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11 April 2011 @ 11:31 am
Persona 4 The Animation: Now it really IS official!!  
http://www.p4a.jp/index.html

And an official adaption to boot. The sit is currently hard to load due to heavy traffic (it just went up 30 minute ago) but as we can see...




It's really happening!!



Most notably so far is that the Main Character's name is NOT sticking with the name the manga artist gave him. He has been dubbed Yu Narukami.

He will forever be Souji Seta in my heart.

ALSO to note, they will be using the original cast from the game.

EDIT: WE HAVE AN ANIMATED TRAILER!!!!! ENJOY. It's pretty sexy. The animation looks pretty good, I have to say. The site is still taking forever to load so give it a chance. It's being slammed with hits right now.

SON OF EDIT: it's on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-GpYBUZQc

DAUGHTER OF EDIT: I think it's worth noting on the main here that the MC's new name, Yu Narukami, is pretty clever. Narukmai = Thunder God/also literally "become god". Yu sounds like "you", which is what the MC is suppose to be in all Persona games. Thus? "You become god." I see what yu did there Atlus.

DOG OF EDIT: Shoji Meguro officially confirmed to be doing the soundtrack for the anime!! New Shoji Meguro music? MY BODY IS READY.
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♛ Kazuki ♛: [Nanako Doujima] Carnivalvainilla on April 11th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
S-so...he ain't Souji Seta? D: D: D: D:

Are there any release dates? O: /fails at japanese

Holy cakes, the site can turn you nutz /drools
ash.: hmm //sugarainbow on April 11th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
is this some kind of joke?
why does the picture look like some kind of medicore fanwork.
If that's the official artwork.. I can only imagine the quality of the animation.
pocałuj mnie: pic#109714557pedobear on April 11th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
it looks that way because that's what the art for persona 4 looks like...? how does it even remotely look like mediocre fanart.
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michii: Zura (WHY!?)michiika on April 11th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad it's finally confirmed!! So happy!!

but the only thing I couldn't accept was "Yu Narukami"

I just can't! T_T I've named him Souji Seta in the game and even the manga is Souji Seta... it's really kind of hard to accept Yu Narukami as his official name. :'(

Souji Seta forever ;___;
atowaito: [P4] SOUJI&YOSUKEatowaito on April 11th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that I'm not impressed by the artwork, the trailer on http://www.mayonaka-tv.jp/ seems fine though.

And he'll be forever Souji Seta in my heart as well :(
Dizzy: TWEWY | WTFjungle_dizzy on April 11th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I can't call Souji "Yu Narukami". I CAN'T. I'M SORRY! D:
Itachi_darknesstainted_sanzo on April 11th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
Don't care what his name is since it was never official so any name is fine as long as the anime is good and entertaining to me.
LOVE NEVER BLOWS UP AND GETS KILLED: P4 | let's go partnersentienttoaster on April 11th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
I like Souji Seta and Space Cowboy (what my sister named him) better than Yu Narukami but I suppose it's alright. I still desperately want any sort of news about Persona 5 but I'm pretty excited about this

ALTHOUGH, I JUST REALIZED THAT YOSUKE AND SOUJI YU HAVE THE SAME INITIAL

YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?

THEY SHOULD WEAR MATCHING SWEATERS
ღ annie: P4 [Yosuke will now DIE FOR YOU]azure15 on April 11th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
This.

I don't even.. this.
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chiseled bowlcut: { souji } i'll give you everythingprotagonist on April 11th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
IS THIS

REAL

LIFE
⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }: 「persona 4」☇SQUEEinksmears on April 11th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
IF IT ISN'T I NEVER WANT TO WAKE UP.
Renchankucingila on April 11th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Narukami... MC's first skill (Izanagi) is Zio... I see what they did there.
⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }inksmears on April 11th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
LMFAO YEAH i was like "oh Atlus"
sweetanon on April 11th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
His new name makes sense a lot than Souji Seta, though. It's clever too, now that I think about it (Yuu = you).
⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }: 「persona 4」☇in the morning late at nightinksmears on April 11th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
whoa. my mind just exploded. i didn't even make the connection. that and coupled with his last name...

"You become god." [Narukami is also the name of a Thunder God, I think?]

goddammit Atlus
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Travithian Axile: Approved!axilet on April 11th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Huh, it's going to be hard to adjust to Souji's new official name. In my inevitable re-playthrough of P4 I'll give 'Yu Narukami' a go to get used to the name. WILL BE WEIRD THOUGH.

