Persona 4 Golden Anime To Air In Japan This July [Update: Trailer]

By Sato . May 2, 2014 . 8:38am

In Atlus’ live stream session titled “Dark Hour TV ~Persona Hour” a promotional campaign for Persona 3 the Movie #2 Misummer Knight’s Dream, they revealed Persona 4 Golden: The Animation, a new Persona 4: Golden anime series.

 

The footage for the anime also revealed Marie, who appeared in Persona 4 Golden for PlayStation Vita as a new character. Most of the staff who worked on Persona 4: The Animation will also be working on Persona 4 Golden’s upcoming animated TV series.

 

Persona 4 Golden: The Animation will begin airing this July.

 

Update: A trailer for the series is available for viewing now.


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  • JonathanisPrimus

    Why

    • Crevox
      • Thatguy

        Why siliconera blocked gif again? Because of mobile users?
        If so – mobile version hides gifs and pics under some *spoiler* tag, isn’t it?

        • Guest

          Not only facilitates the browsing for people on mobile devices but also encourages people to write their thoughts and generate discussion, instead of relying on memes heavily. (Or just desist on posting altogether if they don’t have any good alternative, I guess :P)

          • Setsu Oh

            1 pic = 10000 words

        • Guest

          It’s a PNG file.

        • SupaPhly

          because this isn’t tumblr :P

      • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

        All yo yens, yip yip yap.

    • Nicolas Simonpietri

      Prostitution.

    • Roberto

      Because

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iml_cqyxxWU thanossapiens
      • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

        You got it ;)

    • MentalAlliance

      Because Marie deserves some love!

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        Sure why not

    • transferstudentx
  • KH1989b

    disappointing …I was hoping for a game and not P4 related..

  • BlinkingRune

    I’ll be sitting over here, crossing my fingers that Yumi Ozawa finally gets to say a line or two. I’m the only one doing so, but I don’t care.

  • Kango234

    I expected to be disappointed but an anime of something that already had an anime…

  • Alexander Marquis Starkey

    …THEY JUST DID AN ANIME ADAPTATION, AND NOW WERE GETTING ANOTHER ONE, OF THE SAME GAME, BARELY A YEAR LATER. Come on Atlus this is a bit much.

    • Anesia Hunter

      huh…? i could’ve sworn i watched that late 2011 – early 2012 and it’s now 2014…

  • Dragard Kaos

    Such a waste. I would love to see a Strange Journey, Etrian Odyssey, Persona 1, Persona 2, or just about any other Atlus game as an anime, not this again.

  • pathos_of_new

    I keep watching the stream still… Seeing guys kissing/touching each other 100 times, I think. No new announcements so far though

  • DarkRoxas

    What’s next? Persona 3 Portable The Movie?

    • Misty Dawson

      YES PLEASE

      • DarkRoxas

        Now that I think about it… We would be able to see Minako =w=

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Would love that.

    • Charles Parker

      1. Just because you feel it doesn’t NEED to happen doesn’t mean there aren’t enough people that want it to happen.

      2. If they did that I’m pretty sure they would shorten it and just call it P3P the Animation

    • Guest

      I hope so

    • Addy

      Would have made more sense than this imo <.< at least a different perspective.

    • Maria Francisca Mena

      That would be a lot better, if they use the female protagonist, the story at last CHANGE

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      nah. it’ll be P4 Golden: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena: The Movie.
      this one is going to be a duology, after that we will get P4 OVAs.
      By the end of 2015, P4: Children will start airing on TV Tokyo on sunday mornings
      I also heard that the adult Naoto LN will be adapted by Production I.G. it will be called Persona 4: Shadow in the Shell or P4:SITS

  • Revorse

    If we’re just gonna get more P4 I’d prefer Golden on the PS3.
    I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t gonna watch though.

  • Neppygear

    Did… did we really need this?

    • Kenny Loh

      No… We need more of persona 1 or 2 anime much more

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/narutops2xbox/videos Black Koshinomi

        i agree !

      • Uso Ewin

        Wait there were Persona games before 3?!

        • Harvey Tejada Loto

          yes xD persona revelations and persona2 innocent sin

    • Revorse

      Of course we didn’t. But we got it. so yaay?

      • Neppygear

        I’m just confused, what are they even going to do? They already did P4, are they just going to adapt it all over again, but with extra scenes?

        • Revorse

          Probably. It’s stupid. But it works for them.

        • DarkRoxas

          I also didn’t understand… Will this be like an OVA?

          • Cazar

            I don’t think this is going to be a full series, unless they specifically stated otherwise.

          • Neppygear

            It’s a new TV series, they said so.

          • Cazar

            It airs on TV, but did they say it will run a full season? It’s not uncommon for OVAs to air on television.

          • Aunna Terrell

            Well, it’s not an OVA. It is being broadcasted on TV via the MBS channel. http://www.p4ga.jp/

            This year has a few re-releases with extra footage (Break Blade/Broken Blade TV Edit and Psycho-Pass New Edit). I don’t know if this will be just like them or just completely new stuff. We’ll see.

          • shafiq95

            its probably going to be a full on remake, its weird 2 see to different art style in the anime

        • Setsu Oh

          that would be interesting too.

        • Cameron Standring

          Golden added enough to make it worth it. Remember, it’s not just Marie, there’s also the dramatic potential of adapting the new Adachi Social Link, plus the Golden Epilogue.

        • Shippoyasha

          But this adaptation will be by A-1 studios, which name I trust way more in animation. Also, we may even get P4Arena plotlines. Also, this isn’t the end of the Persona announcements and their Persona show which is going to run for a year. I think it’s a bit unfortunate that the anime fans have to contend with disappointed fans of game releases. Give it time.

          • Rashaan Butler

            Do you think that this time around they will show that the Investigation Team can fight on their own and not have their Personas do all the work? As much as I liked the previous anime version, that particular detail was a small issue I had with it.

    • Setsu Oh

      i think may be: so far the fighting is relevant (sequel to p4) & maybe they have found a way to redo p4 ani with her in it. i would like them to link the other P ani tooo.

    • Kaitsu

      No, but I’m still watching the shit outta it.

      • Pinwheel

        I bet you will, you little shit.

    • Arrngrim

      It has Marie, of course we need it.

  • http://www.flavors.me/ericgornicki Eric Gornicki

    Seems like I’m not the only one disappointed with this “big announcement”…#whyatluswhy

  • Thrasher429

    Seriously what the hell is up with that stream…..Just got back from work and completely forgot this was on, for a second thought I had stumbled on the start of a homoerotic film.

    • Nicolas Simonpietri

      Kanji The Golden.

  • http://people.ign.com/princerevolver Surgeon Of Death

    I know Persona Q isn’t out yet but it would be nice to get an anime adaptation in the future.

    • DragKudo

      This would have been ten times better.

