The BEST episodes of Persona 4: The Animation

Every episode of Persona 4: The Animation ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Persona 4: The Animation!

On April 11th 2011, a rash of mysterious murders strikes the rural town of Inaba soon after high school student Yu Narukami moves from the city to live with his uncle. The bodies are being hung from power lines, and the police have no suspects. The images of the missing victims are shown on the TV at midnight, aptly named Midnight Channel before their bodies are discovered. Yu soon discovers an unusual world on the other side of a TV that is linked to these deaths. On the other side people are facing shadowy monsters and the darker sides of their souls. It's up to Yu and his new friends to investigate and try and stop the killer from claiming any more lives.

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It's Just Like Heaven
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9.03
128 votes

#1 - It's Just Like Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/9/2012

With the true murderer within grasp, Yu and his friends will need to move fast to save Nanako. With immense amounts of power at his disposal, Namatame is determined to "save" Nanako himself, no matter what stands in his way.

The World Is Full of Shit
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9.01
129 votes

#2 - The World Is Full of Shit

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/23/2012

Something has been nagging at Yu... the pieces don't seem to fit, and Naoto agrees with him. After going through such a terrible experience and miraculous outcome, the group continues its investigations, inching ever closer to the real truth.

The Long-Awaited School Trip
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9.01
133 votes

#3 - The Long-Awaited School Trip

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/20/2012

What's the best part of taking a school trip with friends? FREE TIME! Everyone's together and ready to party! With the "juice" flowing in the VIP and excitement in the air, a King's Game is in order, and whatever the King (or Queen) says...is absolute!

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We Can Change The World
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9.00
130 votes

#4 - We Can Change The World

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/30/2012

Yu and his friends confront the true culprit behind the Midnight Channel events and uncover the truth behind the mysteries surrounding Inaba.

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In Order to Find the Truth
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8.93
128 votes

#5 - In Order to Find the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/16/2012

Losing someone you love can be a heart-wrenching experience. With the Inaba serial killer vanquished, Yu and the others are left to pick up the broken pieces, and to try to find some truth and absolution amongst a bitter aftermath.

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I'll Beat You, and Beat You Good
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8.90
144 votes

#6 - I'll Beat You, and Beat You Good

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2011

There's a new tough guy in town, and he means business. What will become of this new player, now that he's appeared in the Midnight Channel? Yu and his friends aim to put their clues together and unravel the mystery before this fearsome delinquent becomes the next victim.

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Somewhere Not Here
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8.86
143 votes

#7 - Somewhere Not Here

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2011

Chie, Yu, and Yosuke are hot on the trail of Yukiko, when suddenly her shadow reveals herself instead. This Yukiko is on a mission of her own, trying to find a prince who will whisk her away from a future she has no hope of escaping.

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We Are Friends, Aren't We?
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8.82
150 votes

#8 - We Are Friends, Aren't We?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2011

When Yukiko appears on the Midnight Channel, her best friend Chie leads the charge to rescue her. However, the police are out in force and arresting any suspicious characters - including Yu and Yosuke. When Chie goes to the station after them, she reports Yukiko as missing. But the police seem to suspect her involvement in the death of the TV hostess.

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The Contractor's Key
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8.78
155 votes

#9 - The Contractor's Key

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2011

The strange deaths continue, with the most recent victim discovered hanging from a telephone pole. Yu, Chie, and Yosuke begin piecing things together and determine that these grisly murders are connected to that other world inside the TV. Yu and Yosuke decide to go back in, much to Chie's disapporval. Once more will the two boys venture into the unknown, with rope at waist, and fear in Yosuke's heart.

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DON'T SAVE ANYONE ANYMORE
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8.70
102 votes

#10 - DON'T SAVE ANYONE ANYMORE

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/2/2012

Unbeknownst to the others, Yu has uncovered a letter proving that the TV world murderer is still on the loose. Things begin to heat up as more and more puzzle pieces come into play, and the danger levels begin to rise anew.

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We've Lost Something Important Again
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8.68
111 votes

#11 - We've Lost Something Important Again

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2011

Time for some R&R. While out on a school field trip, Yu and Yosuke learn the true meaning of fear: Yukiko and Chie's cooking! Later, Kanji must prove to the boys that he's a ladies man...by any means necessary.

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It's Not Empty At All
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8.67
104 votes

#12 - It's Not Empty At All

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/2011

With the culprit of the Inaba murders well within their sights, Yu and the rest experience a series of interweaving flashbacks, flash-forwards, and side flashes that come together with a horrible conclusion. Is the killer really who they think it is?

