Persona 3 Game Adapted as Television Anime for January (Updated)
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Aniplex's A-1 Pictures is adapting the Persona 3 PlayStation 2 role-playing game as a television anime series under the name Persona -trinity soul- for a January 2008 premiere. The anime is set a decade after the game, and will center around three brothers in a future city where the dead have risen with their skins turned inside out. The Persona games themselves are spinoffs from the long-running Shin Megami Tensei series.
Jun Matsumoto, an episode director on Blood+ and an animator on Digimon, is set to direct. Shigenori Soejima, the Persona games' character designer for the game developer Atlus, is creating the original character designs for Yuriko Ishii (Ouran High School Host Club, The Prince of Tennis key animator) to adapt for anime. Yasuyuki Mutō (Le Chevalier D'Eon) is leading a team of writers including Shinsuke Onishi (Darker than Black, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye) and Shogo Yasukawa. Nobuhiko Genma (Trouble Chocolate's contributing designer) is designing the Persona, the franchise's signature supernatural entities within humans. Taku Iwasaki (Lunar Silver Star Story Lunatic Festa Vol. 3 game, Read or Die anime) is composing the music.
The Persona 3 game has already been adapted into three novel volumes (two of which were illustrated by Soejima) and a manga in MediaWorks' Dengeki Maoh magazine by Shuji Sogabe (Tow Ubukata's Eulenspiegel manga).
Source: Moon Phase
Update: Information on previous adaptations added.