Aniplex of America recently acquired the rights to broadcast Persona 5: The Animation in the US and they’re not wasting any time. Today they announced at Sakura-Con that it will simulcast the series on Crunchyroll and Hulu. It will premiere on April 7 – which is the same day that it will air in Japan.
Persona 5: The Animation is coming to the US in April
Persona 5: The Animation has the same basic plot as the game, so if you’ve played that then you know what to expect. It will start with the protagonist – who is named Ren Amamiya in the anime version – transferring to Shujin Academy. Shortly after his arrival, his Persona awakens. With his new friends, he forms the Phantom Thieves. In February, Aniplex of America released an English-subtitled trailer for Persona 5: The Animation. Did you miss it? If so, here it is.
Just like the game that inspired it, the anime looks really cool! It is being animated by A-1 Pictures. They previously worked on Persona 4: The Golden Animation, so the series is in good hands.
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