To be honest, PERSONA 5 the Animation was probably doomed from the start. To take a story-driven, 80+ hour game and try to adapt it into an anime a fraction of that length is an impossible task, the most foolish of fool’s errands. Foolish though it may have been, this is exactly what director Masashi Ishihama attempted at CloverWorks. The resulting show can at best be described as “passable,” emphasizing all the weaknesses of the original game’s narrative while retaining few of its…

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