The BEST episodes of Persona 5 the Animation

Every episode of Persona 5 the Animation ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Persona 5 the Animation!

Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. Following a particular incident, his Persona awakens, and together with his friends they form the "Phantom Thieves of Hearts" to reform hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires. Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another. Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo by day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours. Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!

Last Updated: 1/7/2023Network:Tokyo MX
How about a deal with me?
21 votes

#1 - How about a deal with me?

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/9/2018

Ren and friends are on guard when Akechi is invited to be a special guest at Shujin Academy's culture festival. On the day of the fest, when Akechi shows up, he surprises them with a proposal regarding the Phantom Thieves.

X Day
24 votes

#2 - X Day

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/29/2018

Ren and the others convince Futaba to open the door to her room of her own free will. Then the Phantom Thieves sneak back into the Palace to steal Futaba's Treasure, but she follows them, becoming the first case of someone entering their own Palace. Inside, Futaba encounters a giant monster in her mother's form with a deep grudge against Futaba.

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Let's take back what's dear to you
47 votes

#3 - Let's take back what's dear to you

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/15/2018

Ren begins his new school life, but it's tough being a transfer student, especially when he comes with seemingly shady baggage. He meets Ryuji, a classmate who's similarly isolated, and they use a mysterious app to enter a world in which their gym teacher, Kamoshida, is a sadistic king.

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
Jealous sinner
20 votes

#4 - Jealous sinner

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/23/2018

The Phantom Thieves infiltrate Niijima Palace to steal Sae's Treasure. When Shadow Sae reveals herself inside, Makoto realizes just how warped her thinking has become and is determined more than ever to stop her big sister.

My name is Beauty Thief!
22 votes

#5 - My name is Beauty Thief!

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/19/2018

It's been days since Morgana ran out on Ren and the others, and he still hasn't returned. Worried about their feline-like friend, the Phantom Thieves minus one sneak into the Palace of their next target, Okumura. But standing in their way is the missing Morgana and a girl who calls herself Beauty Thief.

I won't let it end here
23 votes

#6 - I won't let it end here

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/30/2018

Ren and the rest of the Phantom Thieves attempt to escape from Niijima’s Palace. They split up to increase their chances, but Ren, acting as a decoy, is captured by the riot police. Ren undergoes a cruel interrogation while the friends he left behind prepare for a last-ditch battle.

A beautiful rose has thorns!
43 votes

#7 - A beautiful rose has thorns!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/22/2018

The members of the volleyball team are terrified of the tyrannical Kamoshida's irrational violence. Meanwhile, Ren's classmate, Ann Takamaki, has been protecting her best friend from being cut as a regular player on the volleyball team, but she's at a loss as to what to do about the persistent approaches of Kamoshida, who lusts for her with his twisted desires.

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
21 votes

#8 - Aloha

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/12/2018

Ren and the others enjoy their school trip to Hawaii, but as soon as they get back, they hear the news that the principal of Shujin Academy has died suspiciously, an event that leads to turmoil among the Phantom Thieves.

You can call me “Noir”
21 votes

#9 - You can call me “Noir”

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/26/2018

After sharing their feelings, Ren and the rest patch things up with Morgana. Then, in order to save Haru Okumura, who's stressed out about her upcoming arranged marriage to a creep, the Phantom Thieves sneak back into her devious father's Palace.

I found the place where I belong
27 votes

#10 - I found the place where I belong

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/24/2018

After emerging from her "fake self," Makoto is awakened to Persona and joins the Phantom Thieves in the role of advisor. Ren and company infiltrate a Palace again to change the heart of Kaneshiro, the boss of a criminal group that targets young people and rips them off.

I am thou, thou art I
64 votes

#11 - I am thou, thou art I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/8/2018

After high school student Ren Amamiya gets in trouble with the police, he’s labeled as a juvenile delinquent. As part of his probation, he is forced to start living with Sojiro Sakura, a stranger who agreed to take him in. While walking to his new school Shujin Academy, Ren becomes lost in another world…

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
A challenge that must be won
16 votes

#12 - A challenge that must be won

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/16/2018

The Phantom Thieves agree to help Akechi by changing the heart of Makoto's sister, public prosecutor Sae Niijima, so they infiltrate her Palace. Meanwhile, a man who claims to be a relative of Futaba's pays Sojiro a visit…

I want to see justice with my own eyes
25 votes

#13 - I want to see justice with my own eyes

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/10/2018

When Ren, Ryuji, and Ann visit a TV station on a school field trip, they encounter famous high school detective Goro Akechi, who was on a TV show as a guest. The three become anxious when Akechi talks about the Phantom Thieves on live TV. Meanwhile, someone at Shujin Academy is also interested in probing the motives of Ren and friends.

