How do you think the anime will stack up?

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#51 Posted by Gabriel (4081 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" Who is Charlie going to pick for his girlfriend in the series? I say Chie.   "
That old lady by the lake who may or may not be death, I never social linked with her. 
#52 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

They should just make the same decisions that Jeff and Vinny made on the ER, and also name the main character Charlie Tunoku...

#53 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

will the main character speak? i doubt he will, but how would that work? 

#54 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Sayishere said:
" will the main character speak? i doubt he will, but how would that work?  "
Of course he will. You've got to be kidding me.

He's named Yu Narukami, btw.
#55 Edited by Venatio (4493 posts) -

I really really hope that they dub it to english with the original english voice cast, otherwise It'll be a real bummer
I'm actually pretty interested in this, I thought about P4 as an anime before and I love the idea

So is this an anime movie or tv show?

#56 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" I'll expect it to be funny because of how Japanese it is-
Whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean. "
Did that statement really confuse you? As someone who grew up in New Zealand, and the States, I think that a lot of the events of Persona 4 were funny, because of how large of a part Japanese culture played. Kanji's nosebleed, the obsession with beef bowls and watermelon, all of that Bad Bad Bath-house stuff- none of that would have been in there if the game had been made in Sweeden, and a lot of it made me chuckle. Does that make sence?
#57 Edited by PenguinDust (12628 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

" Anime is for jerks. "

You...you're very good, you. ;-)

I think it will be okay, but if anyone is expecting something monumental then they're going to be disappointed.  I mostly know the production company, AIC A.S.T.A. for their work in harem and romantic comedies be they action or straight romance (Sora no Otoshimono, Godannar & Tokimeki Memorial Only Love), so I have confidence that the romance side of the show will be okay.   The director, Seiji Kishi did the rom-com, My Bride is a Mermaid and the 1st episode of Angel Beats.  Therefore, I think the humor in the series might be rather off-the-wall.  I'm down with that since My Bride is a Mermaid was very funny if also quite insane.  Taking the animation company's past works and the director, chances are there will be some fan service in the series, too.  That will probably piss off a lot of GB fans since their fan service tolerance level is slightly below none-what-so-ever. 

Personally, I hope it does do well because I'd like to see a Persona 3 anime done, too.  Who knows, maybe Atlus will do a series that coincides with the release of P5. 
#58 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

" Did that statement really confuse you? As someone who grew up in New Zealand, and the States, I think that a lot of the events of Persona 4 were funny, because of how large of a part Japanese culture played. Kanji's nosebleed, the obsession with beef bowls and watermelon, all of that Bad Bad Bath-house stuff-

The only thing that has to with japanese culture from what you just mentioned is Kanji's nosebleed. The rest is Persona 4 being Persona 4.

You're using the term "japanese" as a shorthand for "weird"....which is really dumb and vaguely xenophobic, no matter how many forum dwellers do it.
#59 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @TooWalrus said:

" Did that statement really confuse you? As someone who grew up in New Zealand, and the States, I think that a lot of the events of Persona 4 were funny, because of how large of a part Japanese culture played. Kanji's nosebleed, the obsession with beef bowls and watermelon, all of that Bad Bad Bath-house stuff-

The only thing that has to with japanese culture from what you just mentioned is Kanji's nosebleed. The rest is Persona 4 being Persona 4.You're using the term "japanese" as a shorthand for "weird"....which is really dumb and vaguely xenophobic, no matter how many forum dwellers do it. "
Would you have been happier if I had said "foreign" or "Asian"? I've never seen such importance placed around Beef Bowls or Watermelon in any of the places I grew up (well, maybe a little in the Philippines), and there isn't a lot of public bathing in the States or New Zealand, either. It seems like your nit-picking, and looking for a reason to be upset. It seems like you were just looking for someone to call out on their ignorance of Japanese culture. In that case, I apologize.
#60 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

" It seems like your nit-picking, and looking for a reason to be upset. It seems like you were just looking for someone to call out on their ignorance of Japanese culture. In that case, I apologize. "

I don't know anything about Japan outside of videogames.

Anyway, you're shifting the goal posts like a mad man now, so whatever. Sure, you think the fact that a bathhouse has been shown as a location is totally hilarious and  weird.  That is totally what your first post was implying.
#61 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Beef bowls and watermelons aren't that important, they're just something that people eat. I guess square watermelons are pretty cool, but they're not in the game.

#62 Edited by metalsnakezero (2342 posts) -
@PenguinDust:  I would assume they wouldn't go over-the-top with the fan-service and would feel out of place if they did it in unnecessary places (I could see them doing it when the girls were wearing swim suits).
#63 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -
@Lucien_Lachance said:
@beej said:
" Ok Giant Bomb. We have to coordinate like never before. We have to do what it takes to get them to dub Charlie Tunoku as his name in the english version.  "

The only answer is to do a fandub where we use the name Charlie Tunoku, and make it Endurance Run-specific, e.g. making references to Charlie's drug stash under his bed, making some of Vinny/Jeff's riffs into his internal monologue, etc. Who's game? "
reporting for duty :)
#64 Posted by eroticfishcake (7791 posts) -

I've no idea since the only comparison I can think of is Trinity Soul, the other Persona anime. While it was well made in a lot of respects it didn't use the Persona licensing well. That said, that was a different studio and director so it could be well different then this. I'm a massive fan of Persona 4 but for now I'm just gonna wait and see how it pans out.

