Persona 5 the Animation

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Synonyms: P5A, Persona 5 the Anime
Japanese: TVアニメ「ペルソナ5」
English: Persona 5 the Animation
German: Persona 5 The Animation
Spanish: Persona 5 The Animation
French: Persona 5 The Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: CloverWorks
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.451 (scored by 9943499,434 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #77772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #941
Members: 258,531
Favorites: 971

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Ren Amamiya, a new transfer student at Shujin Academy, is sent to Tokyo to live with his family friend Sojiro Sakura after wrongly being put on probation for defending a woman from sexual assault. While on the way to attend his first day at his new school, Ren notices a strange app has appeared on his phone, transferring him to a world known as the Metaverse, which contains people's "shadows": distorted depictions of their true selves. In the Metaverse, he awakens his Persona, a power from deep within that gives him the strength to fight the shadows. With the help of similarly troubled students, he forms the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, attempting to save people from their sinful desires by "taking their heart," making evildoers regret their actions and turn over a new leaf. The group's reputation continues to grow explosively, bringing along fame both positive and negative.

However, during the peak of their popularity, Ren gets captured and taken into custody. Here, he wakes up to a harsh interrogation, but this is cut short by the arrival of Sae Niijima—a prosecutor seeking answers. Just how will she react to his story, and what will become of the Phantom Thieves?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuji, Toshikazu
Ishihama, Masashi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "BREAK IN TO BREAK OUT" by Lyn (eps 2, 4-13)
2: "Dark Sun..." by Lyn (eps 14-26)

Ending Theme

1: "BREAK IN TO BREAK OUT" by Lyn (eps 1)
2: "INFINITY" by Lyn (eps 2-7, 9-16)
3: "Found a Light" by Lyn (eps 8)
4: "Autonomy" by Lyn (eps 17-25)


Sep 29, 2018
Unfortunately for game anime adaptations, they have a steep hill to climb to recapture the magic you get from playing through them.

Persona 5, another addition to the long time SMT/Persona series was a huge success in both the west and in Japan. It won 2017 Game Awards “RPG of the Year” And was ranked at was of the top games of the year by many gaming outlets. Even with that, the anime was considered a disappointment from the start. With its cheap animation, off-pacing at times, and generally its lack of what made the game special.

However, my expectations played a part in the viewing experience. ...
Sep 29, 2018
Mixed Feelings
For a game that's about "stealing your heart", Persona 5: The Animation on the other hand was nowhere close to capture LA's heart...

LA only recently gotten into Persona 4: The Animation LA was hyped about Persona 5 as LA didn't play the game, so the anime was a good look into Persona 5, however...

Persona 5: The Animation on the basis tries to relive the events of the game, truncating any of the minor events, and with that LA will at least say that trying to cram in a 90 to 120 hour game into a 26 episode anime IS gonna have these kind of limitations, ...
Sep 29, 2018
Persona 5 is the newest addition to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. Its source material had around 5 hours worth of actual content like is implied in its name, yet playing the whole thing takes around 140 hours because it's a classic J-RPG game that relies on repeating the same thing 18500 times.

Unfortunate for the fans of the game, the anime end up being 26 episodes long when it should have been 500, and unfortunate for anime fans, the anime end up being 26 episodes long when it should have been 13.

As far as fillers go, filler is canon content I mean, Persona 5 ...

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