Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION Blu-ray 1
About Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION Blu-ray 1
Persona 4: the Golden ANIMATION 1 contains episodes 1-6 plus volume 1 of the original soundtrack CD, a 24-page deluxe booklet, and a postcard set.
Spring. Far from the city, time flows peacefully in this rural town. As the cherry blossoms scatter in the wind, a young man named Yu Narukami steps off the train at Yasoinaba Station. Yu has come to this town, where his uncle lives, for family reasons. He will be transferring into the local high school, Yasogami High. And so begins his school life...
The shopping mall after school. A series of murders taking place in town. The Midnight Channel, airing late at night... What lies in store for Yu and his friends "this time around"?
Special Features: Textless Opening, Promo Video and Commercial Collection.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US and Canada only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
Ordering Note: All sales for this item are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, if a replacement is not available a Gift Card will be issued.
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 150
- Release Date: 7/21/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Typical Aniplex Nonsense
This is your average Aniplex of America release. You're paying $80 for six episodes, which they didn't even bother to dub, along with a "wealth of extras" - AKA, superfluous crap like an 8-track soundtrack CD and a bunch of postcards.
So, like with all other AoA releases, avoid like the plague. Hopefully they will go out of business and their licenses will get picked up by more competent labels.
A real review of the series...
Unlike those like "Webber," I had seen the series. And also, people who say stuff like that should be using their time learning how to budget. But this is not about him, as this is more about the series.
PRO: Great soundtrack, great animation, great use of a limited story path.
CON: Might confuse some viewers as it does not cover every character's story.
So do I recommend it? Yes. If you are a fan of Japanese RPGs, a fan of the Persona franchise, and/or want something paranormal/semi-horror to add to your anime collection... Budget, buy, and enjoy. Just plan a way to see Persona 4 the Animation if you need to know the whole story, though.
[Side Note: If you think that Aniplex of America is too expensive, do not even consider importing. This series, for example, is 6 volumes long, and costs a whole lot more than both volumes sold here.]
Like another reviewer said, this is hilariously, absurdly expensive and overpriced, and expensive. Did I mentioned that it's expensive and overpriced? The series isn't even half as good as the first Persona 4 anime anyway.
Ignore the typical, blind Aniplex apologists and fanboys. They're responsible for hurting the overseas anime industry far more than any downloaders or pirates just because they are helping such an insane pricing system.
Not bad aside from being another overpriced Aniplex release
*My review ignores the fact that this is an overpriced Aniplex release and will also focus on the series as a whole (not just the first half in this set)
This expansion of the Persona 4 animation focuses on the storyline centering around the character Marie, who was added in to the "Persona 4 Golden" version of the game for PS Vita.
You'll want to be familiar with the game or the Persona 4 Animation before watching this as it skips around and assumes the viewer is already generally familiar with the story and characters.
It was enjoyable to see this side story brought to life but it is not entirely necessary to see to get the most out of the Persona 4 story and the fact that Aniplex didn't even bother to dub it is disappointing to me.
The game was better
Playing the game, you get a sense of space. The decaying rural city feels real, and you get to know the characters and world slowly.
While the animation can call up some nostalgia for the game, it doesn't have the same slow-burn feel, the same emotional impact. The animation feels like it's in a big hurry to show you all the things you liked from the game, but the rushed sense doesn't work as well.
It's great to see the characters animated, and it's a new way to enjoy it, but overall I'd rather just play the game again.