Persona 5 the Animation Announced to Air in 2018, Preview Trailer

During the “Attic Meeting of Cafe LeblancPersona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers event held at Katayanagi Arena on July 30th, an anime adaptation of Persona 5 was announced to air on television in 2018.

In this TV anime adaptation of Persona 5, the actors for the main cast from the original game will make a return. The anime is produced by A-1 Pictures, who worked on other Persona series anime adaptations in the past.

The official website for the upcoming anime can be found here, with more details to be added at a later date.

Preview Trailer

Key Art


  • 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

Pictures from the Day Breakers Event

Pictures are not allowed to be taken during the event, but @nikukyu2punch captured two pictures of the venue before it started:


The Art of Persona 5
Prima Games Prima Games (2017-06-27)
  • DJKlaxx

    Already blocked by Sony Music Japan. Dang.


    NOT “Hero” ..It’s AKIRA KURUSU!! X3

    • Kahntrast

      They didn’t use Souji Seta or Minato Arisato in the P4 anime and P3 movies, so they might not use Akira Kurusu here.

      • Irving Lee

        Especially considering that Akira Kurusu is a weird name. That’s definitely out.

    • go to sleep

  • Marcel McNab

    this is real right? Like i can legit start freaking out XD

  • Lucas Vinicius

    hoo boy

  • The Phantom Thief

    Please be good

  • Miragem

    I hope they don’t try the same bullshit they did in the P4 one, wasting 3 episodes with social links that added anything to the story and should’ve been used to flash out more the story and have an actual adaptation of the True Ending.

    • Irving Lee

      They did have an actual adaptation of the True Ending. It was episode 26.

      • Miragem

        That wasn’t an actual adaptation. It was a bunch of random scenes with no context that only makes any sense if you played the game, failing the main reason why an adaptation is made.

        • BabyMagnum

          I hope they fix characters and social links that were messed up in the video game. It’s really hard to mess up the true ending because it’s perfect. The issue with the game was the characters and the rushed palace, i.e. 7.

          • Carlos Hernadez Rios

            No slink was mess up

          • BabyMagnum

            In what game?

            If you mean Persona 5 uhhhh you do know that they mistranslated one confidant’s link as a whole right?

          • Sabrena

            Which one?

          • BabyMagnum

            Late reply to a two month comment but they messed up Justice (which is obvious but nobody cares to pay attention,) and I believe Kawaikami.

          • Sabrena

            Hmm… Do you have a link to the correct translation?

          • BabyMagnum

            It’s all over the place. There is no one link that has the full correct translation of all of Persona 5 because nobody has done it. Only certain confidants and stuff that stands out Your best bet is to try looking on blog sites, tumblr, reddit, everywhere. Or know Japanese. Unless you pay someone, nobody is going to translate a full game again that is already translated, even if it’s a wrong/edited translation. And then there’s DMCA too.

        • ER_Mac3

          This kind of thing is quite okay to me, I mean, just different narrative tools. But what really made me mad at episode 26 was that Genesis was simply cut like it was nothing, when in fact the thing I was most looking for was to see how they would make the pacing of the track follow the episode mood along the way to the end. Disapointing.

  • Irving Lee

    The premise for P5 actually lends itself well to a longer adaptation than the usual 20ish episodes one. In-between the main cases, they could make more Mementos stories and develop the main characters more.

    • BabyMagnum

      Develop Goro more! Develop Haru more!

  • Soulwarfare42

    I thought the persona 4 the animation was great (Not golden that was just bad) and the Persona 3 movies were great as well. So I am looking forward to this very much.

    • Makoto Yuki

      Me too :) although I didn’t mind golden although wasn’t great. Only Persona anime yet that I haven’t enjoyed has been trinity.

  • Angel Ruiz

    I be waiting for this

  • BabyMagnum

    Holy crap

  • Fadburgerq

    Who hates Persona 5 rofl…it’s incredibly popular.

  • Vallen

    Are these the people who did the P5 OVA? Or is this the studio that did P3 Movies and P4 Animation?

    • Lucas Vinicius

      They make Persona 5 OVA,Persona 3 movies and Persona 4 Golden The Animation.