Atlus is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Tokyo, Japan, mostly known for its Megami Tensei, Persona, Etrian Odyssey and Trauma Center series. These properties are distinctly Japanese, and add to the stylistic visual traditions of manga and anime: Etrian Odyssey, for instance, fits the bill of ‘cute’, stylized warriors with large heads and eyes; while the Persona series offers a more graphic style, emphasizing the dynamics of characters’ outlines and poses.
While every game leaving the studio is a team effort, a game series like Persona hugely benefits from the art direction of Shigenori Soejima, lead character designer since 2006's Persona 3. Every character is approached by what he or she represents for the game world, and is developed from those characteristics, building designs that are full of life, and suggestive of personality and history, well before their stories kick in.
Persona 5 Fine Art Print Collection
I am thou. Thou art I
Persona 5's Bombastic Art Direction
Persona 5 is a role-playing video game developed by Japanese studio Atlus, first released in Japan September 2016, and worldwide April 2017. Despite its daring, mature content matter and distinctly Japanese artistic flavor it would be Atlus' best selling game of all time, an instant-classic JRPG resonating with audiences around the world. The sixth installment in the Persona game series, it’s also part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise of games, manga, anime and TV series.