Persona 3 The Movie #1 hits Japan this fall
posted on 03.27.13 at 11:33 AM EDT by (@salromano)
See the key visual and watch the short new trailer.

Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Rebirth will release in Japanese movie theaters this fall, Atlus has announced.

The official website for the movie was updated today with the game’s key visual, a short new trailer, and a list of staff and cast members.

Main Staff

  • Director: Noriaki Akitaya
  • Script: Jun Kumagai
  • Character Design/Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe
  • Music: Shoji Meguro (Atlus)
  • Superviser: Seiji Kishi
  • Animation: AIC ASTA

Main Cast

  • Makoto Yuki (Protagonist): Akira Ishida
  • Yukari Takeba: Megumi Toyoguchi
  • Junpei Iori: Kousuke Toriumi
  • Mitsuru Kirijo: Rie Tanaka
  • Akihiko Sanada: Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Fuka Yamagashi: Mamiko Noto
  • Igor: Isamu Tanonaka
  • Elisabeth: Miyuki Sawashiro

Watch the new trailer below.

  • Azoz

    Loved the game :)

  • 真紅太刀 (ShinkuTachi)


    I need a napkin and a change in pants now.

  • usagi_san

    Just finish P3P recently – for the first time – and can’t wait to see the movie(s). Loved P3.

    EDIT: Burn My Dread – Last Battle-

    • Dede Ogbe

      Definition of epicness when that song came on.
      Mass Destruction my favourite though.

      • usagi_san

        That’s my favourite one, too! I also like ‘Unavoidable Battle’ as well.

        • Niyari

          in other words, Shouji Meguro is godlike?

          • usagi_san


    • Freesun4

      But I heard that song in the start of the game.

      • usagi_san

        It was played at the end as well.

  • Dede Ogbe

    I LOVE THIS GAME! Man can’t wait. P4 is awesome but I kind of prefer this story to the P4 one. More gripping

  • DesmaX


  • Sae-Won Yoon

    I will most certainly


  • RedWolfe



  • Van Sora


  • Bucketdeft

    everyone is jizzing!!!!

  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    I’m still playing the game

  • ryougazell

    The protagonist will always be Minaro Arisato for me. But awesome anyways.

    • 真紅太刀 (ShinkuTachi)

      ^^Minato~ :3

  • Nightcore34

    WOOOOO, my first reaction was “Wow they listened” cause i’ve seen lots of people say there should be a p3 movie

  • Raiu

    If it’s anything like this…

    I’m sure as hell will watch it…

    • usagi_san

      Have you ever heard Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre’? I thought how funny those two would go to together.

  • lorelai4cuties

    i never got excited over anime movie before but this im pretty excited
    one of the best games i ever played on PSP and PSvita …i hope we can see the movie online

    • usagi_san

      Though I shouldn’t condone it, someone will definitely upload it, though. Plus, this is the first in a series of films for P3.

  • Niyari

    Makoto Yuki? WTH lol

  • Solomon_Kano

    I need to finish P3P still… but that was sweet. Looking good.

  • PrinceHeir

    i wonder if they’ll animate FES The Answer as well?

    separate movie? :D

    • Dylan Ng

      Judging by the #1 in the title, yes.

    • DrForbidden

      The P3 movie project is actually 2 movies. I’m not sure whether they will cover the Answer, or what exactly goes into both films, though.

  • Kobracon


  • Michael Dean Lambeth

    Will it be translated ?

  • Martian Wong

    Just started playing the game again….wonder if the main character will date Yukari…

  • Micheal Scott

    O’ya this is my jam here XD
    to relive one of the great JRPG ever

  • Kurisu Makise

    HYYYYPE~ Love P3. So Atlus can we get a P3:Perfect version on Vita, y’know Fes content + FeMc + Whatever other movie tie in stuff you can do? I’d buy at a high price =(! Animation also seemed fine, so I’m hoping the movie comes to NA on Blu-ray at some point.

  • Eclipse

    So freaking hyped for this~!!!

    I’m so glad that Meguro will be handling the music, because it just wouldn’t be the same without him.

  • Zero

    That was pretty awesome for a teaser trailer. I hope the wait for us folks in the west to watch this won’t be super long. Typically, the wait is pretty long, and nothing seems to happen until after it’s on DVD/BD in Japan.

    Perhaps one of the streaming services will get permission to host it? That would be nice. With subtitles, of course.

  • DrForbidden

    Hopefully, it’ll be good. The P4 TV series just didn’t cut it for me.

  • new_tradition

    Awesome. I bought P3 three times, and I never regretted it. Definitely will check the movie out ^^

    Personally I’m looking forward to the eventual OST :3

    • Zero

      You just made me realize that I’ve done the same thing. P3, P3 FES, P3P. xD

  • Aldridge517


  • ekibyougami

    > new name for the movie for the Male MC
    > reads about comments of “jizz” from the hype
    > suddenly remembers it’s also the same name of a JAV Actress

    …. well, this definitely made my day o_o;

    • Freesun4

      Now explain to me how you know about that actress.

      • ekibyougami

        let’s just say I have a lot of…. curiosity?

        inb4 3DPD

  • Laxcen

    Why did they change minato arisato’s name into a japanese pornstar’s name ? O.o

  • Darkwarrior32

    dang its about time this movie is being made. can’t believe that the main protag has a different name but i’m sure this movie will still be freakin amazing

  • Rams