  • Anesia Hunter

    uh oh… all people will do is complain about this. ~_~ *was the only one who laughed at the previous anime*

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      nope I did too

  • Shane Guidaboni

    Ridiculous…

  • DyLaN

    A-1 Pictures did a good job on this season Nanana’s Buried Treasure so hopefully P4tGA should look better this time. The PV look promising too.

    And I finally get to see Marie animated! Hype!

  • Nicolas Simonpietri

    Calm down, it’s not like there’s already a P4 anime. P4 need to be exploited more ! It’s great that Atlus doesn’t have too much focus on older games like P2.

    • Herok♞

      I hope this is a complete joke, P4 has an anime, movie and stage play already, also a lot of fans would love for them to focus on older games like P2, which would have been alot better as an anime than golden would be

      • Nicolas Simonpietri

        It was sarcastic…I thought it was obvious, sorry. I’m tired of P4 like everyone else and I really want some P2 stuff.

  • RazeXI

  • ivanchu77

    Persona 4 is a huge whore , we already have an anime for it! -_-

    what are they supposed to show this time? Marie pandering? i pass on this

    • Revorse

      I doubt King Moron would approve of P4 being a whore.

      • pathos_of_new

        ‘I thought you were an important announcement…But you are just another whore…Go back to the TV world you came from!’

  • persona_yuji

    So…huh…what was the point of the first anime adaption of P4 then?

    • dark-kyon

      make money.

    • DragKudo

      to promote The game. So that means we are getting another p4 sometime next year.

  • Heaven

    Kinda looking forward to this actually. Marie’s arch was a awesome addition to the games and now it’s being handled by a studio that doesn’t suck.

    Also means we’ll get a beach episode, every anime needs a beach episode (and hot spring).

    edit: Also why are people up in arms about this?, did you all suddenly forget they already announced P4U2, P4D, P4Q and P5? would you rather we get another trailer for those, which is inevitable anyway. What were you expecting anyway, them to release another game this year?

    • pathos_of_new

      We already have a bitch episode…This damn stream.

    • IDSD

      “edit: Also why are people up in arms about this?, did you all suddenly forget they already announced P4U2, P4D, P4Q and P5? would you rather we get another trailer for those, which is inevitable anyway.”

      Yes actually. A new trailer would be 10x more interesting than an anime we already had.

      They could have at least made an anime for Persona 4 Arena. Anything other than a remake of another anime.

      • Heaven

        No a trailer would not have been better, releasing a trailer for P5 before PQ is even released would kill the hype for PQ. Like I said trailers for P5 is inevitable, you’ll recieve it in a matter of a few months whereas a remake of the anime was never a certainty.

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    God dammit! I had a feeling something like /this/ would be the announcement. -_-

  • DragKudo

    Well i think its kind of cool but i’m still sad and mad at the stream it was so annoying it was either end the show or start fucking

  • Qunton C.

    Remind me again why they didn’t just adapt Arena into an anime and make this an OVA?

  • DesmaX

    wow. I sit myself to watch some guy trying to take some other guys pants off, and this is all I got?

    Godammit Atlus

  • Roberto

    And no one ate dinner that night

    • otakumike

      Except Atlus.

  • Kamakuma

    Not gonna lie I’m still gonna watch it as it looks a hella lot better than it did before now that they have a budget. Still I can’t say that my eyes will recover anytime soon from Kanji’s VA pants less shenanigans……

  • EtroAnime

    Super important announcement was they are milking Persona 4…….again.

  • Abysswalker90

    No news about that game they’ve been working on for about 5 years that we crap our pants for…?
    We will literally see another anime adaptation of a game that only had an anime adaptation before we’ll ever get a glimpse at anything related to P5. They probably don’t want people’s hype to go for P5, when they can still milk it with 3 and mostly 4.

  • zzzSleeping

    0 Interest

  • AceEsper

    I’m not even mad. Sure, there are people who want an anime of P1 and/or 2, or other SMT titles, but if they’re going to animate P4G, I’ll be the greedy fuck to ask for a P3P adaptation. If we don’t get one, no big deal.

    • Trinity

      With Minako as the main in the P3P, of course.

      • AceEsper

        If they didn’t use Minako, I would rage at the world.

  • Hexodious

    So, this was the “super important” announcement? I can’t express the amount of disappointment i’m feeling right now.

    I hope they include some solid background story on Marie and Izanami in the new anime, because that was one of the biggest hangovers they’ve created thus far.

    • Aesma

      I inferred them like this:
      Izanami-no-Mikoto = Marie + Izanami + ‘Sagiris’.
      Marie = conscience
      Izanami = mind
      Sagiris = ‘bodies’/servants

  • Nu Blitz

    Persona lost its point after 3. Need Mind Zero

  • Manny Being Manny

    This is a much better announcement than I expected. I thought it would be a mobile game or another concert tour, but getting a brand new anime with KanaHana as the main girl goes beyond what I had hoped for. Lots of people don’t seem excited, but I assume they’re just not anime fans in general to begin with.

    Incase people don’t know, Persona 4s first anime was one of the best selling and biggest anime hits of the last few years in Japan, so this is a big deal.

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      (disqus stop eating my comments)

      I will admit, when you compare it to a mobile game or a concert, this is a better announcement.

      Again though, I did expect that if they’d do something like this, it’d be a movie set, not an entirely new anime. But, ah well, this is how they decided to play it out…

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Are you serious? Persona 4 the golden getting an anime as the only new announcement would have been better then a concert tour and moblie game?

      • Manny Being Manny

        Yes, since I’m an anime fan and I eat up everything Persona 3/4.

      • Cazar

        I didn’t find this announcement particularly exciting, but just about anything would be better than a mobile game or a concert tour.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          No anything would better then just one new announcement.

          • Manny Being Manny

            So some mobile game you’d never be able to play or some concert tour that would never come to America is more important to you then an anime that will be streamed in English worldwide?

            Talk about being spiteful.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            I know how to play japanese games on moblie and people film and they do sell them on dvd.
            So it’s not hard to do any of those things.
            and the anime is fine but I would have liked more then just that. Plus I mean it’s just gonna be fanservice so there’s nothing more to it then that.

          • Heaven

            One new announcement? humour me. They already did 4 new announcements, would you like a 5th one to be released this year as well?

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            I was sure they did those announcement before christmas.

          • Heaven

            And have any of the games they’ve announce been released yet? has this announcement affected those games?

            Is this a addition to the Persona universe that suddenly causes everyone to think that those 4 games don’t exist anymore? (the answer is yes for this question)

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            Your point? Are you saying they can’t make new games in between those time?

          • Heaven

            Probably not considering the amount of games they’re working on in conjunction with other studios as well as the two big games developed by p-studios being PQ and P5. 5 months is barely anytime when it comes to game developement so no, I highly doubt they can afford to announce any new games until the 4 announced games are out.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            This was specifically the persona team, it’s not impossible for them to come out with something small.

