Persona 4 Anime To Invade The Backside Of The TV [Update]

By Ishaan . April 11, 2011 . 1:01pm

The Persona 4 anime is “officially official.” AIC ASTA, who have previously worked on Bamboo Blade amongst other anime shows,  are in charge of the series’ production. There’s a proper website up for the anime now.

 

The staff and cast page reveals a few additional details. Kazuma Kaneko, who you know as Atlus’ demon designer is credited for Persona designs. Shigenori Soejima is credited for character design. However, Shoji Meguro, music composer for the Persona series, is credited for providing the anime series’ music as well. Is Meguro creating new music specifically for the anime, or will the series use certain tracks from the game? (Or both?)

 

Additionally, the site reveals that the protagonist has a new name for the anime. Instead of Seta Souji, as he’s referred to in the Persona 4 manga, he’s called Yu Narukami in the anime.

 

Update: Here’s another teaser trailer. Thanks to MisterDandylion for linking to it in the comments!

 


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  • urbanscholar

    Cool…so I guess now we will argue on the matter of whom should be the protagonists canonical girlfriend?

    • http://twitter.com/Cucumber_man Cucumber

      Haha, too true. First thing internet people will argue about.

      • urbanscholar

        Indeed!

    • malek86

      We are doing that on Bounce already… and it’s not pretty.

      • urbanscholar

        I pray for thy safety

      • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

        Everyone knows it should be Yukiko.

        • Zero_Destiny

          No Teddie already has dibbs!!!!!!
          [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfPTakM0F-Y]

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Why pedo? Yukiko is really well devoped!!

            For a moment Nanako went through my mind… they wouldnt…

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Um if they gave that a chance there would be two types of folks here.

            Those who did and those who lied.

        • fuzzy_hobo

          I second that! Actually, I would take any romantic pairing so long as P4 avoids the dreaded indecisive protagonist trap of anime.

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            We’re talking about Yu, he’s the most awesome pimp in the gaming history, if he won’t end up with all girls, then at least one of them, though, I won’t say my favorite for staying spoiler free here. However Yukiko is probably the most “canonical” one.

          • Ren

            Nope, if we’re talking about most canonical it’s Rise, she the one who hits on him every single second. I love the Yu puns.

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            @Ren
            I always saw Rise as more of the cheery 2nd girl we have in a lot of animes, you know like you said the one who always tries to hit on the main. And totally, I start to like the name if only for the awesome puns~

          • fuzzy_hobo

            Oh, I do not doubt Yu’s awesomeness. Technically, P4 could be a “true” harem anime and you could argue it is still faithful to the game (getting all the girls). But…no, no, no–can’t think that way!

          • malek86

            Usually the canonical girl would be the first one. Rise appears a bit too late to be consequential in that regard.

            *spoilers*

            Besides, isn’t she totally smitten for Adachi? I mean, in the last dungeon she kinda agrees with what he says.

          • Yui

            YOU GUYS

            STOP SAYING YU

            IT’S SOUJI >:D

          • Ren

            @Eridan

            HIS NAME IS YU!

            DEAL WITH IT! YU I >:D

        • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

          As a member of the Rise fanclub, I refuse to accept your argument! I shall substitute this reality with my own!

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            I’ll fight you to the death!!

            *whips out copy of Super IV 3D*

          • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

            *calls out Chie support*
            GALACTIC PUNT!

            *Ishaan is one hit KO-ed*

          • Ren

            Can’t Yu have both?

          • Ren

            @Ash Wouldn’t Chie be more willing to help the Yukiko side?

          • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

            @Ren: Shhhh! Don’t spoil my fun! Else I’ll send School Days Chie to your house.

          • Ren

            @Ash HaHa! Brazil is very far from Japan, and the shipping costs will kill you. Give up while you still have time! Also, I live secluded from the rest of the world, you’d need a very good map to find my house.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Risette is the one whose heart he breaks in a totally friendly way!

          • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

            But Rise is the representative of the Lovers arcana, just like Yukari in Persona 3! Ohohohoho *evil laugh*

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            That was totally a low blow. ;_;

          • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

            Sorry Ishaan, it was for the greater good >_<

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Rise is a popstar, it wouldnt have worked

        • DanteJones

          Naoto for Prez!

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            Alright just wanted to put spoilers, but whatever, I’m with you!!! Naoto is obviously the best choice!

          • urbanscholar

            Yes

          • DanteJones

            Oh crap, didn’t even think about that. :O Is there a way to add that black bar thing over the text?

          • urbanscholar

            *applause*

          • Zero_Destiny

            NO YU SPOILED IT FOR ME!!!!!!!! lol I kid Ren did that a long time ago
            :P
            [http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSwTMdByYqwoOJ2v15R1gqCXOxJ5u-trOU2--xi3pfXtO9uAjOe]
            [http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/371/60770-877690_naoto_9_large.jpg]

          • Ren

            Wait, when did I spoil you that? Wait, how the hell could you not have you know that by sight, hell, people knew about that the day the character was announced. Hell, if you hear the voice there’s no way that it will fool you!

          • Zero_Destiny

            On Bounce with your favorite character theard or something. Was WAY back before the good days when I started to spam your profile. I don’t know if Yu put a warning or not but I read it. :P Don’t worry Ren I don’t mind. :)

            Also I think YU mean YU

        • Ren

          Only if you mean with Chie.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I thought YU really liked Naota? You went for Chie?

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            Ishaan: Everyone knows it should be Yukiko.
            Ren: Only if you mean with Chie.
            =YukikoxChie, right?

          • Zero_Destiny

            XD I love how YU guys think!!!!!!! :D
            [http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/149/m_461126a881874087977cff39d412a679.jpg]

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Chie who? >8P

        • AnimusVox

          Yes, thank you.

        • Slashlen

          That much is obvious.

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          *breathes hard repeatedly*

        • M’iau M’iaut

          You certainly can make the argument that Yukiko would be the canon girl from how the game plays out. Chie basically throws her at ya and makes sure you know it. Chie and Naoto just strike me as more the best friend archetype and unless this is Shuffle, the best friend never wins the boy. Too many folks would want you dead if you ended up with Risette.

        • http://nisemonokami.deviantart.com/ NiseKami

          No, it’s Kanji.

          • http://modorenai.livejournal.com/ modorenai

            Nah, it’s obviously Yousuke. I mean, they even hugged! LOL.

            (Plus, he’s even the first character other than the protaganist to appear in the trailer. :p)

      • Ren

        Didn’t that just go into fanfiction and School Days territory and then on Chie/Yukiko? How is Chie/Yukiko not pretty?

        • Zero_Destiny

          Yeah and YU did it without me. :(

          • Ren

            Who said to be an upstanding member of society and to think about your future? See how that doesn’t do you any good!

          • Zero_Destiny

            [http://gamerlimit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/persona-4-kanji.jpg]

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          Chie wins againts the MC on a fight, one handed

          • Ren

            When did I go against that?

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Dunno, i just wanted to say it xD

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            …But that’s unfair, Chie doesn’t fight with her hands, but with her feet~

    • Zero_Destiny

      HAVE WE DONE IT? HAVE WE FINALLY SPIRALED A THREAD SO FAR OUTTA CONTROL THAT IT HAS ALMOST NOTHING TO DO WITH IT”S ORIGINAL PURPOSE AND IS NOW JUST A FREE-FOR-ALL? Oh yeah we do that all the time and it’s my one of my fav things about the site!!!!! RANDOM
      [http://fienemannroad.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/kanjibarfsarainbow.jpg]

      • Ren

        I’m sorry for every new guy who decides to take a look on the comments on threads like this. Sometimes I think we’re scaring new posters. I remember how I suffered to read the Valentines post because I got late.

