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Persona 5 TV Anime Reveals Staff, Promo Video, April Premiere

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Kamichu!'s Masashi Ishihama directs off scripts supervised by Hayate's Shinichi Inotsume

The "TV Animation Persona 5 Top Secret Info Revealed! Live-Streamed Special: Something Will Happen in Shibuya on Christmas Eve!?" program unveiled new information, a promotional video, and the first key visual for A-1 Pictures' television anime of the Atlus game Persona 5 on Sunday.

Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Kamichu!) is directing PERSONA 5 the Animation, and the game franchise's producer Katsura Hashino is credited with the original story concept. Satomi Ishikawa (Convenience Store Boy Friends) is adapting Shigenori Soejima's original game character designs for animation. Kazuma Kaneko is credited for having drawn the original demon designs from the game. Shinichi Inotsume (Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, Hayate the Combat Butler, Sket Dance) is in charge of the series scripts. Shōji Meguro is returning from the game to compose the anime's music.

The anime will premiere next April on the Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, MBS, and BS11 channels. The name of the protagonist in the anime is Ren Amamiya. The new visual feature Ren standing at Tokyo's iconic Shibuya Crossing intersection. Like the previous visual, the anime's official website has the following tagline on the new visual, "The world will be stolen by them."

The voice cast members from the game are reprising their roles for the anime:

The latest entry in the Persona role-playing game series shipped for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on September 15, 2016. The game shipped in North America on April 4, 2017 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, 2016. 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.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

Source: Animate Times

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