Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth Gets Its First Trailer

By Ishaan . March 27, 2013 . 9:15am

As reported earlier this morning, Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth is slated for release in Japanese theatres this Fall. A trailer for the movie went up on the game’s official website as part of a larger update, and you can watch it below:



More details about Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth can be found in our previous report or the game’s website, linked to above.

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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Main character looks awesome, and better visuals than Persona 4 Anime and possible Desu2 anime.

    • well… it’s a movie so…

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        There are some anime movies that look quite bad compared to their tv counterparts, unfortunately.

  • Richard N

    Quick, somebody translate that last part where they list the actors. Maybe they put the protagonist’s name there!

    • DemonShadowX

      Previous topic stated that the Protagonist is going by the name Makoto Yuki.

      • Richard N

        They just had to go with the whole “Yu” pun again didn’t they.

        • Steven Higgins

          Exept this time it’s his last name. They can still use it a lot more. There are a total of 23 Japanese names that begin with the syllable “Yu” that I know of.

    • laoni

      His name is up on the official website, and in English too. Makoto Yuki is his name

      • Elemiel

        Can I still use Minato? :x

        • Yes, just like many P4 fans refuse to use anything, but Souji!

          • Steven Higgins

            But ever since Arena Yu has been his official name, so that makes no sense. At least the movie is non-canon just like the Manga.

          • So? I just know a lot of people who still use Souji (myself included)… Is that a crime?

  • Isaac Newton


    I wish they would announce the P5 after the end of all the P3 movies :D

    • JustThisOne

      If we’re lucky! Maybe they’re using this to create buzz and hype… and at the peak of the hype, they’ll drop the P5 announcement bomb. *___*

      • Saphira

        yeah… I believe this is a marketing strategy, just as they did with P4 for P4G + releasing news about P3M by the end of P4 Movie :D So, even if this hype building is not for P5, it will certainly be for SOMETHING. NOW I’m RIDICULOUSLY HYPED THAT I CAN’T EVEN GO TO SLEEP >_<

    • Daru Titor

      When would that be exactly?
      The movie this fall is #1.
      There will probably be at least 2 following it.

    • Detrimont

      those lyrics are wrong, but i’ll forgive you

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      That could possibly be a really long time! They’ve been cranking out the Evangelion reduxs for 5 years already!

    • man the name is Burn My Dread, the frist…tought, there are 3 burn my dread diferent jajaja

  • Go2hell66

    Mitsuru where is mitsuru D:

    • Karin Shita

      YES, WHERE!? XD

      • Go2hell66

        panic!!! everyone panic!!!!!


        • Ali

          LAWDY LAWD! GAWD where is SHE!!!! ;)

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            She is executing the trailer director for not showing her in the video.

          • She could be using Marin Karin as well…

    • Setsuryuu

      Fellow Mitsuru-san fans, UNITE! Let us remember the world that she is the best and as such she should be everywhere! XD

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        Did you play that girl in the hallway of 3F?

  • Burrrrnn myyy breead~!

    • Z3

      NOOOOOOOOO, cannot unhear!!!

      • Unlimax

        Too late ~ ⓿益⓿

        • Vash bane


    • TheRealMalek

      i’m gonna have this song in mind for days now XD

  • DanteJones

    AWW YISSSSSS. Dat Burn My Dread! Dat animation quality! Dat HNGNNGNGHNGNHH

  • Shadowman

    Awesome! I can’t wait to watch it.

  • Niyari

    OH GAWD. My body is not ready.

  • Unlimax


    W I L L

    B U R N – M Y – B R E A D ヾ⎝◉Д◉⎠ノ︵ ┻━┻

  • Saphira

    Spring of Birth… coming this Fall… I see what they did there~ XD

    • Vash bane

      what did they do?

      • Saphira

        Fall. The Fall. They start at Fall.

    Holy sh*t it looks good :O All of my YES! Prefer Minato though but Makoto Yuki is good enough.

    • Steven Higgins

      Maybe they did it because Makoto is a unisex name so they could also use it for the FeMC if they ever wanted to, whereas I’ve never heard of a girl named Minato.

  • Kevin Lor

    So freakin bad ass! Gave me goosebumps

  • AuraGuyChris

    …It really does sound like “bread”…
    Also, awesome! We’re so getting this overseas eventually.

  • C_Diamond

    Hope the animation quality is superior than P4 the animation.
    P4a was a freakin’ mess.

