Persona: Trinity Soul


Persona: Trinity Soul (ペルソナ 〜トリニティ・ソウル〜) is a Japanese anime TV series which is part of the Persona series. It is a spin-off of the PlayStation 2 game Persona 3, taking place ten years after the game’s events. Produced by Aniplex and animated by its subsidiary A-1 Pictures, the series aired in Japan on Tokyo MX from January 5 to June 28, 2008. It also features music by Taku Iwasaki.

The stage is Ayanagi City, a city near the Japan Sea. It is a futuristic city that was built to carry out the recovery from the calamity caused by the “Apathy Syndrome” ten years previous. High school student Shin Kanzato with his little brother Jun, meet with their elder brother Ryou, who is the chief of the Ayanagi City Police, again after ten years. At that time, a series of strange incidents happen in Ayanagi City such as the crew of a submarine that suddenly disappears while in their submarine, or a spiritless symptom which disturbs the world after ten years, or the case of the inside out corpse where a student took on a cruel appearance. Ryou tracks down the organization behind the string of incidents, and having become involved in the incidents, Shin awakens the “Persona.”

Persona -Trinity Soul- is a nice addition to the Persona story, and like Persona 3 before it, focuses a lot on character develpment. Even though this anime is considered a sequal to Persona 3, besides having a supporting character from the game, and the occasional mention of the “event 10 years ago,” it doesn’t entirely connect with the game, and is better considered a story of it’s own. At first, the story is slow and confusing, but the explanations and speed picks up partway through the series. For people hoping to see a lot of Persona versus Persona fighting, sorry. The focus is more on story here. Overall, though, it was a very great anime, with sometimes surprising plot twists and touching flashback scenes (which I usually hate). The music is always fitting with the scene that is occuring. Character design and art is great, and the studio did a great job of perfecting the same dark atmosphere that the Persona series is known for.

Persona: Trinity Soul (TV Series)
Opening Theme
#1: “Breakin’ Through” by Shuhei Kita
#2: “Word of the Voice” by FLOW
Ending Theme
#1: “SUICIDES LOVE STORY” by Nana Kitade
#2: “Found Me” by Yumi Kawamura
Persona: Trinity Soul OST (Disc 1 / Disc 2 + scans)

Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth
Opening Theme: “Burn My Dread -Spring of Birth Ver.-” by Yumi Kawamura
Ending Theme: “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura
Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth OP & ED Theme (w/ scans)
Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth OST (w/ scans)

Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream
Opening Theme: “Fate is In Our Hands” by Lotus Juice [Single]
Ending Theme: “One Hand, One Heartbeat” by Yumi Kawamura
Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream Original Soundtrack

Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down
Ending Theme: “Light in Starless Sky” by Yumi Kawamura & Lotus Juice
Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down Original Soundtrack

Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth
Ending Theme: Yumi Kawamura – “Boku no Akashi
Persona 3 the Movie 4: Winter of Rebirth Original Soundtrack CD

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.