Persona 5 the Animation’s Christmas livestream has just finished. In this 1.5 hour program, the voice actors for Joker, Futaba, Goro announced updates for the anime together!
First of all, the hero’s name is unfortunately not Akira Kursu, which is his name in the manga adaption. He has got a new name – Ren Amamiya (雨宮 蓮). A key visual that shows Ren in Shibuya has been unveiled.
Besides, a short PV was played in the livestream. It is now up on the official site. According to the trailer, it seems like the anime will share the same plot with the game.
Persona 5 the Animation will air in 2018 April on major Japanese TV channels.
Hero: Jun Fukuyama
Ann Takamaki: Nana Mizuki
Ryuji Sakamoto: Mamoru Miyano
Morgana: Ikue Otani
Yusuke Kitagawa: Tomokazu Sugita
Makoto Nijima: Rina Sato
Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yuki
Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu
Goro Akechi: Soichiro Hoshi
Director: Masashi Ishihama
Screenplay: Shinichi Inotsume
Character Design: Tomomi Ishikawa
Music: Shoji Meguro
Animation: A-1 Pictures
Persona 5 (ペルソナ５) is Atlus’ RPG released last year for PS3 and PS4. Like the other titles in the Persona series, it tells the story of a group of high school students who possess Persona, which is a powerful spirit that represents a person’s alter ego. Persona allow them to change a person’s heart, prompting them to vow to change their rotten society this way. A single episode called PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS- has already been made.