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Title: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on April 10, 2011, 07:51:29 PM
Persona 4   is  getting made an anime.
http://www.animenews.biz/aniplex-to-produce-persona-4-based-anime-adaptation-6262/?utm_source=wordtwit
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 10, 2011, 07:59:59 PM
I will watch it, and be stunned by MC yakking so much, probably. :)
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Post by: ShadowLaguna on April 10, 2011, 09:20:53 PM
It seems like a game that would be suited for an anime. I might give this one a shot.
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Post by: Starmongoose on April 10, 2011, 09:23:54 PM
...cautiously optimistic?
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Post by: Raze on April 10, 2011, 10:57:14 PM
 It pretty much already is one. A adaption seems redundant, even if it's not just a cheap cash in. And it's probably a cheap cash in.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 11, 2011, 01:30:08 AM
Meh, I think this kinda crosses over nicely as an anime.  Just imagine the day-time drama of accepting yourself and all that shnazz.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lard on April 11, 2011, 01:38:01 AM
It pretty much already is one. A adaption seems redundant, even if it's not just a cheap cash in. And it's probably a cheap cash in.

I kind of agree. I was genuinely hoping for a PSP version of P4.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on April 11, 2011, 05:46:27 AM
It should be pretty good if they stay faithful to the source material . The high school comedy that the Japanese love and some mystery suspense . I just hope to God that it does not end up being like Trinity Soul.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 11, 2011, 07:40:57 AM
Let's hope it's good.

God I hope it's good.
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Post by: Annubis on April 11, 2011, 10:33:50 AM
It shouldn't be hard to top the other Persona anime =/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona:_Trinity_Soul
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 11, 2011, 01:03:38 PM
Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-GpYBUZQc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-GpYBUZQc)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on April 11, 2011, 01:16:54 PM
Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 11, 2011, 01:24:36 PM
Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)

Well, it's like watching the harry potter movies after reading the books. You know what happens but you enjoyed the books so you're still interested in checking them out.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on April 11, 2011, 01:27:57 PM
Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)

That's what I was thinking.

Unless there are some serious plot deviancies.


Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)

Well, it's like watching the harry potter movies after reading the books. You know what happens but you enjoyed the books so you're still interested in checking them out.

Isn't the enjoyment from seeing what you could only imagine before in your head before translated into an actual viewable image. Rather than Persona 4, which we already have visual experience with.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 12, 2011, 06:33:44 AM
Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)

That's what I was thinking.

Unless there are some serious plot deviancies.


Actually... how do you make a murder & mystery anime where at least 50% of the audience knows who the killer is?
Or are they going for the Columbo thing? (that would rock)

Well, it's like watching the harry potter movies after reading the books. You know what happens but you enjoyed the books so you're still interested in checking them out.

Isn't the enjoyment from seeing what you could only imagine before in your head before translated into an actual viewable image. Rather than Persona 4, which we already have visual experience with.

Well, yeah, I guess in this case it's about seeing that image through a different medium, though some key moments were already presented through anime sequences. I think they can do some awesome scenes with the fights, should be more interesting to watch than basic 3D models hitting each other in turns. Trinity Soul had some good scenes but they were too few and far between.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 12, 2011, 07:40:12 PM
Animating might be a bitch -- I'd love to see Soejima's style animated with this title.  The plaid skirts might suck too.
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Post by: ZeronHitaro on April 14, 2011, 11:33:57 PM
I really have no hopes for this and am rather miffed this is what they chose to do with P4. (P3 gets remade twice and all P4 gets is a "Oh yeah; you still exist. Have an animated adaptation instead of any new material across any medium.") XP Until I find a show that proves me wrong I really have no faith in present-day Japanese ability to tell a proper story through the anime medium without botching it up horribly somehow. And if Sakura Wars New York NY has taught me anything it's that the Video Game to Movie stereotype applies to Video Game to Anime as well; expect a train wreck, be pleasantly surprised if it comes out anything above "below average".

Edit: Sorry, three times. I forgot about that cell phone thing for P3.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 15, 2011, 12:13:26 AM
More importantly: where is P5. I'd rather that than a game update or an anime.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on April 15, 2011, 12:35:31 AM
It's been so long that I can't remember exactly when; but didn't the creator say shortly after P4 hit that he wouldn't be making any new Persona games for a while? I honestly wouldn't be expecting any til the PS3 hits about the same life cycle the PS2 did between P3:FES and P4. If not outright passing it by til the next generation.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 15, 2011, 12:39:59 AM
It's been so long that I can't remember exactly when; but didn't the creator say shortly after P4 hit that he wouldn't be making any new Persona games for a while? I honestly wouldn't be expecting any til the PS3 hits about the same life cycle the PS2 did between P3:FES and P4. If not outright passing it by til the next generation.

