Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers

Persona 5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-

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Japanese: PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-
English: Persona 5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-
German: PERSONA5 the Animation: The Day Breakers
Spanish: PERSONA5 the Animation: The Day Breakers
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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, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.061 (scored by 2749827,498 users)
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Ranked: #38432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2837
Members: 54,966
Favorites: 72

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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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Adachi, Kazuki
Ozaki, Takaharu
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Iida, Satoki
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Arita, Shuuhei
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Sep 3, 2016
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 ...
Sep 5, 2016
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 ...
May 2, 2018
Honestly, i don't know why there are some many 7s or even 8s. This OVA is just one adaptation of one of the sidequest you can do in the game source (and a uninteresting one in my opinion). As a stand alone product it fails because you need to have played to game to understand it and as content for the players it's pretty boring because it focus too much on irrelevant characters and tries too hard to make the heroes looks cool without them doing anything remarkable until the only (and final) battle. By the way, the ending doesn't make any sense at all, ...

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