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Persona 5 the Animation Dark Sun Anime Special's 1st Minute Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Special airs on December 30

The official Twitter account for the PERSONA 5 the Animation television anime series began streaming the first minute of the PERSONA 5 the Animation: Dark Sun television anime special on Wednesday.

The special will air on December 30 at 24:00 (effectively December 31 at 12:00 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11. The anime will then air on MBS on January 2.

Aniplex of America describes the story of the television series based on Atlus' role-playing game:

Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo.
Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.
Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another...
Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.
Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!

The 26-episode series premiered on April 7 and aired through September. Aniplex of America streamed the series on Crunchyroll and Hulu as it aired.

Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Kamichu!) directed 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) adapted 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) was in charge of the series scripts. Shoji Meguro returned from the game to compose the anime's music. Lyn performed both opening theme songs and both ending theme songs.

Sources: PERSONA 5 the Animation's website and Twitter account


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