I don’t know why but it felt good but weird at the same time. P4GA is neither an anime reboot nor the sequel of P4A 3 years ago but the way it presents is somehow unique. Simply put, it is a New Game+ mode for P4A. Nowadays, most RPGs have NG+ once you’ve finished the game once. I guess they wanted to test out the formula into the anime. So let’s discuss the proof shall we?
As you may already know, in NG+ in Persona 4, the social attributes & Persona stats will be carry over into the next game cycle. For this one, assume that Yuu already well-developed in everything, plus he made strong bonds with everyone & experienced the events in P4A. Then, he shows up in P4GA with all his traits that being carry over. As a result, he is now a very confident & talkative person, can respond to something that requires certain level of attributes like in the game, can predict actions quickly and finally has an overpowered Izanagi with Maziodyne & Megidolaon (I think…) on deck. You should watch this episode if you want to find out, it’s so funny though especially him in the train to Yasoinaba ready to activate his swag mode.
Glad to see Marie animated here with Kana Hanazawa portrays the character. My P4G is English-dubbed voice acting so it’s good to hear the Japanese dubs here too. So far, most musics are reused & taken from P4A and the game. Well, kinda very budgeted there. Animation wise, it’s way better than the old one. Thank you A-1 Pictures, but you still suck in SAO though…
Overall, it went really fast like crazy but it’s very fun & enjoyable NG+ for the experienced ones. Unfortunately for newbies, unless you’ve watched P4A or played the game, you shouldn’t watch it yet. It’s very confusing with that fast pacing if you watch it right away. Let’s see what Yuu has in mind for the coming episodes.
The audio is not recoded by the way. Since the source is from HorribleSubs well known for not having OP and ED lyrics, I’ve added it but only for OP. ED is very Engrish so I couldn’t catch what was the singer trying to convey for the most part. I’ll upload the new revision once I get the proper one. It’s better if any fansub group will pick this anime.