Persona 4 Anime Compiled Into 90-Minute Film with New Cuts
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Persona 4 The Animation announced on Sunday that the entire anime series will be compiled into one film with some new cuts of footage. Persona 4 The Animation -The Factor of Hope- will be about 90 minutes long and will open in 10 theaters in Japan on June 9.
The film will not only recap the entire 25-episode television anime series with new cuts, but also the unaired "True End Episode" that will be included in the 10th Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume.
The 10 theaters will include screens in the Kanto, Nagoya, and Osaka areas. Advance tickets with bonus extras will go on sale in 26 Animate stores, Animate's mail-order service, MOVIC's mail-order service, and the participating theaters starting on May 28. Animate will be giving away an exclusive B2 poster of the film's key visual image (pictured right), with a printed signature of voice actor Daisuke Namikawa, with a 2,000-yen (about US$25) advance ticket. The theaters will offer a set of two original postcards with a 1,500-yen (US$19) advance ticket. Every attendees will receive one of seven randomly distributed original stickers inspired by strips of film.
The cast members Daisuke Namikawa, Morikubo, and Kappei Yamaguchi are scheduled to appear in on-stage greetings at a midnight screening at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater on June 9. That 3,000-yen (US$37) screening will also show selected Persona 4 television episodes after the film itself. To mark the occasion, there will be a special edition of Namikawa and Morikubo's Mayonaka Live TV talk show streamed on niconico Live on June 1 at midnight.
Sentai Filmworks announced its license of the television anime series last September, and it plans to release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc this year. The Anime Network streamed the series as it airs in Japan.
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