Persona 3 movie adaptation due in Japan this fall

Anime studio AIC A.S.T.A. is handling production on the project; may be first part of multiple films to follow.

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Atlus just announced that it will be adapting Persona 3 into an animated film.

With a Persona 3 film adaptation oncoming, fans can start burning their dread away.

The movie is called Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth and will be in Japanese theatres this fall. The main character from the game, whose name is determined by the player, is officially called Makoto Yuki in the film. Production for the film will be handled by animation company AIC A.S.T.A., known for the anime series GunxSword, Blood+ and the adaptation of Persona 4.

The film is being directed by Noriaki Akitaya, whose directorial works include the Bakuman and Code Geass anime series. Atlus and AIC A.S.T.A. have yet to confirm if the adaptation will be split into multiple films, given the movie's naming conventions. For more information on the film, check out the official site.

Persona 3 for the PlayStation 2 was praised for its storyline, production values, and meshing of gameplay styles. The game was also released for the PSP and was praised for its story and new features exclusive for the platform.

Discussion

42 comments
EnderGamer
EnderGamer

Japan only? DD:

Please let it have subs! Or beter,dubs! I kinda like sticked with the original english voice actors

Mentao
Mentao

Interesting.

 I hope they translate it.

jaoman69
jaoman69

is it gonna show the MC playing a MMO all day flirting with who he doesnt know is his teacher

Dudersaper
Dudersaper

Let's hope this makes up for the horrible Trinity Soul.

Judging by the recent adaptation of Persona 4, though, I'm pretty positive about this.

anonymousicko
anonymousicko

With Persona games having sales on psn europe, and then this movie, all these could be pointing out on the next Persona installment

Kasheall
Kasheall

Ah thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to its release. Living in Japan and speaking Japanese has it's benefits;)

Pete5506
Pete5506

Old news, but I would be lying saying that i'm not excited to see this 

OrNiGhTZ
OrNiGhTZ

WHAT !!!!! oh damn man was hoping his name would remain anonymous throughout the film (really liked the name I gave him though ) hm I have 2 requests for this movie..1. LEAVE THAT DEGRADING BEACH SCENE OUT OF THE FILM (those who played it will automaticaly know what I'm talking about) would certainly not want to relive that again ugggh ...okay and last but not least..hm this one is kinda biased but whatever , 2. change the Yukari &  Mitsuru scene where she was discouraged (wasn't really feeling that part where she was slapped ) it wasn't good at all and almost skipped the game cause of it , basically the wrong character was used for it in my opinion , man don't really want to express without giving much away , would much rather see the MC encouraging them..just saying..it worked for P4

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

Thats awesome. So when will a dubbed version be released?

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

Hoping that they'll make another movie with FeMC!

soulless4now
soulless4now

I shall be watching when it comes out subbed. 

toddx77
toddx77

I loved Persona 3 and over all thought it was a little better than Persona 4.  I seriously can't wait for this.

TheMisterCheif
TheMisterCheif

I DONT SPEAK JAPANESE, Dubbed of course later on  right??

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

Was really hoping P4 Factor of Hope would be dubbed. This  Sounds awesome though.

chazzeromus
chazzeromus

Motherfakin' loved Persona 3! They should have used the name in the P3 manga.

91210user
91210user

Some Japanese players really need to grow up if there going to be a movie of P3. I meant they even created the Persona 4 anime, and they're going back a bit to make this. Seriously!

91210user
91210user

The game deserves this to be honested. The cutscenes from the game were of poor production quality. I actually laughed at the cutscenes in the game!

FolkIore
FolkIore

I love Persona games, loved the Persona 4 anime, so this is exciting news.

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

Sweet! I enjoyed the game very much and happy to hear this.

LuIzalot
LuIzalot

And here I thought Yu Narukami was a lame ass name...

roosteraxe1
roosteraxe1

Now if we'd just get news of Persona 5. 4 came out at the very end of PS2's hayday, we're more than due for the next one. I'll be pissed if they skip this console generation since I don't plan on buying a PS4 for a good while after release.

Thegamer16
Thegamer16

HOORAY!!! I am excited beyond description

EPaul
EPaul

Great news i'm liking some of the names attached to this project

Breyant
Breyant

If it's the same people that made the P4 anime, I'll pass. That was a mess.

Captain_Nolifer
Captain_Nolifer

Persona 4 as an anime wasn't a marvel.Poor story development  ,weak characters , somewhat lacking originality... But maybe that's just me

armin0jrpg
armin0jrpg

Persona 3 is Best game Ive EVER Played! Cant wait for this!

Captain_Nolifer
Captain_Nolifer

Persona trinity soul was not bad ,well pretty good i'd say maybe this one won't be bad but that's all on developers

Adser26
Adser26

@Captain_Nolifer I actually enjoyed the anime because of all the little details it added, but to be honest you need to play the game and have a good understanding of the story and characters for it to make sense, since it doesn't explains it too well and it exaggerate a lot of characters quirks. Given, its trying  to resume in 12 hours a 80+ hours game but it could have been a lot better.

Aerithing
Aerithing

@lumbergoose @armin0jrpg  
4 has a little more freedom since it's a sequel and they tried to improve the gameplay via the feedback they recieved from players who played 3. But as far as story and characters, I enjoyed it a lot more. P3-FES was amazing and def worth the pick up! :)