Second “Persona 3” movie to be released next year

persona 3 movie poster

Name: Persona 3 The Movie #2: early summer (pictured: promotional poster for the first movie)

Format: Japanese Cinema release

Distributor: Aniplex

Today, Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth,  the first in a series of movies that adapts Atlus’ PlayStation 2/PlayStation Portable RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 was released in Japanese cinemas. During a post-credits scene featuring the Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon “Aigis”, it was announced that the next movie, Persona 3 The Movie #2: early summer will be released in Japan in…early summer 2014 (who would have guessed?).

The movies focus on Makoto Yūki  (who replaces the player from the original game) who had only recently transferred to Iwatodai City’s Gekkoukan High School when he comes across a strange phenomenon called the “Dark Hour” that takes place in a small gap between the end of one day and the beginning of the next, when creatures called “Shadows” can roam freely and feed on the minds of humans. Makoto joins the Specialised Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), a group of students investigating the Shadows with the help of “Personas” – manifestations of the user’s inner self that can be called into battle.

Koei released the original PlayStation 2 game in Europe back in 2008 before the PlayStation Portable port was released in 2011 by Ghostlight. A TV anime adaptation of Persona 4, which was funnily enough named Persona 4: The Animation, aired in Japan between October 2011 and March 2012 before being released in the United Kingdom by KazéUK.

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