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Aniplex of America Announces "Persona 3: The Movie" Release Plans

Aniplex of America plans to release both the Collector’s and Standard Editions of the Import Blu-ray in May

Aniplex of America announced at their industry panel at Kawaii-Kon their plans to release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth for sale in over 50 countries starting May 20th. 


Spring of Birth premiered in Japanese theaters last November and is the first film in the Persona3 trilogy based on the highly popular RPG game series by ATLUS. Aniplex of America plans to release both the Collector’s and Standard Editions of the Import Blu-ray.



Both editions of this import Blu-ray feature the Director’s Cut Version of Spring of Birth, with seven minutes of extra footage newly created for this release. Both sets will include numerous  bonuses including the Original Theatrical Version, the audio commentary, trailers, and commercials.

The Collector’s Edition will also feature an Original Soundtrack CD (including the theme song  “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura), exclusive box art by Keisuke Watabe (the Character Designer/Animation Director), newly illustrated cover art, a deluxe 48-page booklet, 10 Super P3 Stickers, and 4 key art illustration cards.

Customers who purchase the Collector’s Edition of Spring of Birth from Aniplex of America’s  official retailers will receive a special translation booklet for the deluxe booklet.

The Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth will be distributed in limited quantities and will be sold only while supplies last. Pre-orders for both editions will  begin April 7, 2014.


About Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth

“If I told you that there’s more than 24 hours in a day, would you believe me?”

The “Dark Hour”—the time which exists between each day. During those hours, the town stands  still, the people are transformed into mere objects, and countless monsters called “Shadows”  run rampant through the town.

Only the Personas, beings with special powers, are able to combat these creatures.

Makoto Yuki, a transfer student at Gekkoukan High School, is suddenly awakened with the powers to control a Persona. Yuki is recruited to join other Persona summoners of his school in the “Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad.”  As they continue to investigate the situations surrounding the Dark Hours, they all come face to face with their shocking fate…


See more at www.AniplexUSA.com/p3m


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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