That'd be a gip considering it's popularity, no?
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on April 15, 2011, 01:12:14 AM
Sadly the gaming industry doesn't often take the "popular" route when it's a good thing in the fan's eyes. XD Heck look at how popular the idea of a FF7 remake is and how long SE have been squashing that idea.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 15, 2011, 01:52:40 AM
I think for an FF7 they'd want to be some way to circumvent a world map... imagine doing that in Squeenix-3D.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on April 15, 2011, 11:55:29 AM
I thought when Catherine came out, it was heavily hinted that it was going to use the same engine for Persona 5.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 15, 2011, 02:02:36 PM
They said they wanted to do  something else after P4 so they made Catherine. Now it's time for P5, it's not like P4 was released yesterday.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on April 15, 2011, 08:13:13 PM
I really have no hopes for this and am rather miffed this is what they chose to do with P4. (P3 gets remade twice and all P4 gets is a "Oh yeah; you still exist. Have an animated adaptation instead of any new material across any medium.") XP Until I find a show that proves me wrong I really have no faith in present-day Japanese ability to tell a proper story through the anime medium without botching it up horribly somehow. And if Sakura Wars New York NY has taught me anything it's that the Video Game to Movie stereotype applies to Video Game to Anime as well; expect a train wreck, be pleasantly surprised if it comes out anything above "below average".

Edit: Sorry, three times. I forgot about that cell phone thing for P3.
Tales of the Abyss anime  turned out ok
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Bytor on April 16, 2011, 01:10:55 AM
I thought when Catherine came out, it was heavily hinted that it was going to use the same engine for Persona 5.


I read the same thing somewhere...just cannot remember where unfortunately
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 18, 2011, 03:00:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Vav3Lq2-g

Did I just saw a KO-N reference in Persona? OK, fuck this I'm out of here.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on April 18, 2011, 04:26:01 AM
I think the footage is looking very good, seems like it will turn out ok. I like what I hear as well.
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Post by: cj_iwakura on April 18, 2011, 09:59:27 AM
I'm always skeptical when it comes to this stuff, but I'm excited. The trailer looks like they might actually pull it off.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on April 18, 2011, 10:18:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Vav3Lq2-g

Did I just saw a KO-N reference in Persona? OK, fuck this I'm out of here.

If you mean the heart-hand thing, most Japanese schoolgirls/idols are notorious for that.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 10, 2011, 01:44:08 AM
Argh, another anime that I'll have to watch once I'm done playing the games. July can't come any faster.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on May 15, 2011, 06:16:14 PM
The music in this new trailer is awesome. Meguro, I bow to thy greatness. (I'll bow even more if you write some new songs for Hirata)

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/14/another-persona-4-anime-teaser-shows-a-familiar-scene/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/14/another-persona-4-anime-teaser-shows-a-familiar-scene/)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on July 10, 2011, 07:03:30 PM
Damn, for some reason I thought this was going to start in July but it's only in October.
I know I already said this in my previous post but the music in that trailer is fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Farron on July 18, 2011, 10:30:08 PM
I just found out that there are a bunch of new previews of Persona 4 anime.
For example, just typing in youtube "Persona 4 anime PV" and you can see a list of them, each of a little bit of new footage.
This link is PV09: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ts_RJSDmNo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ts_RJSDmNo)
PV10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVkwMaHt9tg&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVkwMaHt9tg&feature=related)

Well, there's a bunch more.

By the looks of PV9 I'm glad to see that the MC will speak! It surely would be hard to make a main character of an anime not talked but still I'm happy to know. Also, Kujikawa Rise is looking better than ever!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on July 28, 2011, 04:12:18 PM
New trailer with awesome new scenes (be sure to watch untill the end) and new music (Shihoko Hirata is back!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3v-QP6MCAA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3v-QP6MCAA)


TAKE MY FUCKING MONEY! TAKE ALL OF IT!!!!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on July 28, 2011, 04:55:35 PM
That was AMAZING. Loved the ending xD

It makes me want to play the game again...even though I just finished it a couple months ago.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Yoda on July 29, 2011, 09:38:48 AM
looks rad
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Vaporeon on July 29, 2011, 03:14:39 PM
Kou, Daisuke, and Ai? Does this mean they might include some of the social link stuff? Damn, I hope so.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on July 29, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
KoU, Daisuke, and Ai? Does this mean they might include some of the social link stuff? Damn, I hope so.

