Update (2021-10-21): Added information for the second showing of the Persona 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert in December 2021.
Following the tease of the year-long Persona 25th anniversary events in July, along with the launch of the anniversary merchandise special website, Atlus has announced more information regarding the upcoming projects.
Today, the 20th of September, 2021, marks the 25th anniversary of the Persona series since the release of the first game on September 20, 1996. To celebrate, the first volume in the regular program called “Persona 25th Times” was launched, featuring Morgana as the brand ambassador as he announces the latest information.
In this episode, the following new information was announced:
- A Persona series symphonic concert taking place in November 2021.
- All previous Persona series anime will be distributed in Japan streaming services simultaneously. This also goes for the Persona 5 live stage adaptations.
- Lyn will appear as one of the performers during the “Love Sega special Live” segment during the “Sega Atlus Channel” for Tokyo Game Show 2021.
- The next “Persona 25th Times” volume will be released in December.
There were also recaps of previously released information, such as the ongoing downloadable sale for the Persona series and the commemorative artwork for the 5th anniversary of Persona 5.
Persona 25th Times Vol. 1
The first “project” among the seven that the 25th anniversary events will consist of. English captions are available for the video.
Persona 25h Anniversary Symphonic Concert
Many famous songs from the Persona series will be revisited with orchestral arrangements.
There will be two performances held at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall on November 21, 2021: one during the day starting at 13:30 JST, the other at night at 18:00 JST.
- Conductor: Hiroyasu Matsumoto
- Orchestra: Grand Philharmonic Tokyo
- Tomoko Komiya (A Program Only): The singer behind the series song “The Poem for Everyone’s Souls.”
- Yumi Kawamura (A Program Only): Vocalist for Persona 3.
- Shihoko Hirata (B Program Only): Vocalist for Persona 4.
- Lyn (B Program Only): Vocalist for Persona 5.
The official website for the concert can be found here.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Persona, the Game Symphony Japan Premium Week concert for Persona 5 took place in March 2017.
Update: Due to enthusiastic demand from fans, it has been announced that an additional performance for the Persona 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert will be held on December 12, 2021 at the Sumida Triphony Hall.
As with the first performance in November, two performances will be held on December 12th: one during the day starting at 13:30 JST, the other at night at 18:00 JST.
Anime and Live Stage Adaptation / Concert Broadcast
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Persona series, all previously released anime will be broadcast simultaneously on Japanese streaming services. The list of anime is the following:
- Persona 5 the Animation (26 episodes)
- Persona 5 the Animation: Dark Sun… / Stars and Ours (2 episodes)
- Persona 4 the Animation (25 episodes)
- Persona 4 the Golden Animation (12 episodes)
- Persona: Trinity Soul (26 episodes)
- Persona 3 the Movie (4 movies)
They will be available on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Abema TV, and other streaming services detailed on the news post.
The anime series will be broadcast for free every week on Abema, starting with Persona 3 the Movie #1 on September 20th, until Persona 5 the Animation episodes 14 to 26 on November 8, 2021.
Live Stage & Concert
Persona 5 the Stage and Persona 5 the Stage #2 will ne distributed on various Japanese broadcasts. Additionally, previous “Persona Music Live” concert footage will be distributed at a later date.
Lyn Performing at Tokyo Game Show 2021
Details for the Sega and Atlus presence during this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online were previously released, however it has been confirmed that Lyn, the vocalist for Persona 5, will appear during the “Love Sega Special Live” concert which will be the last event during the “Sega Atlus Channel” live stream.
- Date: October 3, 2021
- 5:40 AM PDT
- 8:40 AM EDT
- 21:40 JST
- Other Time Zones