A new preview for Persona 3 the Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth, featuring Yumi Kawamura’s theme song ‘My Testimony’, was recently uploaded onto the movie’s official website, along with a new visual (pictured above). Tomohisa Taguchi, director of the Persona 3 RPG’s second anime movie Midsummer Knight’s Dream, takes up the role again for the project’s finale, due to open in Japanese cinemas on January 23rd.
This translation comes from Anime News Network’s report on the new trailer:
Ryoji: Looks like you’ve remembered as well… What happened here ten years ago…
Makoto: Aegis!! Why did you do something so-!?
Aegis: I… remembered everything…
Aegis: If I hadn’t done that, you wouldn’t have had to go through so much pain!
Ryoji: Makoto. I was inside of you for a long time. You’re the one who can kill me. You’re the only one who can do it.
Text: The Dark Hour comes to an end…
Mitsuru: Nyx appears to be the embodiment of death itself.
Fūka: Is there really nothing we can do?
Yukari: I don’t know.
Junpei: Do something!!! Aren’t you “special”!?
Akihiko: Even I’m scared… I’m so scared I can’t take it…!
Takaya: By learning the meaning of living, a human is finally able to welcome death.
Ryoji: This is the one and only final choice.
Makoto: You’re not a machine, Aegis. You’re the same as us, you’re-
Aegis: I’m telling you, you’re wrong!!!
Ryoji: Goodbye, Makoto.
Makoto: Goodbye, Ryoji.
On the site, the movie’s synopsis is as follows:
“The time of destruction is coming ever closer without a doubt. It cannot be stopped.”
To know death, to gaze at death, to face death.
Makoto and his allies have grown through the many meetings and partings they have experienced.
Their fight might not be for the sake of the world, but for themselves. Even so, they have continued to fight, believing that there are peaceful days waiting at the end of the battle.
However, a boy says that destruction is the fate that humanity must shoulder. The boy they believed to be their friend tells them the truth of the situation without an emotion on his face.
The season changes to winter. Makoto makes a decision in order to greet the spring that is waiting beyond…
Making up the rest of the movie’s crew is Zenou Tanioka, also returning from the second film, as art director, Seiji Kishi as supervisor and Junpei Takatsu as composite and visual director, while the rest of the returning staff from A–1 Pictures are:
Jun Kumagai – Scripts
Keisuke Watabe – Character Design
Kyouma Aki – Persona Design
Shinobu Tsuneki – Prop Design
Saori Goda – Colour Coordination
Kaoru Aoki (Bihou) – Art design
Takashi Sakurai – Editing
Shoji Meguro, Tetsuya Kobayashi – Music
Satoki Iida – Sound Director
Ryo Tanaka – Action Director
And here’s a list of the cast:
Akira Ishida – Makoto Yuki
Megumi Toyoguchi – Yukari Takeba
Kosuke Toriumi – Junpei Iori
Rie Tanaka – Mitsuru Kirijo
Hikaru Midorikawa – Akihiko Sanada
Mamiko Noto – Fūka Yamagishi
Maaya Sakamoto – Aegis
Megumi Ogata – Ken Amada
Kazuya Nakai – Shinjiro Aragaki
Isamu Tanonaka – Igor (special performance)
Miyuki Sawashiro – Elizabeth
Aniplex of America released the first Persona 3 movie, Spring of Birth, in a select few countries including Canada, the UK and Ireland in May 2014, followed by the second movie on March 11th this year. Their website has #3: Falling Down slated for home release on January 20th, the day it will ship in Japan, and a list of countries where the Blu-ray Collector’s Edition will be available.
Meanwhile, over in Japan, the second wave of advanced tickets for Winter of Rebirth will go on sale with bonus clearfiles this weekend.