If the social link characters are in I suppose their interactions with MC will be based on the SL's.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on September 15, 2011, 11:41:48 AM
New trailer:

http://www.mayonaka-tv.jp/ (http://www.mayonaka-tv.jp/)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Farron on October 06, 2011, 05:05:45 PM
I've just watched the first episode. On a quick note I loved it. It sure is a love letter to Persona 4 fans.
I found funny how the protagonist talks so little (compared to the nothing of the game). I'll wait a few more episodes to recommend it to some friends who have not played the game for the sake of the initial part of the plot not becoming hard to follow but for anyone who has already played the game I think we can appreciate it right from the start.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on October 06, 2011, 08:26:13 PM
Fantastic first episode.Love it already.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on October 06, 2011, 09:45:43 PM
I love how the show makes you not so sure if you are watching an anime or actually playing the game.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on October 07, 2011, 04:46:30 AM
Y'know I never thought I'd be saying this about an anime character...but holy crap the protagonist looks too old. XD I swear after the whole cute-age-reduction style of anime art pervading the market he looks like he's in his twenties; not a high schooler. It's quite a refreshing change actually.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Farron on October 07, 2011, 07:37:37 PM
Well, that may be because he doesn't have that usual teen voice most anime characters get. Hell, he barely speaks.
As before, I have so much fun with Chie and Yosuke. They together are the best!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 09, 2011, 09:01:37 AM
Y'know I never thought I'd be saying this about an anime character...but holy crap the protagonist looks too old. XD

FF8 cast... oh man.  Quistis looked 28 than 18.  Heh, and yeah, the main guy is a bit of a dud so far, but I'm guessing that was intentional.

Pretty good episode.  I'm curious how they'll handle some aspects of the game, social links and whatever other gameplay elements.  I like hearing a lot of the old music and seeing a lot of the same settings; I'm not too crazy on the date-by-date thing and face "face cut in"... feels too much like a tacked-on throw-back.

This anime doesn't look easy to animate, I'm sure the uniforms are a pain in the ass, I hope the animation doesn't get too bad as the series goes on.  But it looks great so far!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 09, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
I enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to the next episode because of the ending theme. I'm friends with Lotus Juice on FB and he said that there will be a new theme featuring himself and Shihoko Hirata, episode 1 used Pursuing my true self at the beginning and the anime's intro song during the credits.
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Post by: Dade on October 10, 2011, 10:53:08 PM
Just watched the first episode on Hulu. REALLY enjoyed it. Now I want to replay the game.
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Post by: Kevadu on October 11, 2011, 02:28:17 AM
I'm not too crazy on the date-by-date thing and face "face cut in"... feels too much like a tacked-on throw-back.

Personally I loved those little touches.  Seems like perfectly harmless fanservice (in the broader sense of the term).
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Post by: RicJFNas on October 12, 2011, 06:12:59 AM
I've watched it and liked. Must be the best anime this season along with Fate\Zero. If they keep up the good work this one might turn out the best game to anime yet. If not already.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Wisamu on October 14, 2011, 06:30:14 AM
I've never really seen any point in producing anime based on video games, unless it's for the relatively small population of anime fans who're not too big on games, and thus have not had any visual experience with the story.  The first episode certainly surpassed my expectations though. I'm really interested in seeing how some peculiar aspects of the game play out. Namely, Persona fusion in the Velvet room and social links.
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Post by: RicJFNas on October 14, 2011, 07:02:49 AM
Does anyone think there is a chance of them showing the new character that they are puting in the p4 game for the vita?
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Post by: Annubis on October 14, 2011, 08:17:39 AM
That would be a good marketing move.

EDIT: and by that I mean, cameo her, or show her just a bit. I doubt they'd put her completely in since learning who she is is the reason why most people would buy the Vita version.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 14, 2011, 08:26:56 AM
Just watched episode 2. Boss fight!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on October 14, 2011, 11:18:45 PM
I forgot how annoying Chie was in the beginning. It's kinda weird not hearing the Chie voice that I know and love, it just seemed to suit her. This one I'm finding it hard to adjust. Still, good episode. Love the opening sequence, it's very pretty.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on October 15, 2011, 05:50:00 AM
Clever way to do social links without it getting campy; just transform all those white faced cards in the ending into their proper Arcana when the link is "unlocked". They really thought this one through.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 20, 2011, 06:16:14 PM
Episode 3 is awesome.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 20, 2011, 08:46:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qR_LM4nQ7w&feature=player_detailpage#t=95s

A bit of a shame you can't tell the main peeps of the show/game to just FREAKING AGREE with what the Hard-Truth-Shadow is trying to tell you... it's right, deal with it.  Ah well, cue dramatic moment and music.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on October 21, 2011, 04:01:24 AM
It's funny how the anime is having the exact opposite problem of the game. The game, if you want to pick at it, took waaaay too long to set up its atmosphere and throw you into the intrigue of the story (what was it nearly an hour or more before you got control of your character?).

