Persona 5’s trailer gave a brief glimpse of the MC’s serial number in “prison” as P508954TS.

Knowing Japanese and their puns, I considered this would probably have a hidden meaning. P5 was probably Persona 5, but what of the rest? Japanese numbers have many kun and on yomi readings, or pronunciations, that can lead to many homonyms.

08954...

Rei hachi kyuu go yon...

Rei hachi ku go shi....

Rei ya ku go shi...

Reiyaku goshi.

Reiyaku goshi(tsu)

霊薬越しつ

which could mean great medicine surpasses

Or “The spirit surpasses”.

Thinking too much into this? Alternative reading? Think I’m on to somehing? Comment away!

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