        • Zero_Destiny

          lol That is how I first met Yui-chan. He asked me “What the Hell is going on, I can’t understand this.” I replied “We all went crazy and the thread is a mess.” He said “I like it. That’s how conversations should be a complete mess.” Then our unbreakable bond of nakama was formed. Good times. :)

          • Ren

            “It was love on first sight!”
            Can I ship you two?

          • Zero_Destiny

            Only is it brings a smile to your face. But don’t tell Rydia. She’s my first love. <3
            [http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h436/Zero_Destiny/RYDIA.jpg?t=1302559915]

          • Yui

            If I remember correctly, I have already been shipped with a great deal of community members. It is both intriguing and slightly unnerving. XD

          • Yui

            *brofist*

          • Zero_Destiny

            Remember to eat your brofist every morning before you go to school, it’s the most important part of the day!!! XD

          • Yui

            …eat…brofist???
            me confused. me no know how eat brofist. :(

          • Zero_Destiny

            Put it in your mouth and chew!!! XD

          • Yui

            You want me to chew on your hand? That’s pretty kinky. Also, I will bite straight through your deliciously fleshy arm, straight to the bone, I hope you know. I have the chompers of a great white shark. :P

          • Zero_Destiny

            Who said it was my hand? I’m not your brother. I’m your main man and your bro (You can call me Aniki) but I’m not your brother. Eat your own flesh and blood.

          • Yui

            …uh oh

            i just ate my own hand

            i think…i bit off more than i can chew :P

          • Zero_Destiny

            A new definition for hand to mouth was just created!!!!! XD

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Well, I did already see School Days mentioned. Which means THE GREAT YANDERE DEBATE v2 could open for business right here! If only one of the girls (even a secondary one) in P4 was one. Aigis was the closest I think the current Persona’s have gotten to that wonderful type, save perhaps the bad girl you could cut school with.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000301072427 Mark Shaver

      Seta/YuKiko (I’m actually a Seta/Yumi Fahn, but that’s cause of Melissa fahn)
      Yosuke/Chie
      Kanji/Naoto/Rise

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      YUKIKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! DJADJADAUHDHAD BLOOOOOOODD.

      But i bet there wont be anything romantic in the anime, i mean, maybe moments, but it will be surely an open ending on that side…

      • Ren

        Why would they do that when they can go the Harem way?

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

          And we all know by now if there is a choice of route for the producers, they always take the Harem route, and I love them for that~

          • Zero_Destiny

            Like this?
            [http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs48/i/2010/148/4/2/P4___Souji__s_harem_by_yoonsik.png]

          • Ren

            If only…

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            That’s exactly what I wanted to see..! I will be super disappointed if we don’t see exactly this picture in the anime!

          • Zero_Destiny

            I knew you guys had good taste. XD
            [http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/3/33816/1109661-f8bdd9c9eb139ba2e4ad2e82c83455f345c7787e_super.jpg]

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Omfg i wonder how that part will be on the anime xD

          • Ren

            If there’s no Alice panchira, then there’s no deal.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I got another one on my Lunch profile. :) Er that came out sounding weird. lol

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            I hope to see some harem action at Junes

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Harems are always great……..until the knives start to plunge.

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            That’s why we should learn from Makoto-Senpai!! He was a pioneer, he showed us how awesome a harem can be, but sadly he was not prepared for the outcome at his time….he died while showing us how to NOT handle a harem, so we won’t make the same mistakes! *salute*

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          Harem is the answer to god, IS THE ROAD TO THE WORLD ONLY GOD KNOWS

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Um, my MC was juggling 3 as I remember…..Yukiko, Rise and one of the social link girls. He woulda given the nurse the chance too!

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            But i think you cant do more than 1 at the same time T_T, i started from the beginning to woo Yukiko, and i got to the end and received my beautiful award.

