Just so everyone knows I have played the game and finished it 100% but I will not spoil anything. Persona 4 The Animation is probably going to be my favourite anime this season and by the first epiosode it has proven it has class. From all the stylish battle animation to the subtle and not so subtle character animation P4 has it all. All are favourite characters are back and events seem to be unfolding in a similar fashion to how it happens in the game just at a much fast pace. Although some of it is a little different. Persona 4 is a bit rushed and the pacing is all wrong. To be honest that is my only negative comment. But i feel that now that all the complex stuff is out of the way we will see some slower paced episodes. I’ve heard that the anime is going to be 24 epiaodes long so thats a good thing. The story certainly isn’t lacking action and moves at a decent speed unlike some other animes this season. Now onto the character. So far we have been introduced to Yu, Yosuke, Chie and Yukiko. Yu actually has a name this time around as well as a personality but its pretty standard at the moment. Yosuke is sticking to what he knows and is performing as the comic releif quiet well. Chie on the other hand feels a bit smarter in this version of the story and a bit cooler. Thats right I said Chie is cool.
Music wise i was disappointed that they just used an old song for the opening but i feel that might change in the next episode. Background music is a good mix of music from the game and original songs so that is great. Other stuff that’s from the game is the calendar that shows the weather and day changes. The stats screen at the break in the middle is also directly ripped from the game. It will be interesting to see how this is used in future episodes.