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Persona 5 The Stage Is An Upcoming Play Based On The Game

Persona 5 The Stage Cover

The Phantom Thieves will soon be raiding the world of theatre: Persona 5 The Stage, a stage adaptation of Persona 5, will be coming to Japan this December.

Siliconera.com reported that Persona 5 The Stage appears to be following the first main storyline in Persona 5which involves Joker and the Phantom Thieves uncovering the abuse inflicted upon the students of Shujin Academy by Suguru Kamoshida. The names that have been revealed on the cast list so far suggest that the story won't progress beyond Kamoshida's Palace, with the exception of the inclusion of Yusuke Kitagawa, who is easy enough to fit into the Kamoshida storyline by making him a student at Shujin Academy.

The role of Joker will be played by Hiroki Ogino and he is currently the only cast member to have any official photos in his costume.

There is no mention of a cast member for Morgana, though it's possible that he will be performed by a person in a mascot costume and a voice-over, as has been done with characters like Tony Tony Chopper in the various One Piece musicals. The same thing was done with Teddie in the Persona 4 stage plays.

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Yes, Persona 5 The Stage isn't the only entry in the series to receive its own stage play. There were several stage musicals based on Persona 3 known as the Persona 3: the Weird Masquerade series. Persona 4 had a series of stage plays as well, called the Persona 4: Visualive series. Even Persona 4 Arena even had stage plays based on it, despite it being a fighting game and not a main series entry. As the Persona 3 and Persona 4 stage adaptations heavily featured the original soundtracks from the games, fans can expect Persona 5 The Stage to bring the game's critically acclaimed, jazzy musical themes onstage. 

Persona 5: The Stage Play ends at a relatively early point in the main story, leaving the potential for it to receive sequels in the future to cover the rest of the game's plot. The previous stage adaptations of Persona games were met with relative success, so it's only expected that Atlus would go through with a stage play series of the most recent and most popular entry in the Persona series, Persona 5.

Persona 5 The Stage will be running from December 13 to December 29, 2019.

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