The world of video games and anime are becoming more integrated by the day. As we reported, Crunchyroll is looking to create video games based on anime shows that they stream. Now, they are releasing a show based on a video game.
This show will distributed in America with large thanks to the production company, Aniplex of America. They described this new show as,
“Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts” to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires.
Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another…Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!”
Due to this partnership with Aniplex of America, Persona 5 will be available on Crunchyroll and Hulu. To see it on Hulu, you must watch it in Japanese with English subtitles.
As promised, here are the first six minutes of the series: