Ranked #661

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
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Game
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 17,050 users)
Ranked: #6612
Popularity: #1201
Members: 35,749
Favorites: 240
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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.


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Ishida, Akira
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Kirijou, Mitsuru
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Tanaka, Rie
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Sanada, Akihiko
Sanada, Akihiko
Midorikawa, Hikaru
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Takeba, Yukari
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Toyoguchi, Megumi
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Akitaya, Noriaki
Akitaya, Noriaki
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kawamura, Yumi
Kawamura, Yumi
Theme Song Performance
Meguro, Shoji
Meguro, Shoji

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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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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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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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 20, 2014
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have played the Persona 3 video game and will probably mention minor spoilers about the storyline and characters.

After what felt like a eternity for me the first Persona 3 movie has been release on bluray for all to enjoy. Does this movie live up to the famous and popular game. Well in one word yes, But it definitely isn't perfect.

The Story line covered in the first of four movies covers up to Fuuka's recruitment into S.E.E.S. The movie follows the original game almost completely, but because of it's one and a half hour run time alot of smaller scenes are skipped and the read more
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Anime: Divine Gate
The first episode of Divine Gate looks pretty similar with the opening of Persona 3 Movies.

- Both showed a situation involved a train when the show started.
- Both have supernatural powers.
- Aoto and Makoto looks pretty similar as well. They have an unique powers comparing to the others in their age. They have a sad backstory involving their parents. And then, they have a ghost-like acquintance.

Both show are enjoyable to watch, so if you enjoyed one, you might like the others. 
reportRecommended by renzospark
Anime: Ao no Exorcist Movie
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.
reportRecommended by Mastodynia
Anime: Persona 4 The Golden Animation
Well.... its persona, but Persona 3 has a much darker feel in it, persona 4 is more colorful and light feel in it. 
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