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Persona 4 The Animation

Persona 4 The Animation

Alternative Titles

English: Persona 4 The Animation
Synonyms: P4A
Japanese: ペルソナ4アニメーション

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2011 to Mar 30, 2012
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 38335 users)
Ranked: #7412
Popularity: #263
Members: 81,978
Favorites: 1,093
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Persona 4 takes place in a rural town named Inaba. There have been mysterious murders occurring whenever there was fog after heavy rain. There were also rumors about a channel on television airing only at midnight called Mayonaka TV, during which it is said that one can see his/her "other half" when staring at the TV screen.

After hearing about a recent unsolved murder which occurred during the fog, the characters—Narukami, Chie, and Yosuke—discuss how each of them had attempted to watch the mysterious TV channel and witnessed the murder victim. The protagonist later realizes that during midnight when the channel is on, his body can phase into his television set as a gateway to enter another world infested with shadows.

After discovering this, they all decide to explore. When first completely entering the world, dazed and confused, Narukami meets Teddie. Mayonaka TV and the town murders seem to have a connection. The murder victims may be merely victims of Mayonaka TV. Everyone decides that they will together try to solve the mysterious murders by exploring the hidden world of Mayonaka TV.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Persona 4
Alternative setting: Persona: Trinity Soul, Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth
Sequel: Persona 4 The Animation: No One is Alone
Summary: Persona 4 The Animation: The Factor of Hope
Other: Persona 4 The Golden Animation, Persona 4 The Animation: Mr. Experiment Shorts, Persona 4 The Animation: A Brief Lesson on Izanagi & Izanami

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuma
Kuma
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Riegel, Sam
English
Riegel, Sam
Amagi, Yukiko
Amagi, Yukiko
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Lee, Amanda Winn
English
Lee, Amanda Winn
...
Hanamura, Yosuke
Hanamura, Yosuke
Main
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese
Morikubo, Showtaro
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
...
Kujikawa, Rise
Kujikawa, Rise
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
...

Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kumagai, Jun
Script
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Script



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Dec 18, 2011
tazillo
"Bonds of people is the true power"

Persona 4 is one of the best video games that I have had the chance to play. Despite being highly acclaimed by critics both in Japan and in the West, Persona 4 remains somewhat of a niche title and this more or less transfers to the anime adaptation too. As a result, those who have played the game are the ones best-placed to be able to fully appreciate the anime series, but new fans will also find a very good anime thanks to Aniplex doing a commendable job with the existing game material.

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Apr 3, 2012
Sorrows_Neptune
The majority of people seem to praise Persona 4: The Animation for its faithfulness to the source material, calling it “the best game-to-anime adaption ever made.” As someone who finished their first playthrough of the game while the series was almost halfway through syndication, I’ll agree, the series is certainly faithful. And game-to-cinema adaptions don’t really have a high standard anyways, so this is probably the best adaption also. However, this is ultimately one of the main reasons why The Animation fails to be as good as the original game. (And since the original game’s story was merely “good” in my eyes, this causes The read more
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Recommendations

Both are adaptions of Shin Megami Tensei games that revolve around demon summoning and an awesome protagonist.
both are Sci-Fi and mystery.
both have something to do with gadgets like television in persona 4 and in moblie phone Steins;Gate .
both are based on games.
both have a girl partner besides them.
both have mysterious or dark atmosphere.
both have same feelings and excitement while watching.

Opening Theme

#1: "Pursuing My True Self" by Shihoko Hirata (ep 1)
#2: "sky's the limit" by Shihoko Hirata (eps 2-8, 10-12)
#3: "True Story" by Rise Kujikawa (Rie Kugimiya) (ep 9)
#4: "key plus words" by by Shihoko Hirata feat. Yumi Kawamura (eps 13, 14, 16-23)
#5: "Burn My Dread" by Yumi Kawamura (ep 15)
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Ending Theme

#1: "sky's the limit" by Shihoko Hirata (ep 1)
#2: "Beauty of Destiny" by Shihoko Hirata feat. Lotus Juice (eps 2-12)
#3: "Koisuru Meitantei (恋する名探偵)" by Loveline (Yui Horie) (ep 13)
#4: "The way of Memories -Kizuna no Chikara- (The way of Memories - キズナノチカラ-)" by Shihoko Hirata (eps 14-17, 19-24)
#5: "Honto no Kimochi (ほんとのきもち)" by Shihoko Hirata (ep 18)
#6: "Never More" by Shihoko Hirata (ep 25)
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