Persona 5: The Day Breakers Aniplex USA Release Dated for February 14, 2017

Following the news that Persona 5 the Animation: The Day Breakers would be releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on December 7, 2016 in Japan, Aniplex USA has announced news for the English import version of the anime during their panel at the ongoing Akibafest 2016 convention.

The “Persona5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS- Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (Import)” will be releasing on February 14, 2017, alongside the North American and European launch of Persona 5.

The standard retail price is $49.98, with its currently listed price at $39.98.


Picture via The-O Network.


The story takes place in Tokyo, the city where people’s desires intertwine.

As disturbing incidents keep occurring in town, a rumor goes around that a group of people called the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” has been reforming corrupt adults.

One day, when a request letter is delivered to the “Ask the Phantom Thieves Channel,” four high school students and one black cat decide to take action.

This is an original animation that links to the original game.

Disc Spec

  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of Disc: 2 Discs (Feature & Bonus Disc)
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 48 min.
  • Rating: 13 UP

Bonus Contents

  • “Persona5” Special Programming
    (Interview with the Creators and Voice Actors) (English Subtitled)
  • Exclusive Package Art by Shigenori Soejima
    (Original Character Designer)
  • Bonus Disc (Drama CD) [Recently announced as The Night Breakers]

The official website for the English import release can be found here.

Aniplex USA

  • haku67

    Do you know if they will put this on or is it just going to be on ?

    • Persona_Central

      Aniplex USA import copies are typically not available through Amazon.

      • haku67

        aww man…
        Thanks for your quick reply. :)

  • Metalsnakezero

    Curious if they can do a dub but looking like it slim chance due to how P3 movie and P4 golden anime was release.

    • James Jeans

      If a release is attached to Aniplex or Sentai Filmworks these days, it’s basically a foregone conclusion that it will lack a dub. That’s why I’ve stopped supporting their releases.

  • James Jeans

    Nope, not paying $50 for a sub-only, one-episode release. That’s too expensive to justify the cost, and on top of that I’m getting sick of the Aniplex (and Sentai Filmworks) practice of skimping on dubs by releasing half-assed “import” editions. I’m not supporting these types of releases anymore.

    This isn’t the 1990s, when a company had to release one or the other because VHS had finite space. There’s no good reason for Anime on blu-ray to be one or the other, it should have both.

  • Vallen

    $40 for a single sub episode, nice lmao

  • Warren Kei Snow

    There is no way I’m paying $50 for something with no English dub. Especially when the series is known to have it for all their games. Guess I’m not watching till dubs happen just like the p3 movies.

  • Nikodem Franciszek Riebandt

    50$ are they mad ?

  • Black Kitty

    Wow, how stupid.

  • Makoto Yuki

    Wish FUNIMATION got the rights for the Persona anime instead of Aniplex. Not a fan :/

  • insanekyo

    Prices of anime and video games are just insane in japan.