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Persona 3: Official Design Works
Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of "Persona 3," one of the most unique and respected RPG's ever. Inside you'll find character designs, rough sketches, storyboards, backgrounds & settings, an exclusive interview with the game's creators, and more!
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Udon Entertainment Inc
(first published March 13th 2012)
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Persona 3 is one of my favorite video games of all time so picking up the art book was something I was sure to enjoy. Much like the Persona 4 book, this features character, persona, and shadow designs with some promotional art and environments thrown in. Soejima is once again an entertaining voice to guide you through his designs and the interview at the end is great for any fan of the game. This book is smaller than Persona 4 by quite a bit which is disappointing considering Persona 3 is one of ...more
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This is the video game art book for the highly acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.
The Japanese edition of this book ペルソナ3 公式設定資料集 was originally published in 2006. Udon does a great job at translation, as usual. The book only has 144 pages so that's quite thin compared to other Udon art books.
It collects the character designs, sketches, storyboards, backgrounds, miscellaneous in game items, and interviews with the creators, producer and director Katsura Hashino (橋野 ...more
UDON produces some really nice art books, and this one is no exception. A word of warning to people who haven't played the game, this book does contain some spoilers. Otherwise it has a lot of great concept and game art with commentary from the artist about his inspirations. It is a little on the short side, and kind of odd to be coming out now, 5+ years after the game was released. Still if you enjoyed the game, it is worth the time.
Such pretty designs!! I like the storyboard for the OP "Soul Phrase" and the little character biographies are also very awesome. This game is one of my absolute favorites, and I always wish I could forget playing it so I can play it again and again.