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Persona 5 The Animation Gets “Stars and Ours” Special in March 2019


Earlier today, the official Persona 5 The Animation anime website announced that the title will receive a new anime special, subtitled Stars and Ours. A teaser trailer for the project was revealed, which shows the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, as well as various imagery related to the group’s upcoming final heist.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6zr3vn

Persona 5 The Animation: Stars and Ours will premiere in March 2019. The previous special, Dark Sun aired today, at 24:00 JST (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.

Persona 5 The Animation Cour 2 Key VisualThe 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.

Source: Nijimen

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