Aniplex of America Takes Your Heart With Persona 5 The Animation License

This is a pick-up that’s as massive as the Big Bang Burger Challenge!

Last night, Aniplex of America announced that they licensed Persona 5 The Animation. The company opened an English-language website, which notes that streaming details will be “coming soon.”

Aniplex started streaming an English-subtitled teaser for the show on Wednesday, which you can check out below.

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 Persona 5 the Animation 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 show 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.

Sources: Aniplex of America (Press Release)