Persona 5 Anime Announced for Japan

Persona 5 Anime Announced for Japan

The Persona 5 train continues.

Atlus announced the production of a Persona 5 anime today. Called Persona 5 the Animation, Atlus is once again partnering with A-1 Pictures to produce an animated series with a planned 2018 air date.

The anime will have the same Japanese voice cast from the game and the anime already has a brief teaser, although it's currently region-locked on YouTube. Luckily Anime News Network posted the teaser on DailyMotion, which you can see below.

Since Persona 5 came out in the west this year (the game came out in Japan in 2016), it's received critical acclaim, ending up on our list of Editor's Choice for best PlayStation 4 games. We even loved the way it tackled contemporary problems through in-game social commentary.

There's no word yet on whether or not the Persona 5 anime will be localized in the west, though if it's anything like the game we'll have to wait a year for any localization.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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