New details about the Persona 5 the Animation Dark Sun Special were revealed during the “Persona 5 the Animation Masquerade Party” that was held in Japan yesterday. The event revealed that the special will air on December 30 at 12 A.M. JST on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11. A compilation special will air on December 29 at 12 A.M. JST.
An official visual for the special was also revealed at the event.
The official twitter account also updated with a short trailer for the special. (Keep in mind the trailer features spoilers to both Persona 5 the Animation as well as the Persona 5 video game so watch at your own risk.)
— TVアニメ「ペルソナ５」公式 (@P5_anime) November 25, 2018
Aniplex of America provided a description for the series.
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 during the day, the group maneuvers the metropolitan city as Phantom Thieves after hours. Let the curtain rise for this grand, picaresque story!
For those who are Persona 5 the Animation is the anime adaptation of the Persona 5 video game. The game was released in 2016 in Japan and in North America in 2017. Persona 5 the Animation consisted of 26 episodes. The series premiered on April 7 and ended this September. The series was simulcast on both Crunchyroll and Hulu.