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.