If October wasn't looking to be a big enough month for you anime fans with both One Piece and BLEACH having their big time skip episodes airing. News has recently broken that should get all the Whiskey Media members excited. Sentai Filmworks, the people who released Highschool of the Dead earlier this year, has licensed Persona 4 The Animation.
Persona 4 has had a unique history with Whiskey Media ever since Giant Bomb did their 100 hourEndurance Run of this ATLUS murder mystery RPG. Many users have been excited about the news of the anime and have wondered if and how this series will be coming to the U.S. audience. No more staring into the TV at midnight on a rainy day. We now have an answer. The Anime Networkannounced Thursday it will be streaming Persona 4 The Animation(P4:A) online for free through their official website. They plan on simulcasting each episode every Thursday at 3PM EST starting from October 6th. Your streaming options aren't just limited to The Anime Network (AN). After 24 hours of being posted on AN's site, it will be added to both HULU and HULU Plus. Hard to say they aren't providing options.
The series directed by Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats! and My Bride is a Mermaid) is expected to run for 25 episodes, but currently the schedule has only been announced for the first twelve. The entire main cast from the video game will be returning to reprise their roles. In addition, Sentai Filmworks has announced that P4:A will released on DVD and Blu-ray some time in 2012.
- Yu Narukami (Daisuke Namikawa)
- Yōsuke Hanamura (Showtaro Morikubo)
- Chie Satonaka (Yui Horie)
- Yukiko Amagi (Ami Koshimizu)
- Kanji Tatsumi (Tomokazu Seki)
- Teddie/Kuma (Kappei Yamaguchi)
- Rise Kujikawa (Rie Kugimiya)
- Naoto Shirogane (Romi Park)
- Ryōtarō Dōjima (Unshou Ishizuka)
- Nanako Dōjima (Akemi Kanda)
- Tōru Adachi (Mitsuaki Madono)
Anyone planning on watching the adventures of the Investigation Team this October with us? Bring steak for Chie.