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Spring Persona 5: The Animation

Discussion in 'Akihabara TV Channel' started by White Wolf, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. White Wolf Retired Staff

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    Genres: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy
    Episodes: 24
    Studios: A-1 Pictures

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    Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.

    Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another…Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!

     
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    Been really looking forward to this one since I don't play the games and the first ep delivered. :bury

    Love the awakening sequence for Joker, ripping off the mask of injustice is just so sick looking, and Arsense is a complete beast.
    Feel like it had a stronger start than P4 at least to me, which really hypes up the potential for greatness. More Joker :wtf
     
  3. reaperunique I3

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    Is it the same as P4 except different character designs or should I expect a bigger difference?
     
  4. White Wolf Retired Staff

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    They all share similarities since same franchise :oldshrug Though if you disliked P3 or P4 or Trinity Soul then you probably won't like P5 either.

    From first ep alone I'm finding P5 cooler than P4, a bit more likeable animation style (to me) and a better MC.

    Though I kinda liked Izanagi better as a persona compared to Arsene, but Arsene's still pretty awesome nonetheless, and it's only based off first impression.
     
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    I didn't really dislike P4 so I might give this a shot then. Thx.
     
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    Strong first episode. Kinda blasted through the start of the game's events but it showed everything that needed to be shown. Can't wait to see Arsene and maybe even Captain Kidd in action next ep :kfam
     
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    Also, this is relevant (no spoilers)

     
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    Also, what's up with Joker's real name? I thought it was supposed to be Akira Kurusu.
     
  9. White Wolf Retired Staff

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    They wanted to distinguish the main character a bit from the manga I suppose :oldshrug
     
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    There's a manga adaptation too? :mako
     
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    From the perspective of an anime watcher this episode was too vague and didn't really do anything satisfying. The characters look great, but I need more of a reason to give a fuck about Joker than this vague information about him hurting someone else in the recent past.
     
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    Yeap, sent you a link

    I'm sure we'll get it, Persona typically first introduces the 'Persona' aspect and then dives into the details of the story.
    Though it looked like someone (female) was being raped/molested/beat and he acted on it and stopped the guy probably saving her life, hence his anger when his guardian says 'If you see something... look away.'

    He doesn't want to look away from the injustice in the world, thus he acts which allows him to see beyond the real world.
     
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    Tbf, the game wasn't very clear on the specifics either at the beginning. You only get a vague idea. But yeah, that's basically how Persona always does things.
     
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    I mean I did watch Persona 4 so I get that, but all I mean is that there's little to go on or care about so far.
     
  15. Eternal Dreamer The Bored Lolmaster

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    Well it is just the first episode. Lots of anime don't reveal a lot at the beginning. Anyway, it wasn't bad, I liked it. Looking forward to the rest.
     
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    it's literally one ep in
    i wouldnt want the episode to be filled with overt expository hogwash the entire time

    but it being in an anime format did feel like everything was happening fast
     
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    persona tradition
    mc's name has to be changed after everyone has settled and liked the manga variant
    although i prefer yu to seto
     
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    WHERE MY NEW EPISODE AT
     
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    Takemi is best girl :aww
     
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    I mean, I just finished the game the other day and I loved it. Will have to give this one a shot.
     
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    IT'S FINALLY HERE
     
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    Just watched the first episode. Some minor differences between what happened in the game and the anime, but other than that, it seems faithful to the adaptation.

    Also I laughed way too fucking hard on
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    the scene where Kawakami dropped the flyer for her alternative job. :skully
     
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    I think further down the line, there's going to be a lot more differences. They simply have no choice for the sake of brevity and fluidity considering the game is incredibly long. As long as they stick to the main message and provide good production value I'll be satisfied.

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    that was great :lmao
     
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    Oh my god... What was that All-Out Attack. I'm laughing out loud at how badly it was animated.
     
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    True. It's virtually impossible to fit everything that happened in the game (excluding side stories from Confidants) within 24 episodes. Maybe if it was up to 50 episodes, I can see it possible that they can fit everything and maybe some. On average, we can assume that each of the "arcs" that happened in Persona 5 (excluding Confidant stuffs) lasts for 3 episode, which could be enough to cover just enough.
     
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    they just need to not skip the level design so much cause that was one of yhe best things in persona5

    seeing them fighting the trash mobs was so weird this ep :skully
     
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    That's true. Personally, I hope they make more use out of the absorbing art style and animation. The all-out attack seemed a bit lacklustre.

    I did enjoy the cheekiness of Akira when he addressed Ryuji as Sakamoto :hurr
     
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    Watched this out of curiosity because the Persona games are often held in high regard, but yeah, are games-to-anime shows ever actually good? Sometimes the show has this somewhat "high production quality" tone to it, other times it's like they already ran out of budget after 2 episodes.

    But oh well. I'm not familiar with the games, but I do know FUTABA WAIFU

    You can see her for 1 second or less in the opening, so that already confirms this as BEST ANIME THIS YEAR you heard it here first!
     
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    Spoiler: Episode 3 Image






     
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    Am I the only one feeling let down by the all-out attacks? :(
     
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