QUOTE (sabao @ Oct 20 2011, 03:43 AM)
An anime series is nothing new for the Persona series at this point. Between Persona 3/P3 FES and its PSP port they came up with a spin-off series in Trinity Souls as well. A lot of people felt it was off considering it barely followed any existing Persona game, so I'm guessing this time around they're hoping they'll have better support by building a series based on one.
So far it's an okay show. I think they're taking 'based on the game' too seriously though. The whole calendar thing, and the character stats between commercial feel cheesy. They're making it too much like the video game visually and I personally find it doesn't translate well. The gradient thing in their faces looked fine in static images in-game, but when animated it just looks like everyone forgot to shave this morning.
Storywise, I think it's a mistake to make the main character so passive. In two episodes I barely got five minutes of speech out of him. The Velvet Room scenes are annoying in that it was all just Igor talking--the scenes could have been more poignant if they'd written the hero to take a more active role in dialogue. With him as he is now I'm not really sure how they're planning to do scenes based on Social Links because the guy's plain bland. They had a P4 manga in Japan a while back and I thought that was slightly more interesting.
The fighting game, like the show just feels like fluff to build up hype for the PSV port IMO. Not necessarily a bad thing, it looks gorgeous, but I'd hold out for the Golden.
Yeah, i liked Trinity Soul , it was not really an amazing anime, it was just ok , and about P4A .. it feels like they're listening to all the fans who were asking a real Persona Anime , lots of people hated Trinity Soul .
Yup , i think im a little agree with you , when i first heard about them making an anime i remember i said "Hell yeah! i hope they make it just like the game!" but soon i realize that hey! that would be a little boring , i mean , i know exactly what gonna happen next , and sometimes i would really like to see stuff we didnt see , or see other situations changed , im ok with the MC though , it doesn't really bother or like me
Im excited about The golden too ! i really want to put my hands onto it (and also the other games , jaja )
Of course , maybe all of this "Explotation" have a reason , with good sales in all of this products , they could bring more games in the "different" and experimented style like Catherine , hell , they could even bring a very dark smt , like the Snes ones .