The anime is throwing the story at breakneck speeds and glossing over certain things that would probably leave anyone not familiar with the game in confusion. If it keeps this up it's going to have a stockpile of "I don't get it"s that eventually topple it over the fine line its dancing on.

The other complaint I have so far is how it's handling the "acceptance" moments. :-\ It's way, way too simplified.

"You like her, that's all that matters right?"
"You're friends, that's all that matters right?"

*anime viewing perspective only*

Um,...sure. We'll glaze over the fact that there were very complex issues with needs for attention, the whole like/hate duality, and town vs Junes issues and say that one line of dialog clears everything up.

Um,...okay. We'll glaze over the fact that Chie doesn't really deny or openly confess that she was using Yukiko and it's totally clear since you're her friend even though you're pretty much admitting to using her without confessing it.

Emotions in situations like that are tangled messes that one generic line can't magically solve.

*end perspective*

The game handled these things just a little bit better by having each character come to discover these realizations for themselves I think. Here it feels awkward and forced just so they can cram in more scenes rather than drawing it out.

______________

That all said; I still adore this show. It feels like a very nice counterpart to the game as it elaborates upon things the game didn't have a chance to. To both its harm and it's benefit this is definitely something that is not fully enjoyable without having played the game first. I still get tingles every time something major happens. The first persona summoning, the shadow fights, and now the "Change" mechanic. Personally I think this is for me what Transformers fans must've felt for the 1986 movie.

Everything, from a fan's perspective, is just so..."right". And well done. It makes me really miss having the game around.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 21, 2011, 07:42:41 AM
^I agree but I played the game so it doesn't really bother me, I already know the fully fleshed out version of the story.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 27, 2011, 07:30:29 PM
This show really isn't that friendly with non-players, but unlike the good ol' Northern America, this game isn't as niche, so I think they're doing okay for the most part.

New episode to finish with the head-case (Yukiko).  Beautifully animated, the fire and effects during the fighting were well done.  Hormones will be flying though.  Oh high school, I miss thee.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on October 27, 2011, 08:46:18 PM
I heard that P4 isn't that popular in Japan at least. Might indeed be hard for newcomers to get into the show.

Oh high school, I miss thee.

I'd take college back any day over High School.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 27, 2011, 11:47:30 PM
I heard that P4 isn't that popular in Japan at least. Might indeed be hard for newcomers to get into the show.

Oh high school, I miss thee.

I'd take college back any day over High School.

I don't see how.... unless they liked the emo-tard look of the first douche-bag.... oh wait.  We don't have a robot-character.  Goddamn Japan likes their robots like we like our Zombies lately.

I hate University... College was alright.  I loved High School.  Stuff was easy.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on October 28, 2011, 12:25:49 AM
Well, amongst others, P4 got beaten by 3 harem shows... so I think robots aren't what people are looking for =/
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 28, 2011, 02:17:04 AM
Well, amongst others, P4 got beaten by 3 harem shows... so I think robots aren't what people are looking for =/

If it's not robots, it's harems.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 28, 2011, 05:16:36 AM
I heard that P4 isn't that popular in Japan at least. Might indeed be hard for newcomers to get into the show.



Where'd you hear that?! The new remix of the game's soundtrack just debuted at nº1 in the japanese charts. All this stuff (anime, new version of the game, fighting game) is happening precisely because of how popular Persona 4 is there. ATLUS is just trying to capitalize on that. Did you think that their motivation for all these projects is the american audience?
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Raze on October 28, 2011, 05:41:34 AM
Do you mean by 3 other harems?

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2hi007o.png)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on October 28, 2011, 09:35:51 AM
I...will admit; for all the times I've paraphrasically generalized "Japanese writers can't do squat these days" after strings of crap content like AT3 or the massive hordes of shows/games with incomplete endings or "This is the show that never ends" syndrome, Persona 4 The Animation is putting me in my place.

A 20 minute action scene with all the right ups and downs that actually manages to tug at the heart strings a little in such a way that I'm willing to be non-players will be effected? Stunning, brilliant, one of the best pieces of visual storytelling this past decade; easily.

Shame they had to sorta ruin it with that last minute and a half.

I know they need to keep in some bits from the game but couldn't "funny glasses giggle time" have waited til next episode? :-\ Talk about a mood breaker.

