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** Implied with Hifumi. Since the major twist of her Confidant- that her rise to fame was due to her mother sabotaging her opponents- it's possible that in the anime, she became a shogi pro on her own merits.

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** Implied with Hifumi. Since the major twist of her Confidant- that her rise to fame was due to her mother sabotaging her opponents- was cut out, it's possible that in the anime, she became a shogi pro on her own merits.

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** Proof of Justice expands on Akechi's back story, [[spoiler:and reveals that when he was younger he owned a toy ray gun and used to play as an ally of justice, which was one of the only things that made his late mother smile.]]

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* SpoilerCover: The cover for the Volume 11 DVD and Blu-Ray release has a reversible cover featuring Joker and Black Mask on one side, and Ren and [[spoiler:Akechi]] on the other. Both cover variants are shown off in product listings.


''Persona 5: The Animation'' is the AnimatedAdaptation of ''VideoGame/Persona5''. It first premiered on April 7, 2018 with an initial 26-episode run, and a special named "Dark Sun..." aired on December 30, 2018. A second special named "Stars and Ours" aired on March 23, 2019. A third special focusing on Goro Akechi, named "Proof of Justice", included in the volume 11 DVD and Blu-Ray release[[note]]Alongside the disc release of "Dark Sun"[[/note]], was released on May 29, 2019. A fourth special, "A Magical Valentine's Day", is slated to be in the volume 12 release alongside the disc release of "Stars and Ours".

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''Persona 5: The Animation'' is the AnimatedAdaptation of ''VideoGame/Persona5''. It first premiered on April 7, 2018 with an initial 26-episode run, and a special named "Dark Sun..." aired on December 30, 2018. A second special named "Stars and Ours" aired on March 23, 2019. A third special focusing on Goro Akechi, named "Proof of Justice", included in the volume 11 DVD and Blu-Ray release[[note]]Alongside the disc release of "Dark Sun"[[/note]], was released on May 29, 2019. A fourth special, "A Magical Valentine's Day", is slated to be in the volume 12 release alongside the disc release of "Stars and Ours".
Ours", set for release on June 26, 2019.


** Said closing credits, for the first 25 episodes, depict the Phantom Thieves walking in slow-motion in front of a red background. The end credits for Episode 26 feature [[spoiler:Akechi]] walking in slow-motion through [[spoiler:the corridor outside the special interrogation room, having just seemingly shot Ren dead.]] Afterwards, the first part of the OVA finale removes [[spoiler:Akechi]] from the closing credits.

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** Said closing credits, for the first 25 episodes, depict the Phantom Thieves walking in slow-motion in front of a red background. The end credits for Episode 26 feature [[spoiler:Akechi]] walking in slow-motion through [[spoiler:the corridor outside the special interrogation room, having just seemingly shot Ren dead.]] Afterwards, the first part of the OVA finale removes [[spoiler:Akechi]] Akechi from the closing credits.credits, although he gets added back in for the ending credits of ''Proof of Justice''.]]


* ValentinesDayEpisode: The plot of ''A Magical Valentines Day'' has Ren dating all the romanceable female Confidants [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Ryuji]], as well as a date with a currently unnannounced character.

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* ValentinesDayEpisode: The plot of ''A Magical Valentines Day'' has Ren dating all the romanceable female Confidants [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Ryuji]], as well as a date with a currently unnannounced character.character at an opera house.

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* ValentinesDayEpisode: The plot of ''A Magical Valentines Day'' has Ren dating all the romanceable female Confidants [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Ryuji]], as well as a date with a currently unnannounced character.


''Persona 5: The Animation'' is the AnimatedAdaptation of ''VideoGame/Persona5''. It first premiered on April 7, 2018 with an initial 26-episode run, and a special named "Dark Sun..." aired on December 30, 2018. A second special named "Stars and Ours" aired on March 23, 2019. A third special focusing on Goro Akechi, named "Proof of Justice", is to be included in the volume 11 DVD and Blu-Ray release[[note]]Alongside the disc release of "Dark Sun"[[/note]], set for release on May 29, 2019. A fourth special, "A Magical Valentine's Day", is slated to be in the volume 12 release.

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''Persona 5: The Animation'' is the AnimatedAdaptation of ''VideoGame/Persona5''. It first premiered on April 7, 2018 with an initial 26-episode run, and a special named "Dark Sun..." aired on December 30, 2018. A second special named "Stars and Ours" aired on March 23, 2019. A third special focusing on Goro Akechi, named "Proof of Justice", is to be included in the volume 11 DVD and Blu-Ray release[[note]]Alongside the disc release of "Dark Sun"[[/note]], set for release was released on May 29, 2019. A fourth special, "A Magical Valentine's Day", is slated to be in the volume 12 release.
release alongside the disc release of "Stars and Ours".


* DemotedToExtra: Most Confidants who aren't Phantom Thieves or important to the plot (Sojiro, Sae, Mishima, Igor, the twins) only have a handful of appearances outside of where they cross paths with the Phantom Thieves in the plot, and most of their storylines are cut out. [[BetterOnDVD The Blu-ray releases]] come with some [[DramaCD drama CDs]] that adapt the conflict portion of some Confidant storylines, but only for Iwai, Takemi, and Kawakami.
** DramaCD: See DemotedToExtra above. Along with the three Confidant stories, there's also one that takes place after Futaba joins the thieves in which the thieves partake in some Summer fun.

