Synopsis: The Twitter account belonging to the protagonist of Persona 3. With the Max S Link guide as his map, the author writes the reactions of the nameless protagonist to the events of his day, taking great care to post on the real day that the events happen in game. Quite funny at times, and touching as well.
Comments: Given Twitter's layout, it will be a challenge to reach the bottom of the page and work one's way back up if they wanted to read it in chronological order.
Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Persona 3: Fairly English Story by Samjaz
Synopsis: It starts off as a first person rendition of Persona 3, only the Main Character was brought up in England. Then it gradually evolves into something resembling Shinji And Warhammer 40K, with Persona 3 at the core
Synopsis: January, the start of a new year. The start of turbulence in the Great Seal. Of renewed Shadow activity. Of the reconvening of SEES. And the time Death again walks the streets of Port Island.
Comments: Taking place after the main plot and a variation on The Answer, it has Minako return to the world to face a new threat, all while dealing with a world that has moved on. Excellent characterization, storytelling and use of lore and mythology. It feels like a natural sequel. Highly recommended.
Synopsis: When Souji Seta's actions at the end of “P4” undo the end of' “P3” a threat arises that both groups must work together to stop.
Comments: The characters are written in-character (Despite the fact that the author hasn't played a Persona game) with some tweaks like Teddie being more aware of the world around him and character development and focus for both groups. Somewhat rushed story telling and rough around the edges but a great read for anyone who loves crossovers and a plot with a couple of twists.
Synopsis: In actuality it's a Let's Play of the game from Something Awful, but it's written as what's left of Minato's (or Ramenboi 1990) Livejournal entires. Occasionally there are pages from Junpei and Yukari's own LJ used to describe Minato from an second-person perspective and comments left by other characters.
Comments: Despite the fact that it's not actually a fanfic it's written basically like one. The writer manages to add incredible Character Development to Minato, who starts off as a Deadpan SnarkerEmo Teen whose relationship (determined by the Goons, no less) results in him developing into The Messiah that he's meant to be. The character also has some great lines about the absurd character he meets (from personal disgust with Kenji to his pitiful attempts at trying to break Maiko). His dying speech is touchingly tragic, with a twist on his old Catch Phrase.
Rogue 7: Seconded. This Let's Play is what got me interested in the Persona series, and is an absolutely wonderful read.
Synopsis: After the end - all the days of the quiet boy who became the seal, the people he saw, and how he found his way home. P3/P4. Spoilers, Theories, light touches on the pairings: Mi/Yu, Sou/Ris, Nao/Kan
Comments: Superbly written Fix Fic on the end of Persona 3. It has a cliffhanger, but it looks like it's complete. And it is a complete and utter Tear Jerker.
Actually, while the story can indeed stand on its own, it's part of a (still ongoing) series of oneshots that, when strung together, make a much larger whole. The next in the series is The Prince and the Policeman, though the more direct continuation of The Eagle and The Butterfly would be A Remembrance Carried on the Wind. All the subsequent stories are just as good as the first, and worth a read as well.
Thirding this rec, and all of the others in the series. This author has an engaging style that hooks you early and tempts you with what's deliberately left out. Great reads overall.
Synopsis: Same old Persona 3 with a Lusnati Style-inspired twist. Find out what happens when Roy Fortune ends up with the Wild Card and fights his way through Tartarus.
Comments: It's another OC-Protagonist novelization fic, but where Lusnati Style is an experiment at it, A Fool Named Fortune is one more grounded in what it wants to be, and is doing it while maintaining a healthy balance between the comedy and the drama.
Synopsis: Takaya stole his revenge, so he'll just have to steal it right back. Someone has to do it - and Ken might still be just a kid, but he knows better than to believe in lies like "second chances". Alternate outcome of October 4th. Ken-centric.
Comments: There aren't many fanfictions centered around Ken out there, but this is one that at least should get some respect. As the synopsis says, it's an alternative to the events after October 4th, so a whole lot is changed here, but in a darker tone. Quite descriptive and emotional, and due to how much angst and blood is present, this story isn't for the light-hearted, either.
Synopsis: The SEES members are trapped in their dorm, & time has stopped. Truly, there are certain bonds that cannot be broken. Could Shinji ever hope to move on without "her"? Based on P3FES The Answer.
Comments: The Answer version of the FeMC's Path of Persona 3 Portable. With Shinjiro taking over as the Main Character and two mysterious characters, who happens to be Ken's favorite heroes from his favorite TV show... (or are they...), in place of Metis's role. This fanfic is worth reading for those want to know what the Answer would be in the Female Main side.
Synopsis: After the events of FES, the members of SEES feel only mild relief about Mizuki's fate. But when Shinjirou discovers an envelope filled with letters, perhaps it is only their late leader's words that can calm their hearts.
