- Dec 11, 2018
Persona 5 Royal Character Designer Interview on New Characters, Art Direction, Speculation on Kasumi Being a Female Protagonist - Persona Central
An interview with Atlus character designers Azusa Shimada and Shigenori Soejima on the art direction behind Persona 5 Royal and its new characters.
Q: In between P5 and P5R, there were other developments such as the anime. Did those influence your art?
Soejima: Of course. We put particular care into the protagonist, since he’s a representation of the player. There are as many protagonists as there are players. When that goes through other forms of media, the players’ so-called “collective unconscious” form a commonly accepted interpretation of the character. In P5R, we follow that and draw him in a more adventurous way. However, the P5 protagonist is probably still only 50% of the way there compared to the P4 protagonist. We went a bit too far with the P4 protagonist. *laughs*