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Persona Music Live 2008 -Velvet Room- ~in Akasaka Blitz was a concert held on August 22, 2008. It featured songs from Persona 3, FES, Persona -trinity soul- and Persona 4.

Profile[edit | edit source]

The concert was held in Akasaka Blitz, Minato city and tickets were sold for 4,500 yen. Performing on stage were:[1]

  • Shoji Meguro (Lead Guitar)
  • DJ Waka
  • Takatomo Hamaguchi (Guitar)
  • Motohiro Kuroda (Bass)
  • Takeshi Endoh (Drums)
  • Tetsuya Kobayashi (Keyboard)
  • Tomonari Harada (Saxophone & Flute)
  • Takamichi Tsugei (Manipulation)

  • Tsuyoshi
  • Nobu
  • Keiko
  • Mayuki

Set List[edit | edit source]

# Japanese Name English Name Performer
01 "全ての人の魂の戦い" "Battle Hymn of the Soul" Band
02 - "Pursuing My True Self" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
03 - "Signs of Love" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
04 - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
05 - "Your Affection" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
06 "避けられぬ戦い" "Unavoidable Battle" Shoji Meguro (Lead), Band
07 - "Burn My Dread" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
08 "When The Moon's Reaching Out Stars" "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
09 - "Want To Be Close" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
10 - "Mellow Dream" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
11 - "Reverse the Destiny" Lotus Juice (Rap)
12 - "Mass Destruction" Lotus Juice (Rap), Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
13 - Lotus Juice and DJ Freestyle Lotus Juice (Rap)
14 - "Deep Breath Deep Breath ~Reincarnation~" Lotus Juice (Rap)
15 - "Breakin' Through" Shuhei Kita (Vocals)
16 - "SUICIDES LOVE STORY" Nana Kitade (Vocals)
17 - "The Almighty" Shoji Meguro (Lead), Band
18 - "Never More" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
Encore
19 "戦闘~テッソ" "Heartful Cry" Shoji Meguro (Lead), Band
20 - "Soul Drive" Lotus Juice (Rap)
21 - "Burn My Dread -Last Battle-" Lotus Juice (Rap)
22 - "Heaven" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals)
23 - "Found Me" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals)
24 - "Reach Out To The Truth" Shihoko Hirata (Vocals), Yumi Kawamura (Harmony)
25 "キミの記憶" "Memories of You" Yumi Kawamura (Vocals), Shihoko Hirata (Harmony)

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Merchandise

Various merchandise could be bought at the venue:[2]

  • Persona Music Live 2008 Limited Poster
  • Persona Music Live 2008 Standard Poster
  • Persona Music Live 2008 Penlight
  • Persona Music Live 2008 T-shirt (Blue), has a print of the key art in front
  • T-Shirt (White), says "I'm Living in a Television"
  • CD filled with piano renditions of Persona songs

The concert is available in DVD format in both standard[3] and limited editions[4] produced by Aniplex. The limited edition includes a bonus CD with 4 tracks from the concert, "Battle Hymn of the Soul," "Pursuing My True Self," "Burn My Dread" and "Mass Destruction."[5][4] There is also the retailer bonus CD which contains the tracks "Unavoidable Battle" and "The Almighty" from the concert.[6] A Persona Music Live Band recording CD was also released; it included 10 songs from both -Velvet Room- 2008 and 2009 Music Live.[7][8]

Broadcast[edit | edit source]

The "Burn My Dread" performance was broadcasted on a program called PPV on the TV Kanegawa channel. Broadcasts were set on the following dates and times:

  • 9/16 (Wednesday) 10:55pm
  • 9/21 (Monday) 7:25am and 10:55pm
  • 9/22 (Tuesday) 7:25am
  • 9/23 (Wed) 10:55pm
  • 9/24 (Thu) 7:25am
  • 9/25 (Fri) 10:55pm
  • 9/28 (Mon) 7:25am and 10:55pm
  • 9/30 (Wed) 7:25am and 10:55pm

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The start and ending VTRs are presented by Igor, Elizabeth and Margaret in the elevator Velvet Room, done in the style of Persona 3 dialogue.
  • At the start of the concert, a cloaked figure stands in the middle of the stage while the band plays "Battle Hymn of the Soul," a song with no vocals. Once the next song starts, the cloaked figure is revealed to be Shihoko Hirata, main vocalist of Persona 4. This became the start of a trend in Persona concerts where a cloaked figure stands in the middle of a stage and is revealed to be a main vocalist from the latest released game at the time.
  • Three performances were included in one of the brand new bonus channels in Persona 4 Golden, Song Battle 2012. The songs in question are "Pursuing My True Self," "Mass Destruction" and "Reach Out to the Truth."[9]

References[edit | edit source]


Characters
Playable Male Protagonist - Female Protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Ms. Miyahara - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "Deep Mentality" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona User - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona User - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk - Daily Life
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Night Before - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Novel
Characters Shin Kanzato - Ryo Kanzato - Jun Kanzato - Yuki Kanzato - Haruka Kanzato - Shigeru Kanzato - Takuro Sakakiba - Megumi Kayano - Yumi Tasaka - Noboru Inui - Kunio Ito - Eiko Nikaido - Tomohiro Narasaki - Touma Shikura - Yuji Kimoto - Soutarou Senou - Saki Tachibana - Taiichi Udo - Wakasa Kusu - Shiiba Kusu - Kanaru Morimoto - Keisuke Komatsubara - Ayane Komatsubara - Akihiko Sanada - Igor
Locations Ayanagi City
Terms Persona - Persona User - Apathy Syndrome - Kagenuki - Marebito - Persona Suppressors - Reverse cases - Ayanagi Investigation Squad - Sea of Souls
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "Breakin' Through" - "Found Me" - "Mellow Dream" - "Reverse the Destiny" - "Somewhere" - "Soul Drive"
Concerts Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012
Archive Episodes - The Sound of Christmas - Persona Radio
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "Never More" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Signs of Love" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Your Affection" - "P3 FES" - "Sky's The Limit" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "True Story" - "Key Plus Words" - "The Way of Memories" - "True Feelings" - "Shadow World" - "Time To Make History" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "We Are One and All" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Alone in this World" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Ying Yang" - "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Just Like The Wind"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Daily Life - Fishing - Shrine - Books - Part Time Jobs
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Vending Machines) - Requests - Status Changes - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Publications Manga - The Magician - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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