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: 7.541 (scored by 5952759,527 users)
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Ranked: #15982
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Popularity: #1775
Members: 113,519
Favorites: 519

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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


Kananiwa, Kozue
Sakurai, Takashi
Producer, Editing
Akitaya, Noriaki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"More Than One Heart" by Yumi Kawamura

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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 ...
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[No one can escape time.]
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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.

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