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Persona 3 The Movie is an animated movie series based on the game Persona 3. The first movie, titled Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth, was released on November 23, 2013, the second movie, Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream was released on June 7, 2014 and the third movie, Persona 3 The Movie #3: Falling Down is due for an April 4th 2015 release. A teaser of the first movie was first shown as a 28 second scene at the end of Persona 4 The Animation -The Factor of Hope-.

Release DatesEdit

Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth

  • Japan: November 23, 2013 (Theatrical Release)
  • Japan: May 14, 2014 (DVD / Blu-Ray Release)
  • International: May 20, 2014 (Imported DVD / Blu-Ray Release)

Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream

  • Japan: June 7, 2014 (Theatrical Release)
  • Japan: March 11, 2015 (DVD / Blu-Ray Release)

Persona 3 The Movie #3: Falling Down

  • Japan: April 4, 2015 (Theatrical Release)


Makoto Yūki is an orphaned teenager who transfers to Gekkoukan High School, on Tatsumi Port Island and, much to his confusion, finds himself experiencing a supernatural phenomenon known as the Dark Hour. After witnessing his new Iwatodai dorm-mates being attacked by mysterious creatures known as Shadows, Makoto goes to their aid and inexplicably awakens to the power of his Persona. Makoto later joins a covert extra-curricular club at Gekkoukan High called SEES, whose members have but one goal: to rid the world of the Shadows.


The Movie's soundtrack is composed by Shoji Meguro. Each movie is accompanied by a main theme, along with remixed tracks from the Persona 3 Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack for the first movie will be included with the Blu-Ray / DVD release. The themes for the movies are:

  • #1 Spring of Birth - "More Than One Heart" by Yumi Kawamura.
  • #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream - "Fate is In Our Hands" by Lotus Juice.
  • #3 Falling Down - "Light in the Starless Sky" by Lotus Juice and Yumi Kawamura.

Adaptation DifferencesEdit

There are differences between the game and movie.

  • Some characters' appearances are modified slightly, such as having darker hair or differently colored eyes.
  • No items or Fusion spell are used for battle Shadows unlike in the game. 
  • There are no cut-in effect when first summoning their Persona, and All Out Attack effect in the movie version.
  • The protagonist gains new Personas after defeating a Shadow from a full-moon operation. The Persona's arcana depends on the defeated Shadow's arcana.
  • No Social Link are acquired in the movie, but it is unknown if Makoto gains the rest of the Arcanas: TemperanceDevil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement or Aeon after all the remaining Shadow Arcana are defeated.

Spring of BirthEdit

  • All the major characters appears in movie intro (except Aigis), while the anime cutscene at the beginning only shows the Protagonist, Yukari, Pharos, and Mitsuru.
  • Makoto doesn't interact much with other social link characters, only a few. 
  • It is revealed in the movie that the first victim devoured by the shadow in the anime cutscene was named Sakata Masashi.
  • Some characters make a cameo appearance:

Midsummer Knight's DreamEdit

  • During the second movie intro, the different between the movie and game:
    • Mitsuru, Akihiko and Junpei battle the Arcana Hierophant without Makoto nor Yukari.
    • Makoto and Yukari were captured by Arcana Lovers until they come back to their senses and defeat it a while in the game they were captured after the Arcana Hierophant was defeated.
    • Junpei is the only member to be affected by Arcana Lovers a while in the game it depends.
  • Noriko Kashiwagi makes a cameo appearance.
  • During their trip on Yakushima, Shadows appears during the Dark Hour a while in the game, Shadows nor the Dark Hour doesn't appear.
  • Ken and Koromaru joined SEES in August and battle against the Arcana Chariot and Arcana Justice early.
    • At the same time, Shinjiro joined the battle and saving the others from Arcana Chariot and Justice's poison mist.
    • He also joined SEES early instead of September.
  • The SEES members see Takaya's Persona for the first time in August, earlier than in game and similar to the manga.
  • Junpei was not kidnapped by Chidori during September operation against the Arcana Hermit.
  • Shinjiro's death was more gored and dark than the anime cutscene of the game.
  • Shinjiro's funeral was attended on October 15 instead of October 5.

Falling DownEdit

  • Chidori gets captured by SEES much later than in the game.


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