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Nobel Prize facts

The will of Alfred Nobel from 27 November,

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On 27 November , Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace &#; the Nobel Prizes. In , Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden&#;s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Learn more about the Nobel Prize laureates here.

Nobel Prizes

Between and , the Nobel Prizes and the prize in economic sciences were awarded times.

Nobel PrizeNumber of prizesNumber of laureatesAwarded to one laureateShared by two laureatesShared by three laureates
Economic sciences538925208

In the statutes of the Nobel Foundation it says: &#;A prize amount may be equally divided between two works, each of which is considered to merit a prize. If a work that is being rewarded has been produced by two or three persons, the prize shall be awarded to them jointly. In no case may a prize amount be divided between more than three persons.&#;

Years without Nobel Prizes

Nobel Medal (17)

Since the start, in , there are some years when the Nobel Prizes have not been awarded. The total number of times are Most of them during World War I () and II (). In the statutes of the Nobel Foundation it says: &#;If none of the works under consideration is found to be of the importance indicated in the first paragraph, the prize money shall be reserved until the following year. If, even then, the prize cannot be awarded, the amount shall be added to the Foundation&#;s restricted funds.&#;.

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Nobel Prize laureates and affiliation

Here you can find out which universities, research institutions or companies Nobel Prize laureates were affiliated with at the time of the Nobel Prize announcement.

Nobel Prize laureates listed by affiliation

The youngest Nobel Prize laureates

The oldest Nobel Prize laureates

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Two Nobel Prize laureates declined the prize

Jean-Paul Sartre, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, declined the prize because he had consistently declined all official honours.

Le Duc Tho, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. They were awarded the prize for negotiating the Vietnam peace accord. Le Duc Tho said that he was not in a position to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the situation in Vietnam as his reason.

Forced to decline the Nobel Prize

Four Nobel Prize laureates have been forced by authorities to decline the Nobel Prize. Adolf Hitler forbade three German Nobel Prize laureates, Richard Kuhn, Adolf Butenandt and Gerhard Domagk, from accepting the Nobel Prize. All of them could later receive the Nobel Prize diploma and medal, but not the prize amount.

Boris Pasternak, the Nobel Laureate in Literature, initially accepted the Nobel Prize but was later coerced by the authorities of the Soviet Union, his native country, to decline the Nobel Prize.

Nobel Prize laureates under arrest at the time of the award

Three Nobel Prize laureates were under arrest at the time of the award of the Nobel Prize, all of them Nobel Peace Prize laureates:

German pacifist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky
Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo

Multiple Nobel Prize laureates

The work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been honoured by a Nobel Peace Prize three times. Besides, the founder of the ICRC, Henry Dunant, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in

Linus Pauling is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes &#; the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Posthumous Nobel Prizes

From , the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation stipulate that a prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize. Before , the Nobel Prize has only been awarded posthumously twice: to Dag Hammarskjöld (Nobel Peace Prize ) and Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Nobel Prize in Literature ).

Following the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, it was discovered that one of the medicine laureates, Ralph Steinman, had passed away three days earlier. The Board of the Nobel Foundation examined the statutes, and an interpretation of the purpose of the rule above led to the conclusion that Ralph Steinman should continue to remain a Nobel Prize laureate, as the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet had announced the Nobel Prize laureates in physiology or medicine without knowing of his death.

The Nobel Prize award ceremonies

On December 10, , the Nobel Prizes were awarded for the first time in Stockholm and in Christiania (now Oslo) respectively.

The Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm took place at the Old Royal Academy of Music during the years Since , the ceremony has taken place at the Stockholm Concert Hall with few exceptions: in the Philadelphia Church; in the St. Erik International Fair (known today as Stockholm International Fairs) in Älvsjö, in the St. Erik International Fair and in at the Stockholm Globe Arena. The King of Sweden hands over the prize to the laureate/s.

In Norway, during the years the decision on the peace prize was announced at a meeting of the Storting on 10 December, after which the recipients were informed in writing. During the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremonies were held at the Nobel Institute building, during in the auditorium of the University of Oslo and since at the Oslo City Hall. The King of Norway is present, but it is the Chairman of the Nobel Committee who hands over the prize to the laureate/s.

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The Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. © Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

The Nobel Prize insignias

At the Nobel Prize award ceremonies on 10 December the Nobel Prize laureates receive three things: a Nobel Prize diploma, a Nobel Prize medal and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount. Each Nobel Prize diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers. The Nobel Prize medals are handmade with careful precision and in 18 carat recycled gold.

The Nobel Prize medals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine and literature are identical on the face: it shows the image of Alfred Nobel and the years of his birth and death (). Nobel&#;s portrait also appears on the Nobel Peace Prize medal and the medal for the prize in economic sciences, but with a slightly different design. The image on the reverse varies according to the institution awarding the prize.

More about the Nobel Prize medals

The Nobel Prize diplomas

Each Nobel Prize diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.

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The Nobel Prize amount

Alfred Nobel left most of his estate, more than SEK 31 million (today approximately SEK 1, million) to be converted into a fund and invested in &#;safe securities.&#; The income from the investments was to be &#;distributed annually in the form of prizes to those who during the preceding year have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind.&#;

The Nobel Prize amount for is set at Swedish kronor (SEK) million per full Nobel Prize.

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* Why are the individuals and organisations awarded a Nobel Prize called Nobel Prize laureates?

The word &#;laureate&#; refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In Greek mythology, the god Apollo is represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. A laurel wreath is a circular crown made of branches and leaves of the bay laurel (in Latin: Laurus nobilis). In Ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honour &#; both in athletic competitions and in poetic meets.

Links to more facts on the Nobel Prizes:
Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physics
Facts on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Facts on the Nobel Prize in Literature
Facts on the Nobel Peace Prize
Facts on the prize in economic sciences
Facts on all Nobel Prizes


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This page holds all the answers and dates for the Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable Quizes and Exams, including the number, it is&#;within sequence of possible answers.

Example: Month/Day - Answer (Number it's located in list of answers)

The Journey's Class and Test Answers..[]

4/8 - Utsubo Kubota (2nd)

4/20&#;- Mud Huts (1st)

4/27 - years ago (2nd)

5/6 - Soft Water (2nd)

5/13 - km/hr (3rd)

5/15 - Bread (1st)

5/18 - 23&#;: *1st Exam*

Bread (4th)

Faster than sound (1st)

Hard Water (1st)

Nara (3rd)

6/15 - "And" (2nd)

6/17 - Shamanism (3rd)

6/22 - Jellyfish (3rd)

6/25 - Dowsing (1st)

6/29 - It can go either way. (3rd)

7/3 - The Global Heritage Pavilion (2nd)

7/8 - "I failed, It's over now." (2nd)

7/9 - Kondan Einen Shizaihou (2nd)

7/10 - Kabbalah (3rd)

7/11 - Imperial Prince (2nd)

7/14 - 18&#;: *2nd Exam*

Dowsing (2nd)

Octopus (2nd)

Minamoto no Yoritomo (2nd)

"I went, I learned." (1st)

9/1 - Superconductivity (1st)

