Persona 3 Movie Trailer Shows Off More Scenes From The Movie

By Ishaan . October 18, 2013 . 9:55am

Atlus and Aniplex have shared a new trailer for the first Persona 3 movie, titled Persona 3 Movie #1: Spring of Birth, slated for release in Japan on November 23rd. Watch the new trailer below.


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  • totoro

    Weapons, yay.

  • natchu96

    Now they gotta explain how Yukari never runs out of ammo.

    Somehow Orpheus just doesn’t have the badassery going for him like Izanagi does. He’s more the unnaturally calm-as-a-corpse look, which in retrospect makes perfect sense.

    • Freakmasta

      Izanagi got the school jacket. Orpheus is just a dude with a harp…but Thanatos is a different question.

    • DyLaN

      Anime logic! It never run out unless the plot demands them!

    • DragKudo

      They don’t use bullets.

      • DongT

        pretty sure he’s talking about arrows

        • DragKudo


    • Carry enough arrows for one fight, retrieve them after fight is over. It’s not like she’s a physical attacker, so she shouldn’t even be firing many to start with.

      As for Orpheus, how is this a new revelation requiring retrospective consideration? Orpheus has been the same since the game’s original release in 2006. A Messiah (the persona being basically Orpheus with wings and Thanatos’ coffins,) typically doesn’t look like an outdated Japanese juvenile delinquent gang leader.

    • Arrngrim

      They won’t need to use physical weapons, even though in P3 all the characters had weapons and did use them, they will probably do the same thing here as what they did with P4:A. After all, in P4 the characters had and used physical weapons also. But no, the Persona’s will be doing all the shadow destruction, at most we’ll see them carry and use their evokers.

  • David García Abril

    Eeer…? Did Yukari call “Yusuke” to the protagonist at the end of the trailer? I thought his canon name was “Minato”.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to this one. :)

    And if they bring it to the West, please use the voice actors from the game. Specially Yuri Lowenthal and Michelle Ruff.

    • Raze

      “Minato janai….Makoto da”

      Btw…She call him Yuki-kun…
      His family name is Yuki…Makoto Yuki….

      I agree too with voice actors for game….
      Like P4TA….And I prefer the Eng voices for this than Jpnese one…

      • David García Abril

        You’re right.

        After listening to it again it’s clear that Junpei calls him “Makoto” and Yukari “Yuki-kun”.

        The thing is that in the manga he’s called Minato. I guess they decided to change it.

        Now the question is… Who’s gonna be the canonical love interest? lol

        The game sightly favored Yukari, but who knows…

        • Raze

          It will be Yukari hands down

          • Freakmasta

            That’s all you need. No need for the others.

          • But all the other female students had to be dated for their social links. I bet the movie will diverge from this.

        • Lynx

          The game favored Yukari? It was hard to tell how often Aigis was shoved in my face. Not a bad thing at all. Mind you, I don’t think Aigis is a love ‘love interest.’

          I didn’t even think Yukari was a love interest. Close friends (Junpei, MC and Yukari are pretty much the Three Musketeers.) I didn’t do her S.Link though so theres that.

          • Freakmasta

            Well Yukari’s arcana was love so makes sense.

          • Yukari was obviously the “default romantic interest” character, while Mitsuru was reported by the character designer in a developers’ blog post to be the most popular amongst the dev team, but it’s somewhat obvious that Aigis was designed/written to be the central female character (prominence in the OP and story, fixation on protagonist, implications of the Aeon S.Link if maxed, the thing at the end of it with touching her “heart” rather blatantly implies something of a more-than-friends activity, intimacy with protagonist in epilogue, etc.)

            In fact, the way Aigis talks to Hamuko/”FeMC” in P3P strongly implies a romantic interest, because she says things like “even though you’re a woman […] and supposed to be with a man” when expressing/describing her feelings for her. Anyway, it’s pretty clear from the post-release activity that Aigis and Elizabeth won out in popularity (given Aigis’ own add-on and Elizabeth’s abandonment of her duty to save The Protagonist Now Known as Makoto Yuuki/beginning of her own “journey” in P4A.)

        • Tom_Phoenix

          It’s not that they decided to change it so much as that Persona protagonists tend to have different names in different adaptations (although P4 Arena bucked that trend). The P4 MC is known as Yu Narukami due to the anime series and Arena, but in the manga, he was called Souji Seta.

          As for the canonical love interest….most likely Yukari or Aigis, given their prominence in the game. That said, they might go for an alternative instead of outright picking a love interest. They might:

          a) be faithful to the game and make Makoto a womanising asshole that sleeps with everybody

          b) have him not end up with anybody in order to avoid the wrath of fans who are fans of the other romance options

          c) pull off one of the biggest mind screws in history by throwing out all the existing options and pairing Makoto with….

