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Persona 4 The Golden Animation's Promo Video, Story Unveiled

posted on by Egan Loo
July anime to run in Animeism block on MBS/TBS with Kana Hanazawa as Marie

A promotional video for the Persona 4 the Golden Animation (Persona 4 Golden The Animation) series ran during Friday's "Dark Hour TV ~Persona Hour~" live program on Niconico.

The official website outlines the story:

Spring. A rural town, far removed from the city, that spends its time peacefully. A boy arrives at YASO Inaba Station, where the cherry blossom petals are falling. His name is Yū Narukami. Due to his family's situation, he moves to Inaba to live with his uncle, and attends Yasogami High School.

From there, his school life begins: The shopping mall after school. The serial murders happening in the town. The Midnight Channel that comes on late at night...

What days are waiting for Yū and his friends "this time"?

The anime will premiere this July during the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and their affiliates.

Before directing this new anime series, Tomohisa Taguchi worked on the opening and the important parts of specific episodes in the first Persona 4 The Animation series. Those episodes include the final episode, the main characters' time at the open-air school in episode 8, and their summer vacation in episode 14. The first anime's Seiji Kishi will serve as chief director of the new anime.

Shoji Meguro is returning from the game series and the first anime to compose the music of the new series alongside Tetsuya Kobayashi, a collaborator of his since Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream. Series script supervisor Jun Kumagai worked on the scenario of every episode of the first series. Character designer Masaru Shindō worked as a key animator on episodes of the first series.

The new anime reunites the cast from the game and first television anime, including Daisuke Namikawa as the main character Yū Narukami. Joining the cast is Kana Hanazawa, who will reprise her role of Marie from the Persona 4 Golden PS Vita game.

Thanks to Maxim Firsov for the news tip

Source: MoCA News

Images © Atlus © Sega/P4GA Committee

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