The world will be stolen by them!
Persona 5 was the game that all Persona and gaming fans could not wait to get their hands on. Despite its US and AUS release date being pushed back numerous times, the game was an instant hit with fans both old and new.
This weekend, at a special event for the game called ‘The Attic Meeting Cafe LeBlanc’, Atlus announced that they will be adapting the game into an anime series in 2018! The series will be produced by the animation studio A-1 Pictures.
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Persona fans are rejoicing at the exciting news this morning. The game itself already has gorgeous animated cut scenes (which you can see in these screen caps below), so fans are definitely excited to see how the series will look.
Along with the news, an animated teaser has also been released. The teaser features the main cast, The Phantom Thieves, plus the names of the voice actors who all voice the characters in the original game.
Protagonist/Akira Kurusu: Jun Fukuyama
Anne Takamaki: Nana Mizuki
Ryuji Sakamoto: Mamoru Miyano
Morgana: Ikue Oya
Yusuke Kitagawa: Tomokazu Sugita
Makoto Niijima: Rina Sato
Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yūki
Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu
Goro Akechi: Soichiro Hoshi
The Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers- anime special by A-1 Pictures aired on September 3 last year. The special recounts the prologue story of the young thief organization, the Phantom Thieves.
The game itself follows the life of the protagonist (who the player can name themselves, or choose the official name Akira Kurusu), as he transfers to Shujin Academy after being put on probation for assault, which he was wrongly accused for. Throughout the course of the school year, he and his fellow high school students discover a new world, The Metaverse, run by Shadows, and each awaken their Persona powers, forming the masked vigilante group, The Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
The game follows quite a few serious themes, such as abuse and teenage suicide, and offers amazing and in-depth character development. You can also romance the female characters, go on dates and trips with your friends, up your skill points through food challenges and bathing, and be told constantly that you’re tired and should go to bed by a cat.
As a fan of the game, we can’t wait to see what the anime series will be like! We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be as great as the other Persona animated series!