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A group of students who secretly call themselves the Phantom Thieves are here to stop an evil conspiracy that is not only corrupting the city of Tokyo, but the entire world too.


Katsura Hashino


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun Fukuyama ... Hero / Joker (voice)
Max Mittelman ... Ryuji Sakamoto (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Ryuji Sakamoto (voice)
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ... Anne Takamaki (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ... Morgana (voice)
Tomokazu Sugita ... Yusuke Kitagawa (voice)
Rina Satô Rina Satô ... Makoto Niijima (voice)
Aoi Yûki ... Futaba Sakura (voice)
Haruka Tomatsu ... Haru Okumura (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Goro Akechi (voice)
Yûko Kaida ... Sae Niijima (voice)
Carrie Keranen ... Caroline / Justine (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Sojiro Sakura (voice)
Daisuke Sakaguchi ... Yuki Mishima (voice)
Hisao Egawa Hisao Egawa ... Munehisa Iwai (voice)


A group of students who secretly call themselves the Phantom Thieves are here to stop an evil conspiracy that is not only corrupting the city of Tokyo, but the entire world too.

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Adventure | Mystery


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Japanese | English

Release Date:

4 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Persona 5 See more »

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Did You Know?


The game was deeply inspired by the classic anime franchise Lupin the Third: revolving around the grandson of Arsène Lupin himself. See more »


When the Phantom Thieves send a calling card to Shido by hijacking the television broadcast, the broadcast shows the thieves in their gear talking to the camera. Since video recording doesn't work in the Metaverse and the costumes only exist in the Metaverse, there would be no way to get a shot of the team in costume.

Incorrectly regarded as a goof: The Phantom Theives in game acknowledge this by stating that if Sae Nijima thought there would be cameras in her subconscious world, they would be able to use them in the shadow world. See more »


Ryuji Sakamoto: Dammit! Screw that pervy teacher!
Hero: Pervy teacher?
[the hero checks his cellphone]
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Follows Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (2007) See more »


Last Surprise
Lyrics by Benjamin Franklin
Music by Shoji Meguro
Performed by Lyn
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Wow, why haven't I played Persona till now?
29 July 2017 | by jwwalrath-227-85487See all my reviews

Up to this point, I've never played the Persona games. Not that I've never heard of them, I just didn't pay attention. Then I saw the trailer for this game and the stylish, animated segments and I knew I had to play this and was not disappointed.


The game is a combination of a traditional RPG and social simulator. Half-the time you're fighting monsters and the other half is spending time with people, working, studying etc.

Doing everyday things doesn't sound fun in theory, but you soon become immersed in this world. All the characters you meet are interesting and you can see twelve people's personal stories unfurl. The world is varied with many things to do and places to visit. All these tasks will help either get more money, increase your statistics, or unlock new fighting abilities.

The big frustration about the real world stuff is you won't have enough time to do everything. The game is on a strict schedule and you're expected to complete levels by certain dates. There is a + game that carries over your weapons, Personas, etc., which make things easier. However, considering that it almost took me a hundred hours to finish, you probably wouldn't want to replay anytime soon.

I also find an aspect of the dating option uncomfortable. You're a high school student, but you can date three adults. Kind of creepy.

The RPG section is fun, but can be a bit aggravating. I like that the game keeps to old-school turn-based combat. It kind of combines Final Fantasy and Pokemon. It has some interesting things I haven't seen before. Instead of merely defeating villains, you can also negotiate with enemies for the money, items, or for you to join them.

The levels are all unique taking place in different formats, such as a castle, a museum, a bank, etc. They all offer unique aspects in their design. It's not just the same corridors.

I commend the game for requiring more strategy than some RPGs. But fighting can be frustrating. There is a lot of level grinding in this. A lot. Difficulty can be inconsistent, foes can go from easy to hard at the drop of a hat. Though once you've leveled enough, things get fairly easy. The most difficult parts are the first level when you don't have much a chance of leveling up and the space level where the majority of villains are immune to physical attacks. (Plus the level is a bit of a slog in general. Prepare for some frustration.)


The game looks great. It has an anime style to it as well as a lot of anime cut-scenes. It has this very stylish look to this. The monsters are all designed after mythological/religious beings and are both bizarre and impressive. The dungeon levels stand out as some of the most unique I've seen. They take place in the subconscious and have this fantastic quality to them.

They also throw you in the deep end with this. Needed more in-depth tutorials.


This game has an acid jazz soundtrack and it sounds pretty cool and high-energy throughout.


Characters are strong. The theme of the story is them fighting corruption. Things get progressively tense as the threat rises and the plot points seem earned. Though a long game (the final bit really stretches out), they at least make your struggle worth it. (Unlike Ni No Kuni for instance). There a lot of animated cut-scenes and the ending is suitably robust.

Persona 5 is a cinematic, immersive experience that I recommend.

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