          …..the female MC. Well, hey, they are often shown together! =P

        • Arrngrim

          IMHO, the canonical love interest should be HAREM! Gotta catch ‘um all man.

    • Warren

      I hope that they just change Fuukas voice actress cause she was awful. I know she was going for the calm caring voice, but it came off as a nagging and annoying. I liked the Haruhi voice better.

  • Kami nii

    This is gonna be epic! and the day after showing its Persona 5 announcement Baby!!! :)

  • Sardorim

    I will enjoy these Yukari and Makoto scenes a great deal.

  • Jake_Indiman

    Someone! Anyone! License this for North America! NOW!

    • Arrngrim

      It’ll likely be Sentai again bud.

  • TheExile285

    Can’t wait!

  • Ecchi Pantsu

    My Evoker is raging hard right now

    • ZnTxn

      Your avatar makes this more amusing.

      • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

        So embarrassed!

    • Masa

      yes, your avatar is also telling us that, xD.

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      Whos gona voice Igor?

      • Recycled clips from the game? They’re probably going to replace him with Margaret or something eventually.

      • Probably same way with the P4 anime. Using the late Isamu Tanonaka’s stock voice clips for P3. Or, cast a new seiyuu to voice him.

    • Perfect comment for that avatar lol

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Are you sure it’s your evoker? :S

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      You know your avatar goes with t—Oh they already said it.

    • Ric Vazquez

      This is absolutely my most hyped anime movie of this year

  • DyLaN
    Since SE did not include this I might as well go ahead to link it here. Tanaka is promoting the P3 movie ticket tht comes with a CD with film theme song. Those who order the tickets online at the Tanaka’s Jika Net website will receive a “President Tanaka” sticker as a bonus.

    Wow, the movie is looking pretty good! Can’t wait for this to come out on BD next year! I WANT IT NAW

  • Arizato

    Did I just have an orgasm? I think so!

    • Sardorim

      Makoto has that effect on everyone.

  • LM009

    I wonder how this will turn out. I don’t know how they could pull it off without rushing since even P4A with 25 ep felt rushed to me compared to the game and the movie for P4 was just the last arc pretty much.

    • Well I’m pretty sure there is more than one movie

      • LM009

        still, I can only think of a few examples where they pulled it off well. Nanoha for one pulled off the first arc very well in its movie adaption but they trimmed off extra scenarios nicely. Madoka took two movies to pull off a consistent adaption of a one cour show(12 ep) also very neatly done. So for something like persona, even being given 2-cour and a movie to tie up endings, it was still unsatisfactory. And thing being coming from a fan, as much as I hope it will go well I don’t see it.

  • $61526767

    Cannot wait to see Aki in action! Still didn’t thoughr they would take this film all the way to the final shadow. Guess Part 2 will cover that. Either way, I cannot wait to see this! ^____^

    • Warren

      i think they announced it being 3 or 4 movies. The next one will show Aigis, Ken, and Koro-chan join. As well as introduce Strega.

  • Stabbing myself in the head with excitement =^_^=

  • Well, the animation quality is definitely better than that of the game’s.

    “Ooooh, HAMAON~! pretty scary, huh?”

  • Luis Ibal

    Damn amazing!

  • Karin Shita

    OMG, everyone is beautiful.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Hype train is here…..on the The Dark Hour

  • This is sexy =D

  • Nitraion

    Finally they use weapon for defeating shadows and for violence!!!
    I thought it will be P4 animation again

  • I don’t have to say it, we all want it in English, but I hope if they do the VA’s from the games reprise their roles. As much as I loved Yuri Lowenthal as Yosuke in Persona 4, I also loved him as the protagonist in Persona 3.

    • Warren

      just change Fuukas voice and everyone will sound good, the woman who voiced Mitsuru was amazing.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    LOL, so they use real weapon unlike in Persona 4 anime where the characters is instead turned into summoner

    • DyLaN

      Well, carrying a sword around in DH is easier than stuffing it under the school uniform.

  • Richard N

    Man it’s gonna be awkward when Ryoji and Makoto sounds just like Yosuke.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Man, the MC is way hotter then I remember him to be…
    Hope the pacing is good.

  • ZekeFreek

    >.< For fuck's sake. This trailer was just a bunch of fucking screaming. Ow, my ears….

  • Servant BerserCAR

    The protagonist is walking in the middle of black coffins and saw someone bleeding and screaming to death before turning into a black coffin:

  • Ric Vazquez

    My most anticipated anime movie of the year

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