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Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

Alternative Titles

English: Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth
Synonyms: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, P3M
Japanese: PERSONA3 THE MOVIE —#1 Spring of Birth—


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Popularity: #1208
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Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour that lies between one day and the next—the Dark Hour. A secret school club known as SEES defends humanity from horrors and disasters while working to solve the mystery of the Dark Hour once and for all.

A movie based on the 2006 RPG Persona 3, announced at the end of the Persona 4 movie, The Factor of Hope.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Persona 3
Other: Persona: Trinity Soul
Alternative setting: Persona 4 The Animation
Sequel: Persona 3 the Movie 2: Midsummer Knight's Dream

Characters & Voice Actors

Iori, Junpei
Iori, Junpei
Toriumi, Kousuke
Toriumi, Kousuke
Kirijo, Mitsuru
Kirijo, Mitsuru
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Sanada, Akihiko
Sanada, Akihiko
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Takeba, Yukari
Takeba, Yukari
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi


Akitaya, Noriaki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kawamura, Yumi
Theme Song Performance
Meguro, Shoji

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May 21, 2014
[No one can escape time.]
[It delivers us all to the same end.]

The latest effort in animating this esteemed JRPG series is finally here, aaaaand it's a movie series. This means the release schedule will be hell to endure, but the payoff is definitely worth it so far.

First things first, the animation is beautiful. Anyone let down by the Persona 4 anime’s low quality should breathe easy, for the P3 movie looks stunning. The backgrounds looks great and the characters are sharp and on-model at all times. That movie budget is showing. The Dark Hour in particular looks great, with a muddy painting-esque look differentiating it read more
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Nov 24, 2013
Persona 3 The Movie: Spring of Birth is directed by Noriaki Akitaya, director of the Bakuman series. He’s also been an episode director for series such as Code Geass, Honey and Clover II and Nodame Cantabile.

The first big-screen outing of Persona 3 is roughly 90 minutes long and it covers April to June. They have cut out much of the school life aspect, and there is no mention of the characters joining clubs or taking exams. Instead, it focuses on the members of SEES and how their bond grows stronger. Makoto Yuki was a blank canvas in the game and at the beginning of the read more
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Sep 11, 2014
Disclaimer: I have only ever played the very beginning of Persona 3, and have never played any Megami Tensei/Shin Megami Tensei other than that and a brief outing in the original Super Famicom SMT game. This means that this review is from the perspective of a complete outsider, and does not factor in everything that would contribute to the enjoyment of someone who is already a fan.

To put it bluntly, I went into this film with very high expectations. The Persona sub-series seems to be almost universally beloved in my online friend-circle, and frankly, after years of waiting (I own no Sony consoles besides my read more
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May 23, 2014
I'm writing this as a fan of the Persona 3 video game.

Persona 4 the Animation was very well done and this movie was equally good at both keeping true to the source and even expanding on it. The thing I liked was the development of Makoto; how he went from beyond aloof to truly appreciating the people around him and wanting to protect his teammates even to the point of getting seriously hurt as well.

I kind of wished that the fight scenes had been more action packed but they were still great. Unlike P4A though it did not include much involvement with Social Link read more
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Both movie's have great Fantasy, supernatural, and action elements.
Similar strong MC's that also have hidden potential that later on awakens.
Both involve a special organization that fights to protect the human raise.
The two movies have amazing art work not to mention a awesome soundtrack that makes every scene that more exciting.
Well.... its persona, but Persona 3 has a much darker feel in it, persona 4 is more colorful and light feel in it. 

Opening Theme

"Burn My Dread -Spring of Birth Ver.-" by Yumi Kawamura

Ending Theme

"More Than One Heart" by Yumi Kawamura

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