Aniplex of America to Release Persona3: The Movie #1 Spring of Birth This May

Apr 7th 2014
Seven Minutes of Newly Created Exclusive Footage Added!

©ATLUS ©SEGA/PERSONA3 the Movie Committee

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 5, 2014) –Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Kawaii-Kon their plans to release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth for sale in over 50 countries starting May 20th of this year. Spring of Birth premiered in Japanese theaters last November and is the first film in the Persona3 trilogy based on the highly popular RPG game series by ATLUS. Aniplex of America plans to release both the Collector's and Standard Editions of the Import Blu-ray.

Both editions of this import Blu-ray feature the Director's Cut Version of Spring of Birth, with seven minutes of extra footage newly created for this release. Both sets will include numerous bonuses including the Original Theatrical Version, the audio commentary, trailers, and commercials.

The Collector's Edition will also feature an Original Soundtrack CD (including the theme song “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura), exclusive box art by Keisuke Watabe (the Character Designer/Animation Director), newly illustrated cover art, a deluxe 48-page booklet, 10 Super P3 Stickers, and 4 key art illustration cards.

Customers who purchase the Collector's Edition of Spring of Birth from Aniplex of America's official retailers will receive a special translation booklet for the deluxe booklet.

The Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth will be distributed in limited quantities and will be sold only while supplies last. Pre-orders for both editions will begin April 7, 2014.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth will be available in these following territories: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, the Netherland Antilles, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth Collector's Edition features:


 Language: Japanese
 Subtitles: English (*Audio Commentary and Bonus Contents do not include subtitles)
 Total Run Time: Approx. 97 min. (Director's Cut Version)
 Rating: 13UP
 Original Theatrical Version (90 min.)
 Audio Commentary
 Trailers
 Commercials

 Original Soundtrack CD (including the theme song “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura)
 Exclusive Box Art by Keisuke Watabe (Character Designer/Animation Director)
 Newly Illustrated Cover Art
 48-page Deluxe Booklet
 10 Super P3 Stickers
 4 Key Art Illustration Cards
(Aniplex of America Exclusive Bonus Material)
 English Translation Booklet of the”48-page Deluxe Booklet”
*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth Collector's Edition Blu-ray (Import)
Street Date: 5/20/14
SKU #: AOA-5701 (ANZX-11105~11106)
UPC: 4534530074768
SRP: $99.98
Store price: $79.98

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth Standard Edition features:
 Languages: Japanese
 Subtitles: English (*Audio commentary and bonus contents do not include subtitles)
 Total Run Time: Approx. 97 min. (Director's Cut Version)
 Rating: 13UP
 Original Theatrical Version (90 min.)
 Audio Commentary
 Trailers
 Commercials
*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth Standard Edition Blu-ray (Import)
Street Date: 5/20/14
SKU #: AOA-5702 (ANSX-11105)
UPC: 4534530074805
SRP: $74.98
Store price: $59.98

Both the Collector's and Standard Edition Imports can be pre-ordered and purchased at:

Right Stuf: Collector's Edition Blu-ray (Import): Right Stuf.com/i/aoa5701
Standard Edition Blu-ray (Import) : Right Stuf.com/i/aoa5702

Official Retailers: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

For detailed information, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/p3m

About Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth
“If I told you that there's more than 24 hours in a day, would believe me?”

The "Dark Hour" -the time which exists between each day. During those hours, the town stands still, people are transformed into mere objects, and countless monsters called "Shadows" run rampant through the town.

Only the Personas, beings with special powers, are able to combat these creatures.

Makoto Yuki, a transfer student at Gekkoukan High School, is suddenly awakened with the powers to control a Persona. Yuki is recruited to join other Persona summoners of his school in the "Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad."

As they continue to investigate the situations surrounding the Dark Hours, they all come face to face with their shocking fate...

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STAFF
Original Story: "Persona3" (ATLUS)
Screenplay: Jun Kumagai
Supervisor: Seiji Kishi
Character Designer/
Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe
Executive Animation Directors: Akiko Asaki, Mizuka Takahashi
Action Director: Ryo Tanaka
Creature Designer: Kyoma Aki
Prop Designer: Shinobu Tsuneki
Color Coordinator: Saori Goda
Art Designer: Kaoru Aoki
Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama
Composite Director: Hideki Imaizumi
Visual Designer: Junpei Takatsu
Editor: Takashi Sakurai
Music: Shoji Meguro
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Animation Production: AIC ASTA
Chapter 1 Director: Noriaki Akitaya
Presented by: Persona 3 the Movie Committee
Film Distribution by: Aniplex

CAST
Makoto Yuki: Akira Ishida
Yukari Takeba: Megumi Toyoguchi
Junpei Iori: Kosuke Toriumi
Mitsuru Kirijo: Rie Tanaka
Akihiko Sanada: Hikaru Midorikawa
Fuka Yamagishi: Mamiko Noto
Shinjiro Aragaki:Kazuya Nakai
Igor: Isamu Tanonaka
(Special Performance)
Elizabeth:Miyuki Sawashiro

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc.
(headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-Ray and DVD releases such as Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Garden of Sinners, Sword Art Online,Blue Exorcist, and Blast of Tempest. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Kill la Kill, Monogatari Series Second Season, Day Break Illusion, SERVANT xSERVICE, Silver Spoon, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic, Oreshura, Oreimo 2, Valvrave the Liberator, Vividred Operation, and Samurai Flamenco.

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Currently celebrating its 26th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both a producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at Right Stuf.com and a variety of media, including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels. For more information, visit Rightstuf.com.

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