As previously reported, Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced in a television advertisement on Sunday that Persona 5 the Animation will be a part of the channel’s Spring 2018 simulcast line-up.
The channel has revealed on Tuesday that the upcoming show will premiere on April 8, airing Every Sundays at 02:00am (01:00am JKT/BKK).
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! (Synopsis from Persona 5 the Animation USA Website)
Persona 5 the Animation is an upcoming anime adaptation based on the hugely-popular and critically-acclaimed video game by P-Studio, which was released in Japan on September 2016 by game publisher Altus. Persona 5 is the sixth installment of the Persona video game series, which is a part of the Megami Tensei franchise.
The upcoming show will be directed by Masashi Ishima, who also directed the From the New World anime series, while Sket Dance scriptwriter Shinichi Inotsume will handle the series composition.
Persona 3 the Movie animation director Tomomi Ishikawa will adapt Shigenori Soejima’s original character designs, which will be produced by A-1 Pictures.
Several voice cast from the game will reprise their role in the upcoming anime:
- Jun Fukuyama as “Ren Amamiya”
- Mamoru Miyano as “Ryuji Sakamoto”
- Ikue Otani as “Morgana”
- Nana Mizuki as “Anne Takamaki”
- Tomokazu Sugita as “Yusuke Kitagawa”
- Rina Satou as “Makoto Niijima”
- Aoi Yuki as “Futaba Sakura”
- Haruka Tomatsu as “Haru Okumura”
- Soichiro Hoshi as “Goro Akechi”