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Persona 5 The Animation Gets New Visual, Collaboration Cafe


Nevermind that it’s off the air, these phantom thieves are still stealing hearts!

Earlier today, Persona fans flocked to Shibuya’s LOFT 9 for the “Net Tea Ruburan Ikumi Sekai na talk” talk show event. During the event, it was announced that the Persona 5 brand will partner with Good Smile and retailer Animate to host a cafe in November. A visual for the cafe was revealed, which features Joker and Akechi standing back-to-back against a fractured background.

Persona 5 Collaboration Cafe Visual

Furthermore, the “Aniplex+” online shop will offer additional Persona 5 goods starting in December.

Persona 5 The Animation aired in the Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 broadcast seasons. 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) was in charge of series composition, while Persona 5 composer Shoji Meguro (Persona 3, Persona 4) scored the soundtrack.

The series will receive a TV special, titled Dark Sun, at the end of 2018.

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 2017.

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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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