Persona 5

Persona 5: You can read the manga of the game completely free.

Since its global release in 2017, Persona 5 quickly became a huge success that really put this Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise on the map. This newfound popularity led to the Atlus title being adapted to other media, such as anime and manga. Published in Japan since 2016 to coincide with the release of the game in that country, the Persona 5 manga is written and illustrated by author Murasaki Hisato and continues to release new chapters to this day. If you’re a fan of the franchise and are interested in checking it out, we have perfect news for you: you can read this manga right now, free of charge.

Where can you read the Persona 5 manga?

Persona 5 Manga Volumen 1

As reported by the site 4Gamer, the 60 chapters of the Persona 5 manga are available to read on the Japanese application Manga One, from today until November 24. Of course, this means that it is the Japanese version of the work, so you will need to know the language to be able to read it without problems. Regardless of that, the fact that a manga of this caliber is available to read in its entirety and completely free, is excellent news for fans of the saga. Especially for those who wish to preserve digital copies of this adaptation for posterity.

Is it worth reading the manga if I already played Persona 5? It depends on how much you like this reading medium, but, fortunately, this adaptation was better received by fans than the anime. It should be noted that its plot has some differences with that of the video game, such as that the protagonist receives the name of Akira Kurusu, his personality is expanded, and he cannot use any other Persona besides Arséne. Another interesting aspect is that, as of 2019, the manga also started to add characters from the updated version of the game, Persona 5 Royal, such as Kazumi Yoshizawa or Takuto Maruki.

Persona 5 Manga Volumen 11

If this was not a good adaptation, it would have been cancelled many years ago. But it’s still releasing new chapters, not to mention that its next compilation volume will be released in December of this year, which is an excellent sign that proves its high quality. If you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s because of the upcoming release of Persona 5 Tactica, the saga’s tactical spin-off, on November 16. So it makes sense that Atlus would want fans to reacquaint themselves with the universe and characters of this game, just before the release of its anticipated next installment.

Persona 5 Tactica Poster

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