PERSONA5 the Animation

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3.8
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  • 28 out of 41 people found this review helpful:
    Just play the actual game
    This anime is nothing but a worse done version of a game's story that is at least 10x more enjoyable by playing the actual game itself; whose graphics, animations, and character building are all far superior to this.
    This is just a waste of time...
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  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Updated review: Fun anime, takes a bit to get better.
    Update: This is written after 14 episodes.
    I'll try to not spoil, but this might be a little hard to understand if you are just starting to watch the anime.
    As always, please try to play the game. I suggest it as the actual 'dungeons' they go into are very elaborate and the anime isn't giving them justice. Also, there is a lot of story there that they might not go into.

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  • 16 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Just play the game...
    I'm two episodes in and not very impressed. Disappointing as this is one of the better games I've ever played.

    It's overly strict to the game, which makes it seem somehow rigid. The mostly silent protagonist angle doesn't work as well in a show, and the animation isn't much of a step up at all from what you see playing Persona 5.
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Too Broke to Play The Game?
    I hate seeing all of these "just play the game!" comments. I understand that the game is probably so much better than the anime, but some of us are too broke to play the game! The show's good if you haven't played the game, but I think most of the magic of the show would be out shined by the game. The show's still good, but some characters don't get enough screen time.
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  • 10 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Edited following episode 2. They were holding out on us!
    Okay, THAT'S more like it. I don't know why Aniplex was holding out on us for the first episode! I don't know, maybe the production studio didn't have all the team together for the first ep? It's weird, but episode 2 takes a MASSIVE jump in production quality.
    The Persona series, and ESPECIALLY Persona 5 have been known for having awesome art direction, style, and album-worthy music... and while ...
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  • 5 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Don't give up after 1 episode!
    Starting off this reminds me greatly of Persona 4 the Animation. When it comes to working with the source material, it's pacing is different, but that isn't a bad thing at all. The Persona games are long games with a ton of content so pacing has to be different or the show would never end like Naruto. The first episode gives roughly the same amount of information about the plot and story as the ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Plot looks to be interesting but good lord SLOW DOWN!
    I’ve been wanting to play the game but I don’t have the time so I’ve been waiting for this anime. The Introduction to the plot looked good and it has a lot of potential . HOWEVER! So much information and sudden scene changes occur that I don’t understand what they are trying to tell me. I will give it a chance though and see more episodes because as I said PLOT LOOKS FABULOUS
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  • 7 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Play the game instead.
    This is a painfully mediocre adaptation of a fantastic game. It's amazing how A1 Pictures can take such a fun game with such a unique style like Persona 5 and make such a painfully mediocre and boring adaptation of it.

    Mother's Basement highlights the problems with it very well so just watch this if you want an idea:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbzyzRdcLmo

    It's not the worst anime ever, ...
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  • Incredible, great job, Masashi Ishihama!!
    I fell in love the game and the animation has done it incredible justice with additional perks on character development. Gorgeous aesthetics and soundtrack - love the theme 'Break in to break out', wow. Most importantly, I love the relationship building/tension between Ren and Akechi, absolutely perfect THANK YOU! I will say, play the game first before watching the animation, just to further ...
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  • What is this... (longer title)
    I don't even...
    I got 21 episodes in and that was a struggle.
    I have to make my review longer so here it goes. I never played or watched any other Persona game or anime but it seems to me this was a low effort attempt to piggy back on previous works. If not I don't know how they had any staying power.
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