NEWS - Persona 5: The Animation Announced
Reported by NCZ on Mon Jul 31 2017

After 8 years of anticipation, the fifth entry in the Persona series of RPGs was released in Japan last September to critical acclaim and commercial success. Since its much-delayed worldwide release in April, the game has sold over 1.5 million copies and become developer Atlus's biggest game in their 30-year history. So naturally, it's a no-brainer that Atlus are expanding Persona 5 beyond video games, and into the world of TV animation.

The Persona series is no stranger to anime adaptations - Persona 4 received not just one, but two TV series, while Persona 3 was faithfully adapted by a tetralogy of films. Persona 5 itself even received a special one-off episode titled "The Daybreakers" during the buildup to its September release.

Produced by A-1 Pictures, the Persona 5 animation will reunite the game's full voice cast, and fully adapt its storyline.

Protagonist: Jun Fukuyama

Ann Takamaki: Nana Mizuki

Ryuji Sakamoto: Mamoru Miyano

Morgana: Ikue Ohtani

Yusuke Kitagawa: Tomokazu Sugita

Makoto Niijima: Rina Sato

Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yuuki

Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu

Goro Akechi: Soichiro Hoshi

Persona 5: The Animation will air in 2018.



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said at 7:59 AM on Mon Jul 31 2017
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I suppose this was expected really. Hopefully this one does actually get a dub this time around so we hear the English cast as well.
said at 2:12 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017

That would be great, although probably unlikely. Aniplex hasn't really made an effort to get the P3 movies or P4 the Golden Animation dubbed. Hopefully this bucks the trend since it's releasing much closer to its source material than those anime series did.
said at 2:27 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017
@SNaG Same. I can "sorta" understand why the Golden Animation wasn't dubbed, but I do think it would definitely be a real shame if they didn't do this one, however.
said at 1:16 PM on Tue Aug 1 2017
@HylianBelmont Here's what Cassandra Lee Morris says about it-
6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016