Those of you who’ve been keeping up with Persona Stalker Club, a talk show hosted by voice actress Tomomi Isomura and freelance writer Mafia Kajita, might be familiar with their “soramimi” antics, where they talk about songs from Persona game and mangle up their lyrics. This concept is now being turned into an actual soundtrack release.
The whole thing started back on the first episode, when Isomura had a request where they’d listen to various Persona songs, and as we know, are all sung in English. This special session started out with what they sound like to Isomura in Japanese.
This segment was so popular among fans that it became an official part starting with the second episode. By the time of the third episode, vocalist Yumi Kawamura who actually sings the songs in Persona 3 and 4,shared her enthusiasm towards the skit, and actually became an official member of it.
Now that they’ve gotten the approval of Kawamura, the next step an official album, called Persora -The Golden Best- (yeah, that’s intentional, short for “Persoramimi”), which will feature the popular songs that have been part of the show thus far.
Some of the tracks include: Pursuing My True Self (Persona 4,) Wiping All Out (Persona 3 Portable,) Best Friends (Persona 4 Arena,) Time to Make History (Persona 4 Golden,) When the Moon’s Reaching Out Stars (Persona 3,) and more, for a total of 13 tracks.
The album will also feature a bunch of Isomura’s and other fan-made lyrics for the songs and the humorous illustrations that were shown in the program. Atlus tease that it might even include a few tracks from Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.
Persora –The Golden Best- will be available on July 16, 2014 for 2,160 yen.