Udon Entertainment adds Persona 3 manga

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North American publisher Udon Entertainment has announced today that it has licensed Shuji Sogabe’s manga adaption of Persona 3, the first volume is set to publish in December. let it also be known that the Persona 4 manga by Sogabe was also licensed by Udon Entertainment and its first manga volume was released by them on March 11th. The Persona 3 manga first released in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Maou magazine in February 2007 and is serialized it on an irregular schedule in the magazine. The ninth compiled manga volume was published on January 27th. It was stated back on March 2015 that the ninth manga volume would probly end the manga series, but then noted that he would not be able to end it until the 10th volume. For those who do not know the manga is based off of the game Persona 3 which first released for the PS2 on 2006 and would later release remakes, a spin-off anime and also four movie which follow the game and have two crossover games with Persona 4 titled Persona Q and Persona 4 Arena. Finally the story of the manga can be seen below quoted from MAL:

A teenager who was orphaned as a young boy returns to the city of his childhood. Shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, he is attacked by Shadows — creatures that feed on the minds of their victims. The assault awakens his Persona, Orpheus, his only chance at defeating these creatures of the night. He soon discovers that he shares this special ability with other students at his new school. From them he learns of the “Dark Hour,” a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows. He joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), and with his new friends, confronts the threat of the Shadows.

After signing a contract in which he “accepts his fate of his own free will,” the main character battles with the other members of SEES against the Greater Shadows, incarnations with traits and appearances similar to those of the first 12 Major Arcana of the Tarot. While this is occurring, he continues to encounter and eventually befriends the child who gave him the contract to sign at the very beginning of the game, an entity who refers to himself as Pharos, and is really the incarnation of Death, the 13th Arcana.


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