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#266

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-10/3rd-persona-3-film-1st-teaser-video-features-ryoji/.83117

3rd Persona 3 Film’s 1st Teaser Video Features Ryōji

posted on 2015-01-10 00:15 EST

Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down to open in Japan on April 4

The official website for the Persona 3 film series began streaming the first teaser video for Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down on Saturday. The film will premiere in Japan on April 4.

Narration: What am I? Who are you?

Advance tickets for theater screenings went on sale in Japan on Saturday. 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: 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.

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.


#267

[size=16]Link to Aniplex’s PR: Aniplex Announces Distribution Plans for Persona 3 The Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream[/size]

[size=20]Aniplex USA to Release 2nd Persona 3 Film on Blu-ray Disc[/size]
posted on 2015-01-12 15:05 EST
Import standard and collector’s editions to ship on March 11

Aniplex of America announced on Monday that it will release Shin Megami Tensei Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream as an imported Blu-ray. Pre-orders are now open for both standard and collector’s editions shipping on March 11.

The standard edition will include the film along with trailers, commercials, and audio commentary. The collector’s edition will also include a soundtrack CD, art box with an illustration by character designer and animation director Keisuke Watabe, new cover art, 48-page booklet, 10 stickers, and three illustration cards.

The collector’s edition retails for US$99.98, but Aniplex is selling it at a sales price of US$79.98. The standard edition retails for US$74.98, but Aniplex is selling it at a sales price of US$59.98.

Tomomi Ishikawa directed the film at A-1 Pictures from scripts by Jun Kumagai with supervision by Seiji Kishi. Keisuke Watabe designed the characters for the film, and also served as animation director. Shoji Meguro and Tetsuya Kobayashi scored the soundtrack.

The film opened in Japan on June 7. The third film, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down, will premiere in Japan on April 4.

Aniplex of America released the first film in May.


#268

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-18/aniplex-usa-streams-2nd-persona-3-film-subtitled-trailer/.83421

Aniplex USA Streams 2nd Persona 3 Film’s Subtitled Trailer

posted on 2015-01-18 14:00 EST

Film gets home video release in Japan, N. America on March 11

Aniplex of America began streaming a subtitled trailer on Friday for the upcoming Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream imported Blu-ray release. Pre-orders are now open for both standard and collector’s editions shipping on March 11.

The standard edition will include the film along with trailers, commercials, and audio commentary. The collector’s edition will also include a soundtrack CD, art box with an illustration by character designer and animation director Keisuke Watabe, new cover art, 48-page booklet, 10 stickers, and three illustration cards.

The collector’s edition retails for US$99.98, but Aniplex is selling it at a sales price of US$79.98. The standard edition retails for US$74.98, but Aniplex is selling it at a sales price of US$59.98.

Tomomi Ishikawa directed the film at A-1 Pictures from scripts by Jun Kumagai with supervision by Seiji Kishi. Keisuke Watabe designed the characters for the film, and also served as animation director. Shoji Meguro and Tetsuya Kobayashi scored the soundtrack.

The film opened in Japan on June 7, 2014. The third film, Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down, will premiere in Japan on April 4.

Aniplex of America released the first film in May.


#269

[size=20]3rd Persona 3 Film’s 1st Full Trailer Previews High Stakes, Drama[/size]
posted on 2015-02-03 11:22 EST
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.

[quote]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… [/quote]
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: 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.

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:

[quote]“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 occurred.

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…[/quote]

The third film was announced at the end of the second film last summer, with a message reading, “comming soon” in misspelled English.


#270

[size=16]3rd Persona 3 Film’s 2nd Trailer Previews Theme Song[/size]
posted on 2015-03-05 11:40 EST
New key visual featuring Makoto, Ryōji also unveiled for film premiering April 4


#271

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-04-03/4th-persona-3-film-is-last-episode/.86731

4th Persona 3 Film is ‘Last Episode’

posted on 2015-04-03 22:05 EDT

The end of the Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down film revealed that the next film will be the “final episode.” The image at the end of the film is of the Gekkōkan Academy rooftop, and features the message, “Coming soon.”

Persona 3 the Movie #3 Falling Down opened in Japanese theaters on Saturday.


#272

[size=16]Last Persona 3 Film’s Video, Story, Title, Date, Staff, Visual Unveiled[/size]
posted on 2015-07-01 11:50 EDT
Winter of Rebirth finale to open January 23 with director Tomohisa Taguchi


#273

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/18-1/persona-3-the-movie-2-streams-on-netflix
August 18, 2015 4:21pm CDT
This month, Netflix has added another Aniplex movie to its offering of Aniplex features on its streaming service


#274

[size=16]Persona 3 Films’ New Visual, Finale Event, Blu-ray/DVD Info Unveiled[/size]
posted on 2015-08-29 12:05 EDT
Winter of Rebirth finale to open January 23 with director Tomohisa Taguchi


#275

http://www.aniplexusa.com/p3m/

[size=16]Collector’s and Standard Edition Blu-rays (Import)[/size]
Coming 1/20/2016
(Details in link)


[size=16]ANN Link: Aniplex USA to Import 3rd Persona 3 Film on Blu-ray Disc[/size]
posted on 2015-09-05 22:00 EDT
Standard & collector’s editions to ship on January 20


#276

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #3 Falling Down (IMPORT) Coming to Blu-ray!


#277

[size=16]4th Persona 3 Film Unveils New Trailer, Key Visual[/size]
posted on 2015-10-27 12:23 EDT
Final film in series will open January 23 in Japan


#278

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE - # 4 Winter of Rebirth-" Trailer


#279

[size=16]4th Persona 3 Film Unveils New Trailer, Key Visual, Escape Game[/size]
posted on 2015-12-25 10:55 EST
Final film in series will open on January 23 in Japan


#280

[size=16]Persona 3’s Protagonist Sports Sony Audio Products in Anime Promo Ad[/size]
posted on 2016-02-13 22:15 EST
Campaign for Sony high-res audio products launches on March 1


#281

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/03/14/aniplex-of-america-announces-persona3-movie-4-winter-of-rebirth-anime-feature-import-release-plans
March 14, 2016 8:30pm CDT
Aniplex of America has announced plans for an import Blu-ray release of RPG-inspired anime feature Persona3 Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth on August 3, 2016


#282

###4th Persona 3 Film’s English-Subtitled Trailer Previews Theme Song
posted on 2016-07-17 09:45 EDT
Aniplex USA to ship import BD in standard, collector’s editions on August 3


#284

“Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers” Kicks Off on September 3

July 19, 2016 8:56am CDT
Broadcast schedule revealed for prologue anime

Persona 5 TV Anime Special & Manga’s Launch Dates Announced

posted on 2016-07-19 10:00 EDT
Production I.G’s opening footage, more details on game & headphones announced

Persona 5 Anime Special’s Preview Video Reveals A-1 Pictures Animation

posted on 2016-07-19 13:00 EDT
Also: 18-minute gameplay video streamed


Aniplex News
#285

Persona 5 Anime Special’s TV Ad Streamed

posted on 2016-08-19 22:45 EDT
A-1 Pictures’ anime for Atlus’ RPG premieres September 3


#286

Crunchyroll to Simulcast “PERSONA5 the Animation -THE DAY BREAKERS-”

September 02, 2016 6:00pm EDT
Series kicks off September 3 at 5:00am Pacific Time