9/10 - Gochisou-sama (3rd)

9/11 - The Hermetica (3rd)

9/14 - Can't let others produce. (2nd)

9/26 - The Tetractys (3rd)

10/7 - To excite the audience (1st)

10/13 - 17&#;: *3rd Exams*

Husbands (1st)

Pythagoras (3rd) (Persona 3 FES) / Moses (1st) (Persona 3 Portable)

Zero Electrical resistance (2nd)

Coup of Meiou (3rd)

10/19 - Fourteen (2nd)

10/22 - By fermenting them (2nd)

10/23 - Madam Blavatsky (2nd)

10/26 - Wristwatch (3rd)

10/29 - Lactase (3rd)

11/7- Winter mornings are pleasant. (1st)

11/12 - The Upanishads (1st)

11/30 - They both (3rd)

12/7 - Ozone (1st)

12/11 - Cacti (1st)

12/14 - 19&#;: *4th Exam*


Oxygen (2nd)

Left-hand Rule (1st)

Winter mornings are pleasant (4th)

Cacti (2nd)

12/21 - Kido. (2nd)

12/22 - Euphoria. (1st)

1/8 - It's wrong. (2nd)

1/18 - Circe. (2nd)

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Tajeldeen Abdalla Salih

Book title / Search for the very existence

A philosophical view expressing existential and life issues using the natural and human sciences methodologies, to open closed paths and windows between the various intellectual paths, whether they are metaphysical or physical, in order for human societies to take another step towards the future with a certain mentality dissociated from the fog of dogmatic perceptions resulting from the limitations of cognitive creativity The search for the end of existence dives into the analysis and criticism of knowledge from Socrates until now, to give a different meaning from the meaning of life and existence and the future of knowledge and man during the following centuries
#The contents of the book

* The truth turned into falsehood
* Anonymous crimes
* The unknown manifests itself in pride
Impact of survival disorder
* In the Kingdom of God
* Subjective and the law of religion
*the Paradise
* False immortality
Pain and awareness
* The energy that leads us to experience existential conflict
* Language interactions
* Family law and gender chaos
* Let us respect the values ​​of peaceful coexistence
Let&#;s start with the change
* Ambition and moment of transformation
The Power of Fear
* Free questions and answers
* Mankind after a billion years
*The last question
Mathematical equation of the mechanism of existence
* The price of the goals
* Death is a process of evolution
* Will the dream come true
* What are the two factors?
* The existence of God cannot be proven
Religious philosophy is dying
* The importance of physical knowledge
Two possibilities
Emotional equilibrium
* Individual freedom and social contract


All the content of the book is based on the mathematical equation for the work of existence, and here is a detailed definition, analysis and interpretation of the equation.

What is presence ????

Existence = the transformation of its components from one state to another automatically, continuously and repeatedly, at specified time periods, due to the variation of atomic particles.

* Explanation of the equation:

This equation is intended to give a definition of the word existence, and not an explanation of the purpose of existence, but it explains that heat and its degree caused creation of nature and its natural phenomena, and also caused all kinds of living beings to be created, and how they still directly or indirectly influence the creation of social facts and events. Political and economic, and the resulting positive results that overwhelm the feelings of happiness or negative individuals, causing them sensory and moral harm. Variation in atomic particles in terms of the mass of the particle, the charge of the particle, the properties of the particle, or the type of the particle, automatically lead to collisions (interactions) between them, and the result of collisions is the heat and its thermal degrees, and heat means a change in the properties of the mass of the atomic particles, and this change can be observed in Continuous and repeated automatic transformation of the mass of matter in existence. The four seasons alternate, photosynthesis, embryo creation, metabolism (metabolism), emotion formation, life and death, for example, they are only products that occur or are produced automatically continuously and repeatedly, due to the temperature variation in the mass of atomic particles.
* Explanation of the equation chemically:
1 / contrast
2 / Collision
3 / transformation
For example, * Na + ion and Cl-ion are Na / cl contrast
* Addition of chlorine sodium is a Na + Cl collision
* So sodium chloride compound is a 2NaCl transformation
If contrast causes collision, then collision leads to transformation, and so all natural phenomena in existence occur.

# Definition of the natural phenomenon according to the above formula:

It is the time taken by the types of living organisms (animal, plant, microbes), compounds, molecules, elements, or atoms, to be transformed into another natural phenomenon, due to the continuous collision of the mass of the constituent substance of existence.

I can answer all readers&#; questions after reading the book, through my personal page or in a forum or forum. I will dedicate it to answer all questions directly, during the activities of the book exhibition or beyond.

* I will quickly answer a question that comes to mind in our minds a lot:

# What_ values_ and ethics

Values ​​and morals are the product of the process of developing continuous social relations between individuals and human groups (human races) and the resulting positive or negative behaviors throughout history, which are necessary and a necessary condition for creating social stability.

#The intellectual revolution

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Persona 3

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Persona 3

Japanese box art

Director(s)Katsura Hashino
Producer(s)Katsura Hashino
Programmer(s)Hirokazu Tohyama
Artist(s)Shigenori Soejima
  • Yuichiro Tanaka
  • Katsura Hashino
Composer(s)Shoji Meguro

July 13,

  • PlayStation 2
    • JP: July 13,
    • NA: August 14,
    • EU: February 29,
    • AU: March 6,
    • JP: April 19,
    • NA: April 22,
    • EU: October 17,
    • AU: November 13,
    PlayStation Portable
    • JP: November 1,
    • NA: July 6,
    • EU: April 28,
Genre(s)Role-playing, social simulation

Persona 3,[a] also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, is a role-playing video game developed by Atlus. It is the fourth installment in the Persona series, which is part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. Atlus originally released the game for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in July ; the North American release of the game was delayed until due to issues with the publication of the official art book. Persona 3 FES, a director's cut version containing a new playable epilogue among other changes, was released in Japan in and worldwide the following year.

In Persona 3, the player takes the role of a high-school student who joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), a group of students investigating the Dark Hour, a time period between one day and the next that few people are aware of. During the Dark Hour, the player enters Tartarus, a large tower containing Shadows, creatures that feed on the minds of humans. To fight the Shadows, each SEES member can summon a Persona, a manifestation of a person's inner self. The game's most iconic feature is how the members of SEES release their Personas: by firing a gun-like object called an Evoker at their head. In addition to the standard elements of role-playing games, Persona 3 includes elements of simulation games, as the game's protagonist progresses day by day through a school year, making friends and forming relationships that improve the strength of his Personas in battle.

The reception of Persona 3 was mainly positive; critics enjoyed its social elements, while some found its combat and environments repetitive. Persona 3 FES's epilogue was said to give narrative closure to the original game, although it was criticized for not featuring the simulation aspect of Persona 3. A PlayStation Portable version of Persona 3, titled Persona 3 Portable was released in Japan in November , in North America in July , and in Europe in April The PSP version adds the ability to play as a female protagonist, new story elements and music, and a new interface designed for the PSP. Two fighting games that continued the storyline of SEES, Persona 4 Arena and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, were released in the early s. Persona 3 has also seen related forms of media released, including a rhythm game spinoff, multiple soundtrack albums, musical concerts and radio dramas, a manga adaptation, an anime series, and an episodic animated film series.


