Persona 5 the Animation
Did you like/love the Persona 5 game? Did you ever catch yourself saying man I wish I didn't have to hold this controller to watch it? Well you are now in luck with the new Persona 5 anime! We pick up at the casino with Joker running on top of some chandeliers just like the opening of the game. The whole beginning is just like the game except they got rid of the worst thing about it, you. Quickly Joker finds himself in custody and forced to recount his days leading up to his current predicament. This of course is how he comes to befriend the members of the Phantom Thieves. We even get to see pretty boy Goro Akechi early on off someones cell phone. The interrogation scene is how I remember it, and the animation sure is pretty to look at. Just being able to watch the story and not spend 100+ hours to get it again is nice. Even with knowing the story the animation makes it fun to revisit. Currently this is only dubbed, so yes you will still need to read it. That shouldn't take away from a great story!
So the scene plays out while Joker is interrogated and he gives a different name that what I gave him. Super bummed but being named Dumb LitBro would be a hard moniker to live up to. I find that the story beats they offer are great. My favorite thing is they us the soundtrack, which was ,in my opinion, the best thing about the game. The first episode heads up to the first time that Rea (Joker) and Ryuji get to go to the shadow realm. Here he see Kamoshida in his distorted reality for the first time. Knowing nothing of what is being walked into him and his new friend get jailed. This of course culminates with Jokers persona, Arsene, making his official appearance. This of course ends the first episode in the series. I really do enjoy getting to watch how they handle the animation outside of cut scenes for this show, and they do not let me down. It is enough for me to have pangs to start another new game+ to get my gear and relationships up to max again (all in with Tae Takemi). If you enjoyed playing the game or you just enjoy a fun ride, check out Persona 5 the Animation!