By Daniel Gulyas / March 28th, 2013
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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