Persona 5 the Animation will be getting a full Blu-ray boxset release this September. Also included is a new English dub featuring the original voice cast.
Persona 5 the Animation, two years after it began its broadcast, is finally getting a full Blu-ray boxset release that will be officially hitting the Western markets. The new was first announced during the Aniplex Online Fest and was revealed with a release date of September 29th, 2020.
As a bonus, for the first time there will also be an English dub of the anime with the main voice cast from the game reprising their respective roles. You can check out the trailer below for a sample, which features some solid voice work:
The set itself — with preorders currently available through Right Stuf Anime — will include an illustration card set and special packaging. The price, however, is a bit steep at $298.98. Below is what the set will look like:
Persona 5 the Animation made its broadcast debut from April 2018 to March 2019. The special broadcasts “Dark Sun…” and “Stars and Ours” aired on December 31st, 2018 and March 23rd, 2019 respectively. The OVAs “Proof of Justice” and “A Magical Valentine’s Day” were included with the original Japanese Blu-ray Volume 11 that released on May 29th, 2019 and Volume 12 on June 26th, 2019.
Meanwhile the Persona 5: Mementos Mission manga concluded its serialization on June 27th, with the third and final volume releasing on July 27th. Unlike the ongoing main series manga that follows the game’s plot, Mementos Mission chronicled various side stories featuring the protagonists.
According to reports, Persona 5 Royal (the updated re-release of the original Persona 5) shipped over 400K copies in its first month in Japan. Royal also topped the sales charts in both Taiwan and South Korea. Plus, it was in the top ten for both the UK and US charts during its opening weeks.
Back in February of this year I was able to sit down with the head of Atlus West PR, Arianne Advincula, for a quick interview. We discussed the challenges faced working with a game that has already been released in Japan, changes in the English localization between the original P5 and Royal, how streaming policies have been `handled since its launch in the West, the EFIGS localization, and more.
You can read our review of Persona 5 Royal written by yours truly, in which I state that “Atlus has packed Persona 5 Royal full of new content that is sure to delight newcomers and even veterans of the original with a far more robust experience.” There’s also our post review discussion featuring myself and Video Manager Mario Rivera as we broke down some of our favorite parts of the game. And be sure to check out Staff Writer David Gill’s editorial detailing why the game reminded him of what he missed about college.