            I was wooing Rise too, but when i got to her last part they just stayed like, “friends” D:, same with naoto, and i think is because i already reached my target with Yukiko

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            You can max all girls in one playthrough, but you have to decide which one you really love near the end of the game, you also can decide to stay friends with all of them..but what’s the fun of that right? x3

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Yeah, i enjoyed all those nights with Yukari >8D

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Lee/518924335 Tommy Lee

            You can be in romantic relationships with all of your female schoolmates that you set up a social link in the same play-through. It all depends on certain key dialogue choices in during certain social link events. If you did everything correctly, the relationship prompt comes up at the end of either of the girl’s 8th or 9th event.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

      Rise’s the cutest character but I’ve personally preferred Ai.

      • jello44

        “Rise’s the cutest character”

        I wholeheartedly agree.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Gotta say I’ve been gone a bit but call me a bit disappointed…..

      Woulda thought some wag here woulda tried matching him with Nanako!

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

        …hmhm, I like the way you think~! But we have to consider the situation between Yu and Nanako, it’s an awesome yet difficult relationship of true love~ :3

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Um they are only cousins, not sister and brother. And blood is never that big of an obstacle!

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            That much I can agree with you, but I thought more about Nanako’s father than them being relatives~

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Well, all Yu’d hafta do is use the fact her father’s assistant was a demon possessed killer who tried to destroy the world as leverage. Tell him he either allows true love or the truth comes out!

        • puchinri

          I don’t know about you, but Yu agreed to marry Nanko, so it could work!

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          Everyone seems to be changing Avatar, IS IT TIME FOR ME TO CHANGE TOO!?

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Hey I already announced I’d be changing with the new season long as I found one of Shiori that I liked.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Yeah, Shiori is awesome, your avatar pwnz all

          • Zero_Destiny

            No it’s just you and me. Together we’ll show the power of our tired and true pic’s!!!XD

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            CHANGE!! CHANGE IS GOOD ZERO!! OUR TAMASHI NEEDS CHANGE IN ORDER TO BECOME STRONGER

          • Zero_Destiny

            No your Tamashii can only grow in strength through perseverance!!!!! Stay true to your pic!!!! I’ve abandoned it once in my madness but never again er at least for awhile. It’s OK though I still got Aoshi on my side. ^_^

          • Ren

            Don’t worry Zero, I’ll never abandon you. I’ll never forgo the ways of EmoBunny! NEVER!

          • Zero_Destiny

            Yay!!! My nakama grow steadily. I feel their power swelling up inside of me. I won’t misuse it. For great Justice!!!!!!

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            Like M’iau said new season new avatar, I have to share my love for Lotte-chan <3
            I searched for Maria Holic, but couldn't find one I really liked other than the one I had the first(the one with the foot~)

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Lotte is good enough, specially, because of her voice xD, the famous Rie once again appears

    • puchinri

      Why are we limiting it to just girlfriend(s)? As far as I’m concerned, Yu wooed the whole town. …And maybe even a boss.

    • CleruTesh

      I gave my heart & soul to Chie. She may not have been “hot”, but she was the only girl with a personality that made you want to be around her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Morandi/100000837836996 Daniel Morandi

      Harem ending-

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh
    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Wow, you guys have been busy! I haven’t looked at Bounce in a day or so, hahaha.

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

        Yeah, that’s what happens when crazy fans have too much free time simultaneously..~ xd

        • Ren

          I hope Trist turned off notifications, or else his e-mail and message box must be full. Why didn’t you guys mention the director too? Granted, I don’t care much about anime directors, but putting Kishi Seiji up there would be good, right?

    • Zero_Destiny

      Argh you beat me too it. And darn all of YU!!!! I go back to class and miss out on the PERSONA x School Days conversation!!!! Way to have all the fun without me!!!!!!! >8(

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

        *points at his avatar*
        It’s your own fault!! Who cares about class when he is in the middle of PERSONA talk which is just about to kick into School Days territory?! Pff, I should torture you for this~!

