Japanator's Pedro Cortes writes, "With the Persona 4 anime, there are clearly some vaults they're going to need to leap. They have to stuff a fairly large story into a limited time frame. Due to the production costs of producing an anime, there's a chance the art quality will drop as the episodes continue on. Not only that, but the anime by its vary nature it takes away the immersive quality by not being a game. That said, the first episode has proved to me that the producers know exactly what they're doing and are set to make the best game-to-anime adaptation yet."