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The Megami Tensei franchise, since from its first inception with Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei in 1987 to the present and latest media released, has seen its elements referenced in popular culture. Below are some pop culture references of the series in other media.

Between Atlus brands[]

Catherine[]

CatherineFigure

Catherine figure in the top right

Catherine Teddie Stray Sheep

The Teddie doll in Catherine

Catherine features numerous references to the Persona series:

  • A Catherine figure can be found in Persona 5 Futaba Sakura's room.
  • Catherine music plays while watching various films at the movie theater.
  • A Teddie doll can be found at the Stray Sheep bar in Catherine.
  • In Catherine: Full Body, the Teddie doll is bundled with Koromaru and Morgana dolls.

Video Games[]

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle[]

A fighting game developed by Arc System Works, this game features appearances by characters from Persona 4.

Chain Chronicle[]

Chain Chronicle (チェインクロニクル, Chein Kuronikuru)? is a tower defense rpg developed by Sega. A Persona 5 Collaboration Festival ran from January 19, 2017 to January 31, 2017.

Danganronpa series[]

DR2 HiddenMonokuma

One of the hidden Monokumas

  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: Dolls of Monokuma, the game's mascot, can be found hidden in many locations on the island, 5 in each chapter. Their appearance changes each chapter, and those found in Chapter 5 are wearing COMPs.

Phantasy Star Online 2[]

Phantasy Star Online 2 x Persona series collaboration

Persona collaboration

An MMORPG that is popular in Japan, it featured a collaboration to celebrate the release of Persona 5 in 2016, and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight in 2018.[1][2]


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

The Persona series is a represented franchise in the game, with the inclusion of Joker as a playable downloadable content (DLC) fighter alongside the stage Mementos, and accompanying Spirits, Music and Mii Fighter costumes derived from across the series.

Transformice[]

In Transformice, Joker's mask appears in the shop.

Animation[]

Wooser Kuma

Teddie in Wooser's Hand to Mouth Life

  • Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life (うーさーのその日暮らし, Ūsā no Sono-hi-gurashi)?: Teddie cameos in the show to promote Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth;
  • No Game No Life ((ノーゲーム・ノーライフ, Nōgēmu Nōraifu)*)?: In episode 11, when the protagonist Sora suggests they are in a game, numerous media are referenced, Persona being one of them: Chie Satonaka appears in a picture, and Persona 4 Golden's aesthetics are also referenced. Additionally, the cameo characters' eyes are censored, as well as the names of their respective series when brought up for copyright reasons.
  • Gamers!: In episode 2 of the anime, some of the characters play Persona 4 Arena Ultimax at an arcade;
Pyro Jack appear briefly in Joshiraku
  • Joshiraku: Pyro Jack makes a cameo appearance in the anime.

Publications[]

  • Fate/GUDAGUDA Order: One of the characters asks their franchise's Scathatch to float in mid-air while in seiza position while another points out the reference. In all subsequent appearances, Scathatch keeps the same pose.

Real World[]

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Megami Tensei Megami Tensei (Telenet) - Megami Tensei (Atlus) - II - Kyūyaku
Shin Megami Tensei Shin Megami Tensei - II / Gaiden: Ma To Houkai - if... / Hazama's Chapter - J - NINE -
III: Nocturne / Maniax / Chronicle Edition / HD Remaster / Pachislot - 20XX / Devil's Colosseum - IMAGINE - Tokyo Requiem - Strange Journey (Redux) - Devil Hunter Zero - IV / Apocalypse - Devil Collection - Synchronicity Prologue - Liberation Dx2 - V / Vengeance
Last Bible Last Bible - II - Another Bible - III - Special -
New Testament / II: Hajimari no Fukuin / III: Mugen no Eiyuu
Majin Tensei Majin Tensei - II: Spiral Nemesis - Ronde - Blind Thinker / II
Devil Summoner Devil Summoner / Pinball: Judgment - Soul Hackers / Intruder / Soul Hackers New Generation - Soul Hackers 2
Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Persona Megami Ibunroku Persona (PSP Remake) / Ikū no Tō Hen -
2: Innocent Sin / Eternal Punishment / Lost Memories / Infinity Mask -
3 (FES* / Portable* / Reload) / Dancing in Moonlight
4 (Golden*) / Arena / Ultimax / Dancing All Night
5 (Royal*) / Dancing in Starlight / Strikers / Tactica
Q: Shadow of the Labryinth - Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Devil Children Black Book / Red Book - White Book - DemiKids Light / Dark - Fire Book / Ice Book -
Messiah Riser - Puzzle de Call! - Appli de Call! - Devil Children Mobile
Digital Devil Saga Avatar Tuner - 2 - A's TEST Server
Devil Survivor Devil Survivor (Overclocked) - 2 (Record Breaker) / The Extra World
Jack Series Jack Bros. - Demonic Help Party
Other games Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku - Card Summoner - Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Maken X - Catherine / Full Body - Metaphor: ReFantazio
Digital Devil Story (Novels) Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - 2: Warrior of the Demon City - 3: Demise of the Reincarnation
New Digital Devil Story New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment - 2: Queen of the Ice Fields - 3: Planet of the Devil - 4: Wrath of the Young Emperor - 5: Eternal Goddess - 6: Bonds of Reincarnation
Other Novels Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou tai Shibito Ekishi - Giten Megami Tensei: Distant Flow ~EXILE~ - Megami Ibunroku Persona: Shadow Maze - Persona 3: Shadow Cry / Owari no Kakera / Alternative Heart / Velvet Blue - Persona x Detective Naoto - Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Cetus's Prequel
Anime Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei - Tokyo Revelation - Persona -trinity soul- - Persona 3 The Movie - Persona 4 The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation - DeviChil - D-Children: Light & Dark - Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Manga Shin Megami Tensei: Tokyo Revelation - if... / Kahn - IV: DEMONIC GENE / -Prayers- - Gaiten: Hato no Senki - EDEN - CG Senki: Dante no Mon - Majin Tensei - Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito - Megami Ibunroku Persona - Persona: Tsumi to Batsu - Persona 3 / Portable Dengeki Comic Anthology / Portable Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Persona 4 / The Magician - Arena / Arena Ultimax / Dancing All Night - PQ: -Roundabout- / Side:P3 / Side:P4 - Tartarus Theater - Persona 5 / Dengeki Comic Anthology / Comic à La Carte / Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) / the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology / Mementos Mission - Q2: Persona Q2: Roundabout Special - Devil Children / Light & Dark - Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Shinen no Matou - Devil Survivor - 2: -Show Your Free Will- / The Animation Manga
Mobile Apps The Night Before - QIX - Chaining Soul - Aegis: The First Mission - Em - Illust Puzzle - Escape - Social - Ain Soph - Mobile Online - The Card Battle - Colors - Persona O.A. - Persona 5: The Phantom X - Mobile Phone Demon Collection - Atlus Casino - Devil Summoning Program - Digital Novel
Other The Amala Multiverse - Earth - Expanse - Great Will
Protagonists - Mascots - Navigators - Birthdays
Patches and Updates - In popular culture - Jungian psychology - Arcana
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