        • Zero_Destiny

          Argh!!!!!! Curse YU!!!!
          [http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/180/d/a/Persona_4___Shoop_da_Whoop_by_UnknownHedgehog.png]

    • Yui

      Hmm…I actually feel bad for bringing it up in a question rather than a discussion thread now. It’s all so cluttered and messy. XD

      • Ren

        It would end up messy anyway. You know how we roll.

        • Yui

          Tru dat. All about spamming unthinkingly up in dis. :D

          • Zero_Destiny

            We can feed a starving country with some of our threads!!!! XD
            [http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/spam_1.jpg]

          • Yui

            damn it, actually, i should be working on my coursework right now. you guys are ruining my education. XD
            …100 replies hidden, click to expand? :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GD6TBU4U3KAFZHD2U4BCCMQQ6Q LalalaGirl

    I’m so excited! I’m hoping for a P3 anime if this is successful :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_REPVLCYWA665BQ3P764CJODKOE Andrew

    Any translation available of the Cast page?

    • Ren

      By cast you mean the characters or the staff?

    • Aoshi00

      The seiyuu cast are same as the game/drama CD’s…

      MC (Souji / Yuu) – Namikawa Daisuke
      Yousuke – Morikubo Shoutarou
      Yukiko – Koshimitsu Ami
      Chie – Horii Yui
      Rise – Kugiyama Rie
      Kanji – Seki Tomokazu
      Naoto – Paku Romi
      Teddy/Kuma – Yamaguchi Kappei
      Nanako – Kanda Akemi
      Doujima – Ishizuka Unshou

  • http://twitter.com/Timodus Timo Tuiskunen

    I don’t watch anime. Release the game on PSN!

  • nonoko

    Personally I’m kinda bummed that his name isn’t Souji Seta..

    • puchinri

      Same.

  • four_black_hearts

    “Invade The Backside”? Really?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      It’s a song from the OST. ;)

      (OK, fine…maybe we took some liberties with the invasion part…)

      • Ren

        Please say you’re being dense on purpose.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Of course. -_-

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

        I was actually wondering if you were making a Kanji reference.

    • puchinri

      Inadvertent (or intentional) hint that the anime will end with YuxKanji?
      (Though it’d be more like shy welcome and anticipation than invasion…)

  • http://twitter.com/ZagZagovich Zhan Fomenko

    I just want somebody to go through every subtitle for every episode and change the main character’s name to Charlie Tunoku.

  • MisterDandylion

    Yu Narukami…? o.O

    I already miss Seta Souji.

    It had more spark. xD

    I wonder how the Social Links will be managed? :D

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

      Couldn’t agree more man Seta Souji just sounds so much more badass! :D

    • Whoomp

      It’s not like they “changed” anything though. The P4 protagonist is a mere canavas that you project a personality to without fixed standards, the producers of the anime probably felt that they wanted to take him in a different direction than the manga.

    • Aoshi00

      I think the new name Narukami Yuu sounds cooler.. his drama name Seta Souji reminds me too much of Seta Soujirou from Rurouni Kenshin.. but it’s kinda weird he has a new name now.. like how they changed Asuka’s name from Souryuu Asuka Langley to Shikinami Asuka Langley in the new EVA movie all of a sudden, at least that’s only her last name..

      Glad we’re getting a P4 anime though, just like Steins;Gate, awesome..

      • MisterDandylion

        mmmm Now that you mention it….

        It sounds cooler indeed. :D Nice name: Narukami Yu (Kinda makes me think of when Homer Simpson changes his name to Max Power just because it sounded badass) hahaha

        • Aoshi00

          W/ great name comes great power indeed :).. It’s funny when you find out how plain some of the actors’ real names are…

          I guess for the P4 MC, they could take more liberty and start from scratch for the anime ver.. still they keep the same seiyuu from the drama CD.. they should’ve changed the voice as well..

          • Ren

            Did they really call him Seta Souji on the dramas? I don’t remember that. I though they used things like leader, aibo and etc to keep from saying it.

