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Persona 3 The Movie #1's New Promo Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Cast & staff count down the days to Saturday opening with autographs

The official website for the Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth film updated at midnight on Monday (the night of the full moon), and added a new promotional video.

In the promotional video, Igor with Elisabeth at his side welcomes Makoto Yuki to the Velvet Room. He says, “Welcome to the Velvet Room. This place exists between dream and reality, mind and matter" (which is a direct quote from the original video game). After Makoto summons his Persona by using his Evoker and whispering the word “Persona,” the song “Burn My Dread -Last Battle-” by Yumi Kawamura and Lotus Juice begins to play. The text in the video reads, “Time will not wait... Everything is moving to the end.”

In the second part of the promo, the film's main theme song, “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura, plays.

Makoto: Is dying really that scary?
Junpei: I can take this kind of guy by myself!
Yukari: We're allies, you know!?
Akihiko: I can't do it... I don't want to regret!
Shinjiro: I can't deal with every single one of your games.
Fuka: It's not trivial! ...Because we're friends...
Mitsuru: It's too big! I haven't ever seen an enemy like this...!
Orpheus: I am thou... Thou art I... I live in the ocean of your heart...
Pharos: At this rate, everyone's going to die, you know?
Makoto: ...Die? ...Die...
Pharos: Are you going to accept that?
Makoto: Persona!
Junpei: I wonder... Just why is he fighting?

The cast remains the same as the original PlayStation 2 video game:

Akira Ishida (Slayers Next, Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Makoto Yūki, the protagonist. He has the wildcard Persona, meaning he can use various Personas and not just one.

Megumi Toyoguchi (The Sacred Blacksmith, Danganronpa The Animation) as Yukari Takeba, Makoto's female classmate who is on the archery team. Her persona is Io.

Kousuke Toriumi (Hakuouki, Pretear) as Junpei Iori, Makoto's classmate and close friend. He likes cracking jokes in almost any situation. His Persona is Hermes.

Rie Tanaka (Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation, Chobits) as Mitsuru Kirijō, Makoto's upperclassman and the president of the student council. She is close friends with Akihiko, and they have known each other since middle school. Her Persona is Penthesilea.

Hikaru Midorikawa (Majestic Prince, Slayers Next) as Akihiko Sanada, the captain of the school boxing team. He is obsessed with training, and often gets scolded by Mitsuru for overdoing it. His Persona is Caesar.

Mamiko Noto (Hell Girl, Arcana Famiglia) as Fūka Yamagishi, a girl in a different class than Makoto and the others. Although very shy, she is extremely kind. Her Persona is Lucia.

Voice recordings from the late Isamu Tanonaka will voice Igor, the master of the Velvet Room. A very mysterious old man who has the ability to read destinies and fuse Personas.

Miyuki Sawashiro (Galaxy Angel, K) plays Elisabeth, a guide of the Velvet Room who is a bit eccentric and curious about the outside world.

Kazuya Nakai (One Piece, Gintama) will play Shinjirō Aragaki, an upperclassman and friend of Akihiko and Mitsuru's who left the school and Iwatodai dorm for reasons unknown.

Noriaki Akitaya (three Bakuman. series) directed the first film at AIC Asta 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) served as character designer and animation director. Shoji Meguro (Persona 4: The Animation) composed the music.

In the game's story, there is a hidden time known as the "Dark Hour" that exists between one day and the next when all movement in the town stops. During this time, terrible creatures called Shadows roam, and a group of high school students in the city of Iwatodai are drawn into the Dark Hour to fight these creatures and explore the mysterious tower of Tartarus. This group uses weapons called Evokers that are used to summon Personas.

The film will open this Saturday. To count down the days, the staff is posting autographs from the cast and staff. The first one is from Mamiko Noto.

The website is also posting a new wallpaper every day:

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

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