3rd Persona 3 Film Opens April 4 With Song by Yumi Kawamura, Lotus Juice
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Persona 3 film series updated on midnight on Tuesday, and revealed that the film Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down will premiere in Japan on April 4.
In addition, the website also lists that singer Yumi Kawamura and rapper Lotus Juice will perform the film's main theme song, "Light in Starless Sky." The song will be included on a CD that will come included in a special pre-reserved ticket and CD bundle that is available on the Persona 3 goods website, Jika Net Tanaka. The set (photo of cover seen below) will also be sold at the PERSONA SUPER LIVE 2015 ~ in Nihon Budokan -NIGHT OF THE PHANTOM- event in February.
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: Ryo Tanaka
Color Coordination: Saori Goda
Composite Director: Hideki Imaizumi
Editing: Takashi Sakurai
Persona Design: Kyouma Aki
Prop Design: Shinobu Tsuneki
Scripts: Jun Kumagai
The original cast for the 2nd film will also return.
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...
The third film was announced at the end of the second film this past summer, with a message reading, "comming soon" in misspelled English.