Everyone’s favorite adorkable track star is stepping up to the starting line for this visual!
Earlier today, the official Persona 5 The Animation anime website updated with a new key visual. The image focuses on Ryuji, who’s dressed in his track uniform as he laces up his sneakers.
Persona 5 the Animation will air in April 2018, on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, MBS, and BS11.
Masashi Ishihama (From the New World, Garakowa -Restore the World-) was tapped to direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with Satomi Ishikawa (Convenience Store Boy Friends) providing character designs. Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Hayate the Combat Butler) is in charge of series composition, while Persona 5 composer Shoji Meguro (Persona 3, Persona 4) will score the soundtrack.
Persona franchise producer Katsura Hashino is credited with the original plot concept. Kazuma Kaneko is credited with original demon designs, while Shigenori Soejima is credited as original character designer.
The series will star the following:
- Ren Amamiya/Joker: Jun Fukuyama
- Ryuji Sakamoto/Skull: Mamoru Miyano
- Morgana: Ikue Otani
- Anne Takamaki/Panther: Nana Mizuki
- Yusuke Kitagawa/Fox: Tomokazu Sugita
- Makoto Niijima/Queen: Rina Satou
- Futaba Sakura/Oracle: Aoi Yūki
- Haru Okumura/Noir: Haruka Tomatsu
- Goro Akechi: Sōichiro Hoshi
All of the cast members are returning from the original Persona 5 game.
Persona 5 was originally released on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles in September 2016. Atlus released the title outside of Japan in April.
The title received a 55-minute animated prologue, titled Persona 5 the Animation -The Day Breakers-, on September 3, 2016. Takaharu Ozaki directed the project at A-1 Pictures, with Shinichi Inotsume (Garo: Crimson Moon, Hayate the Combat Butler) writing the script. The team of Keita Matsumoto (Sands of Destruction, Shining Hearts) and Toshiyuki Yahagi (Joker Game) provided character designs.