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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—

Information

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. 38 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.831 (scored by 22,060 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1219
Members: 45,322
Favorites: 291
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yuuki, Makoto
Yuuki, Makoto
Main
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira
Kirijou, Mitsuru
Kirijou, Mitsuru
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Sanada, Akihiko
Sanada, Akihiko
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Takeba, Yukari
Takeba, Yukari
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi

Staff

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


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

Edit Ending Theme

"More Than One Heart" by Yumi Kawamura




More reviewsReviews

FMBurst
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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Loogs
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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blueprincen
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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vorumzo
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.

Story
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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