18 Minutes of Persona 5 With Ann Takamaki English VA

Atlus has shared a new gameplay video for Persona 5.

Featured above, the 18-minute long gameplay video has Ann Takamaki’s English voice actor Erika Harlacher playing through the game. Naturally, if you’re looking to avoid spoilers – you might want to avoid watching the entire thing.

Atlus also shared a free Yusuke Kitagawa PlayStation 4 theme and PlayStation Network avatar set on the PlayStation Store.

Persona 5 is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan, and will launch in North America and Europe on April 4th.

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  • Fear Me I Am Free

    I’m glad we are getting Japanese VA, but I’m not feeling it this time and I’m someone who thought the dubs for 3 and 4 were really good especially 3’s dub.

  • Snorlaxation

    I’m not getting what you’re saying. You’re not feeling the Dub this time?
    I’m a little iffy on Anne and Futaba’s voices myself, but I don’t yet know if that’s enough to give up on it all.

  • Kiryu

    Thankfully we get Japanese audio otherwise i would need tampons in my ears to stop earbleeding during the game.

  • Magilou

    obligatory jap audio comment here

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    She has a great voice, to be honest.

    Her autism also turns me on.

  • Sam XXX

    As long as this game make me feel like a stoic Japanse high school teenager.

  • Bitterbear

    Oh, it’s Téa Gardner from Yu-Gi-Oh!.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    I still cannot belive that they will finally release a persona game with Japanese voice acting. For me, this is a reason to finally get a game from them.

  • Zero Eternity

    I wonder if voice actors ever feel awkward hearing themselves talk in games?

  • It’s shit.

  • chaoguy

    I wonder if they’d do something on Voices of Gaming. Though I am happy for Dual Audio.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • VLOCKUP

    He doesn’t hate and later enjoy the dub. He doesn’t like the dub and it stays that way.

  • Ruto-hime

    I’m actually really excited for this game so far, Japanese Audio, probably uncensored… I hope they keep their promises.

  • UnpluggedBeta

    Sounds like you pretty thirsty son!

  • UnpluggedBeta

    Good, now bring it to PC and we can talk.

  • DOUGHNUTS ARE AMAZING

    Dafuq has autism got to do with this? That’s just being ableist and offensive.

  • Snorlaxation

    how so?

  • Bitterbear

    The English voice sounds exactly like that.

  • FailDRE86

    This forced geeking out was too cringey for me

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    It’s not her. Tea Gardner was voiced by some woman named Amy Birnbaum.

  • Bitterbear

    Does it really matter who the voice actress is? It’s like English localization has a preset kind of voices, and Yu-gi-oh! had pretty much every default voice stereotype that ever is.

  • Migi

    Now i hope they translation isn’t something on the level of TAles of hearst R cause then it would still be meaninless.

  • RetroGamer

    She looks like a Tumblr hipster. Now if I play with English audio, I’ll associate Ann’s voice with this image. :/

  • Fenrir007

    Finally I wont need to wait for an undub before playing a Persona game.

  • Fenrir007

    Autism is a weapon. Harness it well.

  • Fenrir007

    Thank god for dual audio!

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Yeah, it does. You say it’s Tea Gardner, but it’s not.

  • Bitterbear

    Localized anime/JRPGs tends to sound like the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh! There’s always a Téa, a sassy Mai, the Joey Wheeler-underestimated friend with the New Joisey accent.
    4Kids may have abandoned localization, but it feels like the casting directors they employed are still roving around.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Ok I don’t know what you are doing. You are trying to start a completely different conversation. You said she was Tea Gardner. She’s not. End of Story.

  • Eden

    lol “ableist”…I guess we just put “ist” after anything now huh?

  • Bitterbear

    No worries. I always have this great monologue in my head and that mistranslates into one or two sentences out of context.

    What I was trying to say is that she sounds like Tea. I’m glad it’s going to have Japanese voices. That way this game is not going to feel like I’m playing a Yu-gi-oh! game.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    lmfao