Persona 3 – #1 Spring of Birth

Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth

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At the stroke of midnight, the Dark Hour appears—a secret hour which most are unaware of. Those not trapped in coffins during this time, unfortunate enough to find themselves conscious, are met by dangerous creatures known as Shadows. A select few, however, possess the potential to wield Persona: a special power used to defeat these beings. This secret group is called SEES (Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad), and their mission is to uncover the reason behind the Dark Hour's appearance. Only a short while after transfer student Makoto Yuuki begins his residency at Iwatodai Dorm, his Persona awakens after an attack by a strong Shadow. Now recruited into the ranks of SEES, he begins fighting alongside his comrades, as only they can protect humanity from Shadows and prevent the anomaly that is the Dark Hour.

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English: Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth
Japanese: PERSONA3 THE MOVIE —#1 Spring of Birth—
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Producers: Aniplex, Yomiko Advertising, Atlus
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: AIC A.S.T.A.
Source: Game
Genres: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr 38 min
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Noriaki Akitaya – Director
Satoki Iida – Sound Director
Yumi Kawamura – Theme Song Performance
Misao Abe – Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Burn My Dread -Spring of Birth Ver.-” by Yumi Kawamura
ED1: “More Than One Heart” by Yumi Kawamura


May lack the depth of its source material, but still encapsulates its heart, atmosphere and message, while telling a compelling story.


I love these movies, just like I love the P4 anime. I’ll say the same thing I said there. Play the game if you can, its better.


Let’s skip to iconic cool stuff and forget about mythos or characterization.




Makoto was characterized perfectly. Beautiful animation paired with a great soundtrack makes for a gorgeous movie.


Needs more FeMC.





    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."