PERSONA5 the Animation Coming April 2018!

Aniplex of America announced in a press release that it has acquired PERSONA5 the Animation, which is slated to premiere April 2018. The upcoming TV anime series will adapt the best-selling JRPG by ATLUS.

A-1 Pictures is animating the series with Director Masashi Ishihama, whose past work includes being the director of From the Other World (Shinseki yori), ERASED, Your Lie in April and more. The production staff from the game will also be lending a hand to the anime production staff, including Shigenori Soejima as the original character designer, Shoji Meguro as the sound composter and Katsura Hashino, credited for the original concept.

An OVA celebrating the Persona 5 game release was previously released in September 2016. Several of the cast from the special renewed their roles for the anime, along with several new cast members, including:

  • Jun Fukuyama as Ren Amamiya
  • Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Ikue Otani as Morgana
  • Nana Mizuki as Anne Takamaki
  • Tomokasu Sugita as Yusuke Kitagawa
  • Rina Sato as Makoto Niijima
  • Aoi Yuki as Futaba Sakura
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Haru Okumura
  • Soichiro Honshi as Goro Akechi

The OVA was streamed by Crunchyroll, and it is currently available for viewing.

Persona 5, the latest role-playing video game of the Persona franchise, was developed by ATLUS and is available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It was originally released in Japan on September 15, 2016, but the world-wide release was delayed until April 4, 2017.

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