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Trailer: Persona 4 The Animation

This is about a month old, so apologies if you've already seen it, but here's the most recent trailer for the upcoming Persona 4 anime series. The song, Sky's the Limit, is the show's theme, however this probably isn't the actual opening. It's pretty philosophical ("Even without doughs, our thoughts can be dope"), but it's got a bouncy beat too so don't dwell on it too long.

The show premieres this October in Japan, and there's no word whether anyone will be officially simulcasting the show in the US or other territories. Aniplex USA has Blue Exorcist and a couple other current shows up on Hulu and Crunchyroll right now, as well as some other, older shows in their complete runs. Perhaps if they think there will be an audience they'll bring it here themselves. On the other hand, NIS America, who licensed the last Persona series, Trinity Soul, took a couple years to bring the show to the US officially. That one's still only available in pair of relatively expensive DVD sets, or via premium streaming at Anime News Network, and it appears the streams may be expiring soon anyway. Let's hope that someone in charge over there sees the value of making this one a little bit easier to get legally.

6 Comments

Gamescook said:

It'd be interesting to see how they handle Kanji and Naoto a second time around. I'm fearing that after they mostly got it right, they might be tempted to take the typical anime route and just make Kanji a big fat joke where all other characters are regularly enticed to mock him for any little thing.

Gays don't get any love at all in anime... They don't view us as anything more than contradictions and always portray us as women in men's bodies with uncontrollable libidos. Because, you know, as being gay is our -only- defining characteristic anime writers simply have -no choice- but to show us as always being super horny to get across the one way we are different. It's totally our fault if you think about it! (bitterness times INFINITY)

Nexus said:

Gee Gamescook, might I suggest you try broadening your anime library a bit?
Maybe give anime like X, Mirage of Blaze or Yami no Matsuei a chance.
Or how about something like Paprika (which is awesome in itself).

The only animes I know that do what you describe are the crappy het-fest romcoms or overcompensatinly macho shonen series.
Either genre portrays a general lack of taste in anime anyway.

Gamescook said:

I liked Paprika, but the only gays in it were creepers.

ironmouse said:

Can't wait to see this. I enjoyed playing P4 (and secretly hope for a 3DS version hehehehe).
Will be interesting to see how the character stories will be handled, also am curious if the main character will be shown to have the ability to use different personas, or if he will stick with Izanami throughout the series (am curious to see how the velvet room will be used too!).

ROCsteadyGG said:

Squeal! I LOVED Persona 4. Super Stoked!

g_whiz said:

Kanji has long been a curiosity of mine, as much of the interweb has remarked on the character and Persona 4 for its attempt at dealing with sexual orientation in a real and meanigful way. (That and conflicted gay jock/bully has become cliche in its own way, its still an interesting angle for anime RPG tropes to go) In!

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