A teenage boy with blue hair sits at a desk in his school's library, studying. The dialogue box in the lower third of the screen reads, "You managed to solve a difficult problem!" The top-right area of the screen denotes that the date is June 8, the current time period is "After School," and the moon is full.
The Protagonist gains academic skills by studying in the school library. The upper-right area of the screen indicates the current date, time period, and phase of the moon.

Persona 3 combines elements of traditional role-playing games and simulation games. The game follows the protagonist character, balancing their daily lives of going to school and building relationships with other people with fighting evil beings known as Shadows during the mysterious Dark Hour. Each day is divided between various time zones, the most common of which are "After School/Daytime" and "Evening." Except for scripted events, such as plot progression or special events, the player is free to choose how each day is spent, with most activities causing time to pass on. The types of activities and characters that can be interacted with vary depending on the day of the week and time of day. Additionally, some activities are limited by the protagonist's three attributes; Academics, Charm, and Courage, which can be built by performing various activities or making certain correct choices.[1][2] During the evening, players can choose to visit Tartarus, the game's main dungeon, where they can build their party's experience and gain new items. On the day of the full moon, players will participate in a boss battle to progress the story.[3]

Personas and Social Links[edit]

The main element of the game are the Personas, various creatures, and monsters which are associated with the Major Arcana of the Tarot.[4] Each Persona has its own set of strengths and weaknesses and possesses various abilities, ranging from offensive and support abilities to passive abilities that support the character. Whereas each of the game's main characters has their own Persona, some of which change form as the story progresses, the protagonist is capable of wielding multiple Personas, which can be switched between during battles.[5] New Personas can be created by visiting the Velvet Room and fusing together multiple Personas, passing along certain moves from the Personas used. The current level of the protagonist limits the Personas that a player can create.[5][6] Personas can also be obtained from Shuffle Time following battles, and previously obtained Personas can be summoned from the Persona Compendium for a fee.[6] The Velvet Room additionally allows players to take on quests, such as retrieving certain items, in order to obtain a reward.

New to the series are Social Links[b], bonds that are formed with several of the game's characters, with each Social Link representing a specific Major Arcana. By spending time with these characters, these Social Links increase in rank. When creating a Persona of a particular Arcana, an experience bonus is granted if that Arcana possesses a Social Link, with greater bonuses awarded depending on the rank. Carrying a Persona of a respective Arcana can help bring a Social Link closer to increasing in Rank. Maxing out a Social Link gives players the ability to create specific Personas of each Arcana. Conversely, negative actions, such as incorrect dialogue choices or dating multiple characters, can result in a Reversed Social Link, preventing players from summoning Personas of that Arcana until fixed. In the worst-case scenario, a Reversed Social Link can break, effectively removing all Personas of that Arcana from the game.

Tartarus and Combat[edit]

Four of the game's playable characters surrounds a group of three enemies. The camera is centered behind the Protagonist, who is wielding a sword. A wheel-shaped menu of icons in the lower-left corner of the screen indicate available battle commands.
A typical battle in Persona 3. The portraits on the right-hand side of the screen indicate the status of the player's party.

Tartarus is the game's main dungeon, which can be visited during the evening, provided the conditions allow it (e.g. the absence of some characters may prevent the player from visiting Tartarus that night).[7] The player may order the other party members to split up to explore the area, or automatically attack Shadows on sight. Players will eventually come across boss floors, in which the player must defeat powerful Shadows to continue their progress. Additionally, certain floors halt further progress through the tower until the story progresses.[8] Occasionally, innocent civilians will wander into Tartarus, winding up on certain floors. Rescuing these civilians safely before a full moon appears grants bonus rewards obtained from the police station. Spending too much time in Tartarus may cause characters to become "Tired" or "Sick," which can affect their performance during battle. Additionally, if the protagonist becomes Tired or Sick, some activities, such as studying at night, may be hampered. Players can recover their status by taking certain items, visiting the infirmary, or going to bed early.[8]

Battle occurs when the player comes into contact with a Shadow roaming the floor, with the battle party consisting of whoever is nearby. Attacking the Shadow without being noticed will give the player an advantage, whilst the enemy gains an advantage if the player is attacked first.[9] Battles use the "Press Turn" system, in which both allies and enemies take turns to attack using weapons, items, or Persona abilities.[4] Using the Tactics option, the player can assign specific battle AI to each party member (in Persona 3 Portable, they may also choose to issue direct commands).[10] Offensive attacks are divided into three physical types; Strike, Slash, and Pierce, and six elements; Fire, Ice, Electricity, Wind, Light, and Dark, attributes of which both Personas and Shadows may possess strengths and weaknesses against. Physical abilities use up HP whilst elemental and support magic use SP. By exploiting an enemy's weakness or performing a critical attack, characters can knock the opponent down, granting that character an extra turn. However, enemies can also take advantage of an ally's weakness to gain an additional turn.[7] If the player manages to knock all opponents down, they may be granted the opportunity to perform an All-Out Attack, in which all able party members assault the enemies for massive damage.[4] Allies who lose all of their HP can be revived using revival items and abilities, but the game will end if the protagonist loses all of their HP.

When a battle is won, players gain experience points that are divided amongst the party members. Earning enough experience allows Personas to increase in level, granting improved stats and new abilities.[5] Some Personas may also grant Skill Cards, which can be given to other Personas to teach them new abilities. In addition, raising the protagonist's level will allow higher-level Personas to be summoned in the Velvet Room and allow the player to carry more Personas. At the end of certain battles, a minigame known as Shuffle Time may appear, in which players select a card from a set that is shuffled around. These can grant bonuses, such as additional experience points, cash, restore health, or give the player new Personas. However, selecting a cursed card will cause an extremely powerful monster, Death or better known as the Reaper, to appear on the current floor.



The story of Persona 3 takes place in and is set in a Japanese city called Iwatodai[c], built and funded by the Kirijo Corporation. Several experiments carried out ten years ago created the Dark Hour[d], a period of time that exists between one day and the next.[11] During this time, most people turned into coffins, and they are not aware of the Dark Hour; however, there is a select group of people who are.[11] The Dark Hour bends reality; Gekkoukan High School, where most of the characters attend school during the day, becomes a huge labyrinthine tower called Tartarus, and beasts known as Shadows roam the area, preying on the minds of those still conscious.[7] The Shadows leave their victims in near-catatonic states outside of the Dark Hour.[12] To investigate and learn about the Dark Hour, Shadows, and Tartarus, the "Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad," or SEES, was created. SEES is a group of high-schoolers capable of summoning beings known as Personas to combat Shadows.[7] The Persona 3 instruction manual describes Persona's being "a second soul that dwells deep within a person's heart. It is an entirely different personality that emerges when a person is confronted with something from outside this world."[11] Persona-users usually summon their Persona by firing a gun-like object called an Evoker at their head.[3] An effect that appears to be broken glass comes from the user's head when the Evoker is used.


