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/anime/38465/persona-4-the-animation
Review of Persona 4 The Animation
by Fox
Posted on October 6th, 2019
Positive 8
Overall Rating
 
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I had not played any Persona games nor watched any other Persona shows before having watched this.

Story
The story is very intricate, but not complex. The show is mainly a mystery. There is a lot of what seems like filler, but its really apart of the story in a way that doesn't really matter but is still notable.
The mystery is the most important part of the story, which is slowly revealed throughout the show until the end.
Meanwhile, the characters who will become our protagonists begin to come together.
There are some unexplained things, like about personas, the fog, etc. Which were explained in the game, but not here. If this were maybe as part of the game or something, I might give it a 8 or maybe a 9. But they could have put it in. But they didn't.

Art
Persona 4 The Animation has a noticeable art style sort of. Its better than average in its own way, but its nothing special.
They did try some noticeable things with this show like on the characters skin, there was noticeable shading, but I think this works in their favor.

Sound
The OP and ED are fine, and seem to be based off of music from the game. As well as a lot of the soundtracks.
But they were really unique and catchy. They fit well for the mood of whatever point the show was at.

Character
This is probably the most important part of the show.
All the major characters are pretty deep. They go though a change that is literally directly a result of the plot, and the protagonist's actions.
(Main Protagonist) Yuu is pretty quiet and mysterious. His character is pretty shallow, but only because he seems to be sort of unconflicted and one with himself. He can be badass at times, and say embarrassing things as he has to.

Enjoyment
Very interesting, somewhat entertaining.
I was kind of touched with how the plot played out at some times, and the show has some nice slice-of-life parts to it. They don't try to mix in their every-day life with the action. But those moments aren't so memorable to me. I may recommend to someone who likes mystery. This is what I felt was the greatest mood during the serious parts of the show. Has its slow points but picks up a lot by the end. Might seem a little rushed but not really. I can tell it was intentional.

Summary
Very good. I guess all that friendship stuff got to me, in a good way :) But if you dont really care for that then go ahead and not watch this. Like most shows, not everyone can love it. So if you're not really into the mystery, then I don't think you'd be very interested.
I will always recommend you at least try a few episodes, but I wouldn't expect just anyone to like it.
I do want to play the game now too, not just to compare, but for the sake of experiencing the full story.
Fox
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