Atlus has just announced another game in the Persona series will get an anime adaptation. We are talking, of course, about the latest game in the series, Persona 5. The anime will be titled Persona 5 The Animation, and will be launched in Japan next year.
Persona 5 is an exciting RPG continuing the adventures of The Protagonist
Persona 5 is an RPG developed by Atlus for PS3 and PS4. It first appeared in Japan in September 2016, and reached the rest of the world in April 2017. Although titled Persona 5, chronologically, the game is actually the sixth title in the series.
Since it is a Japanese video game, the action takes place in Tokyo, and looks at the adventures of the main character called simply The Protagonist. He has been transferred to Shujin Academy after receiving a false accusation and ending up on probation.
As you probably know, all characters have to battle unclean forces by using their Personas, which are supernatural manifestations of their psyches. Apart from RPG elements, the game also has players explore dungeons or simulate social situations.
Atlus is quite secretive with the anime teaser
Atlus has already released a trailer, but revealed no other details regarding the action of the anime. As other games in the series already have anime adaptations, the new movie will feature the original voice cast.
Unfortunately, Atlus has region-blocked the teaser on YouTube. This also makes it hard for us to tell if the anime will be released in other regions as well. However, as the time comes, the company will probably offer more information on the upcoming animation.
Persona 5 The Animation is a different anime from Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers. This is only a prequel, and comes as a short movie, not a full animation. Therefore, it’s quite likely that it will follow the plotline present in the video game.
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