Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth

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Synonyms: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, P3M
Japanese: PERSONA3 THE MOVIE —#1 Spring of Birth—
English: Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth
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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 6372463,724 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1832
Members: 120,656
Favorites: 551

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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


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


Sep 30, 2021
MEMENTO MORI - Remember, you will die.

Being the first installment in a four-part series of movies adapting the persona 3 game, this movie has the task of adapting possibly the least narratively interesting part of the game. Of course, it still does this quite well, but the pacing is little bit funky. Things seem to be moving very fast, except when there's a specific action scene, where they take the appropriate amount of time they need. I think the pacing was done quite well during the climax, but it still left a fair bit to be desired when it brushes over a school exam in ...
May 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Being the first quarter of the story, things were bound to move pretty slowly, but you can definitely tell they tried to rush through a lot of stuff. We speed through a lot of the monthly events with little regard for anything else. Makoto's character is interesting in this, a lot more emo than I thought they would do, but if done right I can see it developing well over the 4 movies. Despite its rushed pacing and lack of standout moments, "Spring of Birth" sets the stage for potential character development, particularly with Makoto's intriguing portrayal. While it may not be anything extraordinary on ...
Feb 17, 2020
This presents the world the story will be set in... and that's it. No character development, not even presentation. No plot. No nothing. It's just some scenes put one after the other. Not even good scenes either.

The world the story (which doesn't exist in this movie) will be set in, is one with a 'pocket' of time (reminiscent of tales from the fairy, I would guess), and with some gifted youths that are able to use the 'persona', which it's a reminiscent of avatars (like in some ancient indian or egyptian mythologies). That was the only interesting aspect of this waste of time.

P.S.: Be careful ...

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