"Spring of Birth" opens in Japan on November 23
The official site for Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth has some new information and images for the upcoming feature. Head there now and you'll be treated to a slick unveiling of a new key visual, along with some fresh character designs and a second promotional video.
The cast from the original PlayStation 2 game is returning, and Akira Ishida (Evangelion's Kaworu, Naruto's Gaara) will voice the protagonist, now named Makoto Yuki. Kazuya Nakai (One Piece's Roronoa Zoro) is also joining the cast as Shinjirō Aragaki.
Bakuman's Noriaki Akitaya is directing at AIC A.S.T.A. under the supervision of Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Kamisama Dolls, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation). The script comes from Jun Kumagai, who also wrote episodes of Persona 4, and the music is being composed by frequent Shin Megami Tensei franchise composer Shoji Meguro.
Spring of Birth hits Japanese theaters on November 23, and ticket sales kick off on August 10. Those who buy one will get a clear file and one of three leaflets.