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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
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Game
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.641 (scored by 71,036 users)
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Ranked: #12312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #452
Members: 154,801
Favorites: 1,666
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Episodes: /25
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Synopsis

Yuu Narukami moves to Inaba, a seemingly quiet and ordinary town, where he quickly befriends the clumsy transfer student Yousuke Hanamura, the energetic Chie Satonaka, and the beautiful heiress Yukiko Amagi. Shortly after Yuu's arrival, a chain of mysterious killings begin to occur on foggy days. At the same time, rumors about a strange television channel—dubbed the "Midnight Channel"—spread like wildfire; when staring into their TV screen at midnight, a person may see their soul mate.

After witnessing the most recent murder victim on the Midnight Channel, Yuu attempts to watch it again, only to realize that he can traverse into the TV and reach another world overrun with "Shadows," evil creatures of the dark. Realizing the link behind the hidden dimension and the murders, Yuu and his friends attempt to crack the cases by exploring the diabolical world of the Midnight Channel using their "Personas," awakened manifestations of their "true selves."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Persona 4 the Animation, based on the popular 2008 PlayStation 2 game, was directed by Seiji Kishi, well-known from other game adaptations.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Director
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Feb 21, 2012
Veronin (All reviews)
As a fan of the games, the Persona 4 adaptation is a real shame. It exemplifies everything that can go 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. I fully expect I'll get a lot of hate for this, so please let me explain first.

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 read more
Dec 18, 2011
tazillo (All reviews)
"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
Apr 3, 2012
SNchan (All reviews)
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
Nov 19, 2011
artist-retired (All reviews)
Can any of you actually say there was a good video game based anime series? Seriously, the majority of them are... er, bland, and that's just saying the least about them. Regarding the Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 based anime, I think I speak for every fan of the persona series when I say that it was nothing that we were expecting in the worst way possible. Yet, not all of them get a rare second chance at redemption like the Persona series, and the Persona 4 anime could very well be the best video game based anime we'll ever see to date, but of read more

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