A teenager who was orphaned as a young child returns to the city of his/her childhood. Shortly after transferring to Gekkoukan High School, he/she is attacked by Shadows - creatures that feed on the minds of their victims. The assault awakens his/her Persona, Orpheus, his/her only chance at defeating these creatures of the night. He/She soon discovers that he/she shares this special ability with other students at his/her new school. From them he/she learns of the Dark Hour, a hidden time that exists between one day and the next, swarming with Shadows. He/She joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), and with his/her new friends, confronts this evil threat.