On the other hand this doesn't change the fact that a P4 ANIME IS COMING OUT. This world is full of sunshine and happiness and I don't ever want to wake up from it. \o/
beaches and shores: [P4] - 8Ivitalregions on April 11th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Someone posted the trailer on youtube for those who can't get it to load! (Took me awhile!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-GpYBUZQc
Renchankucingila on April 11th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Hmm, is that a new BGM I hear there? Sounds pretty intense.
bilbo-sama: *spittake*hpdigipokefan on April 11th, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
I was wondering when we would finally get a P4 anime.

I just thought of something. What if they're only going to have YuSouji, Yosuke, Chie, and Yukiko as the main cast? D:
spleener on April 11th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's extremely unlikely that they'd get rid of Kanji, Rise, and Naoto.

But most if not all of the non-story social link characters (sports/drama/band clubs, Saki's little brother, slut nurse, etc.) will be reduced to cameo appearances, I'd imagine.
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kinotachi on April 11th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they're not using the manga name. The creators of the game wanted him to be "you". The manga guy had nothing to do with that, it was basically nice drawings with fan fiction over the top. By using yet another not-quite-canon name for the MC, they're making it pretty clear that he's called whatever you called him.
spleener on April 11th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I like how they're avoiding giving him an "official" name by doing this.
quarryman28: Kanji All-Out Attack!quarryman28 on April 11th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
OP didn't mention it, but Shoji Meguro is composing the music. SHOJI MEGURO IS COMPOSING THE MUSIC.

("Reach Out to the Truth" needs to be in there in some form.)
spleener on April 11th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that it'll be similar to the Valkyria Chronicles anime where the music is a mix of tracks from the game OST and new songs.
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Tekirai: lol - first he was late now thistekiraboshi on April 11th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
.....people care that he isn't Souji anymore? who caaaaares IT'S A PERSONA 4 ANIMU CARE MORE ABOUT THAT

Yosuke's face looks funnee in the art, but not in the animooted trailer so it's allll gooOH GOD IT'S RAINING
☆vanillasalt on April 11th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
where are the kanji/naoto wedding pics??/
⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }inksmears on April 11th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
stop. yu don't own me.
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Fiona: P4: Yuki SQUEEcrystal_neko on April 11th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
FFFFFFFF DAT ANIMATION <33333

He shall forever be known as Souji in my heart too ;A;
... Although upon reading others comments about Atlus being smarty pants... Pahaha xD
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'netbuongiornodaisy on April 11th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ryuuen: ...no cookies ; ;kagu_chan on April 11th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
I was trying to upload caps and then a full Youtube trailer went up so here is a vent for my feelings 8(

⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }inksmears on April 11th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
LMAODVKGAJEHBIKVAHBVAHEG

I CAN'T HANDLE THIS.

YOU WIN EVERYTHING.
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ナナキBH: P4 - your figure looks like menanakibh on April 11th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Both names really fit him to me.

But... What do we call him now? I feel like this is the "Pokemon name predicament" all over again. DO WE JUST GO WITH WHAT WE PREFER?
⇣ not all who wander → are L O S T ▶ { yukina }: 「persona 4」☇in the morning late at nightinksmears on April 11th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yes. Whatever yu prefer is fine, I'm sure.
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lemon_m on April 11th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
He will forever be Souji for me too ;_; Oh snap here come the fandom wars

BUT MAN who cares. This is...this is so fuckin' awesome. When will it start airing?
animenutcase: Hideyoshi approvesanimenutcase on April 11th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
OH GOD, YES.

He'll always be Souji Seta to me, but I ain't complaining. On the other hand, I like to imagine that in Japan, there's a boy named Yu Narukam spazzing out like "whfidfafaefjeflrj whut?"
fox barrel: Cats and dogssignalbeam on April 11th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Too many Yu puns. Dying. I'm dying.
michii: Tamaki SRS facemichiika on April 11th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
^
YU are not alone. I'm dying together with YU.
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THIS WILL EVENTUALLY GET OLD - sentienttoaster on April 11th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
YU'RE ME IN MY HEEEEEART - sentienttoaster on April 11th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
NEAAAR FARRRR WHEREVER YUUU ARE - signalbeam on April 11th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
YU CHOSE THIS FATE OF YU'RE OWN FREE WILL - sentienttoaster on April 11th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
YU MUST BE THE CHANGE YU SEEK - signalbeam on April 11th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: THIS WILL EVENTUALLY GET OLD - michiika on April 11th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I THINK IT GOT OLD BEFORE IT EVEN EXISTED - sentienttoaster on April 11th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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「 the wild card。」: p4 ❤ not in a gay way or anythinguncieloazul on April 11th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
IF THIS IS A DREAM I DON'T EVER WANT TO WAKE UP ;___________;

I was like "WTF IS THAT NAME CHANGE???" but then read your comments about the thunder name... nice one, Atlus xDDD

SO EXCITED FOR THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEAAAAAAA *AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA* ♥♥♥♥