4 episodes in and I am almost ready to pretty much declare this the best anime I have ever watched my entire life thus far. The only thing that's stopping me is the preview for Episode 5 is pretty much what I feared would happen with their pacing.

They've burnt through all the high octane material and in order to get the social link stories out of the way we're about to enter potential "filler" territory; with no progress on the main plot, just exposition on the character's school life and why he suddenly has half a dozen new persona the next time he goes dungeon crawling.

This would be fine if they had done more of the school/dungeon split early on but these four episodes have been almost nothing but main-plot material. If they really do make this a filler episode it's going to be taking the fine pacing and bringing it to a screeching halt.

I have faith; but this really will be P4:TA's make or break episode for determining whether it's merely "good" or a masterpiece.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on October 28, 2011, 10:04:29 AM
Damn, this episode was amazing, I loved all the backgound scenes they made for Yukiko, the fights were awesome and the climax was very touching. I'm so glad they didn't screw this up. I didn't watch the preview but I love these characters so much that I don't mind an episode where they are just messing around. Some of the best scenes in the game had nothing to do with the main plot like the camping, the school festival or when they got "drunk".
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Farron on November 01, 2011, 09:20:49 AM
I'm finding the show to be enjoyable but I think it's because like most here, I played through the game and loved it and every scene is like a good memory coming back. On the other hand I think I'm expecting the opposite of ZeronHitaro, I want the show to go slower, to take it's time.

Comparing it to an other show of this season, Fate Zero, I think P4 falls really short. For example, I'm not a Fate fan at all. I think that Fate Stay Night is fine but highly overrated and only decided to watch the new one because a friend told me it's was amazing and I though it wouldn't hurt to watch one ep. The first hour of it has no action, it's all talk and it's great and I think that is what's lacking in P4 right now, time to develop the characters.

We all liked the game because it was a mixture of character interactions, dungeons and a good story. Even if the anime focus on some other than others, which is perfectly fine since it's a different media, I don't think they should outright forget it. For one I itching ti see the episode where they go on that school trip and the guys have to eat the horrible food the girls make. Not relevant to the plot but in my opinion fundamental to the sense of friendship among them.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on November 01, 2011, 11:48:44 AM
On the other hand I think I'm expecting the opposite of ZeronHitaro, I want the show to go slower, to take it's time.


You misunderstand. XD I too want the show to slow down just a wee bit; but the first 4 episodes have already wedged the throttle to "Full Speed Ahead". Episode 5 will either bring it abruptly from 60 - 0 in 5 seconds flat or will have the common sense to opt for a gradual jump from 50 - 40 - 30.

I'm hoping for the latter. The former would wreck the show's pacing flow.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Fadedsun on November 01, 2011, 01:57:14 PM
I didn't even know this came out! I'm watching the first episode right now and so far I love it. It's great that it uses all the same music and I love the tiny details in-between like the days changing and showing stat growth. 
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Kevadu on November 01, 2011, 03:09:33 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this show is really mediocre?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Persona 4 fan and I welcome any opportunity to see the characters in a new light.  But this show is poorly paced, characters are not really developed (within the show, anyway), animation is average at best, and overall I can't really say it adds anything to the Persona 4 universe.  The only thing I'm actually enjoying are the little nods of appreciation to the games, like the calendar and stat things.

As it is I couldn't possibly recommend this show to anyone who isn't already a fan of the game.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on November 01, 2011, 03:28:16 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this show is really mediocre?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Persona 4 fan and I welcome any opportunity to see the characters in a new light.  But this show is poorly paced, characters are not really developed (within the show, anyway), animation is average at best, and overall I can't really say it adds anything to the Persona 4 universe.  The only thing I'm actually enjoying are the little nods of appreciation to the games, like the calendar and stat things.

As it is I couldn't possibly recommend this show to anyone who isn't already a fan of the game.

No, I agree with you. The pacing is a complete mess. Still, I think this show is all about fanservice, on which it delivers.

Some anime reviewer on his blod said he's dropping it after watching episode 3. He never played the game and couldn't understand anything. He also said the breasts on the giant bird Yukiko were weird... I need to rewatch episode 3 and check that out =|
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 01, 2011, 07:27:55 PM
I actually like it better than the game because I found the game a pain in the ass. :p
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Fadedsun on November 01, 2011, 07:33:16 PM
I wasn't expecting some award winning anime, so I'm happy with what was given to me. It's enjoyable to watch. Clearly designed with the fans in mind.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on November 01, 2011, 10:14:13 PM
I want an episode dedicated to King Moron.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on November 04, 2011, 08:31:32 AM
CATFIGHT!
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on November 04, 2011, 09:03:26 AM
I really liked how they combined all those social links into a single story. I'm also surprised by how many new songs Meguro wrote for this. I already counted 5 new songs with Shihoko Hirata on vocals, plus the intrumental tracks.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 04, 2011, 01:05:30 PM
I really liked how they combined all those social links into a single story. I'm also surprised by how many new songs Meguro wrote for this. I already counted 5 new songs with Shihoko Hirata on vocals, plus the intrumental tracks.

