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3rd Persona 3 Film's 1st Full Trailer Previews High Stakes, Drama

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Theme song by Lotus Juice, Yumi Kawamura also previewed in video for April 4 film

The official website for the Persona 3 film series updated at midnight on Wednesday, and unveiled the first full trailer for Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down on Saturday. The video features the movie's main theme song, "Light in Starless Sky" by Lotus Juice and Yumi Kawamura.

Persona 3 the Movie 3: Falling Down PV2 by pKjd

Igor: Do you remember? On the card you verified, it is written: "I will take responsibility for all of my actions and choices, no matter what may come from them."
Fallos: It was fun up until now. See ya.
Ken: It's over, Aragaki... This was for the best... Right?
Chidori: Junpei will come back tomorrow.
Junpei: Just give her a little more time!
Ryoji: You have kind eyes. But you know, that kindness will isolate you.
Aegis: Because... I had a bad feeling...
Mitsuru: Father!
Takeharu: Mitsuru...!
Mitsuru: Father!!!
Makoto: Persona.
Akihiko: What is it we're supposed to fight for from here on out?
Mitsuru: But you saw, didn't you!? It was a farce!!
Takaya: It's been a while.
Makoto: No!! I won't run away!!
Chidori: Why...!? I'm not afraid of dying!!
Junpei: There's no way I could do that!!
Aegis: No... Stop... Stop...! Stop...!
Makoto: Aegis!!
Aegis: My memories... Are back...

The website also unveiled the latest key visual for the film:

The film will premiere in Japan on April 4.

Advance tickets for theater screenings are currently on sale in Japan. People who attend theater screenings will receive a special reversible B2-size poster.

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.

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 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.

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 last summer, with a message reading, "comming soon" in misspelled English.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video

[Via Moca News]

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