Persona 3 Official Design works

Well a few weeks back I was having a look about on ebay and noticed someone with some interesting looking stuff, I then noticed they were selling the Persona 3 design works book, which is an art book. So immediatley I decided I would have to win it, a few days and bids later I won it for about 11 which ain't bad.

Now a week and a bit later I finally got it (took them a while *moans*) and I must say it was well worth the money, I'd been looking into the Shin Megami series for a few months now, after hearing Persona 3 was one of the games of 2007 to get :).

And of course with it not being out in the UK yet I thought I might as well get the art book to look through before I have the game, and I must say I'm really happy with it, and I can't wait for the 29th of Feburary now, as that's the date it should be coming out, although that may be quite an expensive day as also Beautiful Katamari No More Heroes and Lost Odyssey are coming out. Although I want to make sure I get Persona 3 before it disappears ^__^

Here's some photos of what the book contains :)

I'm really pleased with the book, although a little disappointed that Kazuma Kaneko didn't do the art for it.

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Comment from: Leo Wiggins [Visitor]  
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Leo Wiggins

I'm an aspiring character designer, and I've become a fan of Kazuma Kaneko's work as of late. Would you recommend the book for someone interested in his process? or is the book exclusively dedicated to final products of some unseen method?

Thanks,
Leo

01/11/10 @ 19:29
Comment from: catherine [Member]
Catherine Woolley

Hi, if you're a fan of Kazuma Kaneko I wouldn't really suggest the Persona 3 design works as it's not Kazuma Kaneko's work, it's Shigenori Soejima. However it is isn't bad in terms of being an art book and shows a lot of the characters, the book is pretty much what I've posted screenshots of just lots more. Out of all art books looking at the process I'd recommend the Okami art book.

There are 3 Kazuma Kaneko works books, although I haven't bought these yet so I'm not sure if they're a worthwhile purchase. Although as I love his work I'm sure it is.

01/11/10 @ 20:14
Comment from: Adam Primaeros [Visitor]
Adam Primaeros

@Leo, Catherine

You can find high quality scans of the three Kazuma Kaneko hardcover art books (amongst other collections) here:
http://www.dokuganryu.com/scans.html
Scroll down to "MEGATEN!" section.

Cheers. =)

03/28/10 @ 08:39