Comments: A fanfic that is highly recommended to read. Letters addressed to each SEES members (and Theodore), filled with Heartwarming and Tear Jerking moments, written by the Heroine of P3P.
Synopsis: In a world where is no Shadows, Personae, the Dark Hour and only possibilities that "could have been" only exist when Minato Arisato sleeps during class.
Comments: A "what if" fanfic where the protagonist and his friends lives a normal life in a "dream world" where the Dark Hour doesn't exist; and also a world where his parents are still alive. This is a very-well written fanfic that I highly recommended.
Comments: An interesting story that puts a new spin on the event that set off the game's plot, changing considerably the way Minato develops, and how others develop as a result of his influence. This is most notable with Mitsuru, Aigis and even an early, but welcome surprise and addition to the team: Labrys. An AU with a Minato X Harem pairing, with the main girl currently undecided. The fic is notorious for refreshing the old concept of retelling the game by springing impossibly cool things on you, such as Minato's ability to assume the characteristics of his Persona with "armors", and new Social Links, most unbelievably of which is THE REAPER (Death).
Now has a Trope page. Still a work in progress. Help Wanted.
Synopsis: A novelization of the hit RPG, Persona 3 FES, with added scenes, extended scenes and my own take on Arisato Minato's Journey. Follow Minato, Yukari, Junpei and the rest of SEES as they investigate the mystery behind Tartarus, Shadows and the Dark Hour.
Comments: As the synopsis states, it's a novelization of the events of Persona 3. Ryouga Zell does a good job characterizing Minato, turning him into a Stoic Woobie and does a great job developing his relationship with Yukari. One point of interest is the amount of Epileptic Trees included in the story, such as the possibility of Naoto being Minato's younger sister and a possible alternate universe where the Female Protagonist takes Minato's place. The two noteworthy criticism is the story updates extremely slowly due to the massive lengths of the chapters. The grammar can also be spotty due to English not being the author's original language.
Synopsis: A collection of short fics exapanding on the relationship between Mitsuru and Akihiko.
Comments: It's not my favorite pairing but it is one of my favorite Persona 3 fics. It can, admittedly be corny at times but for the most part I'd say it's really a solid read. It's also finished so there's a plus right there.
Pairing(s): All pairings in the game because of the social links, but focuses on FeMC(Hamuko)/Minato
Synopsis: Minato and Hamuko were complete strangers to each other. Upon meeting and awakening to their powers they entered a battle... A competition to screw each other's social life.
Comments: A large fic that has (so far) 96 chapters (includes 4 "extra chapters") and over 460,000 words. It has real character development and does an excellent job of exploring how Hamuko and Minato would play off of each other.
Synopsis: Shinjiro Aragaki, an MP3 player, and memories of a dead girl.
Comments: Another very well written though heartbreaking fanfic for FeMC/Shinji shippers. This one uses the soundtracks to P3 and P3P as the backdrop for Shinji, who is listening to said music on her mp3 player, to remind him of the times with the FeMC after the events of an implied P3P: The Answer.
Synopsis: Twelve short stories from Akihiko's point of view between his and the female main character's relationship.
Comments:Legendary Armor condenses their relationship into few paragraphs per chapter, but captures it wonderfully. Cute fangirl fodder when appropriate, and massively heartrending/warming at the end (depending on how you look at it; definite Tear Jerker though).
Synopsis: Given a chance to start all over again, will Minato be able to make a difference in his future? An exploration of what New Game Plus could really mean.
Comments: A fantastically written Fix Fic, based on the New Game Plus gameplay mechanic. As a warning, this fic is at certain points entirely deserving of its M rating, however these scenes do not comprise a majority of the writing.
Synopsis: The ABC challenge featuring KenxMinako or Mshe, or Hamuko, whatever you want to call the girl. Twenty-Six one shots that will be terribly fluffy.
Comments: Very fluffy but knows when to put on a serious side, thanks to in game events and the natural resistance (both internal and external) to a May-December Romance as this. Out-of-order, we go through the events around Ken and Minako's relationship, from the firefly incident to the inevitable end. Not finished yet though.
Synopsis:A series of oneshots dedicated to Yukari and Minato the one pairing in the game that just don't get no love.
Comments: Bad synopsis aside, I was really impressed by this author's knack for story telling, I'm not a big fan of the pairing but reading this story definitely opened me up to it. Yukari's chapters are more somber then Minato's which was an interesting twist. All in all, I'd give it a four.five out of five
Synopsis: "For every side shown, there is a side hidden, secret, rejected from reality. But what happens when this part becomes tangible? Even more so, what happens when this half...loves?" 1st Person point of view. Read and Review (Co written with Gin Nanashi).
Synopsis: "Have you ever felt like you were missing something? Like there's something that you should have but it's not there? I've felt that way...for as long as I can remember... But, when I'm with you, I feel so...whole. As if I've found the Yin to my Yang." (Co-written with Reaching Out FES)