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TV Anime Series of 'Persona 5' Announced

by tsubasalover
Jul 30, 2:38 AM | 115 Comments
Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers special event Junkissa LeBlanc Yaneura Sakusen Kaigi was held on Sunday and announced that a TV anime series of the previously broadcast TV special will be aired in 2018. The game cast members will reprise in the TV anime series, in addition to the cast members that already appeared in TV special. A-1 Pictures will be animating the series.

Cast
Makoto Niijima: Rina Satou (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yuuki (Aho Girl)
Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu (Sword Art Online)

Persona 5 is the latest Persona game series. The TV special aired in September 2016 to commemorate the game release few weeks prior to the game release. The game itself has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Teaser

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Official site: http://www.aniplex.co.jp/p5a/

Source: Moca News

Persona 5 the Animation on MAL

20 of 115 Comments Recent Comments

You'll never see it coming.
You'll see that my mind is too fast for eyes.
You're done iiiiiin!
By the time it's hit you, your last surprise.
ooooh

Aug 11, 8:15 AM by Spike-Daddy

When it comes to anime Persona has never really been too impressive but I still look forward to seeing my favorite Persona game animated.

Aug 4, 3:49 AM by Hekselka

Hell yes! So hyped for this!

Aug 2, 7:25 AM by Slarkero

The game is uber popular in Japan so it is nothing unexpected. I'm glad for the anime adaptation of a game i like.

Aug 2, 12:53 AM by Swagernator

The video game has been getting lots and lots of attention from my friends. I'm very interested to see what the anime version will be like.

Aug 1, 4:52 PM by albertbrown

so, it will be showing us the real plot of the game, and the real name of the "hero"? i'll see it anyway

Jul 31, 5:16 PM by AeroSN

hopefully it isn't as bad as the persona 4 anime

Jul 31, 5:01 PM by Maxsundew

Oh god. I love the game, and now I already want to see this lol

Jul 31, 1:17 PM by Lowell_Yuri

I've never played any of the Persona games previous to the newest one in the franchise. Persona 5 looks really fun and I want to try it out. I've also never seen any of the Persona animes. But I can certainly say I will watch this one.

Jul 31, 10:42 AM by SHOCKJOHNSON

Syrup- said:
Wasshio said:

Well, in the end I kinda got the jist you would mention that since I may be wrong (correct me) but the game is around 80-100 hours of play-time depending on the user's speed reading. But yeah that's something that I can understand to an extent.

For me no matter what options I have there's always something or either limitations or the way I can go through it. I will probably put this as well as how Comic_Sans responded and give a bit of conversation, I'll go into the series with no knowledge of the original source (the thing I'll check for this adaptation would be the news before it actually releases example: PVs, Staff, additional info etc) and after the anime series ends, I'll try to get the game somehow if I get the chance to.

Maaaybe it would be risky because of what you said earlier but well for me I guess I don't really mind spoilers? (Maybe that would sound contradicting) unless I REALLY, REALLY do not want to know about the contents or future events of a series at all.

Buuuut this is just me.
The game's fastest clear is 18 hours, after cutting out all the dialogue and movies. That's about how much actual game play makes up that 90ish hours which is already a very fast play speed in general. (quite a number of people report 100+ or even 110+.)

However
I really must say the story is so predictable that you probably would be able to guess who the villain is just by looking at them, and how much exposure they get in the story. Spoiling it isn't exactly that damaging since the plot isn't really trying to hide who the villain(s) is.

Really really up to you. I'm being lenient compared to Rewrite where I pretty much felt like smacking people who said it was a substitute for the VN.

Well I guess that won't be much of an issue then in that case.

Also, an unrelated note: Not going to lie I died laughing at the last part because I then imagined you literally smacking anyone that does that.

Though I would do that too... but well, for a different reason. :T

Jul 31, 7:44 AM by Wasshio

Ah, A-1 pictures you huge bitch lol
I'm never gonna get over that they contracted FUCKING A-1 pictures lol
Syrup- said:
but it really sits in the same corner as Rewrite where there's absolutely too much to cover for it to be a decent adaptation. Too much stuff happens. A lot of the transitions between plot elements will be sudden and confusing, I believe.

This. Literally the fastest speedrun of the game has been 20 hours, without cut scenes and dialogue, not to mention A-1 is known for slapping 12 eps of content at everything lol.
Doesn't help either the predictable ending, and story throughout, so imagine getting that all crammed in 4 hours of time lol.

Jul 31, 4:28 AM by YayaChibi

Honestly, I'm on the fence here...

After the massive fuck up with what was Occultic;Nine, which has a similar theme to Persona 5 by the way [1][2], I have doubts that A-1 Pictures can do justice with their Persona 5 anime series.

