Fans of Persona 5, the most critically acclaimed game in the long-lived Persona franchise, and its currently airing anime adaptation, Persona 5 the Animation, may be interested to learn that an exhibition will be held from May 10th to 27th in GALLERY X BY PARCO in Shibuya, Tokyo and from June 1st to 10th in Fukuoka Parco Shinkan B1 entitled "PERSONA5 the Animation EXHIBITION."

If that isn't exciting enough, and especially consoling for fans who can't attend either exhibit, an artbook called "PERSONA5 the Animation: Artworks" will also go on sale from May 20th (with advance copies available exclusively from May 10th at the Tokyo exhibit)


In addition to character reference materials and artwork like this giant original illustration panel of "Joker," Ren Amamiya and the twin wardens Caroline and Justine...

...the exhibition will have special photo spots where you can imagine you're a Persona-user, color illustrations on display, as well as video monitors playing clips from past series.

Moreover, there will be a special announcement on the sequel game Persona5 Royal and visitors will get a chance to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch (presumably with the version 3.0 patch installed so you can play as Joker).


Of course, no commercial exhibition worth your while would be complete without a nice selection of original goods, and this exhibition won't disappoint. You'll find everything from pins, A3 sized posters, T-shirts (short- and long-sleeved), stickers, post cards and plastic folders. Visitors will also receive one of 8 original illustration post cards (chosen at random) featuring one of the characters from the anime.

See all the details on the exhibition page here.


  • Name: PERSONA5 the Animation EXHIBITION
  • Duration (Tokyo): May 10th to 27th
  • Location (Tokyo): Shibuya GALLERY X BY PARCO
  • Hours (Tokyo): 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price (Tokyo): 500 JPY
  • Address (Tokyo): Parco Part 1 B1F, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
  • Wesbite (Tokyo): PERSONA5 the Animation EXHIBITION
  • Duration (Fukuoka): June 1st to 10th
  • Location (Fukuoka): Fukuoka Parco new annex
  • Hours (Fukuoka): 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Price (Fukuoka): 300 JPY
  • Address (Fukuoka): 2 Chome-11-1 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
  • Wesbite (Fukuoka): PERSONA5 the Animation EXHIBITION

PERSONA5 the Animation: Artworks

Available in Japan from May 20th and in translated versions in the US and Europe from February 22, 2020, this comprehensive volume features character profiles, props profiles, background designs and visual illustrations (including never-before-seen illustrations) and contains not only works from Persona 5: the Animation but also from the special episode Dark Sun. It also includes an exclusive interview with the director Masashi Ishihama.


  • Title (JP): PERSONA5 the Animation アートワークス
  • Title (EN): PERSONA5 the Animation Material Book
  • Format: B5 (257 mm X 182 mm), soft cover, 272 pages (full color)
  • ISBN: 978-4-7562-5211-1 C0079
  • Reserve or buy online (in Japanese) here (On sale from May 20, 2019).
  • Price (JP): 2,808 JPY
  • Placeholder for page (US) (On sale from Feb. 22, 2020)
  • Price (US): $39.95
  • Publisher: PIE International

By - Ben K.