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Anime on Demand To Stream Persona 4: The Animation in U.K.

posted on 2011-10-05 18:39 EDT
Third new anime announced, following Mirai Nikki and Un-Go.

Anime on Demand in the United Kingdom confirmed on Wednesday that it will be simulcasting Persona 4 The Animation. The series will be "starting soon then from every Friday evening onwards," with further release details to be announced shortly.

Director Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, My Bride is a Mermaid) and the anime studio AIC ASTA adapted the Persona 4 PlayStation 2 role-playing game from Atlus. The story begins in the rural country town of Inaba, where mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside. A group of teenagers try to solve the mystery, which is connected to the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which the teenagers and the killer can all enter.

Persona concept designer Kazuma Kaneko, original character designer Shigenori Soejima, and musical composer Shoji Meguro are reprising their respective roles from the game for the anime. Cast members Daisuke Namikawa (Yu Narukami), Showtaro Morikubo (Yōsuke Hanamura), Yui Horie (Chie Satonaka), and Ami Koshimizu (Yukiko Amagi), Tomokazu Seki (Kanji Tatsumi), Kappei Yamaguchi (Kuma), Unshou Ishizuka (Ryōtarō Dōjima), Akemi Kanda (Nanako Dōjima), Mitsuaki Madono (Tōru Adachi), and Romi Park (Naoto Shirogane) are all returning from the game to play their respective characters.

Shihoko Hirata, the original Persona 4 game's theme song singer, will sing the anime's opening theme, "sky's the limit."

Image © Index Corporation/P4A Committee

Update: Updated to emphasize that this license is for the United Kingdom.


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