Persona 5 anime announced and new character revealed

New screenshots reveal Yusuke Kitagawa and Persona Goemon.

Atlus announced that there will be an anime for Persona 5 at Tokyo Game Show 2015 earlier this week. It was announced as a "special program" anime, so it will likely be somewhere around 13-26 episodes, depending on if it has two seasons. In more recent news, new screenshots revealed a fifth new character called Yusuke Kitagawa and his Persona, Goemon.

We also learned that yesterday the official website has been updated, and all of the currently revealed characters backgrounds can be seen there. However, unless your Japanese is fluent, good luck reading all of that kanji!

Despite being unable to read the picture above, we do know a few things about the upcoming game's protagonist. He is a 16-year-old boy who is deemed leader of a phantom thief group, and he just transferred to a new high school. He is voiced by Jun Fukuyama, who has been in such anime and games as "Rail Wars" and Valkyria Chronicles

Persona 5 is has been delayed several times, but it is currently set to release in Japan for the PS3/PS4 by Summer 2016 with a United States release to follow.


Austin is an aspiring writer and 3D modeler hoping to make it somewhere in the games industry. He loves playing games, he loves creating models for them, he loves writing for them. He would be content doing almost anything in gaming as long as he is creating something or contributing to something.

Published Sep. 25th 2015

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