  • Excited as a girl in a bear suit!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      so thats pedobear t

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Nope I not sing the song -_-…………….MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • Lazulis


  • This looks so awesome *-*

  • Steven Higgins

    I really need to finish the game. I haven’t even gotten to the first Full Moon event. (excluding the one where he got his Persona of course)

  • Junko Enoshima

    So I’m hoping for a US release. ;)

  • Ni

    The hype is so strong that made me boot up Persona 3 FES and start playing all over again

  • Sardorim

    Shame, I like the female protagonist better. Now I worry how the fanbase will react when they make Yukari the canon lover here like in the Comics and how it was implied she was the lover in the Answer.

    • LynxAmali

      Those were implications.
      Aigis being in love with MC, however, was pretty obvious and made sense story-wise.

    • Isaac Newton

      Now commence the commu break

      Do it Atlus!

    • Niyari

      what is there to worry about? that’s the way it is in P3FES, so why would it bother anyone? Rise is also the most open with Narukami in P4 and she’s the Lovers arcana. it’s probably going to be a recurring theme in future Persona games.

  • great animation i give 2 thumbs up but i sure wish i could find p3fes i only have p3p and p4golden

    • PersonaBull

      P3FES is on PS3 as a PS2 Classic for $10, if you can manage to get ahold of a PS3 (if you haven’t already) (:

      • i wish i could get my hands on a ps3 but at the moment i cant i had the money to get it but i waisted it on games hahahaha… guess i could just get the ps4 and see if it will work with that one once the ps4 comes out later this year or just find it on amazon or ebay.but for now i will enjoy my wii u :)

  • Isaac Newton

    Makoto Yuki: Yuri Lowenthal
    For the English Dub
    You got to admit P3 and P4 has the one best voice acting on JRPG

  • Jordan

    Oh snap!.. Already hype with shivers in my pine! LETS GO! CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE! >:)

  • Spirit Macardi

    Here’s hoping Sentai Filmworks dubs this like they did the P4 anime series~

  • Oh Japan and their trailers that give you ZERO details on the movie. But I’ve played and completed P3P, so I pretty much know how the story already goes. Looks epic and slick animation as well. Can’t wait to see it.

  • ZekeFreek

    My issue is how is Yuri Lowenthal going to distinguish between Makoto and Ryoji? They use the exact same voice, unlike Adachi and Yu who had a big distinction is voice.

    • rouguesquadron2000

      If you play P4 you’ll notice that in the Johnny voices Adachi differently than he does in the Anime (obviously to give a distinction between the two since Yu actually speaks in the anime,) I’m sure that Yuri could pull off something similar.

      • ZekeFreek

        If you’re as familiar with their work as I am, you’d know Yuri doesn’t have quite the same range as JYB.

  • cant wait to see Junpei…>.<
    This will be so good!!!

  • Alphabet Soup

    Lookin’ good so far, P3 Movie! Just glad this Persona game is finally getting a proper anime adaptation! Although if Akihiko breaks into someone’s house to cook fried rice this time too, I don’t mind.

  • Covnam

    Awesome. Wouldn’t have minded another tv series, but still, awesome. Can’t wait.

  • Raze

    Btw here’s some info and the cast for everyone who still doesn’t know

    Noriaki Akitaya (three Bakuman. series) is directing the first film at
    AIC A.S.T.A. with Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Devil Survivor 2
    The Animation, Angel Beats!) supervising. Jun Kumagai (Aura:
    Maryūinkōga Saigo no Tatakai, episodes of Persona 4 The Animation) wrote
    the screenplay, and Keisuke Watabe (Crest of the Stars, Banner of the
    Stars) is serving as character designer and animation director. Shoji
    Meguro (Persona 4 The Animation) is composing the music.

    Akira Ishida as Makoto Yuki (silent Protagonist in game)
    Megumi Toyoguchi as Yukari Takeba
    Kousuke Toriumi as Junpei Iori
    Rie Tanaka as Mitsuru Kirijo
    Hikaru Midorikawa as Akihiko Sanada
    Mamiko Noto as Fuka Yamagishi
    Isamu Tanonaka (special guest star) as Igor
    Miyuki Sawashiro as Elisabeth

    Gonna burn my bread now
    *fly away*

  • Chow

    It’s been a real long time since I played this, but wasn’t that all in-game footage just now? I guess it’s more of a teaser. A very enticing teaser.

  • isfuturebright

    P3 Movie 1? It’s gonna have more then one? :)

  • ShadowDivz

    My body… is not ready…
    But it will be.

  • Vash bane

    played 3 but didn’t beat it and still shat briks

  • XiaomuArisu

    Now everybody!
    Burn my Dread!!!

  • Chibi Egil Steilsson

    i only got 1 this to say aoyt that………. holy fuck..that was so AWESOME!!!

  • rouguesquadron2000

    This had better get an English dub!

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