I admire Shoji for keeping himself busy
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on November 04, 2011, 03:53:28 PM
Meguro is also producing LJ's new solo album which also features Kawamura as guest singer.
The Persona band has another show planned for April, it's great that they have so much new music to play. I'm glad they will record it for a dvd.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 05, 2011, 03:08:31 AM
LJ... live...journ-.... who?

Pretty good new episode.  Nice it was just the cast and crew than some sad-past drama.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on November 05, 2011, 09:02:16 AM
LJ... live...journ-.... who?

Pretty good new episode.  Nice it was just the cast and crew than some sad-past drama.

Lotus Juice, the guy who does the rap in Persona 3.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 05, 2011, 10:22:33 AM
LJ... live...journ-.... who?

Pretty good new episode.  Nice it was just the cast and crew than some sad-past drama.

Lotus Juice, the guy who does the rap in Persona 3.

OOOOOoooooh.  I probably could have guessed that (eventually)...
He's pretty good, actually. :D
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on November 06, 2011, 04:21:38 AM
On the bad side; if this anime wasn't "If you played the game you'll understand this only" before it totally is now. As much as I loved the episode I have to admit it was rather...left field. It was rather out of place considering the nature of the four episodes before it and what episode 6 promises to be. Kinda a shame as I had hoped this series would be universally accessible.

Ah well.

That aside...totally loved it. They did a very nice job rolling together two social links and I can't wait until the Band gets a turn. XD (We saw Ayane; it's pretty much inevitable.) Although considering that they turned Ebi's clingy side up to 11 watching the nurse's social link is going to be...interesting.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on November 08, 2011, 07:11:14 PM
CATFIGHT!

That was a hot catfight.My money was on Chie easily.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on November 12, 2011, 07:30:03 PM
After watching the newest episode I think I realize what Persona 4 The Animation is; it's an "Abridged" series done right.

Think about it; it's a fast summation of the plot events which points out the more comedic/awkward things within the game itself (the swim trunks, the "humor" dialog options the MC can take while controlled by the player, ect.) while also making it's own in-jokes (Aiya "anywhere" delivery; I get the feeling this isn't the last we've seen of a joke done with the new delivery girl NPC).

Unlike a normal Abridged series though it doesn't feel the need to make a joke out of everything. Which is why I say it's "done right".
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Commander Jubby Shepard on November 14, 2011, 05:54:15 PM
I saw the first episode on Saturday with a friend. It was done really well and the liberties it took with the exact events are well done. I love that it managed to take the first 4 hours of the game and shorten it to 22 minutes and nothing felt left out.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on November 18, 2011, 12:08:34 AM
Meh episode... but high expectations for next week =)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 18, 2011, 06:05:31 PM
Yeaaaah.... they hit the fruity-femme side of gay really, really hard.  I think the game tried to pass it off with more class, but I did like Kanji's revelation of liking "cutie stuff". x)

I always wondered what I thought about the relationship with him and Naoto... either a cope out for an actual homosexual relationship or cute because "he" turned out to be a "she".  Ah well.  Bring on next ep.  And the play.  That shit is whack...
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: CDFN on November 18, 2011, 06:06:55 PM
The part where they were going to attack him and the battle music starts and then suddenly stops was hilarious.

The school trip was one of my favorite parts of the game, I'm glad they dedicated an episode to it.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Yoda on November 26, 2011, 01:45:19 PM
+1 is flipping through on Hulu and there's a P4 anime on there. I might watch later.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on November 26, 2011, 05:46:54 PM
The camping trip episode was funny but it scarred me much deeper than the game.Particularly the curry cooking part.Ugghh
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on November 27, 2011, 11:54:18 PM
The camping trip episode was funny but it scarred me much deeper than the game.Particularly the curry cooking part.Ugghh

I hate that running-gag in Japan.  If someone is that bad a cook, they may as well be shot.  It's everywhere too; each anime has an amazing cook, and the one who cooks toxic-bacterial waste.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: AuraChannelerChris on December 02, 2011, 08:09:49 PM
(http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n573/AuraChannelerChris/YouSuck.png)

So distributing this.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: cj_iwakura on December 03, 2011, 01:33:19 PM
Great as ever. They keep nailing every character's tone. I just hope they can manage to finish everything and keep the tone in tact.

