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Persona 5 Game Gets TV Anime Series in 2018 (Updated With Video)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A-1 Pictures returns from previous anime special for new series

The official Twitter account for Atlus' Persona franchise announced on Sunday that the Persona 5 game is getting a television anime series by A-1 Pictures in 2018. Atlus held "The Attic Meeting Cafe LeBlanc" event in Tokyo on Sunday for the game.

The tagline on the image above read "The world will be stolen by them."

The official website began streaming a teaser promo video for for the anime project on Sunday, which confirms the returning cast from the game, including Jun Fukuyama as the protagonist. (Note: the video on the official website is region-locked to Japan.)

The latest entry in the Persona role-playing game series shipped for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on September 15. The game shipped in North America on April 4 after a delay.

The game featured animation sequences from the Production I.G studio.

The Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers- television anime special by A-1 Pictures aired on September 3. The special recounts the prologue story of the young thief organization at the center of the game. Crunchyroll streamed the television special, and Aniplex of America released it on an import Blu-ray Disc of the Collector's Edition on February 14.

AIC A.S.T.A. previously animated the Persona 4 The Animation series and the Persona 3 the Movie #1 Spring of Birth and Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream films. A-1 Pictures previously animated the Persona 4 the Golden Animation anime series and the Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down and Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth films. A-1 Pictures also animated the Persona -trinity soul- television anime series.

Update: Added returning cast information, embedded teaser video.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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