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Cut-in (カットイン?) or close-up is an effect in the Persona series.
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
- Persona 3 / FES / Portable
- Persona 4 / Golden
- Persona 4 Arena / Ultimax
- Persona 4: Dancing All Night
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
- Persona 5
Cut in is a stylish animation technique used to depict character's portrait in Japanese animes and video games. It is usually presented with a sudden overlapping of the thin stripe of close-up of character's eyes over the screen to create a tense or climatic effect, used when summoning the Persona the first time or to deal critical or weakness-exploiting damage. Another type of cut-in is by arranging the characters' bust portraits stylishly all over the screen to depict the preparation of All-Out Attack (Persona 3 onwards) or Fusion Spells (Persona 2 duology remakes).
In the Japanese version, the cut-in for critical damage has the ?" in P3 and P4 and "ブチッ?" in P5, to express the sound effect of the cut-in sequence. It is replaced by a double exclamation mark (!!) in the oversea releases., "カッ
Although it was not Atlus who invented the cut-in effect, it successfully defines the style of the Persona spin-off series and derives some fair amount of fan-made tribute works or parodies of the cut-in artworks, of either media related to Megami Tensei series or not.
|Persona 4 Arena|
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night|
Dancing All Night Yu Narukami
Dancing All Night Yosuke Hanamura
Dancing All Night Chie Satonaka
Dancing All Night Yukiko Amagi
Dancing All Night Kanji Tatsumi
Dancing All Night Teddie
Dancing All Night Rise Kujikawa
Dancing All Night Naoto Shirogane