While superheroes are still the dominant force in the current adaptation world, gaming has been slowly building up more momentum. As it turns out, Atlus is just as interested in joining the game, especially in bringing their franchises like Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, and Catherine not only to the silver screen but also in the form of TV adaptations.
They don’t offer any exact details but it makes sense given Sega’s success with the Sonic the Hedgehog films and a new animated series heading to Netflix. the Blue Blur’s lead producer from Sega, Toru Nakahara, shared the following statement in an interview with IGN.
Atlus’ worlds are filled with high drama, cutting-edge style and compelling characters. Stories like those from the Persona franchise really resonate with our fans and we see an opportunity to expand the lore like no one has seen — or played — before. Together, Sega and Atlus, are working to bring these stories and worlds to life through new mediums and for new audiences.Toru Nakahara
Persona is definitely a franchise that lends itself to a live-action adaptation with its focus on high-school drama mixed with supernatural events. Given it’s the franchise’s anniversary, it was more surprising they don’t already have a project in development, especially with their active development in the west. For now, we’ll have to wait as no cooperation partners have been named and what the future might have in store for the franchises under Atlus’ banner.