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2nd Persona 3 Film's New Video Previews Strega, Shinjirō

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
New variations of Bikkuriman-style stickers to be passed out to moviegoers of June 7 film

The official website for the Persona 3 films updated at midnight on Thursday, and posted a new promotional video for the upcoming Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream film. The video features the theme song "Fate In Our Hands" by Lotus Juice.

Pharos: If something changes, something is born, and something else is lost. It's something that can't be helped.
Junpei: When the battle ends...
Pharos: It's impossible to fight back against that change. No matter how sad the destiny is.
Ken: It's painful being left behind, right?
Makoto: Then things will be fine if nothing changes.
Pharos: I guess that's true.
Shinjirō: If we're talking about me being chained down by the past... You're the same way.
Pharos: No matter what is waiting up ahead, you and me are friends. Absolutely.
Aegis: Persona! Raise up!
Akihiko: Koromaru has the ability to be a Persona-user.
Junpei: A dog can use a Persona!?
Shinjiro: Huh? The tower of destruction!?
Yukari: I'll do it. If that will make up for what my dad did...
Shinjirō: Damn it... Stop this!!
Akihiko: Why!? Why did you rely on drugs and not tell me anything!?
Takaya: There are no reasons to stop my actions that lead toward destruction, am I right?
Ken: I will never forgive you...!! I'm going to kill you!!
Aegis: It is my duty to protect you!
Makoto: Aegis...! Don't do it...!
Aegis: What is more important to me is to be by your side.

As a present to moviegoers, each audience member will be given three out of 30 different stickers featuring super-deformed versions of the Persona characters. The stickers were drawn by the company Greenhouse, which produces the art design for Bikkuriman products. Each week will feature 10 of the 30 designs.

The cast will star:

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, Prétear) 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 Elizabeth, 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.

Maaya Sakamoto (Coppelion, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) as Aegis, an anti-shadow robot. For some unknown reason, she considers it her mission to protect and serve Makoto. Her Persona is Palladion.

Megumi Ogata (YuYu Hakusho, Danganronpa The Animation) as Ken Amada, an elementary school boy who was found to have the potential to summon a Persona. Though young, he sports a very mature attitude. His Persona is Nemesis.

Unchanged from the game, Koromaru has no credited voice actor. Koromaru lived with a monk at a temple, until he passed away in a car accident. However, the dog continues to walk the same route he walked with the monk everyday. His Persona is Cerberus.

Nobutoshi Canna (Shaman King, Little Busters!) as Takaya, the leader of Strega. His wish is for humanity to fall into ruin by the power of the Shadows. In addition to being able to act freely during the Dark Hour, he can also use a Persona.

Masaya Onosaka (Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Hajime no Ippo Rising) as Jin, a member of Strega who deeply respects Takaya. With his skills with technology and weapons, he runs Strega's website.

Miyuki Sawashiro (Galaxy Angel, K) as Chidori, the only female member of Strega. With her Persona, she supports Takaya and Jin. She can be found from time to time at the area in front of the station sketching.

Tomomi Ishikawa will direct the film at A-1 Pictures from scripts by Jun Kumagai with supervision by Seiji Kishi. Keisuke Watabe is designing the characters for the film, and will also serve as animation director. Shoji Meguro and Tetsuya Kobayashi are scoring the soundtrack.

The film will open on June 7 in Japanese theaters.

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.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

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