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Trivia / Persona 4: The Animation

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  • Acting for Two:
    • Just like the game it's based on, the English dub sees Johnny Yong Bosch playing both Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi. The climax even has these two characters going head-to-head. Due to Adachi sounding a lot like his normal dubbing voice in the original game, Bosch adopted a raspier voice to differentiate Adachi and Narukami, making them easier to distinguish.
    • Matthew Mercer as Kanji Tatsumi and Taro Namatame.
    • Alongside Mary Elizabeth McGlynn replacing Anna Graves as Naoto Shirogane for the anime's English dub, she also plays Noriko Kashiwagi and Hisano Kuroda.
    • Karen Strassman plays both Nanako Dojima and Izanami. Unlike the game, she did not also play the gas station attendant who is Izanami in disguise for the dub, with them being played by Derek Stephen Prince instead.
  • Actor Existence Limbo: Although Isamu Tanonaka died of a heart attack in 2010, Igor still appears in the anime using archived voice clips from the previous games.
  • The Other Darrin: Several in the English dub of the anime. Notably, Chie and Teddie's got new voice actors, which were then carried over to both Persona 4: Arena and Golden (with some exceptions).
  • Posthumous Credit: Despite his fatal heart attack in 2010, Isamu Tanonaka is still given a credit as Igor since his voice lines were reused from the game.
  • Playing Against Type: While the dub makes her more expressive, it's rather unique to have Cassandra Lee Morris, who normally plays characters more impulsive and emotional, playing Aika, who is stoic, calm and rather serious.
  • Role Reprise:
    • The entire cast of the game would be reprising their roles for the series. This even goes so far as to reuse Igor's dialogue from previous games, due to his Japanese voice actor, Isamu Tanonaka, dying in the time between Persona 4 being released and the development of the anime, rather than recasting for the character.
    • The majority of the cast returns for the dub, albeit with Johnny Yong Bosch altering Adachi's voice to sound less like Yu Narukami & the examples mentioned in The Other Darrin above.
  • Uncredited Role: In the English dub, Laura Bailey is not credited for her performance as Rise Kujikawa.