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Splash page in Volume 1

Megami Ibunroku Persona (女神異聞録ペルソナ*)? is a manga adaptation of the game by the same title Megami Ibunroku Persona.

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Starting serialization in November 1996 and finishing in March 2000, the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga was published in a total of eight tankoban volumes. Shinshū Ueda was the artist and writer who also worked on the manga adaptation Majin Tensei: The True Remembrance and the original manga set in the Shin Megami Tensei universe, Hato no Senki. The manga was reprinted in 2009 with new covers in virtue of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona's release.

The Persona manga covers both the SEBEC and Snow Queen storylines while expanding the back story of the game's protagonist as well as introducing an original character called Kazuya Toudou.

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Volume 1 Cover
 
Megami Ibunroku Persona Volume 2
Volume 2 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 3
Volume 3 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 4
Volume 4 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 5
Volume 5 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 6
Volume 6 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 7
Volume 7 Cover
 
Persona Manga Volume 8
Volume 8 Cover

Alternate Spell NamesEdit

The manga sometimes uses kanji names for spells with their in-game katakana reading as furigana. Below is a complete list of the kanji and their meanings.

SpellKanjiMeaning
Garu風刃Wind Blade
Hama破魔Expel
Frei核熱破Nuclear Heat Destroyer
Kouha聖光Holy Light
Freila核熱波Nuclear Heat Wave
Makarakarn反射障壁Reflective Barrier
Tetrakarn物理障壁Physical Barrier
Samarecarm反魂呪Revival Curse
Dormina催眠波Hypnotic Wave
Mazanma烈風斬Beheading Gale
Gryva重力衡Gravity Scale
Baeiha鬼影襲Devilish Shadow Attack
Makajam封魔呪Magic-sealing Curse

TriviaEdit

  • According to the first volume's omake, Shinshū Ueda thought the protagonist looked like Tomoya Nagase, TOKIO's vocalist. She used him as basis for the protagonist and eventually became a fan, going as far as naming the protagonist after Tomoya in her own Snow Queen Quest playthrough. His in-game nickname is Tomozō (ともぞう).
  • The second volume contains an omake detailing Ueda's thoughts on the American version of the game, Revelations: Persona. Her version of the protagonist is named Edward Tanaka (エドワード・田中, Edowādo Tanaka)?, of American descent but born and raised in Japan until the end of Middle School and still has some problems with English, mirroring Ueda's own difficulties in playing the game.


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