Persona 5: The Animation Livestream Announced for December 24

The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5Persona 5: The Animation, has announced that a livestream of the series will be held on Christmas Eve, December 24th.


The upcoming livestream will be available on both YouTube Live and the AbemaTV media mobile application. It will be held on the 24th at 8:00pm JST.

Here is the commercial announcing the livestream:

Animation Studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero) will return to produce the anime, after producing the adaptation on the previous Persona title with 2014’s Persona 4: The Golden Animation. A previous adaptation of Persona 4 was produced in 2011 by a different studio, AIC A.S.T.A. (Sora no Otoshimono, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita).

Here is the announcement video for the anime:

The game received an OVA just before the Japanese release in September 2016 as Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers. The OVA serves as an introduction to the game.

The main cast of the game will return to reprise their roles in the anime:

  • Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass) will voice the main character/Hero



  • Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) voices Ryuji Sakamoto



  • Nana Mizuki (Hinata Hyuuga in Naruto) is voicing Anne Takamaki



  • Ikue Otani (Pikachu from Pokemon) will return to voice Morgana


  • Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata from Gintama) will be voicing Yusuke Kitagawa



  • Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka in Toaru Majutsu no Index) as Makoto Niijima



  • Aoi Yuuki (Madoka Kaname in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) voices Futaba Sakura



  • Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna from Sword Art Online) voicing as Haru Okumura


The Persona series started off in 1996 on the PlayStation as a spin off in the Megami Tensei. Titled Megami Ibunroku Persona, or Revelations: Persona in the west, the game featured a series of high school characters who could summon a persona, a physical representation of their personality. The game received positive reviews and is considered as a hit. Since then, 3 main line games were released and numerous spin offs, re-releases and adaptations. Persona 2 released in 1999 and was made up of two games:Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. The game was a success in Japan but the game failed to receive good international support. The next game wouldn’t release until 2006 on the PlayStation 2. Persona 3 was a massive hit in both Japan and overseas selling over 500,000 units worldwide. Persona 4 followed the same path of success in 2008. The latest main line title is 2016’s Persona 5, releasing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 to similar acclaim. with over 1.5 Million copies sold worldwide. The series has also seen numerous spin-offs, adaptations and direct sequels.


A TV anime adaptation of Atlus’ Persona 5 is in production for 2018, titled Persona 5: The Animation. Further information about the anime will be revealed at the livestream event on December 24.

You can visit the Persona 5 Website here:
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