Persona 4 the Animation

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Synonyms: P4A
Japanese: ペルソナ4アニメーション
English: Persona 4 the Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2011 to Mar 30, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: AIC ASTA
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.511 (scored by 129348129,348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #909
Members: 262,833
Favorites: 2,374

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Serial murders have recently plagued Inaba, with the police struggling to find any leads. Despite this, due to his parents going abroad for work, Yuu Narukami moves to the small town to live with his uncle for a year. He enrolls at Yasogami High School, where he meets and befriends Yousuke Hanamura, Chie Satonaka, and Yukiko Amagi.

While hanging out together after school, the group fills Yuu in on the urban legend known as the "Midnight Channel"—a mysterious TV channel that only appears at midnight on rainy days while the viewer is alone. Curious about the claim, Yuu decides to tune in that night, only to see the next victim of the serial murders appear on the screen instead. He also finds himself being drawn into the TV, which intrigues his newfound friends enough to want to investigate.

Yuu ends up falling into the world within the TV, which is blanketed by a thick fog and swarming with hostile creatures known as "Shadows." Realizing that this world is somehow connected to the murders, the Investigation Team forms with the goal of uncovering the mystery behind the incidents.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Persona 4 The Animation is based off of the critically acclaimed RPG series by Atlus.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Adachi, Kazuki
Sakurai, Takashi
Producer, Editing


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "sky's the limit" by Shihoko Hirata (eps 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) (eps 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 (eps 18)
6: "Never More" by Shihoko Hirata (eps 25)


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 ...
Feb 21, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 27, 2018
(Spoilers incoming) This review is coming from someone who's played the game multiple times. I think it's an understatement when I say the show is a very big disappointment.

Story: 7/10. The story is really nothing special: there's a series of murders going on, and our protagonist and his friends investigate a parallel world using their Personas in the attempt to save victims and find a lead on the murderer. The setup for the story is alright, and the biggest appeal is the mystery of who the murderer might be. Other than that, the execution of the story is pretty formulaic and uninspired. It essentially follows ...

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