fans. Fortunately, we have this stellar manga adaptation which will undoubtedly please both non-gamers unfamilar with Persona's story and fans of the game alike.

This manga takes a few creative liberties that differ from the game. Certain characters are given more screen ...
May 22, 2022
Well, well, weeellll...I'm back again! Bet you didn't expect me to be doing a Manga review now, did you? Well, anyways. Since I've only seen one review of this Manga and it's from someone who hadn't even finished reading it (at least from what they have marked down on their profile, no offense to them at all), I thought I'd give the best possible review without giving away too much. So...I'll try to keep this one spoiler-free cause you people DESERVE to read this manga. On to the review!:

The Story/Narrative [10/10]

So...this is probably immediately where you're going to tell that I really enjoyed the writing ...
Mar 25, 2018
Preliminary (19/45 eps)
This is my first time writing a review (and I’m a pretty simple person, so I don’t usually have very deep/intelligent thoughts on the things I watch and read) so I’m sorry in advance if anything is worded weirdly or if I don’t give enough info.

To start with, I always feel really bad when I think about how Persona 1 and 2 don’t get as much attention as P3-5 do. I understand why that is. Persona 3 was the first Persona game Atlus made that gained popularity in the US. That, and the battle system in P1 is so, so difficult compared to all the ...

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a Doubt about the ending.
Sebasthearcher - May 15, 2016
1 repliesby Darkiue »»
Jul 18, 6:55 AM
Poll: Megami Ibunroku: Persona Chapter 1 Discussion
pacuuuuu3 - Sep 1, 2015
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Jun 2, 9:26 AM
Megami Ibunroku - Persona. Finished?
Stunfisk - Sep 16, 2011
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Jun 28, 2014 2:40 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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