          • Aoshi00

            I haven’t listened to all the drama since I haven’t finished the game yet (I just beat the 8-bit castle and Naoto came out). I think you’re right, even after they named the MC in the drama, everyone still avoided saying his name by calling him sensei or senpai just like the game..

            Yuu does sound cooler to me though, it’s a unisex name, Seta Souji just sounded lame to me because it was so much like Kenshin’s Seta Soujirou.. wonder if they’d be calling him Yuu in the anime at all, guess they would still at least say his name when they introduce him, otherwise there’s really not much point to naming him yet again..

            To me there’s only one Yuu in anime, it was Matsuura Yuu from Marmalade Boy… so many “Yuuuuuuuu” lol.. (I can’t find a video of Miki whining Yuu though…)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6oYHRfMJTo

          • MisterDandylion

            I’m wondering what kind of personality will be given to him.

            It was implied in some sources that Minato was a more laid-back MC while Trinity Soul’s MC was more like an average-joe-kind-of guy. An interesting observation that can be made is that, in my opinion, Souji Seta is more like cocky type of MC (from this point on I will refer to Souji and Narukami Yu as different paradigms of P4′s MC -after all: what’s the point of retelling the story of Inaba with the same kind of character ;) )

            It kind of makes you think…..

  • http://twitter.com/Cucumber_man Cucumber

    I do not like the art. Looks like generic anime and not like Soejima.

    • puchinri

      Agreed. That was my first thought.

  • evilmoogle

    Obviously the anime ain’t canon just like the manga.
    It’s like the multiple endings in nocturne.
    It’s only canon when the creators said so.

    • Ren

      But if the creators are involved in the anime, doesn’t that mean that the anime universe is canon? After all, even if there can be no canon in the game, the anime can still be considered so.

      • evilmoogle

        I don’t think so.
        Only character designer + composer is involved.
        but if they were really involved in the production then yes.

        They can also say: “this is just a alternate universe “

  • Angeru_Lito

    Shoji Meguro is doing the music huh?….. Yeaaaaaah! know that i know this I can´t wait to see it, hear it? even if the music is a remix from the P4 soundtrack i don´t care at leas I know the sound its going to be great

  • MisterDandylion

    Ok, so here’s the anime teaser:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zT-GpYBUZQc

    The animation kinda looks like the one in the game :O

    Anyway, Shadow Yosuke FTW! XD

    EDIT: By the way, Yotube is already turning the MC’s new name into a meme.

    EXAMPLE: somenthing like: I’m Yu and Yu’re me. Unleash yur trueself!

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Thanks! Added to post. :)

      • MisterDandylion

        I should be thanking you, Ishaan and everyone else for making this site awesome ;)

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          ;__;

          H-happiness…? On the Internet? ;__;

          • MisterDandylion

            mmm? I don’t find weird this at all.

            I was always taught to be grateful. Seriously, not to sound like a suck-up, you guys provide the info and we should be grateful :) (Seriously, I consider Siliconera, an escape to the mess and hipocrisy that can be Gamespot, IGN to name a few)

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Hahaha, thank you!

  • PrinceHeir

    awesome :D

    though i have to play the game first before watching this :P

  • Angeru_Lito

    I don´t know who to feel about this whole “what is going to be canon”, for me canon is my name (this one) ,canon was the girl I choose Chie, canon was the max social links a got , its like Mass Effect There´s no Canon storyline but mine!

  • http://twitter.com/ALfromHELLSING Vasilii Hellsing

    I was hoping for P4P, but I don’t mind to have P4 anime.

  • MisterDandylion

    Acording to the japanese website: Daisuke Namikawa, Showtaro Morikubo, Yui Horie and Ami Koshimizu will reprise their original roles as MC, Yosuke, Chie and Yukiko (the first 4 leads). NO further information has been said yet about Kanji, Naoto, Rise or Teddy’s VAs. Neither was said about the other characters.

