After releasing to critical acclaim, Persona 5 will receive a new anime in 2018. A preview trailer for the follow up to Persona The Daybreakers anime will be shown on television next year.
Persona Central reports the new Persona 5 anime was announced at the Attic Meeting of Café Leblanc. Similar to pervious Persona animes, A-1 Pictures will work on the 2018-bound anime.
Unlike The Daybreakers, all members of The Phantom Thieves will appear in the second anime. Anne Takamaki, Futaba Sakura, Goro Akechi, Haru Okumura , Makoto Nijima, Morgana, the Protagonist, and Ryuji Sakamoto will star in the anime. In retrospect, The Daybreakers didn’t have Makoto, Haru, and Goro. It’s possible the anime takes place near the latter events of the game, considering Haru and Goro are the last two members who join The Phantom Thieves.
The plot found in The Daybreakers anime is a side quest in the main Persona 5 game. The Daybreakers focuses on one of the requests The Phantom Thieves’ receive in their help channel. It’s possible the second anime will follow the same format of fleshing more of the side quests found in the main game.
The second anime will retain the Japanese voice cast of Persona 5. Included in the cast is the voice of Pokemon’s Pikachu and One Piece’s Tony Tony Chopper. Here’s the full list courtesy of Persona Central:
- Hero: Jun Fukuyama
- Ann Takamaki: Nana Mizuki
- Ryuji Sakamoto: Miyano Mamoru
- Morgana: Ikue Otani
- Yusuke Kitagawa: Tomokazu Sugita
- Makoto Niijima: Rina Sato
- Futaba Sakura: Aoi Yūki
- Haru Okumura: Haruka Tomatsu
- Goro Akechi: Soichiro Hoshi
Persona 5 is available for PS3 and PS4. On OpenCritic, the game currently has an overall rating of 94 across 92 critic reviews. While Persona 5 did not reinvent the RPG genre, critics lauded it for its great story, lengthy gameplay, deep RPG aspects, and sleek UI and visuals.