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I REALLY hate to judge an anime before seeing how it plays out, but Persona 4 The Golden Animation is an exception.

For those of you who have neither played the original game nor scene the original anime, DO NOT WATCH THIS. The Golden Animation is trash compared to its predessecors.

For those of you who were fond of the video game and the original anime, you will be disapointed. The pacing is screwed up and they cut out a lot of important scenes. It's hard to to mention some of the scenes it skips because they are really important later on and I don't want to spoil anything. Here's what they took out (not mentiong the events that would spoil this).

-Yosuke's introduction (you don't help him out of the trash can

-Chie's introduction (she doesn't kick yosuke's ass for breaking trial of the dragon)

-Naoto Shirogane doesn't find the body (and school isn't dismissed early as a result)

-Yukiko's introduction (Yukiko, Chie, and Yosuke are just talking to Yu after class like they're good chums)

-The opening contract scene (the anime opens up with the velvet room but nothing happens. Margaret just says he's gonna make lots of friends. That's it.)

The anime skips all that and goes to the first time you go into the TV. (it also skips the portion where you find the creepy room).

I don't see how the anime could salvage the plot from here since it skipped so many important things.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
5/10 overall

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crimsonhunter Sep 20, 2014

I call bullshit on this review!The golden animation is awesome and by far more entertaining than the original anime.It's for those guys that didn't play the golden game but still want to know what's new in there.Plus it has the true ending as a nice bonus^^If you like Persona 4 you mustn't miss out on this gem!

Yami Aug 8, 2014

You are right about advising people who don't have experience with P4 to not watch it.

Because this is New Game+ that only works as showcase of Marie and Persona 4 Golden scenes (edited to have more Marie).

I wouldn't call this "anime", it's more like batch of memorable scenes.

You won't see ANYTHING from the Persona plot =) All is about Marie because Marie is voiced by Hanazawa Kana so it will sell =D

Vazzaroth Aug 7, 2014

This is a sequel to P4A, not a replacement. It's NG+

jesperqwop42 Jul 18, 2014

You don't seem to realize this is a new game+ where we just get to see Yu over swagging even more than the last one. Would you even want to see all those mentioned scenes again?

Pandastuffed Jul 18, 2014

After having seen the second episode, it's obvious that this is supposed to be for people who've either already seen Persona 4 the Animation, played the original game,or played Persona 4 Golden. This is pretty much an anime about the stuff Golden added with a new game plus version of Narukami. This will seem disjointed and poorly paced because it's assumed that you already have the context. It's not going to be provided here.