The anime adaptation of last year’s acclaimed RPG Persona 5 now has a premiere date for the United States. Aniplex of America, which recently acquired the rights to Persona 5: The Animation in the US, announced today at Sakura-Con that it will simulcast the series on Crunchyroll and Hulu, Anime News Network reports. The premiere is scheduled for April 7, the same day it will air in Japan.
Persona 5: The Animation follows the same premise as the game. It begins with the protagonist—named Ren Amamiya—transferring to Shujin Academy. Soon after, his persona awakens, and he and his friends form the Phantom Thieves. In February, Aniplex of America released an English-subtitled trailer for the series, which you can watch below.
While Production I.G (best known for Ghost in the Shell) made the animated sequences from the game, A-1 Pictures is producing Persona 5: The Animation. A-1 Pictures previously worked on Persona 4: The Golden Animation. Additionally, the game’s Japanese voice cast are reprising their roles for the anime, and Shoji Meguro is returning to compose the music.
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Author: #GamesNews gamespot.com