Updated on 16 October, 2021
Persona 5 Comic is written by the famous mangaka Koji Ushio. He has been an active member of the anime industry since the early 90's, starting out with Guilty Kiss. His latest project is the highly anticipated, long awaited release of his long time manga adaptation of the hit PlayStation game, Persona.
-- The story of the famous Japanese visual novels (mainly for its role playing game series) begins with a high school student called Yu Narukami. One of the few people who know the true identity of the serial killer known as Joker, Yu seeks to clear his name and save the beautiful girl he loves - called Neo - from a life of wickedness. In order to do so, he accepts the help of two young boys, Yu Shinichi and Yoruichi Shihoin, who are also in love with Neo. The foursome form a team to take on the Joker - who wants to rule the whole world!
As the story progresses, we get to learn more about the members of the club, as well as what makes each one of them unique. For the newcomers, there will be special rewards given to players who register them in the game. For example, for those who register and complete all the quests in the season 2 trailer, they can get the "Chaos" persona, which grants the player the ability to summon their most powerful persona - the " Kaiser". In addition to this, players can also get the free "Holiday Queen" costume for the female protagonist, Velvet. The " Persona 5 Comic" tells us more about each character, and gives us a taste of what's in store for us in the coming game.
What makes the series great is its ability to tell a story from start to finish. From the first few panels, we're quickly introduced to the members of the Club, and from there, we get plenty of scenes that enthrall us from start to finish. And from the start of the next issue, we're treated to an all-out battle between the Velvet and Joker, which forms the basis of the third arc of the manga, "Reclaiming Forever".
So, why did I choose the series for a comic anthology? Well, that's simple - because it's actually a really fun read. Heck, even the fighting scenes are exhilarating! And if you happen to miss any of the previous issues, which are only available for a limited time, you'll be able to catch up before the release of the newest volume.
Now, I know you probably want to know how the story begins, so here's how it goes down. You play as the protagonist in the game, and in order to save the Velvet Room, you have to defeat the Joker - who is, of course, Jack Sparrow. Oh, and there's a huge conflict at hand with the Doctor (Yoshimitsu Honda) in a wheelchair, trying to help the Velvet Room escape from Joker. Anyway, you have to defeat the Joker in order to save the Velvet Room.
It's a great story told in a manner that easily lends itself to enjoyment. For those unfamiliar with the game, there's nothing to worry about - the manga tells you everything you need to know from start to finish. For those of you who've played the game, you'll understand what's going on more easily. If you're new to this series, it's recommended that you start with the first few chapters, and then work your way up to the end.
If you're new to this world of anime, or just simply love the story of the acclaimed RPG series, then I'm sure you'll enjoy "Reclaiming Forever" more than the rest of the collection. Even if you've been a fan of the original PlayStation game, this is a must-read. It's truly one of the best!