Join us! Nintendo Enthusiast Forums

Archipel video spotlights Persona and Catherine character designer, Shigenori Soejima


Team Catherine, Katherine or Rin?

Documentary-maker Archipel has released a short spotlight video focusing on Atlus' stalwart character designer and lead artist Shigenori Soejima, responsible for the awesome characters of the Persona games, and currently hard at work on the expanded re-release Catherine: Full Body.

The video features footage of the incredibly talented Soejima at work, sketching out the troublesome trio of Catherines that bring distraction, drama and block-based puzzles into the life of protagonist Vincent. Soejima lets us in on his initial concepts behind Catherine's wonderful cast of characters, and how they developed over the course of the game's design.

We also get to see behind the closed doors of Katsura Hashino's Studio Zero, and man, that looks like a pretty chill place to work. I wish I could speak Japanese... and design video game characters, draw, and function among other people on a daily basis. You can check out the documentary below, and find Archipel's other videos right here.

Catherine: Full Body is tentatively set for release in Japan on PS4 and PS Vita this Winter. The rest of us won't see it until sometime in 2019.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseWeekend Editor   gamer profile

Chris (Orochileona) has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to figh... more + disclosures



Also on destructoid: Catherine: Full Body   (11)   From our database:

  • Catherine: Full Body gets another lewd 'n' lengthy trailer - Chris Moyse
  • 'Sheep Week' will see a marketing blitz for Atlus' Catherine: Full Body - Chris Moyse
  • Catherine: Full Body details its new 'Safety' difficulties - Chris Moyse
  • Catherine: Full Body opening features a slick remix from Shoji Meguro - Chris Moyse
  • Catherine: Full Body trailer reveals a busting bevy of details, special edition and... Persona 5 crossover?! - Chris Moyse
  • Catherine: Full Body launches in Japan February 14, new trailer coming this week - Chris Moyse
  • Archipel video spotlights Persona and Catherine character designer, Shigenori Soejima - Chris Moyse
  • Atlus release details on 'even more erotic' Catherine: Full Body - Chris Moyse
  • The upcoming Catherine remake was made with the competitive community in mind - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Anime #art #Atlus #Catherine #Controversy #Developer Voices #documentary #japan #persona #PS Vita #PS4 #puzzle #rerelease #video #YouTube



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!