PERSONA5 The Animation Confirms Premiere Date And Streaming Platform

The Phantom Thieves of Hearts are coming to Crunchyroll and Hulu!

At their industry panel at Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington), Aniplex of America announced that the highly anticipated PERSONA5 the Animation will be premiering this spring on Crunchyroll and Hulu. The series is an anime adaptation of best-selling JRPG, Persona 5, by game developer, ATLUS, first released in Japan in 2016 and subsequently worldwide in 2017. Set in modern Tokyo, PERSONA5 the Animation chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of teenagers who call themselves the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts.” Together with their metaphysical manifestations known as their Personas, the group seeks to solve crimes by reforming the source of corruption within people’s hearts. The popularity of the series showed no sign of waning with a subtitled trailer posted on the Aniplex of America YouTube page quickly gaining over a quarter million views in less than 3 weeks. PERSONA5 the Animation premieres April 7th only on Crunchyroll and Hulu, with new episodes streaming every Saturday.

Key creators of the original game reunite for the highly anticipated seriesincluding sound composer Shoji Meguro providing the stylized and jazz-themed soundtrack, Katsura Hashino credited for the Original Concept, and ATLUS’s own Shigenori Soejima providing the series’ Original Character Design. Critically acclaimed animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist) will produce the series with Director Masashi Ishihama (ERASED, Your lie in April) bringing the game to the TV screen. The series also features an all-star voice cast who also voiced the game, including super star voice actor Jun Fukuyama (DURARARA!!, Blue Exorcist, WAGNARIA!!) as protagonist Ren Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, DURARARA!!) as Ryuji Sakamoto, Nana Mizuki (Blast of Tempest, VALVRAVE the Liberator, WWW.WAGNARIA!!) as Ann Takamaki, Tomokazu Sugita (The irregular at magic high school, The Asterisk War, March comes in like a lion) as Yusuke Kitagawa, and Ikue Otani, the legendary voice of Pikachu, as Morgana.

 

About PERSONA5 the Animation:

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!

For details on PERSONA5 the Animationgo to www.P5Ausa.com or follow the official Facebook at: www.facebook.com/P5A.USA.

 

STAFF

Original Work: “Persona 5” (ATLUS)

Original Concept: Katsura Hashino

Original Character Design: Shigenori Soejima

Original Demon Design: Kazuma Kaneko

Director: Masashi Ishihama

Series Composition: Shinichi Inotsume

Character Design: Tomomi Ishikawa

Sound Composer: Shoji Meguro

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

 

CAST

Ren Amamiya: Jun Fukuyama

Ryuji Sakamoto: Mamoru Miyano

Ann Takamaki: Nana Mizuki

Morgana: Ikue Otani

Yusuke Kitagawa: Tomokazu Sugita

Makoto Niijima: Rina Satoh

Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yuki

Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu

Goro Akechi: Soichiro Hoshi

 

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