Main article: List of Persona 3 characters

The main character of Persona 3 is a silent protagonist named by the player at the start of the game.[13] He is a teenage boy, orphaned as a child, returning to the city he grew up in ten years before attending Gekkoukan High School.[11] After learning of his ability to summon a Persona, he joins SEES, which is composed of students at his school: Yukari Takeba, a popular, cheerful girl; Akihiko Sanada, a calm and collected senior who leads the school's boxing team; and Mitsuru Kirijo, the Student Council President and daughter of the head of the Kirijo Group, who provides backup during battle.[14] As the game progresses, SEES gains several new members: Junpei Iori, a class clown and the Protagonist's best friend;[14] Fuuka Yamagishi, a shy girl who replaces Mitsuru as a support character; Aigis, a female android designed by the Kirijo Group to fight Shadows;[15] Ken Amada, an elementary schooler whose mother was killed by a Persona-user;[16] Shinjiro Aragaki, a former member of SEES who quit due to past events;[17] and Koromaru, a dog capable of summoning a Persona.[18]


Persona 3 begins with the Protagonist transferring to Gekkoukan High School and moving into a dorm in the city.[11] After learning his ability to summon a Persona, he is asked to join SEES and is eventually elected its leader in combat. Additional members join SEES over time, all students attending Gekkoukan: Junpei, who had only recently discovered his ability to summon a Persona; Akihiko, whose arm injury prevented him from fighting; and Fuuka, who replaces Mitsuru as the team's support member. After awakening to his Persona ability, the Protagonist is transported to the Velvet Room, which its proprietor, Igor, says is a realm between "dream and reality."[19] Igor explains to him that his Persona ability is special: he is the only member of SEES capable of wielding multiple Personas in battle.[20] In-game, the Velvet Room is where the player may fuse two or more Personas to create a new one. Igor also encourages the Protagonist to meet people and form bonds with them, known as Social Links. According to Igor, the power of his Social Links will determine his potential in combat.[21]

On nights when the moon is full, the city is attacked by a Shadow more powerful than the ones found in Tartarus. After several of these incidents, Mitsuru is forced to reveal to the team the origin of Tartarus and the Dark Hour. Ten years earlier, the Kirijo Group, a research company founded by Mitsuru's grandfather, began amassing and containing Shadows. They studied and performed experiments on them to harness their power. However, the experiments went awry, allowing the Shadows to escape and assemble into twelve larger creatures.[22] Each is affiliated with one of the twelve Major Arcana. SEES' leader, Shuji Ikutsuki, informs them that if they were to defeat all twelve of the greater Shadows, Tartarus and the Dark Hour would disappear forever.[23]

As the year continues, the group adds two more Persona-users to their team: Ken and Koromaru. While vacationing in Yakushima, Junpei, Akihiko, and the Protagonist encounter Aigis, who had recently escaped the laboratory where she was kept, despite being deactivated for years.[24] For reasons she cannot explain, she has a need to be near the Protagonist, even breaking into his dorm room at night to monitor him.[25] Aigis is also enlisted in SEES. After defeating the twelfth and final Shadow, SEES learns that Shuji Ikutsuki had misled them. By destroying the greater Shadows, they have freed parts of a being known as Nyx, which will bring about the end of the world if it is fully restored.[26] Nyx, or the "maternal being," is the creator of Shadows; she is drawn to Earth by The Appriser, or "Death," a Shadow of the Death arcanum. SEES encounters The Appriser disguised as Ryoji Mochizuki, a recent transfer student to Gekkoukan High School.[27]

The Shadow experiments performed ten years earlier created the Death Shadow, albeit in an incomplete state.[28] Aigis, unable to defeat the Shadow, sealed it inside the Protagonist, who was a child at the time.[29] By defeating the twelve greater Shadows, the Death Shadow was recreated. Its purpose is to usher Nyx into the world, which will bring about the extinction of all life on Earth. Ryoji insists that Nyx cannot be defeated; however, he offers SEES an alternative. If they were to kill him, their memories of the Dark Hour and Tartarus would vanish, allowing them to continue life unaware of their impending death.[30] Aigis, who now realizes why she wanted to protect the Protagonist, begins to believe that she is useless.[31] She urges SEES to kill Ryoji, as they cannot defeat Nyx. Through encouragement from her friends, however, she gains the resolve to join with SEES as they attempt to fight Nyx.[32]

On December 31, New Year's Eve, the player must decide whether to kill Ryoji or spare his life. If the protagonist kills him, the game cuts to Graduation Day, with the entirety of SEES (barring Aigis) losing their memories of the Dark Hour and the Shadows, ending on a dark note as they prepare to celebrate in blissful ignorance until Nyx inevitably brings about The Fall and all of humanity dies. If he is spared, then the game continues, and on January 31, SEES ascends to the roof of Tartarus to face Ryoji, who has transformed into the Nyx Avatar.[33] While they can defeat him, Nyx continues to descend to Earth. As this is happening, the Protagonist is summoned to the Velvet Room, where Igor reminds him that the power of his Social Links would determine his potential. The Protagonist hears the voices of his friends encouraging him. The strength of his Social Links grants him the power of the "Universe," allowing him to seal away Nyx from humanity.[34] The world returns to normal, though the memories of the past year related to the Dark Hour are lost to the members of SEES. However, Aigis and the Protagonist do remember. On Graduation Day, the two go to the school's roof, where the members of SEES had promised to meet should they stop Nyx and live to see their graduation. As Mitsuru gives her graduation speech, she and the rest of SEES suddenly regain their memories, and the group rushes to the roof to fulfill the promise they all made. It is here that Aigis thanks the Protagonist for giving her a purpose in life: protecting him.[35]

The Answer[edit]

The events of The Answer begin on March 31, shortly after the end of the original game. During the opening sequence, it is revealed that the Protagonist has died;[36] the other characters speculate that his death is related to him defeating Nyx.[37] The school year has ended, and the dorm is to be closed down soon. Aigis reveals to the group that she will not be attending school next year.[38] During their last dinner party, the SEES members discover that they are trapped in their dorm and that the day March 31 is repeating itself.[39] Later, a large door-like hole opens in the dorm floor, and SEES is attacked by Metis, an anti-shadow weapon similar to Aigis. In the midst of fighting Metis to protect her friends, Aigis's Persona, Athena, transforms into Orpheus, the original Persona of the Protagonist. She also gains the Protagonist's Wild Card ability.[40] Aigis can subdue Metis, whose actions were an attempt to end the time skip and save Aigis, who she calls her "sister."[41][42]

Underneath the dorm is the Abyss of Time, the cause of the time skip. The Abyss contains seven doors, the insides of which contain multi-floor dungeons, similar in design to Tartarus; in these areas, the game's combat occurs.[43] At the bottom of each dungeon, the characters witness an event from the past of a member of SEES. After seeing several of these flashbacks, the characters discern that the event shown in each door relates to how that person had awakened to their Persona.[44] At the bottom of the seventh and final door, SEES fights a Shadow-like version of the Protagonist. After defeating it, each of them obtains a key. By combining the keys, they would be able to end the time skip and leave the dorm.[45] However, Metis presents SEES with an alternative: instead of unlocking the front door of the dorm, they may also use the keys to travel back in time, to before the fight against Nyx and the death of the Protagonist.[46] Now unable to agree on how to use the keys, the characters determine that they must fight each other to decide; Yukari and Mitsuru wish to travel back in time and save the Protagonist from his fate, Akihiko and Ken wish to honor his sacrifice and leave the dorm, while Junpei and Koromaru intend to act as a neutral party and hold the keys until the others can make a rational decision.[47] Aigis, Fuuka, and Metis claim all eight keys, which fuse into the Final Key. After debating on what to do now, they discover a third, new door in the Abyss of Time, which the group uses (without the Final Key) to travel to the moment the Protagonist sealed Nyx from the world.[48]

