Next month, Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the first collection of Persona 4: The Animation to the North American market on both DVD and Blu-ray. The question to those of us who live in Australia or New Zealand and are fans of anime is just when they would be releasing it to our market? While there is no formalized release date set as of yet, it seems likely that they will be going for a December 2012 release (or if not, early 2013).
As with the North American release, they will be doing both a DVD and Blu-ray release of the series. Unfortunately, this would more likely than not also encompass the same limitations as with the North American blu-ray release, which due to requirements by the Japanese licensor only includes the English language dub.
Persona 4: The Animation is based on ATLUS’s original video game release “Persona 4″, which has a sizable fanbase and could be considered by to some to be the last great JRPG for the Playstation 2.
When Yu Narukami moves to the country town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. What he isn’t expecting is for his uncle’s job as a police detective to spill over into his own life. Or for the murders that are occurring across town to be somehow linked to Yu’s own strange experiences, odd local weather patterns and a mysterious TV show world that seems to be attempting to get Yu to enter it! Now, together with a new group of friends, Yu must plunge into a bizarre alternate reality where he gains unique abilities that will either help him solve the riddle of the mystery killer, or lead him to his doom. Journey into the Velvet Room and beyond as the hit PlayStation 2® game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4 Collection 1!