A certain incident in the past made Amamiya Ren found himself transferred to Tokyo. On his first day of school, another case struck Ren, where he subconsciously awakens the power of Persona – a manifestation of one’s self. Thus began Ren’s adventure as a part of “Phantom Thieves” – a group of people stealing darkness from people’s hearts.
The first time I was introduced to Persona was through Persona 4, recommended by a friend of mine. Who would’ve expected that a bunch of high school students trying to figure out the mystery of a serial murder in their town is enough to make me knee-deep into this franchise by playing 3 and 5 (I haven’t played 1 and 2 due to time constraints).
I’ve played Persona 5 until the end, and I can assure you one thing: the anime did the game justice. Hopefully Persona 5 the Animation‘s 2-cour format is enough to cover the entire story (assuming there will be no recap episodes throughout the series)
Those who have played Persona 5 beforehand might notice some easter eggs throughout the episode. Overall, Persona 5 the Animation is shaping up to be an enjoyable ride, even for viewers who haven’t played the game at all. Persona 5 the Animation is available at Aniplus Asia.
Facts and Figures
|Alternate Title||PERSONA5 the Animation|
|Source Material||Video Game developed by Atlus|
|Casts||Jun Fukuyama as Amamiya Ren
Aoi Yuki as Futaba Sakura
Haruka Tomatsu as Haru Okumura
Ikue Otani as Morgana
Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto
Nana Mizuki as Ann Takamaki
Rina Satou as Makoto Niijima
Soichiro Hoshi as Goro Akechi
Tomokazu Sugita as Yusuke Kitagawa
|Director||Masashi Ishihama (Shin Sekai Yori)|
|Character Design||Tomomi Ishikawa (Konbini Kareshi)|
|Opening Theme||Break in to Break Out by Lyn|
|Ending Theme||Infinity by Lyn|
|Broadcast Date||7 April 2018 (15:30 GMT/22:30 WIT)
8 April 2018 (00:30 JST)
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times