Sentai Filmworks licenses Persona 4 the Animation

Sentai Filmworks announced today that they have licensed the anime series Persona 4. The series is an adaption of the PlayStation 2 game, and will begin airing next month.

When Yu Narukami’s family moves to the rural country town of Inaba, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city.  Instead, the peace has been shattered and the only quiet is the quiet of the grave, as a rash of mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside.  With the police stymied, Yu finds himself joining with a group of eight other teenagers in a desperate bid to solve the mystery.  A mystery that is somehow connected to both the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which Yu, his friends and the enigmatic killer can all enter.  And where each must wield a unique weapon and learn to use amazing powers if they wish to survive.  Journey beyond the Velvet Room as the hit PlayStation 2™ game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4 the Animation!

Sentai Filmworks will distribute the series digitally next month, with a DVD and Blu-Ray release to follow next year.