Watch Persona 4 The Animation

Persona 4: The Animation is a 25 episode anime adaptation of the PS2 video game, Persona 4, with the true ending to the series released as a film. In it, city boy Yu Narukami finds himself spending a year in the boonies of Inaba, living with his uncle, Ryotaro Dojima, and his young daughter, Nanako. Right as he settles into small town life at high school, a murder occurs with the body being hung from a power line.

Rumors soon spread of a Midnight Channel, where if you look at a television at midnight with the lights off during a foggy night, you will see your soul mate. Yu decides to give this a try and finds himself nearly eaten by his television after putting his hand up to it. He shares this incident with his classmates Chie and Yosuke who find it odd when they both saw a girl. Circumstances then lead to them wondering where fellow classmate Yukiko Amagi has gone missing; only for her to appear on the Midnight Channel soon after. However, the Yukiko depicted here is nothing like the Yukiko they've known.

Eventually the three steel themselves into entering the Midnight Channel to rescue Yukiko. During this adventure, they learn of Shadows, the darker impulses and thoughts that humans have, given flesh. Eventually, Yu, Chie, and Yosuke use their "personas" (similar to a shadow, but they serve as extensions of the persona-user) to find Yukiko dealing with her Shadow self. A battle ensues after Yukiko rejects that both of them are the same person. Yukiko eventually accepts "Shadow Yukiko" as part of her, even if she's not proud of that aspect. This self-confidence awakens her persona, allowing her to serve alongside the rest of the freshly-christened "Investigation Team."

The rest of the series focuses on Yu as he balances school life with investigating the murders, never resting until he divines the ultimate truth. Much like the game it's adapted from, the Animation has two endings; one "normal" and one true.

MBS
1 Season, 29 Episodes
October 6, 2011
Anime, Action & Adventure
7.6/10
Cast: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Erin Fitzgerald, Amanda Winn Lee
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Persona 4 The Animation Full Episode Guide

  • With the real world and TV world on a collision course, Yu and Adachi summon their Persona for the final battle. The fate of millions hang in the balance!

  • Naoto, still unconvinced that the murder case is closed, agrees to appear on TV. He is kidnapped soon after, and with no real information to go by, finding him in TV World is proving difficult. Meanwhile, Naoto's shadow has finally appeared.

  • This week we'll take a look at the elusive Yu Narukami. Join us as we look into a previously hidden world that only helpful Yus can possibly fall into, rife with prescient foxes, reincarnated professors, explosive fishing and lovestruck nurses.

  • With the real world and TV world on a collision course, Yu and Adachi summon their Persona for the final battle. The fate of millions hang in the balance: It's Izanagi vs. Magatsu Izanagi in the thrilling conclusion of Persona 4: The Animation!

  • Something has been nagging at Yu...the pieces don't seem to fit, and Naoto agrees with him. After gong through such a terrible experience, and miraculous outcome, the group continues it's investigations, inching ever closer to the real truth.

  • Losing someone you love can be a heart rending experience. With the Inaba serial killer vanquished, Yu and the others are left to pick up the broken pieces, and to try to find some truth and absolution amonsgt a bitter aftermath.

  • With the true murderer within grasp, Yu and his friends will need to move fast to save Nanako. With immense amounts of power at his disposal, Namatame is determined to "save" Nanako himself, no matter what stands in his way.

  • Unbeknownst to the others, Yu has uncovered a letter proving that the TV world murderer is still on the loose. Things begin to heat up as more and more puzzle pieces come into play, and the danger levels begin to rise anew.

  • After the exciting, yet equally tiring school festival, Yu and and the gang decide to spend the night at the Amagi Hotel. The bath house is the place to be, but a slight slip up by Yukiko causes a world of grief (and pain) for the boys...

  • With both Naoto and Dojima convinced that the culprit may still be on the loose, the search continues. Amid the trials and stresses that a murder investigation brings, however, sometimes people are forgotten or pushed to the side...

  • Shadow Naoto is running roughshod over Yu and the others, robbing them of their youth one by one. With blinding speed and an itchy trigger finger, the menacing shadow continues it's onslaught on the group's Personas, with no end in sight.

  • Naoto, still unconvinced that the murder case is closed, agrees to appear on TV. He is kidnapped soon after, and with no real information to go by, finding him in TV World is proving difficult. Meanwhile, Naoto's shadow has finally appeared.

  • What's the best part of taking a school trip with friends? FREE TIME! Everyone's together and ready to party! With the "juice" flowing in the VIP and excitement in the air, a King's Game is in order, and whatever the King (or Queen) says...is absolute!

  • This week we'll take a look at the elusive Yu Narukami. Join us as we look into a previously hidden world that only helpful Yus can possibly fall into, rife with prescient foxes, reincarnated professors, explosive fishing and lovestruck nurses.

  • Loveline is on the scene! Yu has been coming home late at night, tired and sluggish. Nanako is worried, so in true lil' sis fashion, dawns the Loveline persona to find out why! Join Nanako and friends as she solves the case of the beaten down Big Bro!

  • With the culprit of the Inaba murders well within their sights, Yu and the rest experience a series of interweaving flashbacks, flash-forwards, and side flashes that come together with a horrible conclusion. Is the killer really who they think it is?

  • A new murder victim is discovered in Inaba, without appearing on TV, which sends Yu and the others back to square one. Naoto Shirogane, boy detective, is brought in to help with the case. Meanwhile, the group gets a surprise visit from a Mr...Kumada?

  • Rise has disappeared into TV World, leaving behind only her shadow to guide Yu and the rest. As they head in to rescue her, the group finds more than they bargained for, discovering that Rise's other self is just the beginning of their problems...

  • While trying to escape the limelight, pop icon "Risette", aka Rise, steals away to the small town of Inaba. With the investigation team now bringing all their clues together, it looks as if Rise might become a new piece of the puzzle.

  • Time for some relaxation. While out on a school field trip, Yu and Yosuke learn the true meaning of fear: Yukiko and Chie's cooking! Later, Kanji must prove to the boys that he's a ladies man...by any means necessary.

  • Kanji is missing or, according to Naoto, in hiding. The others suspect he is in TV World, but Teddie needs something with his scent to find him. After investigating, they discover a softer side to Tatsumi, and something else that seems a little off...

  • There's a new tough guy in town, and he means business. When Kanji shows up on the Midnight Channel, Yu and his friends aim to unravel the mystery before this fearsome delinquent becomes the next victim.

  • With Yukiko taking time off to recover, the others take a break from entering the TV world. Yu joins the basketball team, whose manager makes him her unwilling boytoy. Meanwhile, he tries to help the team captain win his final game - and Satonaka's heart.

  • Back in the TV world, Chie is hell-bent on rescuing Yukiko, but they find her shadow self instead. This twisted version of Yukiko is on a search of her own, hunting for the prince who will save her from the future her family has chosen for her.

  • When Yukiko appears on the Midnight Channel, her best friend Chie leads the charge to rescue her. However, the police are arresting any suspicious characters - including Yu and Yosuke.

  • Yu and his friends find out that the grisly murders are linked to the other world inside the TV. Yu and Yosuke choose to return, against Chies better judgment.

  • Yu Narukamis first day in a new school is overshadowed by the murder of a TV hostess on campus. Even stranger is the portal he discovers in TV screens, which throws him and his new friends into a nightmare world infested by fog and monsters.

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