How many episodes do they have again? I can't see them doing EVERYTHING from the game(especially the Narutame arc) without at least seven more episodes. I guess they could skip Hasuo, though.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on December 03, 2011, 01:56:01 PM
How many episodes do they have again?

Well, sites say it's 12, and I don't see any TV spots reserved in the next season for it =/
I can't really see this ending this quickly. I hope they are just taking a season off and will continue in Spring.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on December 03, 2011, 02:24:46 PM
Its would make the earlier episodes rapid pacing seem really odd if this was going to be a two season series.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: cj_iwakura on December 03, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
How many episodes do they have again?

Well, sites say it's 12, and I don't see any TV spots reserved in the next season for it =/
I can't really see this ending this quickly. I hope they are just taking a season off and will continue in Spring.


With the leisurely pace they've taken lately, I think they're planning for a second season.  The DVD release sold like crazy, too.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on December 03, 2011, 04:07:09 PM
How many episodes do they have again?

Well, sites say it's 12, and I don't see any TV spots reserved in the next season for it =/
I can't really see this ending this quickly. I hope they are just taking a season off and will continue in Spring.


With the leisurely pace they've taken lately, I think they're planning for a second season.  The DVD release sold like crazy, too.
If that is the case, they might have changed their mind and went to a 24-26 episode format. It just seems really odd if that was their original intention. They could have slowed down and developed the characters and story more. If there is a next season there are going to be filler. I personally have no problem with that.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on December 04, 2011, 02:51:43 AM
How many episodes do they have again?

Well, sites say it's 12, and I don't see any TV spots reserved in the next season for it =/
I can't really see this ending this quickly. I hope they are just taking a season off and will continue in Spring.

They've confirmed 26 so far.

I want the culture festival scenes to have their own episodes as well as the trip to that island from Persona 3 (forgot the name)

This may sound ridiculous but a P3 character cameo like Chihiro might make the show perfect to me.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on December 09, 2011, 10:06:00 PM
Trivia of the day:
Igor is voiced by a dead guy.

I guess that explains why Margaret is doing all the explaining.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on December 09, 2011, 10:28:33 PM
Trivia of the day:
Igor is voiced by a dead guy.

I guess that explains why Margaret is doing all the explaining.

Yikes, died mid-production??
Conveniently sets up some 1-on-1 with Marge, but RIP, I guess.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: cj_iwakura on December 12, 2011, 03:36:26 PM
Wow, sucks. Guy had an iconic Igor voice.


And according to Wiki, he died in 2010. P4A is using archived clips.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on December 16, 2011, 01:33:31 PM
Trivia of the day:
Igor is voiced by a dead guy.

I guess that explains why Margaret is doing all the explaining.

Oh that makes a lot of sense.Poor fella,Igor had much more to say than that and the anime could have added more.Such a shame.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on December 16, 2011, 04:40:10 PM
Is there really only 1 episode left? It's pretty much impossible to finish this in 23 minutes.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on December 23, 2011, 10:57:43 PM
Double post but whatever. I think I found out what's going on.
The second season won't be on TV, but it will be streamed.
So we probably have another 12 episodes to look forward to.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lucca on December 24, 2011, 08:36:43 PM
Double post but whatever. I think I found out what's going on.
The second season won't be on TV, but it will be streamed.
So we probably have another 12 episodes to look forward to.

That's...kind of weird but okay.

Also, props to the anime for making Mitsuo EVEN CREEPIER than he was in the game. Those goddamn fish eyes... >_<
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on December 24, 2011, 11:00:09 PM
Double post but whatever. I think I found out what's going on.
The second season won't be on TV, but it will be streamed.
So we probably have another 12 episodes to look forward to.

That's...kind of weird but okay.

Also, props to the anime for making Mitsuo EVEN CREEPIER than he was in the game. Those goddamn fish eyes... >_<

Proof?
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on December 25, 2011, 01:09:56 AM
Proof?

The only thing that's sure right now is that there's at least 14 episodes.

EDIT: 25 episodes total it seems (http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Persona-4/Info)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on January 08, 2012, 06:36:59 PM
Episode 12 was weird,that was a mistake to go back and forth on the story.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lucca on January 10, 2012, 11:06:28 PM
Episode 12 was weird,that was a mistake to go back and forth on the story.