  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Okay so, Disqus ate my comment. Of course!

    Again, I’m sure surprised. I do wonder what the pacing of this will be though since we /did/ just have the first anime… Though I’ll be honest, I would’ve expected this to be a movie set like 3 has been.

    On the other hand, while I am disappointed, don’t get me wrong, this is actually still marginally better than my expectations of it being something music-related.

    Edit: Oh shoot after seeing the trailer I think this is meant to be a SEQUEL to the first anime.

    I think how they’re gonna do it is that Yu’s gonna come back for Spring break after the end of the game a year later, will have a reason to stay for now, and that’s where the Marie elements come in.

    While this sadly means no Adachi stuff, it’ll be interesting to figure how they do this, and the trailer REALLY makes me think this is what the case is.

    • Aesma

      No Adachi? Why not? He IS a social link…

      • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

        Because if it’s a sequel anime, like I’m suspecting, it means Adachi is currently stuck in jail.

        • Aesma

          He might still send some letters, just like in Persona. Besides, didn’t they say that there were only small amount of evidence against Adachi? He’ll probably be released soon enough.

          • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

            Maybe, though I don’t think there was any statement as to the evidence against him– that was only in the case of Namatame (where it was legitimate that there was little evidence, and it’s why Dojima and everyone would get angry– they feel like he won’t be prosecuted properly.)

            With the case of Adachi though, I think it was said that he did admit to the crimes after getting caught, was actually convicted (meaning that he went through the trial by that point and was incarcerated), and the Golden epilogue mentioned he basically became a model prisoner. So he might get released early on good behavior, but not on evidence.

            Of course, this basically will remove probably some of the most intense parts of the Social Link as a result, unless if they do a retcon.

  • dark-kyon

    prepare yourself guys,if persona 5 is not a hit how persona 4,the next year we gonna get persona 4 arena the animation,persona 4 arena 2 the animation and narukami return persona 4 for ps4 and persona 5 golden for vita is canceled to make a remake of persona 4 golden with extra features what the anime have.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Don’t care would watch 10/10

  • Earthjolly

    MARIE HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

  • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

    It was shocking and hilarious what people were saying during that livestream… this is the internet age, alright.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      It was pretty funny
      “This is why we bombed them”

      People are so stupid.

      • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

        “JUNES WILL HAVE A NEW RIVAL: JULYS”

        “ATLUS has lost all its professionalism.”

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      This is the anonymous internet.

  • AuraGuyChris

    So… Is this going to retcon the first animation or what?

  • Kami nii

    Next Announcement: Persona 3 Silver Blue The Final Answer!!

  • DragKudo

    Well that Persona 4 volume 2 thing was true. So that means another trauma game which i think we just got a hint from Atlus USA.

  • tturtlejosh

    Obviously it was persona 4 related

  • mike dickson

    Atlus come down there’s no need for the abuse in our persona 4 relationship

  • Astraye

    Whats the point making a new anime ? Everyone has already played P4 on PS2 or Vita and watched the first anime.

    • Setsu Oh

      i did ejoy both fma1 & brotherhood so…ill wait & see

  • Bunzi

    Ultra Persona 4 incoming with the Persona 3 cast playable.

    • Setsu Oh

      i actually love all of the versions of sf4 : super KILLED that shitty exile shit, acrade corrected stuff, and like super, ultra comes with more chars.

      • Bunzi

        Meanwhile Persona 4′s updates don’t do much but include more ways to break the game.

        Both are cash grabs at the end of the day, though.

        • Setsu Oh

          few things are not in vg

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    A cash grab anime and no info on Persona 5. Yes, disappointed.

  • Steven Higgins

    Yes.
    I loved the fist one, but there were some issues that hopefully this will fix.
    Ooh, and this time around Yu could join the Soccer and Drama clubs.

  • DesmaX
  • Rocco

    MIND BLOWN. I didn’t know they could do this. Square Enix can learn from them. So, is this a remake or a rebroadcast with new footage? Either way, it is totally unnecessary.

  • Go2hell66

    they’re not going to air the whole story again from the beginning right?RIGHT!?

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I think they will either make a whole new story of yu returning after he left or they’ll animate everything passed adachi being caught.,

    • DesmaX

      Seems like it

  • shafiq95

    I cant believe this, i knew it was gonna be anime related before all of this but but….

    What I expected : 3rd Persona 3 movie
    What I wanted : Persona 2 Anime adaptation
    What I got :ANOTHER FUCKING PERSONA 4 ANIME!!!!???

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Well we got the first movie and promo art of the second.

    • MrTyrant

      I wanted a game -.-

    • Morningstar

      I think Atules would sonner make a video game for Game of Throne than they would have anything to do with Persona 1/2… Wait, they already made a Video Game of thrones!

  • Brimfyre

    Makes me think they have bigger plans for Marie in the future.

    Spoiler: She is kind of the entire reason the Megaten universe started. She’d make a great Philemon replacement.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      How? She was created by Izanami for the fog.

      • DragKudo

        Izanami is the main goddess of the megaten series she was one of the protagonist. and Izanami did not create her.

        • MrTyrant

          and Izanami was the worst boss and villain of the whole Persona serie. Nyx was better handled at least and I take the gods in Megaten as something completly different.

          • DragKudo

            What the hell are you talking about? No one was talking about who is stronger than who. Yes Nyx avatar was better than izanami.

            the persona gods are the souls of the deceased gods from the previous Megaten game. Since all games are canon and take place in the same multi verse, the gods have to be the same gods.

          • MrTyrant

            “Have to be” doesn’t mean that Its like that. It’s your theory not mine.

          • DragKudo

            Yeah, i’m just going off what both game series says. Philemon tells you when demons, angels, and gods die they go to the collective consciousness = Sea of souls to be reborn again.

            Archangels, mastema, lucifer and God are always the same.
            I’d say my(not really mine its Kratoscars) has more going for it. But its just a theory a game theory……..that was bad

          • Aesma

            Dunno about that… most Persona doesn’t seem to have ‘real’ personality, just ‘echoes’ from their ‘human counterpart’.
            Izanami and Nyx in Persona can be called ‘demons’ (of SMT kind), but the Persona themselves doesn’t seem like demons to me… more of a facet that a human has, which took a ‘form’ that can be easily associated by the ‘human’, which are gods and other mythical beings.

          • DragKudo

            Well yeah that what it is. The personas are the souls of the gods that died a shell of their former selves, Or what mankind imagine them to be. Nyx on the other hand is mostly likely the same nyx she indirectly created the sea of souls.

