Persona 5 The Animation
Best Anime of April 2018
Persona 5 made a huge splash last year when it released in the west, and as is now series tradition, it’s getting an anime adaption this month. The adaption is made by the renowned A1 Pictures, responsible for shows like Fairy Tail, Blue Exorcist, The Seven Deadly Sins, and the adaptions of both Persona 4 and Persona 3.
The Persona 5 anime follows the story of the game and even retains the original Japanese voice cast, although certain elements will, of course, have to be cut out. The series is getting a 24 episode run and features some absolutely gorgeous animation. Even better, the anime’s director recently teased that there’s a “big surprise” coming in the show soon. This could mean any number of things, one of which could be that the show is splintering off from the game somehow. We’ll have to wait and see, of course, but it gives even those that have completed the game a reason to watch.
The first episode of Persona 5 The Animation is available to watch right now on Crunchyroll, and the rest of the series will be SimulCast through the provider on Saturdays. Just keep in mind that Crunchyroll is a paid subscription unless you want to watch with ads and wait a while after the SimulCast.