10 Amazing Persona 5 Fanfiction Stories to Read in 2023

If you are looking for some great Persona 5 fanfiction, then look no further.

Persona 5 is an RPG video game released in 2016 and is available for Playstation, Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PC.

The game follows a group of high school students in Tokyo who discover they have special powers, becoming the vigilantes “Phantom Thieves of Hearts.”

So if you like RPG with a great storyline, then Persona 5 might be just the thing for you.

Along with that, there is a whole world of Persona 5 fanfiction out there.

But in this post, I will be writing about some of the most popular Persona 5 fanfiction according to hits received on Archive Of Our Own.

Keep reading to find out more about some of these popular stories. 

1. Dost Thou Even Steal Hearts?

This story is a crossover between Persona 5 and My Hero Academia.

In this fanfic, the God of Control puts a spell on Joker and his teammates, banishing them all to a whole different world.

They end up in the world of My Hero Academia where they first try to fit in.

With the help of some of the show’s characters, they find a way to deal with the situation.

This is the first part of the “Thieves Den” series and one of the most popular Persona 5 fanfics.

2. Marigolds

This story is a time travel tale with Akechi Goro as the main character.

It starts with Akechi getting shot and dying.

But he decides not to pass over and is defiant.

This has significant consequences for the world and is only the start of his adventures especially when he finds another soul unwilling to pass over.

It is an interesting take on the fandom, questioning what time travel really is.

3. Forearmed

This story tells a bit about the origin of Akira and how he awoke his Persona.

The story then skips five years ahead to when Akira is arrested.

He is shipped off to Tokyo where he ends up in a world of shadows.

The writer took a whole part of the original story and rewrote it.

So you have a part that matches the original and then it takes a whole new turn.

This fanfic also really shows the power of friendship and family.

With 100 chapters, it is a long story but worth the time.

4. Crimson

This story shows the many faces of Akira Kurusu.

Akira wears many masks and decides which one he shows to whoever he wants.

But this can also create problems because nobody seems to know the real Akira making it a very lonely world for him.

Not only do we see most of the characters from the original Persona 5 game, but the writer also created some characters that just seem to fit in perfectly.

5. Rig the Game: Royal

In this AU fanfic, the Phantom Thieves fought the final battle against Yaldabaoth and Joker is the only one who survived.

Even though Joker eventually wins the battle, it is still the end for mankind.

Lavenza and Igor decide to give Akira another chance to save everyone.

But to do so, he has to make sure the Trickster does not win an important game.

And Akira isn’t sure he can do this.

6. Cop and Robber

Niijima Makoto is a police officer who has been ordered to take down the Phantom Thieves.

But how do you catch some of the best thieves the city has known?

Because she is so good at her work, Niijima eventually catches Akira, but he isn’t what she expected.

And he is able to win her heart even though she isn’t sure if these feelings are real.

This is ultimately a love story, but with plenty of the action we know from the games.

7. Ace In The Hole

In this story, the Shadow Operatives were barred from action since the death of Wakaba Isshiki.

But then the Phantom Thieves show up.

One of the former members, Ken Amada, takes on the Phantom Thieves until he realizes that he agrees with their goals.

So now Ken has to choose between the Shadow Operatives and the Phantom Thieves.

It is part 1 of the “PT!Ken AU” series, so there is more where this came from if this sounds intriguing to you.

8. It’s Just a Light Rain (But the Storm’s Still Comin’)

This fanfic is about how one simple action can change everything.

In an alternate universe, Akira is preparing for his first day at this new school.

But instead of facing the rain, he takes an umbrella, changing his whole fate.

And a few weeks later, instead of becoming the leader of the Phantom Thieves, he is now their first target.

Changing some of the most important events of the storyline has created very different outcomes.

And with over 100,000 hits, it’s a very popular story.

9. The World Is Ours

In this story, we follow Kimisawa Airi as she is new at the Shujin Academy.

Even though the Academy should be one of the best in Tokyo, all she sees are bruised and battered classmates.

And she has no idea how they end up like this because she hasn’t heard anything about any fights.

But then another new classmate arrives, Akira, and things seem to change.

She is pulled into Akira’s world without wanting it.

And then she can’t seem to leave anymore.

This story is part 1 of the “Breaking the Chains” series.

10. Black Star

In this fanfic, people all over the world are suffering from “Paranoia Syndrome.”

And Akira finds himself in the Velvet Room again, demanding answers about this mysterious affliction.

To find these answers, he travels into the Dead Sea, an unconscious place where everything goes that is forgotten.

In the real world, his friends find Akira’s unconscious body.

And as the sickness spreads, the Phantom Thieves aren’t sure what to do.

The story is 19 chapters long.

Persona 5 Fanfiction: Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you find some great Persona 5 fanfiction!

These are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.

So be sure to take a look and find your own favorite among them.

And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!

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