            Do you feel Deja vu? I feel like this happened already its kind of weird. lol

          • Aesma

            Hmm… I do seem to recall debating with a friend of mine about this… but, I doubt it was someone at Siliconera.
            Well… makes me wonder about Persona 1 and 2 though. In P1 and P2 the enemies are ‘demons’, right? While in P3 and P4, it became ‘shadows’…

          • DragKudo

            Eternal punishment Portable explains that.
            SPoilers i mean we will proabably never get this game but stiull I sneezed that is why still is messed up and I’m not going back to fix it.
            SPOILER SPOILER ALERT

            Long story short People who are forced to awaken their personas are consumed by the persona and turn into demons. Kagare was used to make this happen Kagare isa black muk full of negative emotions aka Shadows. So Artificial/Forced persona = Demons Persona=Shadow Shadow=Persona Shadow=Demons. Kind of hoping P5 brings back demons at least acknowledge they are still around.

          • Aesma

            Hmm… well… I guess we can just explains P4′s shadows (The Shadow Yosuke, Chie and so on) as shadows who haven’t reached mature (demon) stage yet?

          • DragKudo

            Yeah but they were different they seemed to actually want their other self to accept them. They weren’t forcing them and they gave them a choice. They were born naturally.

            I do believe once they killed their original they would became a full demon. Well that is if Hashino doesn’t just throw all this out the window.

          • Aesma

            Sadly, Hashino CAN throw this out of the window. Just say that because of the ‘Innocent Sin’ and the subsequent ‘Eternal Punishment’, the law of universe is changed. …or just blame Amala Network.

          • DragKudo

            Yup. :(

          • Nitraion

            Well true Nyx is more threat than izanami….
            i mean the MC is die just for Seal her

          • Raidou

            P3 MC is just too weak

            P1 cast can defeat Nyx without any sacrifice

          • Nitraion

            Maybe its just the difference between generation lol

          • Abysswalker90

            Do you people even know how writing works? P3MC [spoiler]—-(((died)))[/spoiler] because it served the plot, not because some bs God power tiers fans made up.

          • DragKudo

            Well no P3mc did not die he transcended to a higher power. leaving his mortal body and became a living seal for mankind.

          • Abysswalker90

            left his mortal body = died.
            That has nothing to do with what I’m saying. It happened because it’s how they decided to write the story, not because they said “hey, dis final bos is strong and the group isnt compared to the p1 team so some1 has to die i guess”.

          • DragKudo

            Oh I get cha, but hey maybe they did that. Persona 3 did start out looking like P1 in the early stages.

            Also no using the game’s logic and lore If you have the universe arcana leaving your mortal body does not mean death. His soul is still alive and he has the ability to make another if he so chooses, and Mitsuru most likely kept his body somewhere safe I doubt she would bury it. Whatever doesn’t really matter technically he is dead.

          • Abysswalker90

            He’s not among the living mortal is what I mean. I know there’s more to it than just that, but that was besides my point.

          • DragKudo

            I know I shouldn’t have even said anything. But I get what you’re saying.

          • DragKudo

            that was a piece of nyx basically nyx avatar. P3MC took on the actual nyx, he didn’t beat her, but he did what no man did before…cock block a god

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          But she was just a piece of the original izanami.

          • DragKudo

            No its the another way around Marie was the true Izanami. while the Izanami we fought was her shadow the one that held onto the emotions Marie cast away and the wish to see Izanagi again.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            “The original goddess was separated into Marie/Kusumi-no-Okami, Izanami-no-Okami, Kunino-sagiri, and Ameno-sagiri in ancient times.”

          • DragKudo

            After you defeat them who do they go back too? Marie. Marie is the empty vessel of Izanami no mikoto

            Kusumi was the side that wanted to forget everything that had happened to her and live in blind peace a lie.
            -Why is Izanami wearing that mask?
            In order to crush all her emotions..

            Izanami no okami- Was a mix of her love and her longing for the truth, for someone to come rescue her. -That is why I hid my face. I shall keep this unclean face hidden, until the day that man will come to meet me once again…

            Ameno was her curse. – A thousand will die

            Kuinino was her ignorance, she thought she was doing the right thing but in the end it was a mistake. -Ceremony with Izanagi that went wrong.

          • DragKudo

            Marie herself says “My true name is Izanami- no-Mikoto

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            So how does that counteract what I said exactly?

          • DragKudo

            You’re saying that Marie was not the original Izanami when in fact she is. Yes she split into four but after defeating them they go back to Marie. Izanami did not created Marie. Marie Created the four when she rejected herself.

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            The problem with that is that she was apart of the original izanami. It says izanami split into all those parts.

          • Aesma

            A bit of trivia, which may or may not help your discussions:
            Kusumi-no-Okami = One of the Goddess born in a contest between Amaterasu-Omikami and Tatehayasusanoo-no-Mikoto (‘Who can create more Gods’ contest)

            Ame-no-Sagiri and Kuni-no-Sagiri = Great (or was it, Great-Great?) grandsons/daughters of Izanagi and Izanami.

            God knows where Atlus got the idea of putting them as aspects of Izanami, when their connections (Especially Kusumi/Kusubi) with her is only a small one.

          • DragKudo

            Was Ameno born from the deformed child?

          • Aesma

            Hmm… no, Hiruko had no descendants. Let me summarize this for you?
            As you might know, in Japan, Kami are embodiment of certain phenomenon or items, in this case, land and nature.

            After Izanagi and Izanami created the ‘world’, they also created several ‘Gods’ to inhabit it. The first ‘child’ was a… failure, as you know, the deformed child, Hiruko.

            After that, they created more children, more ‘complete’ this time, among them is Oyamatsumi, which is better known for his daughter, Konohanasakuya-hime.

            After giving birth to several Gods, Hi-no-Kagutsuchi was born and Izanami died, but let us ignore that part for now.

            Oyamatsumi have several children, among them are Konohanasakuya and her sister, Iwanaga. Ame-no-Sagiri and Kuni-no-Sagiri were his children too.

            Konohana is considered to be embodiment of volcanoes, especially Fuji. Amenosagiri is, as his name would suggest, ‘Heavenly Fog’ / ‘Heavenly Mist’ while Kuninosagiri is ‘Earthly Fog’ or ‘Earthly Mist’.

      • Brimfyre

        She is Izanami, or kind of the last part of her that had a conscious, so Izanami split Marie off to stop holding her back, but at the end all of the separate parts of her, including Izanami go back into Marie, as Marie says specifically, unless that is a mistranslation in the English version.

    • MrTyrant

      Philenom is the reason why Personas exist in the first place.

      • Brimfyre

        And?

        • MrTyrant

          and Megaten is cooler not want persona to be canon, stuff in my mind.

          • DragKudo

            Blame Raidou and Demi fiend they made Persona canon

          • Brimfyre

            Blame SMT IF…, it started the Persona storyline.

