Crunchyroll to Simulcast Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers


As previously reported, the 30-minute anime special called Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers will be airing in Japan tomorrow on September 3, 2016.

Now, the anime streaming service Crunchyroll has announced that they will be providing a simultaneous release of the upcoming anime special in English on September 3rd at 5:00 AM PDT / 8:00 AM EDT.

Today Crunchyroll revealed plans to stream PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-, the tie-in prologue anime produced by A-1 Pictures. The launch time is set for September 3 at 5:00am Pacific Time.

PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS- will be available to Crunchyroll members in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

The Day Breakers is an original, prologue episode of Persona 5 animated by A-1 Pictures.

Japanese Blu-ray and DVD Release

As recently reported, a DVD and Blu-ray release of Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers will be released in Japan on December 7, 2016.

Persona 5 TDB Cover Art

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.


  • 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


  • 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.