What lies beneath Persona 5’s mask? Secrets and references galore of course.
Ah, secrets. What is a video game but a miserable little pile of secrets? As so happens, much of Persona 5’s story revolves around the miserable secrets that society keeps, leaving the Phantom Thieves to rob them of their desires and set things straight. But aside from the dark and gloomy, what are some secrets that you should be looking out for in the game? There are quite a few including references to anime, past games, famous figures and whatnot. Heck, we’ll even tell you about some relatively unknown things like the various endings. Consider yourself warned when it comes to spoilers though. Anyway, let’s look at 11 of Persona 5’s secrets. Take your time and digest them at your leisure.
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My Neighbor Totoro
It wouldn’t be a Persona game without some anime reference or another. So why not go for one of the most iconic anime films of all time, namely Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro? There’s a point where Morgana will talk about cats turning into buses. You’d think such an occurrence would be weird but as Mona states, Japan’s denizens are pretty relaxed about this happening. For those not in the know, this is a reference to My Neighbor Totoro where the two main characters are waiting alongside the forest spirit Totoro for a bus. What should appear soon after but a cat bus because reasons we guess? For real though, My Neighbor Totoro is essential viewing for all movie-watchers and it’s nice to see Persona 5 pay homage to it.