          • DragKudo

            Yeah but Raidou fucked up the timeline and made it possible for If to happen. Then Demi fiend found out about the amala network….

          • Brimfyre

            Ugh. More of this Persona vs. Megaten juvenile BS.

            Why can’t you just like both?

  • brian

    What was the point of the first anime?

    • DragKudo

      To promote Golden

  • MrTyrant

    What a supper and important annoucement <-obviously sarcasm

    • Brimfyre

      If it was obvious you wouldn’t need to clarify.

  • DragKudo

    As proof of one’s life, there exists the danger of death.

    This proof exists as a flame, painfully burning one’s life away.

    Yet though a life crumbles to dust, time moves ever onward.

    He who had been your proof, your life itself… the series has been lost, never to be found again.

  • God

    You have to be fucking kidding me…

    • Herok♞

      You could have stopped this from happening but no you had to let it go through didn’t you

      • otakumike

        agreed. He let us down….

      • Anime10121

        Sure, lets blame everything on God, its not like its because of him we were blessed with Persona 4 to begin with :P

        • Herok♞

          I rather have no P4 than to much P4

          • Anime10121

            I wouldnt… you can ignore spinoffs/milking, but you cant experience the original if it doesnt exist :/

          • Herok♞

            You forget P4 isn’t my favorite persona if it not existing would have let the series move on then I would have been ok with that its been 6 years

          • Anime10121

            Its not my favorite either, still think its a good game though, and I’d rather have said good game, even with milking if the ulterior is not having it at all. Its the same with FFXIII’s saga, if they hadnt milked it, I’d have not gotten XIII-2, which is one of my favorites in the series. I do agree that the series has gone on for far too long without a proper sequel, but I blame that on the Japanese industry at large nearly abandoning home consoles for the majority of last gen over it being exclusively because of P4…

          • Herok♞

            Persona 4 is my second favorite overall but today’s announcement was where I feel that have reached the point of the cow can no longer be milked. In the case of FF I don’t feel any of them were even milked that badly 13 having two sequels was fine with me, FF7 with as much hate the additional content gets at least it was games for the most part. With Persona 4 it wasn’t even that Japan moved away from Consoles, since Atlus still made SMT IV as 3DS game showing they didn’t care about that. They didn’t make a new one because they were able to do everything outside of games to keep it alive and delay P5. Even when Square focuses on 1 FF at least they still have some other stuff to keep people happy, I guess you could say the same for SMT in general just not Persona.

          • Anime10121

            Well, damn, guess you’re right, they technically could have come out with the next main game on a handheld, so maybe 4 IS holding them back…

            But at least we know 5 is coming for real this time!

      • God

        Well, i could take away your free will to stop it… Sounds fair?

        • Herok♞

          That depends I am already a good Christian what taking away my free will do to my beliefs

          • God

            Not much, the most notable differences would be that instead of being a mindless puppet of society and the church, you would be my mindless puppet, and everything you do will be established before you are even born… Oh, and this is mostly unimportant but i’m still forced to say it by the laws of your dimension, by losing your free will you allow me to alter the world freely, wich could lead to extremely funny results! Well, for me anyways, for you they would be more on the Apocalyptic side of things.

  • Spirit Macardi

    As long as this leads to an English dub with more Johnny Yong Bosch, I have no problem with this x3

  • Setsu Oh

    i hope this won’t be the classic:

    -’lets do an unnecessary thing while there is still no series on Persona 1&2!’ then

    -’Oh! it didnt sell??? let’s abandon all our derivative projects for the other persona games(1,2,5) and focus on the games themselves!!!!’

  • Firion Hope

    Sooooo damned unnecessary. Are they ever going to stop milking persona 4 and dragging P3 out of it’s grave along with it?

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    I think I am the only human happy about the new Persona 4 anime. However, I hope this time the cast gets weapons and give me some Narukami X Marie

    http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/33880/1883470-yu.jpg

  • Go2hell66

    Atlus plz… the persona cow has no more milk…

    • DragKudo

      Atlus: No there is more I know it!
      Battle Commence
      Atlus: This world will bathe in the grace of P4!!

  • Rawindra

    Reboot right?

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Well that’s disappointing. As big of a Persona fan as i am, i’m honestly sick of P4 and Atlus completely milking it dry. It’s beyond ridiculous at this point.

  • Amagidyne

    If it’d been an anime adaptation of Persona 4 Arena, I might’ve been more excited…

    As it is…I’m not hyped. It’s probably just gonna cover the Marie stuff (which I didn’t really care for in P4G anyway) and maybe a couple of episodes dedicated to the extra bits like the ski trip and the concert, and let’s face it, does that really need going over again?

    Much as I love P4, this is getting a little un-bearable.

    • kuma483

      I am completely loving your username and picture.
      Besides, don’t you mean unBEARable? :D

  • Mirai

    This certainly was surprising, especially when the first anime had ended just over 2 years ago, which isn’t very long. Nevertheless I do think some people here are disliking on this announcement too much. P4A2 and PQ is coming some time later this year with P4D and P5 early next year. I was mainly expecting a trailer for P5 in this announcement, it just means we will have to wait a little longer for one.

    • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

      Honestly, after seeing the trailer? I’m thinking this is meant to be a sequel anime, not a “we’re doing it again” anime.

      • Mirai

        You’re probably right on that one, I’m sure most of the stuff in this anime will be new content, also with A-1 pictures being the studio as well, it will have better animation than the first one.

  • otakumike

    Yep, I’m just gonna go ahead and blame SEGA for all this. It’ll help me sleep better at night.

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

    *looks down*
    Huh… even Atlus has their shitstorm days eh?

    • Nitraion

      It just explode today..

    • Anime10121

      Just the tip of the iceberg my friend. When a series popularity spreads, so too, does the shit that hits the fan :P

  • greeeed

    I guess they will used different social link? (like football player instead of basketball player, drama club girl…etc)

  • transferstudentx

    Congratulations Persona 4, you are the most milked jrpg ever

    • 3PointDecoupage
      • transferstudentx

        fixed ;)

    • Laith Rem

      FFVII still wins.

      • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

        Naw, Lightning.

        • Anime10121

          THIS! I didnt even realize how much a character COULD be milked/idolized…until Lightning became Jesus!

          • Herok♞

            Well Minato did it first

          • Anime10121

            But Minato was FAR more awesome than Lightning….even as a mute :/

          • Herok♞

            I disagree, Minato is cool and all but he only has the personality you give him.

          • Anime10121

            And my Minato was awesome ;)

            But yeah, I never cared for Lightning to begin with (even in the original XIII), her personality just never really resonated with me. Sure she looked cool and her moves were nice, but dat personality :/

          • Herok♞

            My Minato was awesome as well, its just difference in preference I guess

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            She quite literally became Jesus in XIII-2 and god in LR!

