Persona 5 the Animation

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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
More titles


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, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.441 (scored by 8747087,470 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #67932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #873
Members: 230,318
Favorites: 841

External Links

Streaming Platforms

May be unavailable in your region.


P5 and CG deal with the theme of the rebellion in a supernatural high school setting with the MCs transforming their lives from students who suffer boredom to a rebellious leader set out to reform society for the greater good. Both deal with the morality and justification of the individuals actions as the stories progresses within the white, black, and gray area to compel the story. Not to mention that Jun Fukuyama voices both Lelouch and Ren making them have whats in common and their looks making both shows parallel to each other. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both anime are from CloverWorks and the MC from both anime are also very similar. Ren and Ai are doing this "rehabilitation" things to treat themselves. They also teamed up with their friends to fight "monster" in another world that was based on human's emotion and psychology.  
report Recommended by kiyo_seibah
The MCs of their respective stories are individuals who moved into their new places that will turn into a battlefield dealing with supernatural powers that will involve the lives of the unjust and the innocent and that fate is not something to toy with but can possibly be changed. Darker moments catch up to the characters fast who are haunted by their pasts but must learn to deal with it and change their personalities to overcome it with strong companions. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
both are about a group of high school students that fight against evildoers by summoning their Persona/Stand that all have their own unique special powers. 
report Recommended by Jayage
Pretty identical to Persona 4 mainly because protagonists meets other characters and they enter this other world that has evil in it leading them to defeat them and causing changes in the real world. 
report Recommended by Aleron
Both series focus on the importance of bonds and defeating the evil in peoples' psyche. A good portion of both series take place in an alternate world. Sarazanmai is a bit on the wackier side, but many of the core messages and themes of these series are the same.  
report Recommended by senpaichandesu
(alright for the record if i compare the Persona 5 animation i also at the same time mean to compare the game but video games ain't in the myanimelist so this will have to do) Persona 5 and Naruto have little similarity in albeit certain details...the Joker and Naruto each start out being ostracized and gossiped against...Joker with a false criminal record /Naruto with the 9 tails...both of them set out to make a difference and strive to become heroes...both of them make a point to reform their enemies ...also Joker starts out with a squad similar to the squad Naruto starts  read more 
report Recommended by Josiah-Joestar
Both anime involves group of people that try to serve the justice with their own way and targetting the corrupt leader. Both group are also viewed as the "bad guy". They also have enemies which are the detective and police that try to chase and catch them. 
report Recommended by kiyo_seibah
VRAINS and P5 deal with incidents that involve innocents and the MCs in both of their shows must exploit and bring them to justice but at the same time suffer their troubled past. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The cast of P5 and Psycho Pass enforces their ideology through certain systems (Personas/Metaverse in P5 & Sibyl System in Psycho Pass) to purifying society through scum cleansing. The MCs and the female law enforcers in both shows have similar roles and relationship that makes both shows no different and holds the key to the story. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
I cannot help but compare P5 to K in terms of story, artwork, music, and aesthetics that refine to each audiences' taste. Both refer to real life Japan with various cities that serve as a battleground with various groups and individuals. Not to mention both have a talking cat and amnesiac MC who is trying to uncover the past that serves the key to prove their innocence while a greater evil is lurking trying to ruin other's lives for their selfish gain. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Ren and Tatsuya are students who receive scorn due to their infamous reputation but at the same time hides their true identity that others are unaware of and are OP with powers that surpass their respective peers and enemies' expectations. Contrary, P5 is supernatural as opposed to Mahouka's Sci Fi/Magic making both shows distinguishable if slightly similar in some aspects.  
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
(alright for the record if i compare the Persona 5 animation i also at the same time mean to compare the game but video games ain't in the myanimelist so this will have to do) both Gantz and Persona 5 have the concept of a troubled teen along with some random acquaintances get teleported in some astral projection type method Gantz through death and after that, the Gantz ball's decision...Persona 5 through cell phone app and they also meet in a designated spot before taking on the world they get teleported to they have to battle alot  read more 
report Recommended by Josiah-Joestar
Both series have similar atmosphere - there's also a group of young people with special abilities trying to change the world (kinda lol) and a detective, who helps them, has a lot in common with those people, too. The main protagonist seems to be very inteligent as well. 
report Recommended by FallingAshes
both are focused on outsider mcs standing up to evil people with supernatural ways and it also focuses on creepy monster designs as well too and also both sharing a school setting as well too. 
report Recommended by Crow_Black
They feel similar, I'm not sure why but I would defiantly give both of them a watch. 
report Recommended by Splotty
It has the same atmosphere, both are about detectives and solving cases. 
report Recommended by Kimochi_ii
If you're watching P5A and are disappointed that it sucks, don't worry. At least the whole story is there! 
report Recommended by ASEBomb5
If you liked this anime you should definitely check out this one they both have a similar vibe and both have something to do with getting justice and solving mysteries related to crimes. 
report Recommended by cadence_me
Adaptations based off video games for better or worst. 
report Recommended by Cozye
P5 like GC has a teenager whose life was changed forever by a certain power and is has guidance of a strange individual and has a group that rebels against a corrupted society. P5 and GC have strong artwork and visuals that have worth the budget despite suffering certain story flaws. The soundtrack is worth listening to with music greats and voice acting is well done. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both share a modern day Japan setting with Shibuya being one of the settings as well as having a teenaged cast facing against a dangerous life or death situation.  
report Recommended by Crow_Black
