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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (2008)

Persona 4 (original title)
A high school student forms a group that explores a hidden world accessible through TV sets to find a connection between the "realm of shadows" and the mysterious murders in their town.

Writers:

Akira Kawasaki (scenario), Yûichirô Tanaka (scenario) (as Yuichirô Tanaka)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daisuke Namikawa ... Hero (voice)
Shotaro Morikubo ... Yosuke Hanamura (voice) (as Syotaro Morikubo)
Yui Horie Yui Horie ... Chie Satonaka (voice)
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ... Yukiko Amagi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ... Kanji Tatsumi (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ... Rise Kujikawa (voice)
Romi Pak ... Naoto Shirogane (voice) (as Romi Paku)
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Kuma (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Ryotaro Dojima (voice) (as Unsyo Ishizuka)
Akemi Kanda Akemi Kanda ... Nanako Dojima (voice)
Mitsuaki Madono Mitsuaki Madono ... Tohru Adachi (voice)
Kôji Haramaki Kôji Haramaki ... Taro Namatame (voice) (as Kohji Haramaki)
Isamu Tanonaka Isamu Tanonaka ... Igor (voice)
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ... Margaret (voice)
Ai Maeda Ai Maeda ... Chihiro Fushimi (voice)
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Storyline

A high school student forms a group that explores a hidden world accessible through TV sets to find a connection between the "realm of shadows" and the mysterious murders in their town.

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Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlus, PCB Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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Quotes

Yosuke Hanamura: [Junes; when the Protagonist sticks his hand throught the plasma TV] Oh, yeah. What kind of TV do... you...
[cuts off when he sees what the Protagonis is doing]
Chie Satonaka: [notices Yosuke's expression] Hm? What's wrong, Yosuke?
[follows his gaze to the Protagonist sticking his hand through the TV screen]
Yosuke Hanamura: I-Is his arm... in the TV...?
Chie Satonaka: Whoa... Is that like, a new model? Like, with a new function? Haha...
Yosuke Hanamura: [shakes his head] *Hell* no!
[the two rush over to the Protagonist]
Chie Satonaka: [in disbelief] You've gotta be kidding me! ...
[...]
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Referenced in Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Never More
Composed by Shoji Meguro
Lyrics by Reiko Tanaka, Shigeo Komori, Yu Namba, RyoRca
Sung by Shihoko Hirata
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Great game, a bit better than part three even.
2 June 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, I was not expecting to enjoy this game more than part three, I was more expecting maybe enjoying this one about the same. However, I liked this one a bit more than Persona 3. One of the biggest improvements is a better story overall. I liked some aspects of Persona 3's story a little more, but this one has a murder mystery that I absolutely loved. As your character comes to town a body is found hanging from a telephone pole. Your character befriends some people and you and your friends must try to unravel the case and ultimately find out who was responsible for the killings. In this incarnation of Persona you and your friends travel to a television world to try and find those who for some reason end up hurled in this realm, if they are not rescued in a certain number of days when the fog returns to town that person will die and the game will be over. Thankfully, I had the strategy guide otherwise I am sure I would have been cussing up a storm at certain aspects of the game as there are a couple of apparent endings to the game that if you do not do right you will not get to the true ending of the game. The fighting is much like it is in Persona 3, however, you now have the option of controlling every character and quite frankly this makes the game a bit easier as now you do not have to worry about your characters doing stupid things that will screw you up royally during a fight. You can also explore the television world as much as needed on any give day which helps to as now you can get that out of the way and work on your social links which remains virtually the same as part three. However, once again I am very glad to have had the strategy guide as it was much easier leveling up your social links this time too as I had nearly all of them maxed out by the last boss instead of only the seven or eight I had maxed out in part three. So for a fun game that has mystery, horror and some comedy this game packs all those features into one quite nicely. For an added bonus you also get to go to the town from Persona 3 for a field trip and you get to see a couple of familiar characters as well during this trip. You also get to go to the club and proceed to watch a couple of your characters act a little crazy, and the characters are once again very colorful and likable.


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