Regardless of how you feel about it, Persona 5: The Animation is something that isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether that’s through the release of merchandise, specials, or in this case, a dedicated gallery, ATLUS continues to go all-in. Now, I’ve written quite extensively over time about one of my favorite little gallery spots in Shibuya, the aptly named ‘Gallery X’. The PARCO-owned gallery has long existed as a cornerstone in the space of IRL anime events, and more specifically, galleries. We’ve seen the space utilized in the past for the incredible FLCL gallery that called on a large number of designers to put their spin on the iconic franchise, and now, Persona 5: The Animation looks to grace the same space.
Set to take place from tomorrow, May 10, through until May 27, the upcoming gallery looks beyond just Persona 5: The Animation. While the anime will be a major part of why the gallery is being occupied, it’ll also be your first place to check out the upcoming Persona 5: The Animation Art Works book which is set to release on May 20, 2019. The gallery will offer up a handful of exclusive Persona 5: The Animation merchandise, including t-shirts, gacha, illustration cards, and more. Regardless of how you feel about the anime series, anyone can get behind a good looking piece of merch featuring the Phantom Thieves themselves.
Quickly strolling past the building, even today, you’re sure to catch the Phantom Thieves’ signature calling cards all over the outside of Gallery X. Whether you fancy utilizing that as a photo spot or using the actual in-gallery spaces alongside your own Persona, the gallery is likely worth the walkthrough, that is, if you don’t mind the 500 yen admission cost.
For those interested in checking it out, Persona 5: The Animation will be taking over Gallery X by PARCO from May 10 until May 27. Further information can be found via the gallery’s official website.