If you're among those who finished watching Persona 5 The Animation this March, you most likely concerned about a possibility of a Season 2 of the anime. The debut season of the series consisted of 26 episodes + two special episodes, and two OVA episodes. The 2nd OVA episode titled "A Magical Valentine's Day" is set to premiere on June 26, 2019.
No official announcement has been made on the subject of Persona 5 The Animation Season 2. However, given that the anime is based on the eponymous series of video games, we tend to think that the CloverWorks studio could decide to produce another television adaptation.
Persona is a broad game franchise, which includes six video games to date. At least, it's clear that Persona 5 Royal is set to be released on October 31, 2019, in Japan, and worldwide in 2020. As a result, the new game might serve as a source for another anime adaptation. And most likely, the game franchise will be extended soon, as well.
Persona 5 The Animation can't boast with the impressive reception, yet the series' score on MyAnimeList is above average, 6.72/10 based on over 27,000 votes. As a result, we can see that the target audience remained mostly satisfied while watching the television adaptation.
Besides, if we gaze at the BD/DVD sales of Persona 5 The Animation, we might conclude that the anime franchise is pretty commercially successful. Over 5,000 BD items were sold between July and August 2018, with an average of 425 items per week.
Summing up all the data above, Persona 5 The Animation has a good chance to return for a Season 2. However, the next anime would be likely titled Persona 6 The Animation instead. We are tracking down all the official Japanese sources on the subject of renewal. So guys, stay tuned for updates.
Persona 5 The Animation Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, even despite that Persona 5 The Animation Season 2 is yet to be confirmed officially, we don't rule out the possibility of renewal since many factors play in favor of renewal. Therefore, in the best case scenario, we tend to believe that we could see Persona 5 The Animation Season 2 next spring, in April-May 2020. In the worst, the premiere might take place only after the new video game is released, someday in 2021.
Nonetheless, please take into account that the data above is only our forecast on the subject. As soon as the CloverWorks studio announces any additional data on the subject of Persona 5 The Animation Season 2 release date, we will update this page. We will keep you informed.
Persona 5 The Animation Summary
The story focuses on Ren Amamiya, a new transfer student, who has mistakenly been accused of sexual assault. As a result, Ren was sent to Tokyo, to live with his childhood friend Sojiro Sakura. Yet before Ren attends his new school for a first time, he, by a chance, discovers a strange app on his phone, which transferred him to another dimension, known as the Metaverse, which is inhabited by people's "shadows" that distorted depiction of their true selves. Here, Ren summons his Persona, the power, which allows him to resist the shadows.
Persona 5 The Animation premiered on April 8, 2018, on Tokyo MX. Soon afterwards, BS11, MBS, AT-X, and other Japanese television networks started to broadcast the anime in their programming schedule. The CloverWorks studio served as a developer of a television adaptation of the video game of the same name. Aniplex of America acted as a licensor of the series in North America. Persona 5 The Animation Season 1 concluded on March 23, 2019. Two specials as well as two OVA episodes followed soon. Since then, there has been no official announcement of Persona 5 The Animation Season 2.