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3rd Persona 3 Film's Story, Visuals, Staff, Spring Debut Unveiled

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down's character designs, 2nd film's home video release date unveiled

The official website for the Persona 3 film series unveiled the first key visual for the third film, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down, at midnight on Friday (the night of the full moon). The visual also announces that the film will open in Japanese theaters in spring 2015:

The website also unveiled the staff for the third film. Keitaro Motonaga will take over as director for the third film, and Seiji Kishi will return as a supervisor. Toshihiro Kohama will return as art director, but his fellow art director from the second film Yoshio Tanioka will not.

The rest of the returning staff include:

Music: Shoji Meguro, Tetsuya Kobayashi
Character Design: Keisuke Watabe
Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama
Chief Animation Director: Tomomi Ishikawa, Yae Ootsuka
Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe
Art design: Kaoru Aoki
Sound Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Action Director: Ryō Tanaka
Color Coordination: Saori Goda
Composite Director: Hideki Imaizumi
Editing: Takashi Sakurai
Persona Design: Kyōma Aki
Prop Design: Shinobu Tsuneki
Scripts: Jun Kumagai

The original cast for the 2nd film will also return. The theme song is listed as "coming soon."

The website lists the story:

"I kind of understand now... You're afraid of losing things, right?"

The season turns to autumn. The fight of the protagonist and his group S.E.E.S. with the strange monsters Shadows is getting closer to an end. Makoto and his allies engage in life-or-death battles with Shadows in order to end the Dark Hour. Through the battles, some must face the deaths of friends and family, some must notice what precious things must be protected, and some must find meaning in the battles that have occured.

In front of Makoto, the mysterious transfer student Ryōji Mochizuki appears. When the group greets a new morning, the gears of fate begin to turn. A fight revolving around each of the heroes' bonds begins...

Ryōji's character design has also been posted:

A page also lists that the second film, Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream, will ship in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 11.

The third film was announced at the end of the second film this past summer, with a message reading, "comming soon" in misspelled English.

Images © Atlus © Sega/Persona 3 the Movie Production Committee

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