Persona 3 the Movie Coming Fall 2013 to Japan

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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Shortly after Persona 4 the Animation concluded, Aniplex teased us by revealing that Persona 3 would be getting an anime adaptation of its own. They’re wasting little time, as Persona 3 the Movie #1 Spring of Birth will hit Japanese theaters this fall.

Aniplex has uploaded a new trailer to the official Persona 3 the Movie website, although no link to it can be found there. It looks amazing, showing the classic dark hour clock, the Persona 3 main character walking from the game’s opening and the iconic first Persona summoning. Also, much like Persona 4‘s Yu Narukami (Souji Seta in the manga), the main character has also received a new name. In the manga adaptation, he was known as Minato Arisato; now, he is called Makoto Yuki. The voice cast from the original game will return, which is quite the feat. And Shoji Meguro will return as the composer.

It remains to be seen where the adaptation will differ from the original PlayStation 2 RPG, which tasked players with guiding a team of high-school students to save the world by using the power of their Personas. The trailer looks promising, the original game got incredible marks for story, and Persona 4 the Animation was fairly well received. All that’s left for the series is the inevitable Persona 5 release. The Persona team’s last major release was Catherine, released in Japan and North America in 2011 and in Europe and Australia in 2012.

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About Daniel Gulyas

Daniel is a third year business student from Texas who got his start in JRPGs with Final Fantasy 8 and has loved them ever since. His three biggest passions are video games, technology and baseball, with anime being a growing fourth. He occasionally Let's Plays on the side as a hobby.




  • Ace

    Movie is gonna be weird regarding social links… In the P4 anime, Yu hit max level with his social links on the same episode that he met them.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised to see a majority of the links cut…
      Persona 3 has a much more clearly defined plot structure; focusing more on the SEES team may be best, particularly in a movie setting.

  • I’m going to struggle to remember Minato’s new name…. He’s still Minato in my mind. XD

  • dubaloseven

    I’ve just got to floor 10 on Tartarus, I need to hurry big time if I wanna see this movie at launch.