Aniplex USA announced at their Sakura-Con panel on Friday that they will offer simulcasts for both Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online and Persona 5 in the United States. The shows will be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu. Both series are set to premiere on April 7th.
Aniplex USA describes Persona’s story:
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. Living an ordinary high school life in Tokyo during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours.
Meanwhile, bizarre and inexplicable crimes have been popping up one after another…Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online’s story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, A 6-foot-tall college student who’s insecure about her height. She enters Gun Gale Online as “Llenn,” who is less than 5 feet tall and wears all pink. There she meets a beautiful brown-skinned female player who goes by “Pitohui.” They become friends, but one-day Pitohu tells her she should participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.
Crunchyroll confirmed that both series will be available in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., and Ireland.
Also shared at the panel were subtitled trailers for both Sword Art Online: Alicization (premieres October) and Cells at Work! (premieres this Summer).