I never intended to watch Persona 4 as I'm not a gamer (so I did not understand the reason behind the hype) and the character designs and art did not appeal much to me.
But... one day, I felt a little bored and decided to give it a shot. After watching it, I wouldn't say I fully understand the hype but I did enjoy watching the series.
Story: (7/10) – Fairly Good
The first episode was really confusing for me. The way the main character, Narukami Yuu suddenly gained a new power is still a puzzle to me. But well, I reminded myself this is an adaption of a game series and tried not to dwell too much into it.
The last few episodes of the anime revealed most of the mysteries but there are still some questionable points for non-gamers like me. The real last episode will be bundled with the blu-ray disc. I'm looking forward to watching it.
Character: (8/10) – Good
Yuu wasn't very interesting initially but his character grows on me after some time. The other main characters, except Rika, were also likable.
It's very interesting to see the main characters facing their shadows (their other selves). All of us have a part of us which we do not wish to face or for others to see. However, there are definitely times in life which we have to face it. Denying it or running away from it is not a solution and I think that's the message Persona 4 is trying to tell us. It's also nice to see their friendship deepens even after seeing one another's ugly side.
Yuu - he looks cool and is expressionless most of the time. I like the gap between his reactions/behavior and his looks.
Yousuke - he's a very kind and helpful character. I find him very adorable!
Art/Animation: (6/10) – Fair
The art is not very appealing and the animation is not very good too.
Music: (7/10) – Fairly Good
The Opening and Ending themes have a modern feel to it and that suits the feel of the anime.
Enjoyment: (8/10) – Good
Since I watched it with little expectations, surprisingly I enjoyed Persona 4. There are enough action, humour and drama to keep me entertained.
Overall: (7/10) – Fairly Good
I heard that Persona 4 anime is very faithful to the game plot so I guess that's a good thing for the fans. Even though I didn't play Persona 4 game, I find the series and characters interesting too.