          • Herok♞

            Which XIII-2 did you play? Light wasn’t Jesus there, LR on the other hand…

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            I watched the XIII-2 where she serves a god’s will.

          • Herok♞

            Not the same thing, many protags serve as god’s will, heck Crono is the most Jesus SE character: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Sp62q2FAY

        • Invisbin

          How? Lightning has three games whereas Persona 4 has 3 games, 3(4 if you include Q) games in development, an anime, and a redid anime, of an anime that isn’t even 5 years old. (I think)

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            I was saying Lightning is kinda more milked than VII or at least much more than VII’s main character Cloud.

            Sides from her 3 games, she also broke the universe restriction and they added her for XIV.
            Dissidia is a crossover yeah but her “protagonism” in 012 was rather annoying. And also SE said they will continue to add her in future games, in KH would come to no surprise but I hope she really doesn’t have a role in XV.

          • Invisbin

            Oh I’m sorry I misunderstood. Yeah, Lightning is crazy popular. I’m one of her fans, and I hope to God she’s in KH. I’ll be mind blown if she’s in XV. SaMe universe right? Better be a reason why.

          • DivinePhoenix69

            Lightning is more milked than Cloud and FF7? Lol.

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            Yes.

            At least Cloud was not forced outside of his own universe, at least not in a main title nor was given more focus on Dissidia just cause “It’s Cloud.”.

            Edit: And Lightning’s milking is pretty shameful too, at least Cloud’s milking was like “Oops, I did it again *giggle*” but Lightning’s case is more like “Yes, we’re milking her and we’ll keep milking her on”.

          • DivinePhoenix69

            Please. Cloud and FF7 were milked way more than Lightning ever was. Lightning only has three games(and she barely even makes an appearance in the second one), And appearances in Dissidia 012 and ARR. Whereas Cloud has:

            -FF7
            -Advent Children
            -Dirge Of Cerberus
            -Crisis Core
            -the KH series
            -FF Tactics
            -Ergheiz
            And many other cameos.

            Also the reason Lightning was pushed as a protagonist in Dissidia012 is because she happens to be from the newest entry and current face of the franchise(at the time atleast), so it makes sense that she gets a little extra promotion. Any other character would have gotten the same treatment if they were from the most current entry in the franchise, i guarantee you Noctis is next in line to get the same treatment.

          • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Thief ♢

            I could believe VII being more expanded than XIII but Cloud more milked than Lightning? Pfft. In canon games FFVII also “only had” 3 games and Dirge of Cerberus being pretty much the equivalent of XIII-2. Heck, not even that since Cloud doesn’t even play an important role in that game. Crisis Core didn’t star Cloud either so:
            Cloud – 1
            Lightning – 2.5
            If we include AC then Cloud 2.

            Can we also consider the age of these games and on which period of time they were milked? VII for a long period never had sequels/prequels with just a couple of cameos here and there, only after 10-15 years and as an anniversary tribute they got expanded to reward fans. Lightning in FEW years reached VII in ammount of main games and lead cameos and all of them as a forced attempt to appeal everyone so XIII’s milking is a lower blow than VII’s.

            Your excuse about Dissidia could apply to Ergueiz including VII characters, to promote VII.
            KH doesn’t count since KH includes most Final Fantasy characters so that wasn’t a VII exclusive cameo.

            Tactics cameo being a spin-off isn’t really as bad as Lightning appearing on XIV, a main entry, now that’s shameless as heck considering that FF has always established that main FFs have 0 connection with each other.
            (Also, Theatrythm having 2 Lightnings? Come on! :V)

            “Any other character would have gotten the same treatment if they were from the most current entry in the franchise.”
            Really? Never seen Squall, Zidane, Tidus getting that milked on their time, Vaan got a sequel but it was pretty much needed given his lack of protagonism in XII.

      • kaotron

        Not really, ff7 only has 3 games and a few animations:
        1)Dirge or cerberus
        2)that iOS spinoff
        3)psp prequel
        a)ff7 anime OVA’s
        b)Advent children

        FF7 came out more than a decade and a half ago and only spawned a few spinoffs, p4 came in ’08 and already has dozens of spinoff titles and is even planning more.

        *cloud also makes cameo’s in KH and dissidia but that doesnt really count

        • Laith Rem

          Please count AC twice. It has a normal and a complete edition.

          Plus those delicious JP only cell games. P4 doesn’t have them weirdly enough, although P3 does.

          • kaotron

            I kinda saw that as more of a remastered dvd but yeah, I guess it is just blatant cash grab to rehash the same movie again.

  • Guest

    i dont know if i should be happy or sad kinda confusion :(

  • Aesma

    Since this is ‘Golden’, I doubt it’ll happen. But I do wish they add Labrys and Arena’s story to this…

  • Ramón Navas

    I’ll be honest, this is so unnecessary, but animation looks better,
    also, it seems we have a better director and they could improve a lot from the
    previous show and learn from past mistakes. Also, more Chie is never a bad thing

    • Mirai

      Actually the director of this one is exactly the same as the first one (Seji Kishi). Its the animation studio that is different, which is why the animation quality is higher.

  • Raine

    HERE COMES THE MOMENT WE’RE WAITING FOR.

    A LEGIT FSTEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Istillduno

    Ummm, Atlus, this ain’t like the game release, most of us still have fully functioning DVD/Blu-ray players and P4 the animation wasn’t released on VHS or Betamax only.

    Man this is dissapointing.

    • http://arumiinn.tumblr.com _Aliceeee_

      let me say this slowly to you…This.Is.a.remake.of.the.original.anime.but.all.the.new.event.from.Persona.4.golden

      • Istillduno

        So was the P4 Golden game, and you bet we’d be giving it the same stick if it had released back on the PS2 rather than a console generation later on a portable.

        Of course since I’m not replying in single word sentences I’m afraid this may go over your head.

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    Every one is seriously up in arms over this? It’s most of your guys faults for getting so excited over an announcement…I mean come on what were you expecting? Besides a P5 trailer or whatever else

  • AlphaSixNine

    Done by A1-Pictures instead of AIC? This is gonna be great. Looking forward to it. Also Marie <3

    My dream though is Persona done by KyoAni, but I guess that will remain a dream for now

  • Makoto Yuki

    So.much.hype.for.dis….

  • http://arumiinn.tumblr.com _Aliceeee_

    *hype intensifies*

  • PlatinumMad

    Oh boy, I thought the milking was over.
    Atlus knows no limits.

  • Andhros

    I blame the internet. Atlus saw all those “Marie is not canon” posts and decided to prove us wrong.

    • Wappuli

      If people don’t think of her as canon, then I don’t see how an anime adaptation will make them think otherwise.

      • Andhros

        Her lack of appearance in the anime and arena were the primary justifications to deny her canonicity, IIRC.