Metis explains that the purpose of the seal created by the Protagonist was not to seal away Nyx herself (who is not inherently evil) but to prevent humanity's despair from calling out to Nyx and bringing about the Fall once more. The subconscious will of humankind to despair and wish for death constantly rebirths a monster called Erebus that summons Nyx to destroy the world; Metis implies that Erebus's contact with Nyx is what caused the Fall (that was prevented by SEES).[49] SEES realizes that the wishes that created Erebus also came from them, and so they fight it and can defeat it.[50] Mitsuru points out that Erebus will return, as humans will never stop wishing for death.[51] After breaking the time skip and exiting through the front door of the dorm with the Final Key, Metis, Aigis, and the rest of SEES are summoned to the Velvet Room, much to Igor's (pleasant) surprise.[52] It is here they learn of Metis's true origins: that she is a manifestation of a part of Aigis's personality. Distraught over the Protagonist's death, she no longer wanted to live like a human and wished to return to being a machine.[53] However, after being set free from the Abyss of Time, Aigis changes her mind, deciding to continue to attend school, something she had chosen not to do earlier.[54]


Two male and one female student stand in a classroom. Behind and above the Protagonist, who stands at the center, is the Persona Thanatos, a humanoid demon with eight coffins attached to its body via chains.
A Japanese ad for Persona 3, created by the game's art director, Shigenori Soejima. The ad "contains three important game elements: school, Persona, and friendship."[55]

Persona 3 began development in , after the completion of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga.[56] In March , the first details on Persona 3 were unveiled in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsū.[57] In addition to announcing the game's Japanese release date of July 13, the three-page article detailed the game's premise, combat systems, and the Social Link system (known as "Community" in the Japanese version). It also profiled three characters—the Protagonist, Junpei, and Yukari—as well as their respective Personas: Orpheus, Hermes and Io.[58]

The main character artist and art director for Persona 3 was Shigenori Soejima.[59] Character artist for the previous Persona titles, Kazuma Kaneko, gave the job to Soejima so he could gain more experience.[60] Soejima felt a degree of pressure when designing the characters as he did not want to disappoint the series' fanbase. The goal was to make players of the Megami Tensei series feel gratified that they had supported the Persona series. In an interview, Soejima compared the game's aesthetic and style to a fantastical manga, citing its use of mecha-like Persona and Mitsuru's flamboyant styling. Soejima returned to design the character Metis for FES.[59] The user interface was designed to stand out during the game's marketing, with its blue-colored design intended to evoke a cool and stylish atmosphere.[61] The anime cutscenes for Persona 3 and FES were animated by animation production company Point Pictures.[62]

In an interview with the magazine Play, lead director for Persona 3Katsura Hashino discussed why the decision was made to have party members be directed by an artificial intelligence: "I think it's more fun to have the party members controlled by their AI, so each member's characteristics and personality are on vivid display. There were no objections raised among the Persona 3 development team, either." He also notes that the system "wasn't well received" by players of the game.[63] Later, the use of AI for the secondary party members was described as a stylistic choice representing the game's theme of conquering the fear of death through "bonds": each character was their own person, and the player could only influence things by interacting with them.[64]Persona 3 does not include the negotiation elements of previous Persona or Megami Tensei games, which allowed players to talk to enemies during a battle to recruit them, earn money, or obtain items. However, the social elements of Persona 3 (and its successor, Persona 4) are considered the equivalent of the negotiation system by the development team. Maragos said in a interview that "negotiation isn't goneAnd [it] still factors into Persona Fusion; it's still a big part of the game. I feel like it's disguised, but it's there."[65]


The localization of Persona 3 was handled by Yu Namba and Nich Maragos. During this process, the team worked to leave as much of the original Japanese content intact, continuing a trend started with Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. One of the ideas had by the team for Persona 3 was to use it as a medium for introducing Japanese culture to a western audience.[66][67] While localizing Persona 3 for English-speaking countries, the honorifics used by the characters in the original Japanese script were retained. According to Maragos, their use "[added] so much more meaning to the text".[65] In an interview with RPGamer, project editor Yu Namba explained that during the process of translation, some of the Japanese humor, "things that made absolutely no sense in western culture…were replaced with jokes that at least somewhat parallel the originals."[68] One of the changes that needed to be made was to the school tests, which were based around questions on the English language. A similar change was Mitsuru's second language: in the original version it was English, but for the localized version her second language was changed to French. This choice was influenced by her cultured appearance. In addition, in-game references to the original Shin Megami Tensei were altered to references to Persona 2.[66][67]


The soundtrack for Persona 3 was composed entirely by Shoji Meguro, with the sole exception of "Adventured Act", which was composed by Yosuke Uda.[69] It was released as a two disc soundtrack in Japan by Aniplex on July 19, A selection of tracks from the full soundtrack was bundled with the North American release of the game.[70] An arranged album, titled Burn My Dread -Reincarnation: Persona 3-, was also released in Japan by Aniplex on April 18, It contains eleven arrangements of tracks from Persona 3, as well as an extended version of the song "Burn My Dread."[71] Meguro stated that the development of Persona 3 was one of his first opportunities to fully realize his music in video games. The soundtrack features a high use of vocals, though Meguro did not consider this as special or exceptional. A tune from previous Persona titles he rearranged was "Aria of the Soul", the theme of the Velvet Room. The game's battle theme, "Mass Destruction", was originally just a prototype, but the reception to it was so positive that it went into the final game.[72] In the past, the hardware limitations of the original PlayStation required him to compose music in kilobyte samples, which he felt made the music sound "pretty cheap". The move to the PlayStation 2 allowed for real-time streaming of music. Meguro considers this "the point at which [he] was finally able to express [his] music without making any compromises". He was also worried about the pronunciation of the English lyrics.[73]

Meguro returned to compose new music for Persona 3:FES. Released in Japan by Aniplex on May 3, , the soundtrack contained the original score for FES, as well as arrangements of music from earlier games in the Persona series.[74] "The Snow Queen", composed by Kenichi Tsuchiya, is a remix of the theme in Revelations: Persona. "Maya's Theme", composed by Kenichi Tsuchiya, and "Time Castle", composed by Toshiko Tasaki, are remixes of tracks from Persona 2: Innocent Sin.[75]Persona 3 Portable contains new background music, which can be heard if the player chooses to control the game's new female protagonist.[76] The game's official soundtrack was released in Japan by Aniplex on November 25, [77]

Promotion and release[edit]

