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Persona 5 RPG Gets TV Anime Special, Opening Song by Lyn

posted on 2015-09-19 03:45 EDT
PS4/PS3 game itself will debut next summer

Atlus announced a television anime special adaptation of its upcoming PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3 roleplaying game Persona 5 during the "Atlus Presents Persona Special Stage" event at Tokyo Game Show 2015 on Saturday. The video announcement read, "The much-anticipated latest numbered entry already … has a Persona 5 special anime scheduled for broadcast! The Persona 20th anniversary festival project launches!" The staff promised more details in the future.

The event also showed footage from the game's opening, as well as the recording session for the game's opening theme song by Lyn:

Text: A certain place in Tokyo
Text: On a certain day
Lyn: Please collaborate with me on this
Text: Sound Composer: Shoji Meguro
Voice: What do you think of the opening theme? And that's not all…

Atlus debuted the third promotional video for Persona 5 on Thursday. The video reveals that the game has been rescheduled for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 next summer.

In the video, the radio announcer talks about a train accident with an unknown cause, and a person in the crowd mentions how there have been a lot of accidents lately. A student speaks about a rumor that hearts are being stolen, and another mentions they saw something like that being talked about on the Internet. The protagonist's friend Nidai exclaims at how the school has changed appearance into the form of a castle. The feline companion mentions that these places called "palaces" are the materialization of twisted human desire. The character voiced by Tomokazu Sugita mentions how surprised he is that the phantom thief who steals hearts really exists. And old man says that the Persona is the armor, the mask that protects its user.

The cast includes:

  • Jun Fukuyama as Protagonist
  • Rina Satou
  • Aki Toyosaki
  • Nana Mizuki as An Takamaki
  • Hirohiko Kakegawa
  • Tomokazu Sugita
  • Jouji Nakata
  • Yuji Mitsuya
  • Ikue Ohtani
  • Kazunari Tanaka
  • Minako Arakawa
  • Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto
  • Yuko Kaida
  • Masane Tsukayama
  • Souichiro Hoshi
  • Aoi Yūki
  • Shuuichi Ikeda
  • Haruka Tomatsu
  • Yukitoshi Hori

The characters include:

Jun Fukuyama as Protagonist, the person who is considered the leader of the phantom thief group. He is a 16-year-old boy who just transferred to a new high school, but he seems adult-like at a glance. He currently lives with his parents' friend at a teahouse. His reason for coming to the big city is private for now.

Mamoru Miyano as Ryuji Sakamoto. Like the protagonist, he's a 16-year-old second-year in the same high school. He displays wild behavior, so is considered a problem child at school. He's usually watched by the teachers and advisers at school. He didn't used to act like this, so what was the cause of his bad behavior?

Nana Mizuki as An Takamaki, a student at the same school. She is 16-year-old quarter American. Because of her stand-out appearance, she tends to cut herself off from her surroundings at school. She spends time with the protagonist and Ryuji. There's a weird rumor about her going around the school, but it's unclear whether or not it's true.

Ikue Ohtani as Morgana, the most mysterious part of the phantom thief group. Morgana has the height of a child and the appearance of a black cat, but Morgana's identity is completely unknown. That looks like a headpiece...? That's all the information there is so far. Morgana resembles a black cat that spends time with the protagonist, but...

Persona 5 was announced for a Winter 2014 release on PlayStation 3 in Japan. Then it was delayed once in Japan and North America to this year, before this latest delay.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video

Source: Dengeki Online


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