Persona series is a part of Japanese franchise Megami Tensei and is famous for its anime-like visual style. Persona 5 follows the unnamed main character, a high school student who was falsely accused of assault. He joins the Shujin Academy where he becomes the leading member of Phantom Thieves of Hearts. They are a gang of vigilantes who can to control their Personas and use them in a fight. The Personas are manifestations of people’s personalities that look like fictional characters. The Phantom Thieves accompany the main character in his battles as a party.
The world of Persona consists of two parts. One is the modern Tokyo, in which the main characters live their daily teenagers’ lives. This is the place for most character interactions, including romancing. The other part is Metaverse, a parallel supernatural world that contains Palaces, which are manifestations of people’s malicious thoughts and desires. By day, the main character and his friends attend school and meet friends, and by night, they fight villains in the Metaverse to steal treasures from their Palaces. Battles are turn-based, and characters use a variety of weapons as well as their Personas that provide them with battle magic.