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Persona 5 Anime Gets New TV Special in March (Updated)

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Anime's 11th home video release to also include unaired episode on May 29

Aniplex announced on Monday that the PERSONA 5 the Animation anime will get a second special titled PERSONA 5 the Animation: Stars and Ours that will air in March. The special is listed as the second half of the two specials.

(Note: The below video is region-locked to Japan only.)

The first special, PERSONA 5 the Animation: Dark Sun, aired on December 30 at 24:00 (effectively December 31 at 12:00 a.m.) on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.

Aniplex also revealed that the anime's 11th home video release, which will ship on May 29, will include both PERSONA 5 the Animation: Dark Sun and an unaired episode.

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.

Source: Press release

Update: Embedded video added.


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