Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: AIC ASTA
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.531 (scored by 6396863,968 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1841
Members: 121,096
Favorites: 551

Available At


Streaming Platforms

May be unavailable in your region.
Ranked #1774Popularity #1841Members 121,096
Add to My List
Episodes: /1


At the stroke of midnight, the Dark Hour appears—a secret hour which most are unaware of. Those not trapped in coffins during this time, unfortunate enough to find themselves conscious, are met by dangerous creatures known as Shadows. A select few, however, possess the potential to wield Persona: a special power used to defeat these beings. This secret group is called SEES (Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad), and their mission is to uncover the reason behind the Dark Hour's appearance.

Only a short while after transfer student Makoto Yuuki begins his residency at Iwatodai Dorm, his Persona awakens after an attack by a strong Shadow. Now recruited into the ranks of SEES, he begins fighting alongside his comrades, as only they can protect humanity from Shadows and prevent the anomaly that is the Dark Hour.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Sakurai, Takashi
Producer, Editing
Akitaya, Noriaki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Burn My Dread -Spring of Birth Ver.-" by Yumi Kawamura

Ending Theme

"More Than One Heart" by Yumi Kawamura


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 ...
Jun 22, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Persona Spring of Birth is a film adaptation of the 2008 game Persona 3. At this point, it’s common knowledge that video games don’t typically make for good television shows and almost never make good movies, animated or live action. Much of the problem comes from both trying to fulfill obligations to fans of the source material as well as making an adaption that can stand alone as a good film, tv show, play etc. The end result is usually something so far off base that it doesn’t even slightly resemble the original story line or, something so copy-pasted to the point that it ...
Jul 4, 2015
This is my first time writing a review so I do apologise if I get some things wrong or forget some things.

Now for the actual review. I'll just write this at the start. Unless you've played the game, this movie is not worth it. My reasons are below.

To be honest, I'm probably a big persona fan. Persona 3 was the first game i played in the series and i liked it so much i played it and then directly after that I played it again just because I liked it so much. You can thus imagine my excitement and glee when i found out that ...

Interest Stacks

50 Entries · 71 Restacks
36 Entries · 3 Restacks


Recent News

Q2 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/15]

Q2 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 6/15]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2016. Winter anime which were licensed before more

Japan's Yearly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for 2014

Japan's Yearly Blu-ray & CD Rankings for 2014

We've been working in hell for the last week trying to put these together for you! Here are the Blu-ray & CD sales rankings for the fiscal year of 2014. ( more

Recent Forum Discussion

Would someone who hasn't played P3 like these?
PyonPyonPierrot - Aug 21, 2020
8 repliesby AgelessPharaoh »»
Jun 26, 1:10 AM
Poll: YOUR ideal MC pairing
SophiafrmAustria - Oct 23, 2013
23 repliesby Qishilu »»
Feb 27, 2:06 AM
Poll: Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Sebastian333 - Jan 30, 2014
132 repliesby Ashhk »»
Oct 26, 2023 1:36 AM
Should this be watched first in Persona genre?
Tarable - Apr 14, 2018
2 repliesby removed-user »»
Apr 14, 2019 11:53 AM
Little Help Please
AccountDeleted12 - Oct 15, 2015
3 repliesby ExplodingGirl »»
Apr 10, 2017 12:22 AM

The Top 10 Otome Games Of All Time (Available In English)

The Top 10 Otome Games Of All Time (Available In English)

It's ladies' night and the feeling's right, for Otome games, oh what a night! Some games are made with a keen eye to appealing towards women; time to find out which ones are the best ones.

by CriticalAndroid


Top 15 Incredibly Cool Otaku Rooms Around the World!

Top 15 Incredibly Cool Otaku Rooms Around the World!

We take a trip around the world and uncover some awesome otaku rooms of perennially obsesses fanboys and fangirls. Just a word of caution, once you step into this world, you may just filling up your own room with a countless amount of otaku goodies!