- "That's right... an ideal world where no one hurts or gets hurt"
- —Eerie Voice, Persona 4: Dancing All Night
The Urban Legend
Rise, Yu, and Naoto watch a clip on a website at midnight, but suddenly a portal appears right in front them with ribbons coming out and grabbing all three of them, transporting them to the Midnight Stage.
"Hey, do you know about that rumor? They say that if you go on a certain website at midnight, a strange video will start to play on its own. Rumor has it that at first, you can't really tell what’s going on in it, but if you watch it until the very end, you'll get taken to the other side and never wake up again."
The Midnight Stage is similar to the Midnight Channel, but a song and the dancing shadows weaken people unless they dance and use their own music. Shadows are imprisoned as an audience, where the ribbons force them to dance alongside the dancers. The shadows are purified in a dance battle that pleases them and allows the dancer to move to the next stage. All forms of violence is negated in the Midnight Stange, making both Personas and weapons disappear before they can cause harm. Time functions differently than on earth. It is revealed in Chapter 7 that Mikuratana-no-Kami is responsible for creating the Midnight Stage.
If the victim gets caught by the ribbons they will lose themselves and submit to the Shadow's will and the one who controls them. The only way for them to come back to their senses is to dance by following the rhythm and beat.
Like the Midnight Channel, each stages materialized by the victim's desire and dreams.
|Playable||Rise Kujikawa - Yu Narukami - Kanami Mashita - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Kanji Tatsumi - Teddie - Yukiko Amagi - Naoto Shirogane - Nanako Dojima - Margaret - Marie - Tohru Adachi - Hatsune Miku|
|Non-playable||Protagonist - Ryotaro Dojima - Minoru Inoue - Sumomo Ujima - Tomoe Sayama - Tamami Uesugi - Nozomi Nakahara - Kyoka Ochimizu - Dance Instructor - Yuko Osada - Mikuratana-no-Kami - President Tanaka|
|Other||Velvet Room - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Takura Productions - Inaba - Midnight Channel|
|Midnight Stage||Kujikawa Rise (Stage) - Circus Tent - Sultry Lounge - Doll House - Romantic Castle - Mechanical Castle - Event Space - Mikuratana-no-Kami's Realm|
|Albums||Persona 4: Dancing All Night Original Soundtrack|
|Songs||Dance! - Calystegia|
|Terminology||Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Kanamin Kitchen - LMB Festival - Shadow Self - Investigation Team - Apathy Syndrome|