Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers

Persona 5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-

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English: Persona 5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-
Japanese: PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 3, 2016
Producers: Aniplex, Atlus
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 2389723,897 users)
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Ranked: #32282
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Popularity: #2472
Members: 47,003
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There is a new urban legend circulating Tokyo. It claims that if you make a request in the Ask-a-Thief Channel, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts will show up and bring justice by stealing a corrupt person's heart and making them regret all their wrongdoings. As strange and inexplicable events continue to happen all around town, more people submit their requests in hope that the mysterious vigilante group will help.

Kazuya Makigami is a burglar by night, but has started to have second thoughts about his crimes and those who help him commit them. Unable to stand up to his comrades himself, Kazuya submits a request to the Ask-a-Thief Channel.

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Ozaki, Takaharu
Iida, Satoki
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Inotsume, Shinichi
Inaizumi, Lyn
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"Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" by Lyn

Sep 3, 2016
metadata (All reviews)
As always Shoji Meguro has done a wonderful job composing. With his music playing, during well-directed - yet lacklusterly animated - scenes, I couldn't take my eyes off of the screen. Even if you aren't interested in Persona, I'd suggest to just watch this for that fight scene.
This special doesn't serve as much more than an introduction for a videogame - Persona 5, as you might have guessed - and logically we don't get a deep, nor resolved plot (we only see a short subplot). While the setting and themes are really interesting, the story (of the special) isn't much new. However, within 24 minutes read more
Sep 5, 2016
Kashmius (All reviews)
As a person who started with Persona 1 on the Playstation One, I have been a major Shin Megami Tensei fan since. I hold it as a series dear to my heart. The series is a Japanese Role Playing game that follows its themes around demonic entities and mythology. Persona is a sub-series of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise that pretty much is just that but with a high school setting. In recent entries there have been the additions of social links and dating. The series has only recently gained a larger following as it's been very niche for quite some time until Persona 3 read more
Sep 4, 2016
Sausious (All reviews)
This will be coming from someone who is overwhelmingly hyped for Persona 5, and a large fan of Shin Megami Tensei in general.

As a standalone OVA the story is a bit less than you'd expect. It has its interesting points and a decent, if a predictable, twist. It certainly sets up a good atmosphere that never fully breaks, but that's about it. There's no real pay off in the end as it sets us back to the Velvet Room at the end, making it a "possible" path rather than one that we should just assume happens in the future game.

The characters are alright, if you've read more
Sep 3, 2016
Limienerd (All reviews)
This is a not necessary but still pleasant anime to watch. This comes before the game so watch this before playing P5 if you want to be a perfectionist. This is the first Persona 5 entity to experience.

Most of this episode is focused on one character but it does all give you the basics of how the story will work for Persona 5 while not giving too much away that you can guess from promotional material.

The art and and animation is rather varied is this. It goes from decent/good and has certain moments that absolutely stunning but these are few and far between. The story read more

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