E3 2015: Persona 4: The Manga Announced by UDON Entertainment

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UDON Entertainment has released details on a new Persona 4 manga. The new manga looks like it aims to expand upon the whole world of Persona 4, delving into things such as murder mysteries and subject similar to paranormal investigation scenarios.

It seems pretty interesting to me, as a fan of the SMT: Persona series, I’ve always wanted to know more about the strange worlds where you fight the shadows (in this case, that would be the TV world in Persona 4).

If you’re a manga fan and a Persona 4 fan, this might be something you’ll want to keep your eye on.

Details for the first volume below, which can be preordered on Amazon:

Persona 4 Volume 1
ISBN: 978-1-927925-57-7
DETAILS: 160pgs, 5.75×8.25″, B&W, Softcover
MSRP: $13.99
RELEASE DATE: September 2015

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From the official press release:

TUNE IN TO THE MIDNIGHT CHANNEL AND GEAR UP FOR A SMALL-TOWN MURDER MYSTERY

UDON Entertainment announces Persona 4: The Manga

Toronto, ON – June 17, 2015 – When the original Persona 4 video game was released to universal acclaim in 2008, it delighted players with its engaging murder-mystery storyline, relatable characters, engaging gameplay, and stylish graphics. Persona 4 has since become a multimedia juggernaut, with a remake of the original game, three video game spin-offs, two anime adaptations, and a manga adaptation. That manga adaptation has never been available outside of Japan – until now! UDON Entertainment is proud to announce that we will begin publishing the Persona 4 manga series in English later this year!

When the small rural town of Inaba suddenly becomes the scene of a series of grisly murders, an eclectic group of high school students forms an investigation team to uncover the truth behind them and prevent more deaths. But when they discover that the murders might be connected to an urban legend about a paranormal television phenomenon called the “Midnight Channel,” a simple investigation turns into a dangerous, action-packed journey of self-discovery across two different worlds. Along the way, dark truths will shake our heroes to their very core – and help them discover an inner strength they never knew they had!

“I’ve played the Persona 4 games and I’ve seen the anime from beginning to end, and yet the manga has still offered me a fresh, new perspective on this fantastic story,” said Ash Paulsen, UDON’s Senior Editor. “It’s an experience that the games and anime can’t quite replicate, thanks to manga’s uniqueness as a storytelling medium.”

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a seasoned Persona 4 veteran or are just discovering this compelling world for the first time – the Persona 4 manga series is certain to appeal to anyone who simply enjoys murder mysteries, the paranormal, and smart storytelling dealing with existential themes. Are you ready to face your true self?

Persona 4 will be available later this year in finer comic book stores, on Amazon, and everywhere else UDON books are sold! The first volume of Persona 4 will launch in September, with future volumes releasing bi-monthly through the end of 2015 and into 2016.

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