Persona 5 Scene Brilliantly Recreated Using Animal Crossing
A great cast and fantastic attention to detail come together in this entertaining crossover.
It’s safe to say that two of the biggest successes this year have been Persona 5 Royal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The two games have sold millions of copies between them, with Animal Crossing recently hitting 22 million alone, and have both received more than stellar reviews.
Now, posted on the Persona 5 subreddit and YouTube by dclemente, a fan of the two games, is a video with an almost perfect recreation of a Persona 5 study session, using Animal Crossing. The scene depicts the group in Cafe Leblanc, sitting around discussing what to study before procrastinating and discussing food and whether studying is truly important.
The amount of thought that went into the piece is brilliant, with each of the Persona character roles filled by a more than fitting Animal Crossing counterpart. The casting of Julian, the slightly excentric horse as Yusuke and Dobie, the old wolf, as Sojiro Sakura are particularly fantastic. Hamlet as Ryuji is also chuckle-worthy, as is Morgana, who is played simply by a lucky cat statue.
The video also has some very solid attention to detail. The transitions between scenes are the exact ones from Persona 5 and Joker, played by Raymond, has his knowledge improve after the study session. The recreation of Cafe Leblanc is also brilliant, with the seating booth and Dobie/Sojiro’s work area both looking great.
This isn’t the first time the two properties have collided either. Back in may we shared a piece where Twitter artist Enrique Bolatre (Lovely Nighto) created an excellent mash-up of the two, recreating the core Persona 5 cast in the Animal Crossing art style. Once again, Yusuke is one of the stand-outs, being pictured as a wolf, alongside Ryuji who is reimagined perfectly as a monkey.
Persona 5 Royal is out now on PS4 and has already hit record sales in the West. If you’ve not played the game yet, why not check out our review. The same goes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is out now on Nintendo Switch.