Just incase you thought the world doesn’t have enough “Persona” media floating around. At the end of last year the crossover RPG title “Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth” was released and the “Persona” fandom went absolutely ballistic. Finally the two most popular instalments of the series have been brought together for one hardcore romp through the fields of fan service.
Featuring a whole bunch of awesome characters alongside some interestingly old-school gameplay mechanics, “Persona Q” was a hit! Not that anyone thought it wasn’t going to be. It’s pretty much guaranteed, at this point in time, that if a “Persona” game gets released people are going to like it. Now, much like the rest of the video game series, “Persona Q” will be getting it’s very own Manga series.
No, actually, it will be getting TWO new Manga series: One for Persona 3 and one for Persona 4. The assumption is that, although separated, the Mangas will still follow the story of “Q” rather than the individual stories of “Persona 3” and “Persona 4” that featured in the respective titles. “Side:P3” will follow the story of the characters introduced in “Persona 3” whereas “Side:P4” will, well…you know.
“Side:P3” will be the first to begin, with chapter one being published in the February issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. It hasn’t been said when “Side:P4” will begin its run but the assumption is that it will begin once “Side:P3” ends. As of right now, nothing has been said regarding an eventual English release but I’m sure we’ll see it in time. It may not be this year, it mat not be next year, but I hope it will be “eventually”.