        • Detrimont

          maybe she didn’t appear in arena because she doesn’t have a persona, and she was working(as the weather girl). there’s also the fact that the anime was made before Golden was released.and the arcade version of arena was released before golden too, so yeah, that’s why she’s not in those two.

  • DarkLight

    Unlike almost everyone else here,I’ve wanted them to do a persona 4 golden anime adaption since I played the game,yes I know there’s already an anime adaption for the original one but still.

  • Cure_Inazuma

    So it’s just a higher quality version of the other anime, except now featuring the worst character in the entire series? No thanks.

  • Satoshi Ookami

    Atlus knows that anything with HanaKana will sell, well played, Atlus.

  • OlimacFTW

    I know some people will hate me for this, but I’m gonna say it anyways: I’M SO VERY SICK OF PERSONA 4!
    Seriously, that game needs a loooong rest.

    • Ricardo C

      Preach it brother! Preach! I’ll join you~

    • Richard N

      Yeah! We need more love for SMTIV!!

      Anyone? Anyone?

  • TheAnswerisback

    Wtf? This was that mysterious project crap. Way to hype, they know anything with persona will sell, which is true but sad because they already did a persona 4 anime and it wasn’t even that good tbh and now a new one based on persona 4 golden the difference will be a different ending? I’m not in support of this one. Love Persona/ Shin megami games but nah I’m not feeling this

  • Demonspartanx20

    You know it’s bad, when you see the opening of the trailer and you see the train leave with all the characters at the station and you feel a single tear falls from your eye lol

  • Snorlaxation

    Well, I…this…

    Hi, Marie :)

    For all that I enjoyed the P4A, the animation style was a bit stiff.
    Moments like Hanako being less Ugh, and more… cool (like her turning down Kanji) were fun, and other action sequences and how they handled the plot were pretty sweet too.

    Hopefully this won’t just be an adaptation of the game the way the original was, cuz it came out a little rushed in parts.

    Still, I’m looking forward to this.

    Having said all that, I still would’ve preferred something from the P1 or P2 timelines instead. No matter what though, i’ll enjoy it, i’m sure.

  • Kotori Itsuka

    ….so, they’re going to show us persona 4 all over again + additional stuff to golden? Or….

  • shuyai

    wait but dont we already have a P4 anime + a movie? how the hell can there be enough extra content to warrant a new anime? Milking much?

  • Detrimont

    Probably just going to be a single OVA covering her story arc

  • Impressionnant

    Mariehaters blown the fuck out.

  • Felli S.

    Datsu Nugu!

  • Haganeren

    … Yeah, i didn’t liked the anime at all, i don’t think i have finished it. So another season ? No thanks…

    I just hope it will have a better budget this time. The figure of Yosuke is quite fascinating on this screenshot…

    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2012/34/1345717569-hi10-persona-4-11v2-720p-commie-mkv-snapshot-08-14-2012-08-14-03-23-15.jpg

    • Benjamin Tyler

      The animation team this time around is the team behind the actual game’s cutscenes, so ,as seen in the trailer, expect a better color scheme and true-to-form character anatomy…and hair.

      • http://amc9988.deviantart.com/ amc99

        usually they only show the good part for a trailer.

    • pathos_of_new

      Yikes

  • $61526767

    I didn’t really see this coming.. though, i was expecting something a little different than this. A total surprise.. still disappointed. Although, the animation for this looks amazing! Compared to the old one.

  • Aspenharls

    Game gets popular enough, gets an anime. I’m fine with it, pretty chill. Gets a movie, loosely covering it? Alright, whatever. Fighting game sequel? Sounds great, let’s give that a sequel too! Remake for a portable system you say? WHy not, it actually is a good port! Crossover with a previous game, in a style similar to another series? Good to go. But wait there’s more! A remake…..of the anime!…….*Crickets.mp3″

    • kaotron

      I really like P4 but it’s pretty weird how most fans don’t realize how bad this series is being milked. It’s like the fans are in an abusive relationship with atlus and persona4 is the pimp hand being used to slap them senselessly.

      But oh well, more crossover fighting games full of dlc and chibi spinoffs, at this rate I wouldnt be surprised if we got Persona Kart racing next…

      • DyLaN

        Pls, S;G is probably even worse in terms of milking so for P4 I can kinda deal with it.

        P5 is coming soon (?) anyway.

        • kaotron

          yeah, but I kinda feel disappointed, I though atlus were at a higher standard than this.

          btw, it’s funny that P5 was announced for winter 2014 and now it’s a Q4 release, i kinda thought that’d be way too early of a release anyway but I seriously just want to see some reveal about P5, at least some screenshots or character portraits but I guess they are saving for tgs/e3..

      • DivinePhoenix69

        This is exactly how i feel tbh. It’s even more funny when certain people have no problems with P4 being milked, but they get up in arms when any other franchise tries to do the same thing.

        • kaotron

          when some fans like a series way too much it gives them rose colored glasses and it stops them from making any reasonable critique of that series.

          It’s the same reason why CoD, FIFA/sport games fans don’t mind lazily rehashed games. I used to really love kingdom hearts until it had a million ports and pseudo sequel for multiple consoles, on other forums I tell some fans how the KH series is milked and they adamantly deny it.

  • Kalis Konig

    From now on, every time Atlus has a “super important announcement” it is safe to assume they just mean their P4 cows have produced more milk.

  • Benjamin Tyler

    How do you type an orgasmic “Yes”?

  • Ric Vazquez

    ERMAHGERD! SUCH HYPE!

  • Ricardo C

    Is this really necessary? Are we getting a Person 3 FES movie soon as well or something? I was expecting a anime of Persona 1 or Persona 2 sense those haven’t been covered yet in any sort of media outside from the games since I thought they were counting down from Persona 4 anime, Persona 3 movie then Persona 2 anime but nope, they went back to Persona 4. Oh well, I give up on a possibility of a Persona 1 and 2 anime or movie.

    You win Atlus, I give up. Do what you want.

    • kaotron

      when they said a “big” announcement I was expected a screenshot of P5 or something but nope, lo and behold another P4 title…

      I like persona 4 as much as the next guy on this site and I didnt really mind the fighting games(or that chibi Q one) but is an anime remake really all that necessary? what’s next persona 4:racing? persona 4:First person shooter?, Persona 4:Pinball?

      • Ricardo C

        pinball would be an app if it were to happen lol

        • kaotron

          yeah, at this rate I’m still surprised that they didn’t go the mobile market spinoff route yet.

  • Ecchitori-san

    Here I am, waking up early than I am supposed to, to find myself disappointed. Is this really a “retelling” of the story with Golden contents in it?

  • Tincho Kudos

    What’s next?
    Persona 4 : Dancing all night : The animation
    Persona Q : Shadow of the labyrinth : the movie #1, #2, #3
    Persona 4 Arena : The animation

    • AlphaSixNine

      I’d like P4 Arena/Ultimax anime. Really liked the story on that one. Maybe after all the P3 movies are done.

