The Persona 5 anime, an adaptation of the game’s storyline, will be airing in the U.S. on streaming services day and date with the Japanese broadcast courtesy of Aniplex USA.
The anime is in line with the Persona 4 anime, following the game’s protagonist – here named Ren Amamiya – awakening his Persona and forming the phantom thieves in Tokyo. Earlier this year, Aniplex USA released an English-subtitled version of the anime’s first trailer, which you find below.
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You can stream the anime the same day it broadcasts in Japan on both Crunchyroll and Hulu. Most of the Japanese cast is returning to reprise their roles and composer Shoji Meguro will also be composing for the show.
The Persona 4 anime mostly excelled at showing the S.Links as deeper characters, which Persona 5 also tried to do in its main game, so I am curious if this adaptation takes a different strategy. I’m interested to see at least the first few episodes and see how well it handles the transition.