persona 4 the golden drama CD Persona 4 The Golden Drama CDs next year to re unite the Investigation Team, including MarieTwo volumes of a new Persona 4 The Golden drama CD or “dorama” CD series are planned, to be released in March and April 2013 respectively.

Vol.1 will hit retail stores on March 27, 2013 in Japan, sold for the price of 2,940 yen including tax. Vol.2 is slated to be released on April 24, for the same price.

Fans who purchase a first-print copy of either drama CD will receive a special bonus track, which has the voice actors involved sounding out their thoughts on the drama CD recordings (アフレコ感想コメント).

All the voice actors for the Investigation Team will be involved in the drama CDs, along with those for Nanako and Ryotaro Dojima, Persona 4 The Golden (PS Vita) newcomer Marie, and an original character and Nanako’s friend Mai, whose voice actress has not yet been announced.

Here’s a rough translation of the plot covered in Volume 1 (original Japanese text appended at the end):

Drama CD “Persona 4 The Golden” Vol.1

Although the calendar indicates that Spring has begun, a cold wind blows in Inaba.

On that day, the self-proclaimed Investigation Squad had been taking a stroll along the river bed in the freezing weather, when they ran into Nanako and her friend Mai tending to some stray cats that they had found.

Nanako and Mai were worried about leaving the cats under the bridge by the riverbed, especially in the cold weather.

So the Investigation Team had a discussion, and thought about who amongst them might be able to adopt the cats. Unfortunately, it appeared that nobody would be able to keep them, and so Yukiko suggested finding folks who could.

Nanako’s friend Mai, however, did not want that. And so she offered to keep the cats at home.

And that was that, or so everyone thought – until the cats ran away from Mai’s home.

After hearing about what happened from Nanako and Mai, Yosuke decided to re-unite the Investigation Team form a “Self-Proclaimed Cat Disappearance Incident Investigation Team”… but the plot thickens.

 

Plot and cast in Japanese:

ドラマCD『ペルソナ4 ザ・ゴールデン』Vol.1
【ストーリー】
暦の上では春なのに、八十稲羽では冷たい風が吹いている。
寒さに震えながら河川敷を歩いていた自称特別捜査隊の面々は菜々子と、その友達の真衣、そして彼女たちが見つけたという三匹の子猫に出会う。
橋の下に置いていかれた子猫たちを心配し、面倒を見ようとする菜々子たちに、このまま世話をするのは難しいからと雪子は里親探しを提案。
しかし真衣は自分たちで世話をすると猫を連れて行ってしまう。
ひとまずは解決かと思われたが、真衣の家から猫たちが逃げてしまった。
相談を受けた陽介たちは、『猫ちゃん失踪事件自称特別捜査隊』を結成するのだが――。

【出演(敬称略)】
主人公:浪川大輔
花村陽介:森久保祥太郎
里中千枝:堀江由衣
天城雪子:小清水亜美
巽 完二:関 智一
クマ:山口勝平
久慈川りせ:釘宮理恵
白鐘直斗:朴ろ美  ※「ろ」は王偏に路
堂島遼太郎:石塚運昇
堂島菜々子:神田朱未
マリー:花澤香菜  他