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.
Alternate Spell Names
The manga sometimes usesnames for spells with their in-game reading as . Below is a complete list of the kanji and their meanings.
|Frei||核熱破||Nuclear Heat Destroyer|
|Freila||核熱波||Nuclear Heat Wave|
|Baeiha||鬼影襲||Devilish Shadow Attack|
- According to the first volume's omake, Shinshū Ueda thought the protagonist looked like , '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.