These shapeshifters are ready to return to Poe’s masquerade, hiding both face and mind.
Earlier today, the official Persona 5 The Animation anime website updated with details on the upcoming Persona 5 the Animation: Dark Sun TV special. The premiere date, as well as a trailer and visual for the project were revealed.
We break the details down below.
The minute-long trailer features Akechi narrating the introduction, as it cuts to a red-screened shot of him shooting Ren Amamiya through the head. The scene fades out, and changes to Joker walking into the casino metaverse. From here, it flies through various shots, of the Personas, of red-backed action scenes, and of the main cast in their everyday appearances. The episode’s main theme song plays as a background track.
The new visual features a red background split by a gunshot and shattering glass. The main characters’ everyday personas can be seen in the shards. Akechi is in the biggest piece, his expression deranged as he holds a handgun.
Persona 5 the Animation: Dark Sun will air on December 30 at 24:00 (12/31/2018 at Midnight) 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) was in charge of series composition, while Persona 5 composer Shoji Meguro (Persona 3, Persona 4) scored the soundtrack.
The series stars 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 returned 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 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.