Aniplex USA announced at Sakura-con on March 30, 2018 that it will simulcast both Persona 5 the Animation, and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. The two anime series will premiere on Crunchyroll and Hulu in the United States on April 7, 2018, the same premiere date in Japan. Persona 5 the Animation is a television anime adaptation of Atlus’ role-playing game Persona 5. A-1 Pictures is the producer of the anime. Persona 5 is the 6th installment in the Persona franchise’s main series. The game launched in Japan in September 2016, and worldwide in April 2017. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online is a light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi as a spin-off series of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online. The anime adaptation is produced by Studio 3Hz.