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* DemotedToExtra: Most Confidants who aren't Phantom Thieves or important to the plot (Sojiro, Sae, Mishima, Igor, the twins) only have a handful of appearances outside of where they cross paths with the Phantom Thieves in the plot, and most of their storylines are cut out. [[BetterOnDVD The Blu-ray releases]] releases come with some [[DramaCD drama CDs]] that adapt the conflict portion of some Confidant storylines, but only for Iwai, Takemi, and Kawakami.
** * DramaCD: See DemotedToExtra above. above. Along with the three Confidant stories, there's also one that takes place after Futaba joins the thieves in which the thieves partake in some Summer fun.


* DemotedToExtra: Most Confidants who aren't Phantom Thieves or important to the plot (Sojiro, Sae, Mishima, Igor, the twins) only have a handful of appearances outside of where they cross paths with the Phantom Thieves in the plot, and most of their storylines are cut out.

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* DemotedToExtra: Most Confidants who aren't Phantom Thieves or important to the plot (Sojiro, Sae, Mishima, Igor, the twins) only have a handful of appearances outside of where they cross paths with the Phantom Thieves in the plot, and most of their storylines are cut out. [[BetterOnDVD The Blu-ray releases]] come with some [[DramaCD drama CDs]] that adapt the conflict portion of some Confidant storylines, but only for Iwai, Takemi, and Kawakami.
** DramaCD: See DemotedToExtra above. Along with the three Confidant stories, there's also one that takes place after Futaba joins the thieves in which the thieves partake in some Summer fun.


** Episode 13 begins with Akechi coming to Leblanc as a news report plays about him playing a role in the arrest of a politician and his son, before playing chess with Ren. TheStinger shows the two playing chess as the story about [[spoiler:Kawanabe's assistant]] being arrested(again, because of Akechi) plays on the TV in the background.

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** Episode 13 begins with Akechi coming to Leblanc as a news report plays about him playing a role in the arrest of a politician and his son, before playing chess with Ren. TheStinger shows the two playing chess as the story about [[spoiler:Kawanabe's assistant]] being arrested(again, arrested (again, because of Akechi) plays on the TV in the background.


** [[spoiler:Shido is the DiscOneFinalBoss in the main game and each of his forms are rather hard to defeat. In ''Dark Sun'', his first form is easily defeated by the Phantom Thieves. His second form's only offense is punching Skull but when he faces Joker in one-on-one combat, he loses from a barrage of attacks from Yoshitsune, Alice, and Beelzebub]].
** [[spoiler:None of the other Phantom Thieves receive their Ultimate Personas in the ''Persona 5'' anime, unlike past anime adaptations.]]

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** [[spoiler:Shido is the DiscOneFinalBoss in the main game and each of his forms are rather hard to defeat. In ''Dark Sun'', his first form is easily defeated by the Phantom Thieves. His second form's only offense is punching Skull but when he faces Joker in one-on-one combat, he loses from to a barrage of attacks from Yoshitsune, Alice, and Beelzebub]].
** [[spoiler:None of the other Phantom Thieves receive their Ultimate Personas in the ''Persona 5'' anime, unlike past anime adaptations. This goes double for Morgana, who always receives his Ultimate Persona on 12/23 since his Confidant ranks up as part of the story.]]


* NoHuggingNoKissing: Ren appears to have no interest in any of his female teammates or Confidants. While he does get up to the point at which you can confess to some of the girls, as Ann and Makoto's Rank 9 events are shown, he never confesses, and on Christmas Eve, [[spoiler:immediately turns himself in to the police on Sae's request]].



* ShutUpKirk: After Makoto tries to appeal to [[spoiler:Shadow Sae]], the individual in question angrily asks, "What would [[spoiler:my little sister]] know?"



* ThickerThanWater: During Episode 4, Yusuke mentions this trope while reminiscing on the Madarame arc. He says that even after everything Madarame did, it's not easy for Yusuke to cut his foster father out of his life.

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* ThickerThanWater: During Episode 4, 14, Yusuke mentions this trope while reminiscing on the Madarame arc. He says that even after everything Madarame did, it's not easy for Yusuke to cut his foster father out of his life.


** [[spoiler:None of the other Phantom Thieves receive their Ultimate Personas in the Persona 5 anime, unlike past anime adaptations]].

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** [[spoiler:None of the other Phantom Thieves receive their Ultimate Personas in the Persona 5 ''Persona 5'' anime, unlike past anime adaptations]].adaptations.]]



* AdaptedOut: [[spoiler:None of the Phantom Thieves' Ultimate Personas appear, other than Satanael.]]



* BreakingOldTrends: The first anime adaptation where the quickly-outclassed starting Persona of the protagonist ''isn't'' made into an AdaptationalBadass and used as the protagonist's trump card. Arsene gets fused away early on just like the game and Ren uses a variety of gradually-improving personas as the anime goes on. He only brings Arsene back for the fight against Black Mask very late in the series. This is also the first anime adaptation where the protagonist is still silent (not counting the first part of ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'') and the first one to focus more on the main plot and the development of other characters.

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* BreakingOldTrends: BreakingOldTrends:
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The first anime adaptation where the quickly-outclassed starting Persona of the protagonist ''isn't'' made into an AdaptationalBadass and used as the protagonist's trump card. Arsene gets fused away early on just like the game and Ren uses a variety of gradually-improving personas as the anime goes on. He only brings Arsene back for the fight against Black Mask very late in the series. series.
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This is also the first anime adaptation where the protagonist is still silent (not counting the first part of ''Anime/Persona3TheMovie'') and the first one to focus more on the main plot and the development of other characters.characters.
** This is the first anime adaptation where [[spoiler:the heroes don't get their Ultimate Personas, other than Joker]].


** In "Dark Sun," Ren punches the wall [[spoiler:that cut him off from Akechi, after Akechi dies]].

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** In "Dark Sun," Ren punches the wall [[spoiler:that cut him off from Akechi, after Akechi dies]].Akechi's UncertainDoom]].

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