LOOK: Fan compares ‘Persona 5’ locales to places in real world
Anime and game fans in Japan have developed the habit of hunting for the real world inspirations for locales shown in various game and anime shows. With the Tokyo setting of “Persona 5”, it was only a matter of time until posts came up comparing its game world to the real one.
Gaming Source brando recently uploaded a series of photos featuring screen shots of “Persona 5″’s in-game locations and real world inspirations.
The post focused on the area of Yongenjaya, where the protagonist lives. It appears that it was inspired by the real town of Sangenjaya, which is west of Shibuya.
While some of the references match up with the virtual representation, some have been obviously reworked to suit the game creator’s tastes.
“Persona 5” is the latest addition to the Persona game series and the larger “Megami Tensei” franchise. It follows the story of a silent protagonist and his classmates as they awaken to their Persona powers. They then become a masked vigilante group, dubbed the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts,” exploring the supernatural realm to steal the ill intent in the hearts of adults.
It takes a keen eye and a lot of free time to hunt for these real world locales, so it’s always a treat to see how dedicated some fans can be. JB
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.