*Heavy spoilers incoming. Don't click if you haven't played Persona 5 or watched Occultic;Nine*

Jul 31, 3:34 AM by lolatusenpai

Oh god I just defecated in my pantsu kyaaaaa

Jul 31, 2:53 AM by thefreeloader

Wasshio said:
Syrup- said:
@wasshio yeah well that's up to the viewer in the end, but it really sits in the same corner as Rewrite where there's absolutely too much to cover for it to be a decent adaptation. Too much stuff happens. A lot of the transitions between plot elements will be sudden and confusing, I believe. If you really can't get a copy of P5, I would stay away from the anime since it will only succeed in spoiling the experience. Up to you (and whoever else is reading) whether that matters, I suppose.

Well, in the end I kinda got the jist you would mention that since I may be wrong (correct me) but the game is around 80-100 hours of play-time depending on the user's speed reading. But yeah that's something that I can understand to an extent.

For me no matter what options I have there's always something or either limitations or the way I can go through it. I will probably put this as well as how Comic_Sans responded and give a bit of conversation, I'll go into the series with no knowledge of the original source (the thing I'll check for this adaptation would be the news before it actually releases example: PVs, Staff, additional info etc) and after the anime series ends, I'll try to get the game somehow if I get the chance to.

Maaaybe it would be risky because of what you said earlier but well for me I guess I don't really mind spoilers? (Maybe that would sound contradicting) unless I REALLY, REALLY do not want to know about the contents or future events of a series at all.

Buuuut this is just me.
The game's fastest clear is 18 hours, after cutting out all the dialogue and movies. That's about how much actual game play makes up that 90ish hours which is already a very fast play speed in general. (quite a number of people report 100+ or even 110+.)

However
I really must say the story is so predictable that you probably would be able to guess who the villain is just by looking at them, and how much exposure they get in the story. Spoiling it isn't exactly that damaging since the plot isn't really trying to hide who the villain(s) is.

Really really up to you. I'm being lenient compared to Rewrite where I pretty much felt like smacking people who said it was a substitute for the VN.

Jul 30, 9:20 PM by Syrup-

i'll just waiting for the doujin, trying few times of manga and anime, but never relly interested....

Jul 30, 8:05 PM by Kuma

Syrup- said:
@wasshio yeah well that's up to the viewer in the end, but it really sits in the same corner as Rewrite where there's absolutely too much to cover for it to be a decent adaptation. Too much stuff happens. A lot of the transitions between plot elements will be sudden and confusing, I believe. If you really can't get a copy of P5, I would stay away from the anime since it will only succeed in spoiling the experience. Up to you (and whoever else is reading) whether that matters, I suppose.

Well, in the end I kinda got the jist you would mention that since I may be wrong (correct me) but the game is around 80-100 hours of play-time depending on the user's speed reading. But yeah that's something that I can understand to an extent.

For me no matter what options I have there's always something or either limitations or the way I can go through it. I will probably put this as well as how Comic_Sans responded and give a bit of conversation, I'll go into the series with no knowledge of the original source (the thing I'll check for this adaptation would be the news before it actually releases example: PVs, Staff, additional info etc) and after the anime series ends, I'll try to get the game somehow if I get the chance to.

Maaaybe it would be risky because of what you said earlier but well for me I guess I don't really mind spoilers? (Maybe that would sound contradicting) unless I REALLY, REALLY do not want to know about the contents or future events of a series at all.

Buuuut this is just me.

Jul 30, 6:25 PM by Wasshio

@wasshio yeah well that's up to the viewer in the end, but it really sits in the same corner as Rewrite where there's absolutely too much to cover for it to be a decent adaptation. Too much stuff happens. A lot of the transitions between plot elements will be sudden and confusing, I believe. If you really can't get a copy of P5, I would stay away from the anime since it will only succeed in spoiling the experience. Up to you (and whoever else is reading) whether that matters, I suppose.

Jul 30, 6:15 PM by Syrup-

Please don't screw it up, A-1 Pictures.

Jul 30, 5:49 PM by _Kairu_

Comic_Sans said:
@Wasshio You could always play the game after you've watched the anime. Of course it's not the ideal option but it's still better than nothing.

Might try to take that option then. I'll just go with no knowledge with this one then, and depending how this goes on my end I'll go and play or go through the game... somehow.

HOPEFULLY MY INTERNET DOESN'T TELL ME TO GO TO SHIT

{Sorry I just have triggers of internet problems x.x so yeh}

Jul 30, 5:29 PM by Wasshio

@Wasshio You could always play the game after you've watched the anime. Of course it's not the ideal option but it's still better than nothing.

Jul 30, 5:28 PM by Comic_Sans