Persona 3 Official Design Works

 ペルソナ3 公式設定資料集

Japan
Publisher: Enterbrain
Published: 30 November 2006
Number of pages: 140
ISBN: 4757730942 (978-4757730946)

North America
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Published: 3 July 2012
Number of Pages: 144
ISBN: 1-926778-43-X (978-1926778433)


Description on the back

Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of PERSONA 3, one of the most unique and respected RPG’s ever. Insider you’ll find character designs, rough sketches, storyboards, backgrounds & settings, an exclusive interview with the game’s creators, and more!


“The Dark Hour will soon vanish from this world…all will truly be relinquished from its dominion, and the legacy of life will continue. Congratulations, you have the miracle you sought.”

-Familiar Voice
Scenario No. 336 “The Promised Day”

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Thank you for taking “Persona 3 Official Design Works” into your hands.

Looking through all of Soejima’s beautiful illustrations now, it almost surprises me how easily I can recall all of the joy and hardships we experienced in bringing this game to life. When I think back to the very beginning of the P3 project, I remember trying to accomplish two things: to create a worthy sequel to a great series, and to create the ideal hybrid of game elements to introduce a new RPG experience. A key component to realizing this goal was creating a gameplay system and story of the highest quality, and unifying them with the pre-existing theme of the series at the core.

Three years have passed since we first started this project, and it is thanks to fans like you that we were able to produce a game we could confidently send out into the world. Everyone here on the P3 team is grateful for all of the support and passionate feedback we received. It is my sincerest hope that we will be able to continue creating exciting games with guidance from our wonderful fans. If, throughout all of our future endeavors together, we are able to offer up at least one project that will resonate within the hearts of our players, I’d say we could ask for nothing more.

I can only hope that the contents of this book will somehow convey to you this passion and love that we feel for our work. [Japanese signature on the right]

 KATSURA HASHINO
“Persona 3” Producer & Director

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Table of contents

Contents:

004……Main Visuals

[Chapter 1]
CHARACTERS
第一章
キャラクター
012……HERO
016……YUKARI TAKEBA
022……JUNPEI IORI
026……MITSURU KIRIJO
030……AKIHIKO SANADA
034……FUUKA YAMAGISHI
038……AIGIS
042……KOROMARU
044……KEN AMADA
048……SHINJIRO ARAGAKI

050……SUB CHARACTERS
058……SUB CHARACTERS CG GALLERY

[Chapter 2]
PERSONA & SHADOW
第二章
ペルソナ&シャドウ
• PERSONA CONCEPT ART
066……ORPHEUS
067……IO/ISIS
068……HERMES/TRISMEGISTUS
069……PENTHESILEA/ARTEMISIA
070……POLYDEUCES/CAESER
071……LUCIA/JUNO
072……PALLADION/ATHENA
073……NEMESIS/KALA-NEMI
074……CEREBUS/CASTOR
075……MESSIAH
076……THANATOS
077……HYPNOS
078……MOROS
079……MEDEA

• SHADOW CONCEPT ART
080……PRIESTESS
081……MAGICIAN
082……EMPEROR/EMPRESS
083……HIEROPHANT
084……JUSTICE/CHARIOT
085……DEATH
086……NYX AVATAR

088……SHADOW ROUGH DRAFTS

[Chapter 3]
WORLD
第三章
世界設定
094……MAIN VISUALS
100……BACKGROUND ART
106……COSTUMES
110……ICONS
114……OFFICIAL WALLPAPER
115……STORYBOARD
120……COLOR CHARTS

APPENDIX
巻末特典
130……INTERVIEW WITH THE CREATORS
136……TRAILER GALLERY
141……ENDING “MEMORIES OF YOU” LYRICS
142……CREDITS

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Preview:

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