In this special prologue episode released prior to the launch of the Persona 5 video game and anime series, the Phantom Thieves work together to take down a band of crooks and steal its leader's heart
While under arrest, Ren Amamiya - aka Joker, the leader of the Phantom Thieves - recalls recent events, starting with his arrival in Tokyo and a fateful encounter with his new PE teacher, Kamoshida
After escaping Shadow Kamoshida, Ren returns to school and learns that Kamoshida is abusing students. Later, he and Ryuji return to the Palace, where they meet a new companion.
Ann joins the team after her friend Shiho jumps from the school roof as a result of Kamoshida's abuse. In an attempt to expose Kamoshida's Treasure, the Phantom Thieves leave their first calling card.
The gang confront Shadow Kamoshida, who transforms into a powerful monster hell-bent on protecting his Treasure. To steal it and expose his crimes, Ren creates a new Persona.
Set on changing more twisted hearts, the Phantom Thieves enter Mementos, a Palace for the general public that Morgana has a mysterious connection to
Yusuke, a student mentored by renowned painter Madarame, asks Ann to pose for a piece. Later, the Thieves learn Madarame is plagiarising work - and learn the extent of his crimes from Yusuke himself.
After inadvertently following the Phantom Thieves into Madarame's Palace, Yusuke learns a horrifying truth about his mentor's past that leads him to awaken his own Persona, Goemon
The Thieves try to steal Madarame's Treasure, only to learn that it's a trap and that the real Treasure is an artwork that Yusuke's mother painted and Madarame stole
While waiting for a new target, Ren tries out a dubious-looking maid service and discovers that his teacher, Sadayo Kawakami, is secretly working as a maid
When Shujin Academy student Makoto learns the real identities of the Phantom Thieves, she blackmails them into taking a new target: Junya Kaneshiro, the boss of a crime syndicate
With the Thieves struggling to access Kaneshiro's floating Palace, Makoto offers herself as bait and helps the team find a way in. In the process, she awakens her own Persona, Johanna.
With a route to Kaneshiro's Treasure secured, the Thieves confront the crime lord, who reveals that they're not alone in entering Palaces - a man in a black mask is entering them, too
Finding himself in an artistic slump, Yusuke asks Ren to be his bodyguard while he draws inspiration from Mementos. When not helping Yusuke, Ren helps Akechi investigate a dodgy art dealer.
Worried that her friend Eiko is being scammed by her host boyfriend, Makoto seeks the help of her teammates in taking on the boyfriend's Shadow in Mementos
As a hacker group known as Medjed issues a public warning to the Thieves, Ren is also contacted by someone known as Alibaba, who threatens to reveal the team's identities
After the gang discover Futuba's Palace and learn about the trauma she's experienced, they decide to help her by fulfilling her request
At the core of Futuba's Palace, the Thieves find a monstrous version of Futuba's mother. As Futuba enters the Palace herself, she comes to realise the truth behind her mother's death.
The gang go on a trip to the beach to help improve Futaba's social skills. At the beach, they realise that Wakaba's research may be linked to Palaces, as well as to the man in the black mask.
While the gang are on a school trip in Hawaii, Shujin Academy's principal suffers a mental shutdown and dies. On the hunt for the culprit, the Thieves discover a suspicious business owner's Palace.
When the Thieves infiltrate Kunikazu's Palace, they discover that Morgana has teamed up with Kunikazu's daughter, Haru, who is searching for the truth about her father and his actions
After the team is forced to leave Kunikazu's Palace, an unknown assailant kills Kunikazu's Shadow. Back in the real world, the event has disastrous consequences.
As public opinion of the Thieves plummets, Haru finds out about a fake calling card that was placed in the Shujin Academy principal's office before his death, and the team realise they've been set up
After Akechi reveals that he knows the team's secret identities, he offers to help clear their names - but only if they trigger a change in Sae's heart
As the gang try to figure out a way to reach the top floor of Sae's casino Palace, Sujiro discovers a calling card in Futuba's room
Ren and Akechi fight to gain access to Sae's Treasure. As the team finally go up against Sae's Shadow, enemies surround the Palace, forcing everyone to split up to find a way out.
Ren is captured by police, leading to his present-day arrest. As his interrogation by Sae draws to a close, Ren recalls an important decision he made with Morgana and Futuba.