      • Tincho Kudos

        I think Atlus should let the characters in P4 rest a bit. At this rate I will not be surprised if they announce a P4 cooking game (canon of course)

    • Aspenharls

      Persona 4 Arena could actually benefit from an anime. I imagine the fight scenes would be pretty good.

      • TheAnswerisback

        yes that would be cool I’d take that rather than this one atm

  • Xerain

    Take this opportunity to start out by redoing the ending (It needed more time) and this could be great!

    • AlphaSixNine

      Praying 50+ episodes for this. :3

  • NoLastName

    The trailer makes it looks like this is set after the first anime

  • ShadowDivz

    What the freakin hell is the point of th– Oh shit Marie!
    *ahem*
    Come on guys, i think we should give it a chance.
    When you think about it. We did need a new persona 4 anime. =D

    • Istillduno

      No, we really didn’t.

    • Mikari✘

      We need a Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha anime!

      That or P2/P1 animes

      • MrTyrant

        I said that many times. Raidou would be perfect as anime and besides every sidematerial (the manga and novel) is not an adaptation of the games is a new story about different cases and mysteries.

    • 하세요

      At this point we don’t need a new Persona 4 ANYthing. I loved P4 but I’m getting really tired of seeing this much of it.

      • AlphaSixNine

        Then don’t watch it, end of story. Not sure why people complain when they can just ignore it if they don’t want anymore P4.

        • Aspenharls

          Because they hype a big announcement only for it to be a remake of an anime, for a game.

          • AlphaSixNine

            Not a good reason. You all got your hopes up to high. Your fault really. It is still a “big announcement” and “surprising”, just not the one you wanted. Get over it.

          • Aspenharls

            Fair enough.

          • ShadowDivz

            Surprising? Yes.
            Big announcement? No.

            A big announcement would be a P4 movie in imax 3D launching worldwide with simultaneous screening….in space.

        • 하세요

          Who the hell said I was going to watch it? I can express how I feel about the announcement. I never said it was bad, just how I personally feel about Persona 4 as a whole nowadays.

  • Dystopiq

    They’re really milking Persona 4.

  • Heropon

    Well , Yu hair color and face look more like game version than last one

    • DyLaN

      I think its based on the P4A sprite of him.

  • Michael Connell

    Well, I bought and still own both versions of the game, might as well do the same with the anime :)

  • Benjamin Tyler

    One of the synopses I’ve seen says “What will happen to Yu and his friends “this time?”” or something like that. So this will be a bit of a “New Game Plus”.

    • http://arumiinn.tumblr.com _Aliceeee_

      Yup with extra scenes remember that

    • Göran Isacson

      That line actually makes me wonder if this will be a “Yu Narukami is suddenly back in Inaba but remembers everything that happened the first time around” story. But then it wouldn’t serve much of a purpose since he KNOWS who the villain is this time around and could just go and put them under surveillance from the get-go… UNLESS maybe he goes back in time, but for some reason he is magically unable to act against the villain for some reason? Meaning he might have to try and affect the world in another way, perhaps by becoming closer to the villain… cue his Social Link.

  • Ecchitori-san

    I’ve eased my mind about this one and I’m thinking I’m a little happy about this one. The P4 Anime was crap but written good in a comedic way. I rewatched the trailer a bunch of times then I was suddenly impressed by the details(since its the studio that brought us the animation in the orig. game) I just hope that they feature the true ending this time cause I am in no mood of looking for any movie compilations.. I might even support this anime if it’s good. Good luck, Atlus on whatever you are doing, I’ll keep supporting you! :D

    • Aunna Terrell

      The true ending for the P4A adaptation was added to the last dvd/bluray in Japan or the second collection dvd/bluray in America. It’s listed as episode 26. So there’s no need to dig for the movie compilation, lol.

  • Aaron Alcindor

    My god this yu is going to have the mary sue personality from arena aint he , the best thing about the first anime is how they presented yu as a blank state in a comedic way .

  • John T.

    As much as I like P4, this is getting out of hand…

  • http://shadious.tumblr.com/ Vince

    Persona 4 is currently Atlus’ Golden Goose, it seems. Though I do look forward to the Golden anime.

  • Xmas Lopez

    Oh well, that sounds unnecessary. Do they really have that much cash to spend on reanimating P4? I mean, why bother redoing the anime if you’re going to recycle the animation from the first time around?

  • Yan Zhao

    Kinda weird they;d make another anime when it already had an animation adaptation. I dont think the new content in P4G really warranted this, but eh, Im not complaining.

  • MSJ

    was hoping for arena anime, it’s only a matter of time with how hard atlus has been milking persona 4.

    still, I’ll watch this if only for Marie cause HanaKana <3

  • artemisthemp

    Marie are in the new Persona movie :)

  • Nitraion

    Wow so you don’t like social link at all..

  • Nitraion

    Well first i like Social link
    buuuttt i agree for you on repetitive enemies i rather have nocturne or other SMT game like enemies than re-skinned shadows…
    they should add variety enemies and maybe personality on enemies or more element like earth, darkness and light(not instant death one) to the game so we can make more strategies on gameplay…
    I like social link if they can combine good battle system that will be good game to me….

  • Volta

    I hope they fix all those things in P5, I’m sincerely waiting that game to improve in all those aspects and sell like cakes. But I’m getting worried one of these days they simply are going to get ride of battles and turn the game a full date-sim. I hope that’s not the case.

  • Nitraion

    Well for me as long they can balance out between Date-sim and battle i can dig that….
    better more if Dating sim really make big impact on main story like trust-system or similar on that changing their lines and making battle more interesting….
    but If you seek more on battle maybe you should look for other SMT series than persona series?

  • Aesma

    Persona – ‘dating-sim’ = SMT in high-school.
    Since you dislike the social link… why not play SMT instead?

  • Volta

    Dude, are you even looking at my avatar? I’ll will rest my case if you get to know what it is ;)

  • ShadowDivz

    Accept logic and reasoning on the internet?!

    I’d rather kill us all…..

  • AlphaSixNine

    Amen.

  • Arcana Drill

    excluding some phrases like “shut. da fuck. up” its exactly that, they never said it was a game, people jumped to conclusions (and some really far fetched) and now are raging on the internet… move on people, move on.

  • pathos_of_new

    Why food seems to be the cornerstone of (almost) all P4 female characters? Chie, Rise and Yukiko can’t cook, Chie is meat-obsessed, Marie loves steaks too… Even new Yasogami student Rei is holding a corndog…

  • Volta

    My comments were deleted? For what reason?

    Did I hit the nerve of a fan of the game? Am I not able to give my opinion here Siliconera? At least give me a warning next time… I hate unjustificated censorchip.

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