I thought that too, at first, but upon a second watching it does sort of grow on you. Yu finally had his own character development episode! Poor Yu.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on January 11, 2012, 12:05:50 AM
I thought, back then, that 12 was the last episode and Atlus decided to troll everyone by having the last episode be the BAD ENDO.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on January 17, 2012, 07:22:38 PM
Episode 13 was worse.I don't get what is going on anymore.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lucca on January 19, 2012, 12:31:54 AM
Basically episodes 13 and 14 are lumping a lot of Yu's social links. episodes 14 pretty much helps you understand 13 a lot better. Honestly you can probably skip episodes 13 and 14 if you've never played Persona 4, though they are funny.

All I can say is 'DAMN YOU NEO FEATHERMAN!'
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on January 19, 2012, 03:16:46 AM
Basically episodes 13 and 14 are lumping a lot of Yu's social links. episodes 14 pretty much helps you understand 13 a lot better. Honestly you can probably skip episodes 13 and 14 if you've never played Persona 4, though they are funny.

All I can say is 'DAMN YOU NEO FEATHERMAN!'

I wanted more play time with the nurse for Yuu :(

I just hope the show reverts back to making some sense again.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: cj_iwakura on January 23, 2012, 09:32:21 PM
Episode 15:

Like.

(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb379/cjiw1/1-2.png)

A.

(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb379/cjiw1/2-2.png)

Boss.

(http://mediacdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/201/1143/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Raze on January 24, 2012, 08:00:27 PM
Chie doesn't look like she's on board.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: cj_iwakura on January 24, 2012, 10:54:00 PM
I assume she's just upset that there's competition.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on January 29, 2012, 05:38:35 PM
I assume she's just upset that there's competition.

Yes considering Yuu earlier made Chie blush and now he is maxing out the Pimp Arcana.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Chronix112 on February 21, 2012, 10:10:07 PM
Episode 19 had me in tears. Yuu is so hilarious, this is by far my favorite episode.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lucca on March 11, 2012, 10:42:06 PM
Damn it... ;______;

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I just saw episode 22 and damn if Nanako's death STILL makes me cry. It might be more effective in the anime since Yu has a personality now. When he said, "You promised! You'd said we'd make a snowman! We'd play a lot!" it was pretty heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 12, 2012, 12:08:05 AM
It's like Clannad all over again. D:
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Zendervai on April 07, 2012, 07:24:03 PM
Sentai has announced that they have gotten the entire dub cast back for the DVd/Blu-Ray release. Just thought you might find it interesting.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/04/07-1/sentai-filmworks-confirms-persona-4-the-animation-will-feature-games-english-dub-cast
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on April 19, 2012, 02:22:53 PM
Weaksauce episode 25.

And they intentionally held out episode 26.Lame
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: ZeronHitaro on September 01, 2012, 10:46:45 PM
Release date: September 18th for the first 13 episodes. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-01/persona-4-anime-on-demand-promo-previews-english-dub)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Lazlowe1984 on October 05, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Got the DVDs and have to admit its disappointing.

Teddie,Chie and even Naoto don't have the original voice actors

The English voicework is also poorly done.At least the game had emotion in the VAs but the anime sounds terrible.What's worse is that I had to get the DVDs for both subs and dubs since the Blu-Ray has only English voiceovers.

No extras on the DVDs or any Persona swag included.Truly awful.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Mickeymac92 on October 05, 2012, 03:25:05 PM
That's very disappointing to hear. Might wait until it goes on sale then. Personally, I find Sentai does a terrible job of dubbing compared to the other Anime companies. (except maybe Aniplex does a worse job, but I've only watched two of their releases dubbed).
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on October 05, 2012, 06:53:44 PM
I echo Laz the VA is really ruining this for me... It doesn't have the heart of the games at all. Which is sad cause I wanted to use this to introduce my boyfriend to the SMT games.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Dice on October 10, 2012, 01:23:32 PM
Yikes, can't believe how bad this turned out to be.  Sorry to hear, folks. :(
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Fadedsun on October 10, 2012, 03:00:01 PM
I thought they got all the original voice actors? Well, that settles that. Definitely not buying it.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Starmongoose on October 10, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
It's definitely not Chie, I can tell you that much.
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Annubis on October 10, 2012, 03:35:30 PM
Chie's VA was a random voice actress that they won't ever be able to use again.
It's the same thing with P4 Arena (and maybe P4 Golden?)
Title: Re: Persona 4 anime?
Post by: Klyde Chroma on October 15, 2012, 12:12:42 AM
The impressions you are all expressing are indeed disheartening...... more so due to the fact that I already picked it up and just have not got around to watching it yet....maybe I'll be alright.... I typically have a high tolerance for bad dubs-LoL