Persona 4 jumping to the top of “must see” lists

I know I’m late to the bus here, as far as P4 anime news is concerned, but I can’t wait to see this animated. Beyond the fact that it was a fantastic game with a great involving story (which I wrote about before), it’s looking like a solid cast and crew is forming for it.

No surprises as far as cast is concerned, at least so far, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu, Yui Horie and Shotaro Morikubo have been confirmed to return to reprise their game voices as Protagonist (I don’t remember him saying anything in the game, but apparently Namikawa was the guy who remained silent), Yukiko, Chie and Yosuke. My guess is that Tomakazu Seki, Romi Paku, Kugimiya and Kappei Yamaguchi will also be in the show to be Kanji, Rise, Naoto and Teddie. All in all, it’s an all star voice cast.

But more exciting is Seiji Kishi will be directing the show. Also known as the guy who directed probably my favorite anime comedy of all time, Seto no Hanayome, as well as Tentai Senshi Sunred and Angel Beats – both solid shows as well. Kishi paces shows fairly well and has a great comedic knack which should help maintain P4’s relatively lighthearted atmosphere. So P4 should be in much better hands than say… the previous Persona: Trinity Soul anime. Additionally, AIC ASTA will be producing the show. Sure AIC is known for turning everything into an ecchi-fest, but ASTA has also done Tentai Senshi Sunred and their stuff has always looked really good – especially Sora no Otoshimono.

No dates yet – as far as I know – but P4 just rose to the top of my “must see” watchlist.

12 Replies to “Persona 4 jumping to the top of “must see” lists”

    1. Yeah, it’ll be interesting. I didn’t watch Trinity Soul past the first ep, so I’m not sure how they handled it there. But I’d imagine they could condense the battles to focus only on the boss fights, since it’s all a personal journey for the most part.

  1. This is gonna be so freaking epic.

    I really hope they use this as a forum to announce a PSP Persona 4 Portable game or *gasp* a next-gen PS3 Persona 5 XD

    It will be fun to see how they choose to show the dungeon crawling aspects of the game. It will be fun to see them conquer each insecurity for every character. Plus Chie and Rise are so hot >:3

    1. I thought that had more to do with Angel Beats condensed length. Eleven eps rushed the ending a bit. A full 12 or 13, could’ve gone a long way in pacing it better.

  2. I’ll admit that the biggest reason I’m looking forward to the anime is that I *loved* the game; I just played it for the first time this past winter, and it quickly became my favorite game of all time. Still, I’m glad they have the voice cast they do; it’s top notch (and part of the reason I convinced one of my non-gamer friends to watch it when it comes out), and it wouldn’t feel the same with a different voice cast anyway.

    Also, Chie/Yukiko. ^_^;

    1. Haha, I love all the girls. I think I ended up “choosing” Chie, but they all have great stories… I hope AIC doesn’t turn it into a harem though… even thought it is a bit of one.

  3. Damn, I think it’s about time I finally complete Persona 3 FES so I move on to the fourth installment before the show airs. So many games, so little time…

    1. If you ever do get to P4, I will say the dungeons are much better. Or at least they feel a lot less tedious. Although part of that may have to do with you having full control of your teammates, so everyone is always doing exactly what you want them to do – thus, making battles quicker.

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