The popular “Persona 5 Makoto Niijima Phantom Thief Ver. with Johanna” is coming back as a special extra-shiny Hobby Japan 50th anniversary commemorative version sometime around December 2019 to January 2020.
The Makoto Niijima with Johanna figure set is mostly the same as the one that released previously, except the Hobby Japan 50th Anniversary Version comes with a metallic finish.
You can compare the two in the above images, with the Hobby Japan 50th Anniversary Version on the left and the standard version on the right.
However, do keep in mind that it’s actually only the Johanna part of the figure that is different in the Hobby Japan 50th edition. The Majoto Niijima part is the exact same as the previous release.
The Persona 5 Makoto Niijima Phantom Thief Ver. with Johanna Hobby Japan 50th Anniversary Version is now available to pre-order in Japan through August 14, 2019 via Hobby Japan for 28,600 yen. It will ship out sometime between December 2019 and January 2020.
Persona 5 is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Persona 5 The Royal releases in Japan on October 31, 2019 for PlayStation 4. The game releases in the West in 2020. You can check out more about the game here and here.