Both are shows based heavily off role playing video games. 
report Recommended by Cozye
(for the record if i compare the persona 5 anime i really mean to compare the main canon source but that's a video game and my anime list dont include video games in their arsenal so this will have to do) with that said.. how mirai nikki compares to the persona 5 story is that the same plot device is used..both the mirai nikki crew and the persona 5 crew use cell phones as part of each of their respective plot detail....the miria nikki cast use theirs for death battles and stalking and the phantom thieves use theirs to teleport ...both mirai nikki and  read more 
report Recommended by Josiah-Joestar
The MCs in both shows are stoic individuals who fights to go back to the place he calls home as well as cleaning away his tarnished name while facing scorn and hatred for their certain reputation. They later form strong bonds with the main cast later on to overcome harsh trials but must face the dark past that may be beyond something than just mere comprehension. The soundtrack in both shows are identical in terms of the jazz theme and the same applies to the artwork. Nonetheless both are worth watching if you like one or the other. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both are cult following and critically acclaimed video games that portray and epic adventure with strong written parties and villains with nice touching concepts with a well executed plot, soundtrack, and art. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
TB and P5 are similar in terms of artstyle and the tone that involves a certain supernatural user who wants quells evil with their gifted powers and serves as a selfless individual who provides kindness and generosity to the needs of helpless and oppressed individuals who cannot fight back evil. Seriousness looms as the series progresses. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
P5 and DN are identical in terms of MC (Ren and Light) with the power to change the world who at first starts out as students with a boring life only to have it changed forever. The MC would later face obstacles that would obstruct their goals from reaching full fruition while at the same time dealing with the consequences and morals of their powers that are questionable and righteous at the same time. Both want to reform society that is corrupted due to their passion and are opposed by certain detectives (Akechi and L) The art style in both shows are dark and edgy in  read more 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The Protagonists in both shows are stoic individuals who rarely speak and must deal with the oppression in the society that they live in but at the same time their true faces show that they change it through immoral acts that they must justify with their powerful companions who share that common goal. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The shows heavily revolves around a resistance group that puts great effort and dedication to their cause into freeing society from an oppressive grip. Ren and Quattro are mentor figures who help their young allies into dealing with their troubles and are powerful fighters who have their pasts to deal with. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Despite having a lot of differences, the concept of Persona 5 and Great Pretender is pretty similar. Both are about a group that targeting famous people who did bad things, and they make sure those people will pay for what they have done. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both have jazzy soundtracks and stories that deal with ragtag group of misfits who have different goals and dark pasts that haunt them in a stylish manner. One of the P5's cast Futaba has in common with Edward as a shout out. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
There is a lot of mythological and biblical references in both shows that deal teenagers against powerful entities in an episodic format and has issues that deal with dark aspects of adults. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both are adaptations that are highly regarded in their respective franchises and have yet to be dubbed later in the future. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both shows deal with a knife wielding masked MC who leads a double life is guided by supernatural companions and a talking cat in a gothic and murder setting filled with mysteries that needed to be uncovered while opposed by the law enforcement and a female prosecutor. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
P5 like Durarara is a supernatural high school themed story that deals with a high school teenager whose life would change forever from a regular student who would later involve with conflicts and supernatural aspects that go beyond a scale wilder than their imagination could handle. The Seiyuu cast in both shows are superb and their music is composed by the titans of their industries making it another reason to watch. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both are animated series based off a game. Similar to the cast in Persona, the characters in Grimms Notes are able to take on a persona that aids them in battle. The difference being the cast in Grimms Notes takes on the appearance and utilizes the abilities of fairy tale heroes and heroines to aid them iin battle; while the cast in Persona, have an entity that fights alongside them in battle. The main characters in both series are "wild cards" in that they can take on multiple and any persona while their friends are limited to one or a select few entities.  
report Recommended by Ultima_Oblivion
P5 and SG have teenagers who lead normal lives but later involve something dangerous and powerful that they will have to put every effort despite the hardships they have to go through. Ryuji Sakamoto and Rintaro Okabe have the same Seiyuu and I cannot help but compare some of their aspects. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both revolve around the seven deadly sins as humanity's enemies and must fight against it to attain true freedom. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Ren and Casshern must overturn Ruin through various obstacles in their paths and are OP guided with strong individuals but must go under hardships and character development. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
P5 and Baccano! have a themes that pertain to Arsene and the Gentleman Thief, jazzy soundtrack, stylish art, and revolves around various characters who are important to semi important. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The Phantom Thieves are like the Celestial Being but with a mild immorality that still performs acts that most victims or people find it questionable and must by justified as righteous. The MCs are similar in terms of personality and goal to change the world as well as their companions and powers. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Batman and the Phantom Thieves do not tolerate killing and will bring criminals to justice that is better served according to their own standards. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Kiritsugu and the Phantom Thieves want to change the world through their powers (Servants in F/Z and Personas in P5) while opposed by their rivals (Kirei and Akechi/Sae/Law Enforcement) in a dark supernatural setting with actions that deal with certain and questionable morals and what is just and not just. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem