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Persona 5 anime being developed by studio behind Sword Art Online

Today is a big day for Persona fans as we finally have a release date for Persona 5, although as of now, it’s only for the Japanese version. In addition to today’s release date announcement, Atlus has announced the game is already getting an anime adaptation, called Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers.

Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers won’t be a retelling of the events of the game itself, like Capcom’s recent anime adaptation of it’s popular Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games. Instead, the anime will tell a prologue story for Persona 5 and will dive into a particular mission the Phantom Thieves took part in when they were younger. In fact, the Persona series director Katsura Hashino says the anime will be an original story that’ll be linked to a specific sub-episode in the game.

A-1 Pictures, which is the studio behind the Sword Art Online series, the Fairy Tail series, Valkyria Chronicles, and more, will be working on Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers. Original characters from the anime will also appear in Persona 5.

[Via Siliconera]

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