    AND…! As our good friend Philemon would say (I MISS HIM):

    “…..And those who are brave…..I reward them…..WITH THIS….!! Persona…. the power of the soul….. now stand up little warrior and defy darkness….”

    EDIT: Also Seiji Kishi (Seto no Hanayome; Angel Beats!) is directing it and AIC ASTA will provide the animation.

    • Ren

      The only one who’s fated to change is Igor, since his old VA died. They’ve been using the game’s VA for the Drama CDs too, so I take for granted all Main characters will have the same ones from the game.

    • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

      Y-y-you serious? Seto no Hanayome and Angel Beats? I get the feeling that this’ll be good.

      • Ren

        Really? Angel Beats was a train wreck in the end, although I think think it has to be because of the writing.

        • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

          I liked Angel Beats. Although they tried to be an anime that consists of every single genre, but I still appreciate their effort for trying to be entertaining instead of relying on moeblobs.

          • Ren

            I loved Angel Beats to death, until the final revelation. It’s like finding the love of your live and having a great year with that person just then to be told you got a STD from that person and you’ll die in one month.

          • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

            That’s reality, dude. You can’t have all the good things.

            *plays Ichiban no Takaramono*

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            The show was too much for me I have to say..I don’t have a problem with deep stories and characters, in fact I love them, and the soundtrack alone was worth the time you spend on it, but the plot and how it all ended, man that’s why I don’t watch drama animes too, I like me my normal happy ending..~

          • Ren

            @Ash yeah, but asking for a believable ending is not too much. And I really liked Otonashi/Kanade, it was a very deal breaker for me!

          • MisterDandylion

            Haha That has to be the funniest analogy I’ve ever heard xD So true.

            Seto no Hanayome….I just couldn’t stand the fact that it went MINDFUCK MODE every 5 seconds. For me, it went from funny to stupid to boring really fast :S

          • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

            I loved Angel Beats, I couldnt bear to watch the final episode, so it will be a surprise to me when I see it in English. So sad!

            (I preferred Otonashi x Hinata x Naoi :P my OTP)

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

      Oh YHWH! I just realized that I’m going to have to sit through that stupid bear’s voice! At least it isn’t as bad as the English one.

  • joesz

    I wonder if Atlus will feature same sex love in their future games…
    I know a guy that would like that.

    • Ren

      ME!

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

        Not only YU, ME too!

        • Ren

          Let’s turn P3P in Maria Holic!(granted, I never watched that show) Then we’ll turn it in Oofuri!

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            You made me shed tears of joy!! P3P Maria Holic, that would be the most hilarious game ever, we just need to hack the game so that you can hit on the female cast with the FemC and that she has an allergic reaction if touched by men. Though, I give up on Oofuri, can’t remember watching that~

          • Ren

            Oofuri is the closest you can get into Yaoi without being Yaoi… or a Jump show.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            I still wanted the chance as the female lead to go cougar on Kenji…..and who knows where a girl and her dog could have lead.

          • puchinri

            Please tell me that Kanae is still there! x’D

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            @puchinri
            She naturally is still there!! The show would be way too boring without the lovely Kanae! xD

          • puchinri

            Oh man, that would be the best thing ever to have it as Maria Holic and then Oofuri~ (and now I need to see if s.2 of Maria Holic started yet…). And you gotta watch it. It’s ….Maria Holic? (I don’t know if I should call it amazing, ridiculous or what.)

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

            Yes you should! Maria Holic is hands down one of the absolute most hilarious shows ever!! And yes the second season already started and it’s still as great as ever!! :D

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Hey just cuz Popotan had Ai, Mai and Mii doesn’t mean the P4 anime can’t!

    • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

      Only if is girl-girl

      • joesz

        Random Girl:ewwe! I prefer man-man.

        joesz:”FACE PALM” Humans……

        • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

          WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM HUMANS?!Girls dont say ewwe with girl to girl, boys say that with boy to boy, but girls dont, they are pretty much like, “meh” when it’s about that…, you still have a long way to go my little grasshopper.THERE IS SO MUCH YOU GOT TO LEARN IN THIS VAST WORLD, EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

          • joesz

            Well, gay girls do go for the girl/girl.

            And Tsuna does go for the guy/guy.

            Based on your texting,I’m starting to think that I’m your slave.WTF.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Well… at this age… the world is crazy enough xD let’s just keep it at this, my little cocodrile

          • Ren

            The best thing about Trist is that his gayness overshadows the guys who actually like guys irl. No one can fangirl like him.

          • Ren

            You now stand corrected
            http://humoncomics.com/lazy-tv-night

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Lol what th f… xD, actually i talk kinda from experience, dont ask why, because i dont know, that converstation subject appeared in some conversation with some girls i’ve met through my life, and all the reaction i’ve seen so far is what i said O.o

          • Ren

            I also talk from experience, when you say girl on girl most girls don’t care, but when you say them with another girl they are going to throw a fit and start screaming something about VAGINA like crazy. Happened with a friend last week, it was funny to watch her shrieking.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            hahaha certainly i havent mentioned the girl herself xD

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Juddgment Judgment8

    So no P4P? Sad panda ;_;

  • http://twitter.com/Saculogir Saculogir

    “Shoji Meguro, music composer for the Persona series, is credited for providing the anime series’ music as well.”

    Okay I’m sold. Give me this now!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Hiryuu

    :31 Freeze frame.

  • IceRomancer

    Well I’ll be Giving it a shot
    I’m a total persona nut anyway :)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

    Well we shall see. Who knows, maybe they’ll do it better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Lee/518924335 Tommy Lee

    … I’m interested in seeing Kanji’s indestructible chairs/lids in anime form.

  • holyPaladin

    Sounds interesting.
    This one not gonna fail like Trinity Soul I hope…

  • glemtvapen

    We all know it’s going to be Yu and Yousuke. P4 have too many incredible potential Bromances not to be used in the anime.

  • Sal

    http://www.mayonaka-tv.jp/

    The timer is reset

    • Ren

      Looking at the dial, seems the timer will be on for twelve times, I think the twitter mentioned tho expect more thing to come from the mayonaka tv site.

  • raymk

    I love this topic in here :). I was about to reply to someone else but I couldn’t keep up with everything lol. Oh well yukiko for the win and I don’t care who I have to fight!!!!!

  • ragnarok989

    Did anyone else notice that the countdown restarted….what’s next?

  • kroufonz

    just how many is aic division???

    there is aic build (oreimo), aic plus+(asobin ni ikuyo), aic classic (hourou musuko) etc

  • amagidyne

    Unless Shoji Meguro really is working on the anime (isn’t he kind of busy?), I’m guessing he’s credited for the “Prayer for Everyone’s Souls”.

    There’s no way they can show the Velvet Room without playing its theme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Chrome.Cell Bernard Yanga

    I felt Betrayed for the name Yu Narukami!!!! Well Time to change name

  • http://twitter.com/Sisnax Ratoba

    I hope that Atlus puts Persona 4 on PSN once the NGP comes out, since, considering its hardware, it could be possible to run PS2 games on it…

  • http://profiles.google.com/cncgamefan brandon martin

    At least it’s not based on it, like trinity soul was based on P3.
    I’m wondering 2 things:
    What ending will it follow and will it have those infamous pageants?

  • xuflit

    is shoji meguro music!! isn’t that cool!! i hope this can be much lively anime better than trinity soul,

  • xuflit

    is shoji meguro music!! isn’t that cool!! i hope this can be much lively anime better than trinity soul,

  • xuflit

    open http://www.mayonaka-tv.jp/ at midnight something may appearr….

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com Taijutsu-Joshua

    Not too hyped for this.. never played P4… why not P4P!

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