A Stormy Summer Vacation 2/2
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8.67
106 votes

#13 - A Stormy Summer Vacation 2/2

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/13/2012

This week we'll take a look at the elusive Yu Narukami. Join us as we look into a previously hidden world that only helpful Yus can possibly fall into, rife with prescient foxes, reincarnated professors, explosive fishing and lovestruck nurses.

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I Want To Know The Truth
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8.64
103 votes

#14 - I Want To Know The Truth

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/3/2012

Shadow Naoto is running roughshod over Yu and the others, robbing them of their youth one by one. With blinding speed and an itchy trigger finger, the menacing shadow continues its onslaught on the group's Personas, with no end in sight.

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No One Sees the Real Me
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8.64
107 votes

#15 - No One Sees the Real Me

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/2/2011

While trying to escape the limelight, pop icon "Risette", aka Rise, steals away to the small town of Inaba. With the investigation team now bringing all their clues together, it looks as if Rise might become a new piece of the puzzle.

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Would You Love Me?
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8.63
146 votes

#16 - Would You Love Me?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2011

This battle is not like the ones before. Yu must summon all his courage, skills, patience and know how to defeat his latest foe: a clingy girl that just won't go away! Meanwhile, love triangles are flying, Yosuke turns it into a love rectangle, and Chie is smack dab in the middle of all of it!

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It's School Festival Day! Time to Have Fun!
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8.63
107 votes

#17 - It's School Festival Day! Time to Have Fun!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/17/2012

The school festival has arrived, and Yosuke has grand plans for his lovely lady friends. Not be outdone, Chie cooks up her own scheme. A beauty pageant (or two) is in order, but will the guys go through with what Chie's about to put them through?

We'll All Meet at the Amagiya Hotel
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8.63
104 votes

#18 - We'll All Meet at the Amagiya Hotel

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/24/2012

After the exciting, yet equally tiring school festival, Yu and the gang decide to spend the night at the Amagi Hotel. The bath house is the place to be, but a slight slip up by Yukiko causes a world of grief (and pain) for the boys...

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A Stormy Summer Vacation 1/2
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8.62
103 votes

#19 - A Stormy Summer Vacation 1/2

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/6/2012

Loveline is on the scene! Yu has been coming home late at night, tired and sluggish. Nanako is worried, so in true lil' sis fashion, dawns the Loveline persona to find out why! Join Nanako and friends as she solves the case of the beaten down Big Bro!

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Real Me Doesn't Exist
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8.62
110 votes

#20 - Real Me Doesn't Exist

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2011

Rise has disappeared into TV World, leaving behind only her shadow to guide Yu and the rest. As they head in to rescue her, the group finds more than they bargained for, discovering that Rise's other self is just the beginning of their problems...

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Catch Me If You Can
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8.62
107 votes

#21 - Catch Me If You Can

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2011

A new murder victim is discovered in Inaba, without appearing on TV, which sends Yu and the others back to square one. Naoto Shirogane, boy detective, is brought in to help with the case. Meanwhile, the group gets a surprise visit from a Mr...Kumada?

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Although the Case Was Closed
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8.61
106 votes

#22 - Although the Case Was Closed

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/27/2012

Naoto, still unconvinced that the murder case is closed, agrees to appear on TV. He is kidnapped soon after, and with no real information to go by, finding him in TV World is proving difficult. Meanwhile, Naoto's shadow has finally appeared.

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Anniversary to Become a Family
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8.56
105 votes

#23 - Anniversary to Become a Family

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/10/2012

With both Naoto and Ryotaro Dojima convinced that the culprit may still be on the loose, the search continues. Amid the trials and stresses that a murder investigation brings, however, sometimes people are forgotten or pushed to the side...

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Suspicious Tropical Paradise
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8.55
115 votes

#24 - Suspicious Tropical Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2011

Kanji's gone missing, or is in hiding, according to Naoto. Yu and the others suspect that he is somewhere in TV World, but Teddie needs something with his scent to find him first. After investigating, they discover a softer side to Tatsumi, and something else that sounds a little off...

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You're myself, I'm yourself
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8.35
195 votes

#25 - You're myself, I'm yourself

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2011

Yu Narukami’s first day in a new school is overshadowed by the murder of a TV hostess on campus. Even stranger is the portal he discovers in TV screens, which throws him and his new friends into a nightmare world infested by fog and monsters.

Directors: Karato Mitsuhiro
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