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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Persona 4 The Animation [Update Sept 29]

by Florete
Sep 27, 2011 1:55 PM | 34 Comments
According to their official press release, Sentai Filmworks has licensed Persona 4 The Animation.

Sentai Filmworks will be distributing the series digitally with a DVD and Blu-ray release in 2012.

Source: Sentai Press Release

Update on September 29th
Persona 4 The Animation will be available for free on The Anime Network weekly starting October 6th, the same day that it airs in Japan.

Source: The Anime Network Press Release

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Update on September 29th
Persona 4 The Animation will be available for free on The Anime Network weekly starting October 6th, the same day that it airs in Japan.

Source: The Anime Network Press Release

Sep 29, 2011 3:38 PM by Naruleach

Nooooooooooooo!

And I wanted a dub, too. >:'I A GOOD dub. With the original cast, if possible. But my hopes for that have been dashed.

This will also make getting fansubs harder.

Sentai, go to hell.

ALSO! As someone who has played and ADORED the game, the press release information is SO EXTREMELY WRONG. This will be a horrible trainwreck.

Yu Narukami's FAMILY moves to Inaba? The Midnight Channel is a VIDEO GAME WORLD? "Game-within-a-game"? What? Huh? Do they think the whole game is about the Void Quest dungeon?

I'm really angry right now. Couldn't Bandai or Funimation have gotten this, instead? There is no fucking way Sentai will do P4 justice.

Sep 29, 2011 9:41 AM by Loogs

Bern said:


I'll buy it.

THIS.

Sep 29, 2011 3:11 AM by 09890

RyanSaotome said:
Z-flame said:
"awesome news" I would like to say this, but since I haven't even seen the show, i can't.


Its got a really good director, and the original story is one of the best out there. It looks to be high budget with great animation as well, so theres little chance it won't end up being a really good adaption. All they've gotta do is follow the story and it should be an easy 8.4-8.5 rating kinda show.


The last persona anime adaption failed miserably. It remains to be seen whether this adaption will deviate from the past adapation's faulty execution. We'll have to wait and watch.

Sep 28, 2011 2:51 PM by Aeonic

God I hope this anime is good. Like really, really badly.

Sep 28, 2011 7:28 AM by StreetFighter

Will buy if dubbed that is all. I haven't played the games so I guess if they have different actors its not going to bug me.

It does worry me though since ADV didn't use the original cast from the Xenosaga game when they dubbed the anime. So they might do the same here very likely. -___-

Sep 28, 2011 2:22 AM by Roloko

Not shocked it was licensed, I am shocked Sentai got it. Where the hell was Funi QQ?

Sep 28, 2011 1:12 AM by Layfonkun

HatenaZubon said:
Ugh Sentai. So we can expect this to be released in 2012 as a thinpack with crappy packaging, an insertable paper sleeve and no extras. Awesome.

Sadly yes. I would rather that NISA would have gotten it since they have premium packages for all their releases and have also begun releasing BR/DVD combopaks while Sentai have not.

I really hope they can get the original VAs for the DUB, there are few anime I would want to watch in English but this is certainly one. I'm just way too used to the games dub after 60 hours of gameplay.

Sep 28, 2011 12:21 AM by Whoomp

I... I'm of course happy that P4 will be getting licensed but I was really hoping that it'd be funimation who licensed it. I can see them getting the same voice actors/actresses from the but I don't know remotely enough about Sentai to say the same. That's not to say that only the game VA will be good, but it'll definitely be different.

Sep 27, 2011 11:46 PM by Damonashu

As Brosuke would say, 'epic fail'.

Sep 27, 2011 11:04 PM by Lauriet

Really? Sentai?

Sep 27, 2011 10:50 PM by RLLink

Ugh Sentai. So we can expect this to be released in 2012 as a thinpack with crappy packaging, an insertable paper sleeve and no extras. Awesome.

Sep 27, 2011 7:56 PM by HadenaZubon

Sentai's on a roll this year.

Sep 27, 2011 5:28 PM by destructo22

Awesome, so I can totally horde it when it comes out.
Oh yeah.

Sep 27, 2011 4:51 PM by Sanguis

wow, that was quick, selfish bastards :)

Sep 27, 2011 4:21 PM by Kazeshini

Wow even the licensing companies know that this Fall is going to be a top tier season for anime. For some reason, that makes me happy.

Sep 27, 2011 3:49 PM by Zeream

good news?? i guess...

Sep 27, 2011 3:25 PM by KinkyMegane

Confucius said:
I don't know why I read this as "Aria 4 : the Animation"

lolwut
I actually would like that XD

Sep 27, 2011 3:11 PM by Z-flame

i will ive it a try

Sep 27, 2011 3:10 PM by Mr_Gutts

nextday said:
Well this was to be expected. After all, the game is popular.

This! xD

Sep 27, 2011 3:09 PM by Ayuki-chan

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