The North American release of Persona 3 shipped as a collector's edition box containing the game, a soundtrack disc, and a page art book. The game was originally scheduled to release on July 24, However, Atlus encountered a problem with manufacturing the artbook several days before the intended ship date. Instead of shipping the game without the book, the company decided to push its release back three weeks, to August Atlus issued a press release explaining that they were delaying the game to maintain the quality of the package, which would have been "irreparably compromised" if they had "revise[d] or abandon[ed] the deluxe package."[78]

Persona 3 FES[edit]

Persona 3 FES[e] is an add-on disc for Persona 3 containing updates to the original game, as well as a new epilogue in which the player controls Aigis. FES was released in Japan on April 19, , as both a stand-alone game and the "director's cut" version of Persona 3. Overseas, the combined edition was published in North America by Atlus USA on April 22, , and in Europe by Koei on October 17, [citation needed] According to the game's director, Katsura Hashino, the subtitle "Fes" is derived from the word "festival".[79] This version of the game was re-released as a PS2 Classic on PSN for the PlayStation 3 in Players of the original Persona 3 are given the option of transferring certain data from the original version's save file, such as the player's compendium, social-related stats, and maxed Social Link items.

Persona 3 FES was first released alongside the original game in two forms: the "Regular Edition" — containing both the "director's cut" version of Persona 3, and the new epilogue — as two separate discs, and the "Append Edition", containing only the epilogue, on a single disc.[80]Persona 3 and its expansion were released simultaneously in Japan on April 19, At the time, Atlus had not announced plans to release FES outside Japan.[68] This announcement did not come until February , when the game's North American release date was revealed to be April 22, [81] An exclusive limited edition bundle was released on November 28, , containing Art of Persona 3 artbook, Persona 3 soundtrack disc and the FES edition in a cardboard sleeve.[82] The FES edition of the game was also released on PSN on April 10, [83]

The expansion to Persona 3, in addition to adding new content to the main game (referred to as "The Journey," or "Episode Yourself" in the Japanese version), includes an epilogue to the original story titled "The Answer" ("Episode Aegis" in the Japanese version). The core gameplay of The Answer is similar to that of The Journey, although the Social Link system has been removed, and the player does not attend school.[39]

Persona 3 Portable[edit]

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable[f], an enhanced port of Persona 3 for the PlayStation Portable, was released in Japan on November 1, ,[84] and released in North America on July 6, [85] It came out to most of Europe on April 29, and the UK on April 28, The announcement in Famitsū revealed that the player would have the option to play as a female character. This selection alters some aspects of the story: the first Persona gained by the Protagonist, Orpheus, has a different appearance; Igor's assistant in the Velvet Room, Elizabeth, can be replaced with a male equivalent named Theodore.[86] The gender choice also alters some aspects of the Social Link stories. In addition to the new playable character, there are two new difficulty levels to select from alongside the original game's three. Persona 3 Portable only includes the story of the original Persona 3;[87] however, general changes have been made to the plot, regardless of character choice.[84]

The game's revised battle system draws on elements added in Persona 3's successor, Persona 4. In combat, the player is able to directly control every character, as an alternative to utilizing the game's artificial intelligence. The ability to guard has been added, and allies will take fatal attacks for the Protagonist, preventing their death.[86] Outside of Tartarus, instead of navigating the game world by directly controlling the Protagonist, the player guides an on-screen cursor around an area, allowing interaction with characters and objects. The game includes the voice acting of the original game, although characters are not shown in the world, instead being represented by on-screen portraits. In addition, the anime cutscenes seen in the original Persona 3 were replaced to feature in-game graphics.[76]Shoji Meguro composed 10 new musical tracks for Persona 3 Portable; with the majority of them being written for the female protagonist's playthrough.[76] Several cameos of characters from Persona 4 have been added to Persona 3 Portable, including Yukiko Amagi, a playable character from Persona 4.[88] It also features a cameo from Vincent Brooks, the protagonist of Catherine.[89]

Persona 3 Portable was released as a stand-alone game and as part of a bundle package, which includes a T-shirt and desk calendar.[90] The game on its own retails for 6, yen (US$68), while the bundle (known as Persona 3 Portable DX) sells for 8, yen (US$92).[91] During the North American release, Atlus offered Junpei's hat as a pre-order bonus for purchasing "Persona 3 Portable".[92]




Persona 3 received positive reviews upon its release, earning a Metacritic score of [] Shane Bettenhausen of called the game a "refreshingly new take on the MegaTen [Megami Tensei] concept", and "the best RPG hitting the PS2 this year." He praised the "excellent" AI created to direct the actions of party members during battle, which he felt created "the series' speediest and most dynamic battle system to date."[93] Jeff Haynes from IGN criticized the system, finding that it would occasionally result in the death of the player's character, which causes a game over.[7]

GameTrailers called the game "a rare supernatural delicacy", stating it is an RPG that fans of the genre shouldn't miss out on. GameSpy's Patrick Joynt praised the social elements of Persona 3, calling the game's Social Links "almost universally fascinating." While he suspected the simulation elements would "probably be the biggest hurdle" for fans of role-playing or Megami Tensei games, in his review, he wrote that he "can't stress enough how well-done it is."[99] Heidi Kemps of GamesRadar found the game's teenage themes to be "a refreshing change" from those of other games in the genre, as they touch on "the social awkwardness common at that point in life."[95]Game Informer's Joe Juba found the game's environments to be weak, as "most of the game takes place within one tower [Tartarus]." In his review, he also noted that the game's roots in the Megami Tensei series would come across as foreign to new players. "If you don't know anything about fusing Personas, or simply that 'bufu' means 'ice attack,' you have some catching up to do."[96]

Persona 3: FES received a score of 89 on Metacritic, slightly higher than that of Persona 3.[] The plot of The Answer provides "much-needed narrative closure" to the story of The Journey, according to Shane Bettenhausen.[94] Kevin VanOrd called FES a "wonderfully enhanced version of an already-great RPG"; in his review, he recommends the game to new players and those who had already finished the original game.[39] The gameplay of The Answer was criticized by several reviewers for not including the social elements of the original game.[39][43][] VanOrd found the new chapter to be "less interesting" because of this. Jeff Haynes commented that the change "harkens back to a classic, more hardcore RPG experience of fighting and grinding", while done at the expense of what "made Persona 3 so intriguing in the first place."[43] The reviews of GameSpy and IGN reiterated issues found with the original game, such as the inability to directly control party members in battle.[43][]

While some critics like IGN criticized Persona 3 Portable for "losing some of its polish", it was as acclaimed as FES, receiving an 89 out of from Metacritic,[] making it the third best reviewed PSP game on the website.[] It was praised for, despite having been released twice already, being an adventure worth playing again. This was echoed by GamesRadar, IGN, and GamePro.[] One of the reviewers from Famitsu wrote that the remake includes "enough differences in the Social Links to make it fun even for old players.",[98] and perfect scores from websites such as Destructoid[] and GamePro.[]GameTrailers went on to nominate the game for "Best PSP Game" in their awards, losing to God of War: Ghost of Sparta[] and "Best RPG", losing to Mass Effect 2.[] Three websites specific to coverage of RPGs honored it in annual award postings, namely RPGamer (Best Re-release),[] RPGFan (Best Traditional RPG on Handheld),[] and RPGLand (Best Port).[]

Shane Bettenhausen considered the inclusion of Evokers "a ballsy and shocking move" on the part of Atlus, but felt their inclusion created "an edgy sensibility that fits perfectly with the overall dark tone" of the game.[93] Similarly, Joe Juba thought the concept fit "perfectly" with the game's "dark tone".[96] Jeff Haynes found the animations of characters using their Evokers to be "intriguing and shocking at the same time".[7] While previewing Persona 3 for GameSpot, Kevin VanOrd said that the continued use of Evokers "never gets old and it never gets any less awesome to watch, and considering that you could play this for fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty hours or more, that's saying something."[] Atlus USA did not remove the Evokers from Persona 3 for its worldwide release, despite the possible controversy. Nich Maragos from the localization team said on's Retronauts podcast that the company did not receive any criticism for their inclusion. "There was never any Jack Thompson-ing…we didn't get any letters from concerned parents."[]

Sales and accolades[edit]

Persona 3 sold , copies in its first week and , copies overall in Japan by [][]Persona 3 Portable sold over , copies in Japan within its first month of release.[][][][]

Persona 3 was named the best role-playing game of by Famitsu,[] and of by GameSpot and RPGFan.[][] GameSpy gave the title its PS2 RPG of the Year award and placed it second in the PS2 Top 10 Games of the Year.[][]IGN placed Persona 3 FES fifteenth in their feature "The Top 25 PS2 Games of All Time".[]'s game awards, which ran in the March issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, included Persona 3, given the award for "Most controversial game that created no controversy".[] In , Persona 3 ended up coming first place in RPGamer's "Top RPGs of the Decade" list,[] and second place in RPGFan's "Top 20 RPGs of the Past Decade" list behind Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga & Digital Devil Saga 2.[] According to IGN's Top RPGs of All Time, Persona 3 ranks 69th.[]

Persona 3 was nominated for Best RPG at Spike Video Game Awards, but lost to Mass Effect.


Spin-offs and tie-ins[edit]

Main articles: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, and Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is a dungeon crawler RPG developed for the Nintendo 3DS. It features both the characters from Persona 3 and the ones from Persona 4 and includes some gameplay elements from the Etrian Odyssey series. The Persona 3 campaign starts two weeks before October 4. Just as SEES prepares to enter Tartarus that night, they are pulled into the Velvet Room and sent to a school they have never seen before. While searching the area, they meet the amnesiacs Zen and Rei and the Investigation Team, the latter of whom have also been pulled into the strange school: they must now work together to escape. The game was released in Japan on June 5, , North America on November 25, , and Europe on November 28,

A rhythm game based on the setting and characters of Persona 3, titled Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, was released for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on May and worldwide in December , alongside Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight.[][][]

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth serves as a sequel to Persona Q. The game was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 29, , and worldwide on June 4, The game retains the casts from Persona 3 and Persona 4, joined by the Phantom Thieves of Hearts from Persona 5 and the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable.

Related media[edit]


Several figurines of the characters have been produced by Kotobukiya, a Japanese collectible toy company. They include the Protagonist of the game, Aigis, Mitsuru, and Akihiko.[] The figurines have interchangeable parts, such as an Evoker or weapon, which can be stored in the base. Alter, another Japanese company that specializes in collectibles, has also released scale figurines of Elizabeth, Aigis, and Mitsuru.[][][] The headphones worn by the Protagonist are sold by Audio-Technica, model ATH-EM(Japan-only version).[] Atlus collaborated with the Japanese publishing company Enterbrain to publish the game's multiple strategy guides and an artbook detailing character and setting designs.[citation needed]


A manga adaptation of Persona 3 written and illustrated by Shūji Sogabe was published monthly in the Japanese magazine Dengeki Maoh until it went on hiatus once Persona 4 was released. However, it began serialization again starting November 7, , moving from Dengeki Maoh to Atlus's official Persona Magazine.[][] As of February , 11 volumes have been released.[]


See also: Persona: Trinity Soul and list of episodes

A non-canonical spin-off anime to Persona 3 titled Persona: Trinity Soul aired in Japan starting in January and ran for twenty-six episodes. Taking place ten years after the events of the game, the anime features Akihiko as a secondary character.[]NIS America licensed the show and released it in two half-season deluxe edition box sets with the original Japanese audio track in []


See also: Persona 3 The Movie: No. 1, Spring of Birth; Persona 3 The Movie: No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream; Persona 3 The Movie: No. 3, Falling Down; and Persona 3 The Movie: No. 4, Winter of Rebirth

In June , it was announced that Persona 3 would receive a four-part film series adaptation.[] It was produced by AIC ASTA (first film) and A-1 Pictures (films two through four). The first film was directed by Noriaki Akitaya, the second and fourth by Tomohisa Taguchi, and the third by Keitaro Motonaga. The main Japanese voice actors from the original game reprised their roles in the film series.[]

Radio drama[edit]

Several series of radio dramas based on Persona 3 and Persona 3: FES have been released in Japan. Persona 3 Drama CD: A Certain Day of Summer features an original story voiced by the game's original cast.[]Persona 3 Drama CD Vol. 2 -Moonlight- links the story of Persona 3 and the epilogue released with Persona 3: FES.[] From February to June , a series of character dramas were released as five CDs. The volumes respectively focus on the Protagonist and Ryoji;[] Junpei and Chidori;[] Fuuka, Ken, and Aigis;[] Yukari and Mitsuru;[] and Akihiko, Shinjiro, and Koromaru.[] In early , a two-volume side story about Mitsuru was released.[][]

Stage production[edit]

See also: Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade

Persona 3 was adapted into five live stage musicals, with the first one performed in The series of plays were first announced in August [] and were written by Kumagai and Kotora Kagurazuka, with music by Meguro. The plays included separate shows for both the male and female protagonists, who were named Sakuya Shiomi and Kotone Shiomi, and had minor dialogue and scenes unique to each protagonist.[] The plays starred Shouta Aoi as Sakuya, Kana Asumi as Kotone, Maho Tomita as Yukari, Genki Okawa as Junpei, Yuki Fujiwara as Akihiko, Asami Tano as Mitsuru, Marina Tanoue as Fuuka, ZAQ as Aigis, and Waku Sakaguchi and Tomonori Suzuki as Ken. The musicals were also broadcast live on Niconico[] and a behind-the-scenes special aired on Tokyo MX.[]

The first play, Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade: The Blue Awakening ran from January 8–12, , at Theater G Rosso,[] and was given a home release on May 14, []The Blue Awakening followed events up to Fuuka's inclusion into the party.[]

The Blue Awakening was followed up with a sequel, Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade: The Ultramarine Labyrinth, which ran from September 16–24, , at Theater [][] and was given a home release on January 28, [] The play follows in-game events from July to early November. Richard Eisenbeis from Kotaku reviewed the play favorably, approving of its casting and special effects, but felt that the musical numbers were "out of place" and the protagonists had "zero personality."[]

A third musical, titled Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade: The Bismuth Crystals ran from June 5–13, ,[] and was given a home release on September 30, [][] The fourth and fifth stage plays, Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade: Act 4: Indigo Pledge and Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade: Final Act: Beyond the Blue Sky, ran from April 14–23, []


  1. ^Japanese: ペルソナ3, Hepburn: Perusona Surī
  2. ^コミュ, komyu, lit. "commu," short for "community"
  3. ^巖戸台
  4. ^影時間, kage jikan, lit. "Shadow Hour"
  5. ^ペルソナ3フェス, Perusona Surī Fesu
  6. ^ペルソナ3 ポータブル, Perusona Surī Pōtaburu


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Prize nobel persona 3


Also known as

Bianca (Maken X English)

Bahlinkais a playable character character in Maken X.


  • Maken X: Minor Character, Playable Character
  • Maken Shao: Minor Character, Playable Character


—Bahlinka's profile in Maken Shao

The daughter of Hakke Daru, Bahlinka attempted to rebel against her father and stole the vaccine for the Petrifying Illness from him but contracted the disease in the process. As a result, she ended up in an isolation ward in Istanbul, Turkey. Due to the rate that the Petrifying Illness has spread, she has difficulty speaking. Fukenshi Acinaces requests that the Maken Brainjacks her to discover Daru's whereabouts.


Name Stat
Brainjack Rank 1
EX Special N/A
Life 6
Power 4
Speed 4
Jump Low

In Maken X Bahlinka has immunity to some projectiles and the petrification ailment due to her skin being petrified.

In Maken Shao, she loses her projectile immunity but retains her immunity to petrification. Her final attack is particularly useful due to its range and power. At % Synchronization, she gains upgrades to HP and Power.


Bahlinka card

Bahlinka's card from the Info section of Maken X

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Nobel Minds 2017

The Let's Play Archive

Part 7/3/09


These rumors always seem to spread so fast and take over everyone&#;s conversation, it&#;s kind of weird sometimes.

Gossiping Student:Last time I was out with my boyfriend, he was heading to Shirakawa Boulevard!
Loud Student:Whoa, Shirakawa Boulevard? Ewww&#; I know what was on his mind!
Gossiping Student:We&#;ve just started dating, but I&#;m already kind of disgusted. He&#;s got such a dirty mind&#;
Maybe I should dump him.
I don&#;t want to be the subject of one of those rumors that goes, &#;A couple was found unconscious&#;&#;
Loud Student:Hahah! That&#;d be great!
> The first bell has rung.

Mr. Ekoda managed to keep his job somehow, though I did see him sort of shudder in the hallway when Mitsuru went by.

That the &#;Genji Monogatari&#; had a different author&#; That &#;Murasaki Shikibu&#; was a shared pen name&#;
Some have even suggested that Murasaki Shikibu was an alien from outer space. An intriguing theory&#;
You&#;ve probably seen her portrait; it&#;s printed on the 2,yen bill.
But there&#;s one thing you might not know about Murasaki Shikibu&#;
And that&#;s the way in which her achievement is recognized worldwide.
Does anyone know? Junpei?
Huh? Me?
How am I supposed to know about someone who lived that long ago? Wh-What do I say, Aelita?
The Global Heritage Pavilion.
Correct. Too easy, was it?
Phew, you saved me&#; Thanks, Aelita.

It seems like there are more new Apathy Syndrome cases than the last full moon, a bad sign.

What a pain in the ass.

I went to Student Council earlier but it seems I missed the meeting.

Sorry, it was a quick meeting. Everyone left already.
It&#;s already kind of nice not having those hyenas around.
You&#;re not going home?
There&#;s something I want to take care of before I go home.
> Hidetoshi seems troubled.
About the cigarette butt in the boys&#; bathroom&#; I have to do something&#; soon.
&#;As you can see, the meeting&#;s over, so you can leave if you want.
I&#;ll help out, too!
You&#;re probably busy all the time too. You should take a break once in a while.
> Hidetoshi seems more cheerful.

Anyway since I stuck around, he told me something interesting.

> Hidetoshi stood by the window and looked down at the courtyard&#;
A man without position, honor, or education&#; What can he cling to as he struggles through life?
&#;Sincerity,&#; a man once told me.
&#;Do you want to know what happened to that man?
While gathering information for a story, a TV anchorwoman was injured on the job.
The executives for the TV station called it an &#;unfortunate accident.&#;
But when a magazine learned they were hiding something, the execs pointed the finger at the script writer.
They said it was the writer who had concealed the truth; he was made into a scapegoat.
That man is currently serving time for perjury. It was he who taught me the meaning of sincerity.
> Hidetoshi bit his lip&#;
In today&#;s society, the weak are preyed upon by the strong. You can&#;t survive on sincerity alone!
&#;As or me, Aelita-kun, I&#;d like to build a corporation where everyone is treated fairly.
But, to do that, I&#;d need enough power to make my vision a reality.
> Hidetoshi poured out his soul to you. His words seemed truly heartfelt.
> You relationship is stronger now!

It&#;s no wonder he&#;s, well&#; the way he is after hearing that.

> It&#;s getting dark out.
&#;Well, seems like we&#;re done here. I&#;ll walk with you to the door.
> You decided to go back to the dorm.

Some poor girl has gone missing, I&#;m worried it&#;s related to the Shadows but there&#;s no sign of her in Tartarus.

Newscaster:After she didn&#;t return home the next day, her worried parents contacted the police.
Eyewitnesses have placed the girl with several of her friends in town around midnight.
The police investigation is still underway.

Nothing to do about it if she&#;s not there, sadly.

I bet they&#;re all just jealous.

Ikutsuki was around, he seems so&#; hopeful that another Shadow will attack in a few days.

&#;on the 7th, during the Dark Hour, when the next Shadow will appear.
This next operation is very important to my research.
Please prepare yourselves for the next full moon.

I wonder if he even cares about all the people who are getting hurt.

However, it seems the new cases involve couples.
Perhaps the time of the year dictates which type of victim Shadows target.

I&#;m sure if there were some way to understand the Shadows their targets would make sense, but who&#;s to say what monsters like that will do?

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So I skipped the lecture again and now Junpei is asking me for answer. The thing is, I skipped it so fast I didnt even read the question =\

Which one is it from:

The Nobel Prize
The Global Heritage Pavilion
Honorary WHO membership
Global Heritage Pavilion, I think. I'm not % sure. <_<

Everybody's dyin' baby, I feel great.

Check Kouli's P3 FAQ

"Ain't Tatts just the greatest little enigma?" - Darkman

Pretty sure Kouli's FAQ has the wrong answer. It's far from being % correct.

Everybody's dyin' baby, I feel great.

The Global Heritage Pavilion

Beware of Walking Mushrooms!

It took me by surprise that a lot of the lecture and exam questions have been changed. I guess someone at ATLUS found out the exam questions were leaked and changed them ^_^

Part-time cynic, full-time dreamer

Kouli's FAQ gives the japanese names. Sometimes Kouli's guide is hard to follow.

Go forth, and do weird and difficult things!


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