Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Tuesday that they will simulcast the year-end television special of PERSONA5 the Animation.
PERSONA5 the Animation: Dark Sun will premiere on Tuesday, January 1, at 11:30pm (10:30pm JKT/BKK), within 48 hours after the initial Japanese telecast.
As a part of ANIPLUS Asia’s holiday programming, the channel will also have a two-day marathon of the 26-episode series.
Episodes 1-13 will air Monday, December 31, from 06:00pm (05:00pm JKT/BKK), while Episodes 14-26 follows the next day at the same time.
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 anime series based on the critically-acclaimed and best-selling 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 anime was directed by Masashi Ishima, who also directed the From the New World anime series, while Sket Dance scriptwriter Shinichi Inotsume handled the series composition.
Persona 3 the Movie animation director Tomomi Ishikawa adapted Shigenori Soejima’s original character designs, which was produced by A-1 Pictures.
Japanese voice cast of the video games reunited to portray their roles in the anime series, including Jun Fukuyama as “Ren Amamiya”, Mamoru Miyano as “Ryuji Sakamoto”, and Nana Mizuki as “Anne Takamaki”.