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#65 Posted by Belonpopo (1822 posts) -
@Popogeejo: 

dropping the tangential ones like the nurse


Why would they do such a thing?
#66 Posted by Nux (2421 posts) -

I hope it stays true to the game but doesn't try to be the game.
#67 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

Is this going to be a full on TV series, mini-series or a movie? 


So does this mean Ryan will have to do this for his TANG show when that comes back? If they do decide to do it, they should let Jeff and Vinny do that episode, or at least have them do it as well as Ryan.
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#68 Posted by Gaff (1883 posts) -
@Belonpopo First question: I personally give it a very slim chance of getting an English dub. Persona is still a very niche title and the anime wouldn't be extra exposure from an almost 4 year old game on a last-gen system. If it was linked to an HD remake of the game it might have a chance, but I'd rather see Atlus' resources go into a new HD entry into the series.

And as for the second question... Am I being completely cynical if I expect them to cut out the romantic Social Links entirely and include them as inevitable bonus content on the DVD / BluRay releases?
#69 Posted by bbrcher (67 posts) -

Surprised there isn't more information on this site (or AnimeVice) about this.  Only randomly looked at the most active forums and saw Persona back at the top.

#70 Posted by Pepsiman (2491 posts) -
@crusader8463: Ryan more or less explicitly stated in one of the episodes that he would never touch anime adaptations of video games simply because they're too numerous. That's probably for the better anyway, since restricting it to live action at least allows for some consistent standards to be employed when making critiques.
#71 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Gaff said:

" @Belonpopo First question: I personally give it a very slim chance of getting an English dub. Persona is still a very niche title and the anime wouldn't be extra exposure from an almost 4 year old game on a last-gen system.

Their servers crashed because interest was apparantly so damn high, the youtube videos of this also show absurdly high views. Significant western interest going by the youtube audience check thingy. Persona 4 also isn't THAT niche. Its one of the better selling JRPG and for the NA anime market....I think the audience of Persona overlaps with that quite a bit.

I think it has a decent shot of making it over.


 If it was linked to an HD remake of the game it might have a chance,


A portable version will happen, dude. this is ATLUS we're talking about. To be honest, that might be the reason this exists in the first place.


 but I'd rather see Atlus' resources go into a new HD entry into the series.


You and me both



 And as for the second question... Am I being completely cynical if I expect them to cut out the romantic Social Links entirely and include them as inevitable bonus content on the DVD / BluRay releases? 

yes

Here's a slightly less cynical, yet far more realistic expectation: they'll sprinkle the s-link with a bit of harem elements and make YU hook up with one of the girls at the very end. it will be frustrating.

the shipping wars will be bloody
#72 Posted by Gaff (1883 posts) -
@mutha3 I don't doubt a portable version in the future. I just don't see an anime being an effective or profitable way to promote a portable game in a hemisphere that considers portable systems, let alone the PSP, dead.
And while Atlus (US) isn't suffering -judging from comments by Aram Jabbari-, I don't know if distributing anime is something they should consider.
Though Nippon Ichi is still relatively ok, an example of a relatively small company doing both. Then again...
#73 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -
@mutha3: and it won't be Chie. It'll be Yukiko or Rise, or possibly Naoto (although anyone who doesn't leave naoto for Kanji are dicks)
#74 Posted by MrAristocrates (194 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @mutha3: and it won't be Chie. It'll be Yukiko or Rise, or possibly Naoto (although anyone who doesn't leave naoto for Kanji are dicks) "
Fuck yeah. Let Kanji win for once.
#75 Posted by metalsnakezero (2342 posts) -
@Pepsiman said:
" @crusader8463: Ryan more or less explicitly stated in one of the episodes that he would never touch anime adaptations of video games simply because they're too numerous. That's probably for the better anyway, since restricting it to live action at least allows for some consistent standards to be employed when making critiques. "
Yeah. Anime isn't a media that Ryan is in to and he can't really analyze something that he doesn't understand 100%. And he is doing a good thing to not to do it just to be fair for it. 
#76 Posted by Bigheart711 (1240 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" Anime is for jerks. "
I Knooooooow, but Anime's a helluva drug! *chuckles*
#77 Posted by ashogo (944 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
"Taking the animation company's past works and the director, chances are there will be some fan service in the series, too.  That will probably piss off a lot of GB fans since their fan service tolerance level is slightly below none-what-so-ever."
Christ, I really hope they don't get all fan service-y. The moment I see an "accidental" up-skirt of yukiko is the moment I stop watching.
#78 Posted by ch3burashka (5247 posts) -

As long as they get all of the American voice actors back together, I'm in.

And as long as Charlie never says a goddamn word, and only grunts twice throughout the whole series, I'm in.

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