This place is my grave
25 votes

#14 - This place is my grave

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/22/2018

The enigmatic "Alibaba" proposes a deal to the Phantom Thieves: In exchange for Alibaba's help with getting rid of the Medjed threat, they have to change the heart of a particular person. Their target is a girl, Futaba Sakura, whose foster father happens to be Sojiro, a former acquaintance of her mother.

Steal it, if you can!
40 votes

#15 - Steal it, if you can!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2018

The first heist of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts is underway, as the group sends Kamoshida a calling card, threatening to steal away is twisted desires. Ren and the gang begin prepping for their dangerous delve into the cognitive world, and encounter a couple potential allies in the process. Will they be successful in taking the terrible King Kamoshida’s precious Treasure?

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
Operation maid watch
29 votes

#16 - Operation maid watch

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/3/2018

After reforming Madarame, Ren and company realize that the Phantom Thieves of Hearts are slowly starting to become famous. However, Morgana urges Ren and Ryuji in particular to lead normal, serious lives as high school students, and for a time, they do go back to their normal lives.

Put an end to all this and use your own artwork for once.
27 votes

#17 - Put an end to all this and use your own artwork for once.

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2018

After Yusuke's eyes are opened to Madarame's true motives, he asks to join the Phantom Thieves. Ren and company leave a calling card and infiltrate the Palace to steal Madarame's treasure, but they find Shadow Madarame waiting for them with a version of his most famous painting, "Sayuri," except now the subject is cradling a baby.

Dreams and Desires
27 votes

#18 - Dreams and Desires

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/1/2018

With Kaneshiro reformed, the Phantom Thieves take some time to relax after their hard work, except for Yusuke who is dealing with a dilemma. He asks for the assistance of Ren, who is also called out by Goro Akechi for another situation.

Let's be friends, shall we?
28 votes

#19 - Let's be friends, shall we?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/17/2018

The Student Council president of Shujin Academy, Makoto Niijima, has learned that Ren and his friends are the Phantom Thieves. In order to carry out Makoto's demand to prove that they're actually on the side of justice, Ren and company attempt to infiltrate the Palace of a new target, but...

I am Alibaba
28 votes

#20 - I am Alibaba

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/15/2018

After their finals are over, Ren and the gang head out to see the much-anticipated fireworks. While they start contemplating their next target, the Phantom Thieves suddenly find themselves targeted by Medjed, an international group of hackers.

Is it our fault?
21 votes

#21 - Is it our fault?

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/2/2018

The Phantom Thieves succeed in stealing the Treasure from the Palace of Okumura, Haru's father, and they have a party to celebrate their victory. However, when something happens during Okumura's subsequent press conference, Ren and the others begin to have doubts about their actions as Phantom Thieves.

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He is my other self
28 votes

#22 - He is my other self

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/20/2018

After confirming the existence of the Palace and learning Yusuke's true feelings, Ren and his partners decide on Madarame as their next target. While Ren and Ryuji infiltrate the Palace, Ann plays the role of decoy, as the model for Yusuke's painting. She finds something unexpected in Madarame's storage room.

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
Our next target is...
37 votes

#23 - Our next target is...

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/13/2018

The gang meets young artist Yusuke Kitagawa. They also learn that Ichiryusai Madarame, an artist, used to teach someone they helped in Mementos, and is currently teaching Yusuke, but he abuses and plagiarizes from his students.

Directors: Masashi Ishihama
I'll guide you to victory
23 votes

#24 - I'll guide you to victory

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/5/2018

Futaba has conquered the warped memories of her mother and has awakened to Persona. Now she hopes to join the Phantom Thieves for her own personal goal. Meanwhile, Ren and the others want to help improve Futaba's social skills, so they suggest an outing to the beach.

What life do you choose?
27 votes

#25 - What life do you choose?

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/8/2018

Makoto struggles to figure out what she wants to do with her life. While doing so, she makes friends with a fellow third-year, who is dealing with a shady character from Shinjuku.

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