Japan Import: Prepare for a Persona 4 anime announcement (Update)

April 12, 2011 - 2:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Prepare for a Persona 4 anime announcement (Update)

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Persona 4Have you heard of Mayonaka TV?

Yes, that’s a Persona 4 reference – except English speakers may be more familiar with Midnight Channel. See, a mysterious countdown website has appeared on the internet with the address mayonaka-tv.jp. There, you can watch a 15 second introduction video that mirrors some scenes from the video game.

Here, watch and see for yourself.

Don’t worry about all the text and talking. It’s all people asking about the Midnight Channel/Mayonaka TV.

This is the build up for the Persona 4 anime. The show was officially announced today, April 11, 2011, in Japan. Hey, all of the events in Persona 4 began on an April 11! Talk about really laying it on thick. We don’t know any definites yet, like when the show will air, if the original voice actors will reprise their roles and so on. We do know that it’s an Atlus and Aniplex project though!

There’s a good chance the Persona 4 anime could be released outside Japan, after it’s initial run is done. NIS America was able to bring Persona: Trinity Soul to North America. Maybe if it does well, we’ll even see a company like Viz pick up the Persona 4 manga series!

I’ll admit, I’m a little dismayed. I’m sure the Persona 4 anime will be awesome, but I was really hoping for a 3DS port! After all, Atlus is supposedly working on a Persona 3DS game. Persona 4 Portable, maybe with an option to have a female heroine, would have made my day!

Update: The official Persona 4: The Animation website is now open. All voice actors from the game will be reprising their roles. The hero, which players were able to name in the game, will be called Yu Narukami. There is also a new 38 second animated trailer for the series, which you can see below.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 1pm CST on April 11, 2011 to note that the countdown had expired, an official website had been opened and a new trailer had been released.

Read [The Escapist] Also Read [Siliconera] Via [AnimeNews.biz] Site [Mayonaka TV (Japanese)]

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