Anime Discovery – TIME OF THE SEASON Summer 2014 Edition: PERSONA 4 the GOLDEN Animation

You know, I have been traveling to this mysterious TV world before in my many (but on-hold) adventures of anime reviewing and battling the strangest beings there. Although the first time I tried going inside, I ended up paying for a new TV set I didn’t want and going to the hospital to check for internal bleeding.

Anyways, here’s Persona 4: The Golden Animation.

Chief Director: Seiji Kishi


Director: Tomohisa Taguchi


Shoji Meguro
Tetsuya Kobayashi


Original Character Design: Shigenori Soejima

Character Design: Yuu Shindou

Persona Design: Shigenori Soejima

Persona Design Concept: Kazuma Kaneko

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll, Hulu, Daisuki, Aniplex Channel

Licensor: Aniplex of America

Plot Summary: In the spring when the cherry blossom petals fall, Yū Narukami moves to Yaso Inaba to live with his uncle and cousin due to his family’s circumstances. He transfers to Yasogami High School, where his event-filled school life begins. However, when serial murders begin occurring in the peaceful town, Yū is awakened to the power of his heart turned to physical form: A Persona. Within these new mysteries is Marie, a resident of the alternate world, the Velvet Room, who has no memories of her past. Together with his friends, Yū must solve all the riddles set in front of him and save Yaso Inaba from further violence.

First Thoughts: So Persona 4 rides again as an anime adaptation but with a little change this time with it being the animation studio (A-1 Pictures, as AIC is apparently R.I.P. – are they really out of business though?), the episode count being 12 episodes as opposed to the 24 the first series got and a new added character to mixed things up and I did like the Persona 4 anime when it first came out, despite some minor problems in there although I didn’t play the game nor do I care to. But as for this series’ first impression? Yeah, this is a reboot but it didn’t felt like I was watching the same thing but it wasn’t entirely too different from the first series. It does have a steady faster pace, as in, they probably going to cut some of the filler and add on more with the new character Marie and as for her, she seems……..OK-ish for the time being. For the animation, I really couldn’t tell some of the difference from A-1 to AIC as they both have the similar style and feel to them and of course, the music is still plenty great to listen to and hopefully can be as good as the music in the first series.

However, I’m going to go with CONTINUE BI-WEEKLY. Why? Because while I find no big faults in here, I’m not really much of a hurry to watch and finish it. There is some good in here but not enough to watch it on a weekly basis.

And until then, this is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, bringing all the PERSONA into the TV World.

*tries to go inside the TV world again but TV falls on my leg*

I’M FINE!!!! Ow, my leg.

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