The BEST Episodes of Persona 5 the Animation

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Network: Tokyo MX

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!

X Day

#1 - X Day

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.78
23 votes
A beautiful rose has thorns!

#2 - A beautiful rose has thorns!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.78
36 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume
How about a deal with me?

#3 - How about a deal with me?

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.67
18 votes
Jealous sinner

#4 - Jealous sinner

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.67
18 votes
My name is Beauty Thief!

#5 - My name is Beauty Thief!

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.65
20 votes
Let's take back what's dear to you

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

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.63
41 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume
I won't let it end here

#7 - I won't let it end here

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.62
21 votes
Steal it, if you can!

#8 - Steal it, if you can!

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 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?

star 7.58
33 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume

#9 - Aloha

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.52
21 votes
I want to see justice with my own eyes

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.52
23 votes
I am thou, thou art I

#11 - I am thou, thou art I

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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…

star 7.51
53 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume
You can call me “Noir”

#12 - You can call me “Noir”

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.45
20 votes
This place is my grave

#13 - This place is my grave

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.43
23 votes
Put an end to all this and use your own artwork for once.

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

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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.

star 7.40
25 votes
I found the place where I belong

#15 - I found the place where I belong

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.40
25 votes
A challenge that must be won

#16 - A challenge that must be won

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 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…

star 7.40
15 votes
Operation maid watch

#17 - Operation maid watch

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 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.

star 7.39
28 votes
Let's be friends, shall we?

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

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 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...

star 7.38
26 votes
Dreams and Desires

#19 - Dreams and Desires

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.24
25 votes
I am Alibaba

#20 - I am Alibaba

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.19
26 votes
Is it our fault?

#21 - Is it our fault?

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.16
19 votes
I'll guide you to victory

#22 - I'll guide you to victory

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.14
21 votes
Our next target is...

#23 - Our next target is...

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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.

star 7.09
35 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume
What life do you choose?

#24 - What life do you choose?

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 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.

star 7.08
25 votes
He is my other self

#25 - He is my other self

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.

star 7.04
26 votes
Writers: Shinichi Inotsume