We’re all big fans of the Persona franchise here at Anime Limited and when we had the opportunity to bring the four Persona 3 films to the UK on Blu-ray and DVD we jumped at the chance to do so! We know a lot of you have been wondering to expect from our release (and we know some of you might been getting a little concerned we hadn’t mentioned much about them for a while) but fear not, as now is the time to tell about our release of Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth, set to arrive on 13th February 2017.
But before we get to our release, an introduction for those unfamiliar with Persona 3.
ABOUT PERSONA 3: MOVIE #1
Synopsis: “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…”
You can check out the trailer for the film below
WHAT’S IN THIS RELEASE?
We’ll be releasing this as a Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray+DVD set and as a standard DVD.
The Collector’s Edition set will come packed with a rigid case and inside that will be a digipack to hold the two discs (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD) along with a 36-page booklet.
It’s worth noting that there is no English language audio for any of the Persona 3 films – no English dub was created – so each of these film including Movie #1 Spring of Birth are in Japanese with English subtitles only.
So now here’s a first look at our release for you. Check out the visual below –
For those of you wondering, inside the booklet are character profiles, Art settings from art boards and key animation, some preview images of the second Persona 3 movie, cast comments and ‘a special Persona 3 Movie Edition of ‘Tartarus Theatre’ – 4-panel comic. If that wasn’t enough there’s even a roundtable discussion interview with Jun Kumagai (Screenplay), Tomohisa Taguchi (Series Director, Persona 3 Movie 2 director) and Kazunori Adachi (Producer).
For those of you planning to purchase the DVD version, the release will come with the DVD discs inside an amaray case.
And that concludes this preview of Persona 3: Movie #1 Spring of Birth release! We hope you’re excited to start your Persona 3 Movie collection!