Persona 4: The Golden Animation Discussion

Topic started by Bigheart711 on June 21, 2014. Last post by Marshal Victory 5 days, 15 hours ago.
Post by Bigheart711 (3,687 posts) See mini bio Level 21
Welcome to the Persona 4: The Golden Animation discussion thread! Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Persona 4: The Golden Animation (ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン)

Alias: P4GA

Producer: Aniplex
Type: Based on a Videogame
Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Slice of Life

Plot: In the spring when the cherry blossom petals fall, Yū Narukami moves to Yaso Inaba to live with his uncle and cousin due to his family's circumstances. He transfers to Yasogami High School, where his event-filled school life begins. However, when serial murders begin occurring in the peaceful town, Yū is awakened to the power of his heart turned to physical form: A Persona. Within these new mysteries is Marie, a resident of the alternate world, the Velvet Room, who has no memories of her past. Together with his friends, Yū must solve all the riddles set in front of him and save Yaso Inaba from further violence.

Watch Online: Crunchyroll, Aniplex, HULU

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Post by ImDictatorBowDown (1,649 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Is it just going to be a special Or will it be an entirely new series? Marie's arc didn't take up enough time to justify a new series IMO.

Post by GokaiRed (158 posts) See mini bio Level 7

I haven't even fnished the game, so I refuse to watch the anime :(

Post by takashichea (10,877 posts) See mini bio Level 25

I haven't played the game or even watched the anime yet. I give this series a try.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,913 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Seen the pilot an read a bit about it. Its kind of a mix of movie an the original series. It takes some different turns an side stories. Not sure if all new animation but if not older animation with movie polish seems about right. Not bad it moves along pretty good.

An if you watched the 1st series then you catch the side story sifts fairy quick. As well as " new" characters. Or older characters with different traits.

Post by ImDictatorBowDown (1,649 posts) See mini bio Level 12

This series is a new game +, Izanagi was nowhere near that powerful in the beginning of the game.

Post by takashichea (10,877 posts) See mini bio Level 25

I'm actually watching the first anime series, Persona 4: The Animation. Don't mind me. I eventually catch up with you guys for the newer series.

I think I like this show. Pilot wasn't bad.

Post by LHWKnight (2,640 posts) See mini bio Level 12

This was a very good first episode.

This first part had peeked my interest.

Oh god them teeth. XD

Ghastly use lick attack.


Uchiha clan Take notes. This is Izanagi

God I love Tsunderes, But this girl would be a very good poet.

This scene came right after Yu called her Stylish and she went all Tsundere on him. Way to be subtle guys. lmao

Post by ImDictatorBowDown (1,649 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@takashichea: If you have a PS2 or Vita, I'd suggest playing the game before watching the series

Post by takashichea (10,877 posts) See mini bio Level 25


I thought as much after seeing so much of these type of anime series. With every video game based anime adaptation, the video game is superior due to multiple reasons.

  • The anime has to promote the video game to new fans while trying to appeal to video game fans.
  • The anime can be faithful, but it cannot show everything a video game has. A video game can focus on multiple characters and develop their routes. An anime cannot do that. They can only focus on some characters and cut out stuff. The anime will end being rushed and unpolished.
  • For those who are acquainted with the game, they can be lost in the anime if the game has such a convoluted plot. Example would be BlazBlue Alter Memory where I got lost on the first episode.

If I get some time from work and Anime Vice's mod duties, I will try out the game one day.

Post by AURON570 (548 posts) See mini bio Level 15

Ep 1 was hype! I really enjoyed the sakura blossoms at the beginning. That stealth hand shake with Morooka was brilliant... Izanagi's entrance has never been so hype! Chie actually getting licked by a Hablerie, as opposed to just getting hit with the tongue in the video game, that was cool.

Only thing that felt odd was how they introduced Marie after the credits ended. It felt like they really wanted to separate her from the rest of the cast and action.

For me I watched the P4 Endurance Run on Giantbomb back in the day. Then I watched some of a P3FES playthrough on youtube before finally playing P3FES myself. Then I watched the P4A when it came out two years ago. And only a few months ago did I finally download and play P4 (ps2 version) for myself. So I have a lot of respect for this series, and how the story, characters and gameplay is structured!

However, since I don't have a Vita and haven't played P4G, everything about Marie is completely new to me. I'm interested to see how they implement her with the rest of the story... because if the 1st ep is any indication it doesn't look like it will mesh very well. Reminds me of Elizabeth from P3, she was a really interesting character, but it was just another side social link, which didn't have too much bearing on the main action. We'll see how Marie impacts the rest of the story in P4GA.

Post by Marshal Victory (1,913 posts) See mini bio Level 13

2nd episode was pretty good. An were saying you could fit it between 8 an 9 of the animation one. But to me the main character feels different. Hes more the jock than in the animation. This episode should remind any guy who gets his 1st ride how its not a chick magnet.

Not played the games an odds of me playing them are very low. Do not own a console nor vita nor plan to.

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