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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


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


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Ranked: #9052
Popularity: #287
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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.

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Aired  Oct 7, 2011 to Mar 30, 2012
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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
Alternative version: Persona 4 The Golden Animation
Other: Persona 4 The Animation: Mr. Experiment Shorts, Persona 4 The Animation: A Brief Lesson on Izanagi & Izanami

Characters & Voice Actors

Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Amagi, Yukiko
Amagi, Yukiko
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Hanamura, Yosuke
Hanamura, Yosuke
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro
Kujikawa, Rise
Kujikawa, Rise
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie


Kishi, Seiji
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kumagai, Jun

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Dec 18, 2011
"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.

The opening episodes set the story up read more
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Apr 3, 2012
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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Feb 21, 2012
Persona 4 exemplifies everything that is wrong with video game adaptations. Not only is it poorly done in respect to anime as a whole, but it is poorly done even compared to some other video game adaptations. That a great video game like Persona 4 got such a godawful, horrible anime adaptation is a real shame.

The story is pretty typical for what you would find in most JRPGs these days, but one of the unique things about the Persona franchise has been the blend between the dating sim styled day-to-day activities and the RPG combat. Most of the action takes place in a world hidden read more
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Mar 12, 2012
Anime adapted from video games most likely won't live up to the fan's expectations. Sometimes they're way too rushed, sometimes they just don't work as an anime, sometimes they're not even faithful to its source material. The problem with video game adaptations is that, most of the time, it just feels like it's jumping from cutscenes to cutscenes without proper transition and characters weren't really... say... in-character.
Adapted by AIC A.S.T.A, Persona 4 : The Animation is the perfect example of a video game adaptation done the right way. Almost everything is perfect, the story isn't rushed, the characters don't feel like puppets and it's VERY read more
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Both are adaptions of Shin Megami Tensei games that revolve around demon summoning and an awesome protagonist. 
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There exists a personification of your innermost feelings and thought processes. In Chaos Head it exists as a "delusion", something brought into reality, while in Persona 4 it exists as a "persona". If you aren't careful, you can be killed. 
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Although these series are quite different in their mood and idea, they share the following two things:
(1) Protagonists in both series get in a mysterious parallel world and fight there using powerful "familiars" (actually, they're not usual familiars, but explaining them would be a spoiler, so let's leave it at that). The reasons for fighting and effect of the battle outcome are really different, but the process is pretty much the same: the familiars combat under their owners command invoking different technics and weapons, and that makes a really nice and impressive action.
(2) There is a mystery that protagonists are trying to figure  read more 
reportRecommended by Neesan-chan
Both have bear-like mascot characters and have horror, mystery, and murder. 
reportRecommended by TrOjAnHoRsE
Both Anime contain a group of kids with special powers trying to prevent the world from going to pot. Lots of angst, one is darker then the other. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
reportRecommended by TrOjAnHoRsE

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 Shihoko Hirata feat. Yumi Kawamura (eps 13, 14, 16-23)
#5: "Burn My Dread" by Yumi Kawamura (ep 15)

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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