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The "cut-in" that takes place when the Protagonist of Persona 3 summons a Persona.

Cut-in (カットイン, Katto In)?, also known as close-up or Persona eyes, is an effect in the Persona series.

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Cut in is a stylish animation technique used to depict character's portrait in Japanese animes and video games. It is usually presented with a sudden overlapping of the thin stripe of close-up of character's eyes over the screen to create a tense or climatic effect, used when summoning the Persona the first time or to deal critical or weakness-exploiting damage. Another type of cut-in is by arranging the characters' bust portraits stylishly all over the screen to depict the preparation of All-Out Attack (Persona 3 onwards) or Fusion Spells (Persona 2 duology remakes).

In the Japanese version, the cut-in for critical damage has the onomatopoeia, "(カッ, Ka-!)?" in P3 and P4 and "(ブチッ, Buchi-!)?" in P5, to express the sound effect of the cut-in sequence. It is replaced by a double exclamation mark (!!) in the oversea releases.

In Persona 5 Royal, all of the cut-in illustrations available can be viewed in Thieves Den. Also, the Persona 3 and Persona 4 protagonists have a slightly modified version of their cut-ins from the original games, in which the sound effect expression is styled after Persona 5. The protagonist also has a special cut-in in both Darts and Batting Cage mini-games, in which the dart hits the Triple 20 mark in Darts and hitting a Home Run in Batting Cage.

In Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, the cut-in style is styled after Persona 5, but the sound effect expression style is the same for all 3 respective games.

Although it was not Atlus who invented the cut-in effect, it successfully defines the style of the Persona spin-off series and derives some fair amount of fan-made tribute works or parodies of the cut-in artworks, of either media related to Megami Tensei series or not.


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Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
Persona2Fusion
Battle cut-in portraits in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 3 / FES / Portable
Persona 4
Persona 4 The Animation
 
Persona 4 Yu's personalized anime close up
Yu Narukami
 
Yosuke anime close up
Yosuke Hanamura
 
Chie anime close up
Chie Satonaka
 
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Yukiko Amagi
 
Kanji anime close up
Kanji Tatsumi
 
Persona 4 Rise 2
 
Teddie anime close up
Teddie
 
Persona 4 teddie
Teddie (Alternate)
 
Naoto anime close up
Naoto Shirogane
 
Tohru Adachi anime close up
Tohru Adachi
Persona 4 Arena / Ultimax
 
Mitsuru Close Up P4U
 
Mitsuru close up with sunglasses
Mitsuru w/Sunglasses
 
Akihiko close up with ski goggles
Akihiko Sanada w/Ski Goggles
 
Aigis Close Up P4U
 
Yukari P4U2 Cut-in
Ultimax Yukari Takeba
 
P4AU Junpei close up
Ultimax Junpei Iori
 
P4Au older version of Ken close up version
Ultimax Ken Amada
 
Yu close up without glasses
Yu Narukami
 
Yosuke close up
Yosuke Hanamura
 
Chie close up
Chie Satonaka
 
Yukiko close up
Yukiko Amagi
 
Teddie close up with mask
Masked Teddie
 
Kanji close up
Kanji Tatsumi
 
Naoto's close up
Naoto Shiorgane
 
Rise close up in P4AU
Ultimax Rise Kujikawa
 
Marie Cut-in
Ultimax Marie
 
Labrys close up
 
SLabrysCutIn
 
P4U Labrys close up with visor
Ultimax Labrys w/Visor (1)
 
P4U Labrys Visor
Ultimax Labrys w/Visor (2)
 
P4U Shadow Labrys visor
Ultimax Shadow Labrys w/Visor
 
Adachi P4U2 closeup
Ultimax Tohru Adachi
 
Sho close up in P4AU
Ultimax Sho Minazuki
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
 
P4D Yu close up
Yu Narukami
 
P4D Yosuke close up
Yosuke Hanamura
 
P4D Chie close up
Chie Satonaka
 
P4D Yukiko close up
Yukiko Amagi
 
P4D Kanji close up
Kanji Tatsumi
 
P4D Teddie close up
Teddie
 
P4D Rise close up
Rise Kujikawa
 
P4D Naoto close up
Naoto Shirogane
Persona 5 / Royal
 
P5 Hero Cut-in
 
P5R Joker cut-in minigames
Protagonist (Minigames)
 
Morgana cut-in
 
Ryuji cut-in
 
Anne cut-in
 
Yusuke cut-in
 
Makoto-cutin
 
P5 Futaba cut-in
 
Haru cut-in
 
P5 Goro cut-in
 
P5 Goro cut-in alternate
Goro Akechi (Alternate)
 
Akechi Cut-In Third
Goro Akechi (Ally, Black Mask)
 
Sumire Cut-In
 
Caroline cut-in
 
Justine cut-in
 
Lavenza Cut-In
 
Maruki Cut-In
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers
Persona Q2
 
Q2 CloseUp P3Protag
P3 Protagonist's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp P3PProtag
 
Q2 CloseUp Yukari
Yukari Takeba's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Junpei
Junpei Iori's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Akihiko
Akihiko Sanada's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Mitsuru
Mitsuru Kirijo's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Aigis
Aigis' Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Koromaru
Koromaru's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Ken
Ken Amada's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Shinjiro
Shinjiro Aragaki's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp P4Protag
P4 Protagonist's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Yosuke
Yosuke Hanamura's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Chie
Chie Satonaka's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Yukiko
Yukiko Amagi's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Kanji
Kanji Tatsumi's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Teddie
Teddie's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Naoto
Naoto Shirogane's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Joker
P5 Protagonist's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Morgana
Morgana's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Ryuji
Ryuji Sakamoto's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Ann
Ann Takamaki's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Yusuke
Yusuke Kitagawa's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Makoto
Makoto Niijima's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Haru
Haru Okumura's Q2 Cut-in
 
Q2 CloseUp Akechi
Goro Akechi's Q2 Cut-in
Persona Stalker Club
 
Stalker Cut In
Cut-in of the hosts
 
Kajita Mafia V cut-in
Kajita Mafia V's cut-in (modified from Makoto's)
 
Tomomi Isomura V cut-in
Tomomi Isomura V 's cut-in (modified from Futaba's)


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