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!
As someone who's played the game, I don't really see a point, it's basically a compressed version of the story. If I hadn't played the game though this would be hella confusing at times, as things are often not properly explained, or fleshed out as well as in the game due to the anime's compressed nature. I would also find it very difficult to care for any of the characters, because while in the game you can spend hours of personal time with each one, here they are kinda just thrown in. In conclusion I would only recommend it for those who want a very short, kinda footnote like version of the story of Persona 5.
So, I watched this before completing the game which probably wasn't the best idea but oh well. I really enjoyed the show and hope that the game is as good, or possibly even better. The only problem I had with the show was some of the storyline and how the characters acted. All in all, it was a good watch. It had some twists in it that I didn't expect to plan out the way they did, which was interesting. I highly recommend the anime but I'm unsure how much you'll enjoy it if you played the game first. Some people who played the game first didn't think too highly of the show.
Ah P5 the anime. For those who have played the game, you can tell it is a very squished version of it. Im going to go on a limb here and say that the game looks and feels better, which is obvious, considering most anime counterparts are better, but I have yet to see one this... off in visuals and storytelling than the main game. First review, don't judge.
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