Persona 5 Anime Blu-ray Announced for December 2016, P5 Event in July 2017

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Update (2016-09-04): A commercial for this announcement has been released, added to the bottom of this post.

The 30-minute anime special Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers will be airing in  Japan tomorrow, on September 3rd, and news of a home release for it has been announced.

A DVD and Blu-ray release for the upcoming anime special, produced by studio A-1 Pictures, has been dated for release on December 7, 2016 in Japan. There will be multiple releases for it.

Persona 5 TDB Cover Art

Cover art illustrated by series artist Shigenori Soejima.

All releases include:

  • “Persona 5” special program recording.
  • Originally illustrated cover by character designer Shigenori Soejima.
  • Benefits DISC.
  • Special limited edition event ticket priority sale offer for the “Persona 5 Special Event” [more on that below].

Additionally, a B2 poster for The Day Breakers will be given as a bonus with pre-orders for any of the releases.

Single DVD

  • Price: 3,240 yen
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Region: Region 2
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Publisher: Aniplex
  • Release Date: December 7, 2016

Single Blu-ray

  • Price: 4,320 yen
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Region: Region 2
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Publisher: Aniplex
  • Release Date: December 7, 2016

Famitsu DX Pack DVD

Exclusive to the Atlus D Shop.

Sold at 4,470 yen, this release also includes the following:

  • B3 size tapestry (364 x 515 mm) of the Shigenori Soejima illustrated cover art for the anime.

B3 Tapestry

Famitsu DX Pack Blu-ray

Exclusive to the Atlus D Shop.

Sold at 5,550 yen, this release also includes the B3 size tapestry of the anime’s home release cover art.

There are also Tanaka’s Amazing Commodities (Aniplex) versions of the releases:

  1. DVD: 3,780 yen
  2. Blu-ray: 4,860 yen

It will include unique bonuses which have not been announced as of yet.

The product is currently available for pre-order on:

Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers Special Event

Persona 5 Anime Special Event

The limited edition home releases of the Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers anime will include a priority sale offer for a ticket to a special The Day Breakers event which will take place on July 30, 2017.

Guests at this event will include:

  • Jun Fukuyama (voice of the protagonist)
  • Miyano Mamoru (voice of Ryuji Sakamoto)
  • Tomokazu Sugita (voice of Yusuke Kitagawa)

More guests have been confirmed to be at the event being held in July 2017, as well.

Commercial

The commercial released by Aniplex for the sale of the DVD/Blu-ray and the July 2017 event.


Anime Details

The anime debuts on television in Japan on September 3, 2016. It will have a special program interviewing Persona 5 game development staff members, as well as voice actors featured in the anime such as Jun Fukuyama, Miyano Mamoru, Nana Mizuki, Tomokazu Sugita, and more.

The show will be live streamed on September 3 on Niconico and on AbemaTV streaming services, exclusively for Japan.

Staff

  • Original: “Persona 5” (Atlus)
  • Story Draft: Katsura hashino
  • Original Character Design: Shigenori Soejima
  • Demon Design Draft: Kazuma Kaneko
  • Screenplay: Shinichi Inotsume
  • Character Design: Toshiyuki Kijuro, Matsumoto Keita
  • Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
  • Director: Takaharu Ozaki

Cast

  • Hero: Jun Fukuyama
  • Ryuji Sakamoto: Mamoru Miyano
  • Anne Takamaki: Nana Mizuki
  • Morgana: Ikue Otani
  • Yusuke Kitagwa: Tomokazu Sugita

Broadcast Dates

  • TOKYO MX: September 3 from 19:00 – 19:55 JST.
  • Gunma TV: September 3 from 21:00 – 21:55 JST.
  • Tochigi TV: September 4 from 19:00 – 19:55 JST.
  • BS11: September 5 from 22:00 – 22:55 JST.

Persona 5 is slated to be released for the PS3 and PS4 in Japan on September 15, 2016. It will release in North America and Europe on February 14, 2017, and in traditional Chinese in 2017.

  • Kels

    Can we assume that we’ll be seeing an anime series in the near future?