Persona 5 Anime Set to Premiere April 2018 in Japan

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Atlus and animation studio A-1 Pictures have announced the window in which the Persona 5 anime will broadcast.

The new animation based on the latest entry in their Shin Megami Tensei Persona series will premiere sometime in April of next year. Here’s a look at the key art for the anime:

Persona 5 protagonist will be named Ren Amamiya in the anime, the same name being used in the upcoming music-rhythm game Persona 5: Dancing Star Night.

Persona 5 is now available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough written and video review for Persona 5 here (we highly recommend it!).

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  1. CrusaderEsper
    December 24, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I wonder if this means we’ll get an official name for him. Naming protags is the hardest part of any RPG.

  2. CrusaderEsper
    December 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I need a name, please.

  3. orbo
    December 24, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    No lie, I can spend an hour on naming screens that have no default as I procrastinate any way I can.
    I’m gonna see that name for the rest of the game, I don’t wanna pick something that sounds weird or out of place, and this is especially true for persona games.
    Nothing breaks the illusion of localization faster than characters referring to me as (real western last name)-kun.

  4. -blank-
    December 24, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I mean, it says right in the article his name is Ren Amamiya. Which is gonna be really weird to get used to. I’ve already gotten used to Akira Kurusu

  5. Warrior90
    December 25, 2017 at 6:02 am

    P5 Harem

  6. Warrior90
    December 25, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Having your own general RP name helps.

  7. EH7
    December 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Such a cliffhanger !

  8. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    December 26, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Ugh. I got used to his manga name, though.

  9. Snorlaxation
    December 26, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Is it ‘EVERYONE’ or just every ‘female’?

  10. Snorlaxation
    December 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

    At least it’s better than Makoto Yuki (or Yu Thundergod-too-on-the-nose).
    I’m still not over calling them Minato and Souji.

  11. Ace
    December 26, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Purse owner!

  12. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    December 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I can confirm without a shadow of doubt it’s almost every female.

  13. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    December 28, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Spring 2018 is gonna be suuuuuuch a good season for anime. With this, Fullmetal Panic IV and more Hero Academia… April can’t come quicker