The lights are on
Atlus's much-loved RPG is getting the big-screen treatment
in its native Japan with Persona 3 The
Movie #1: Spring of Birth, due out this fall.
The anime production company behind the project, AIC
A.S.T.A., is known for its adaptation of Person 4 as well as GunxSword and
Blood+. Anime International Company, the parent organization, has produced an
absurd amount of anime from Bubblegum
Crisis to Ah! My Goddess.
Though the protagonist of Persona 4 has whatever name the
player assigns, the film's main character is named Makoto Yuki.
No word yet on whether the movie will eventually see a U.S.
release, but given the size and enthusiasm of the Persona fanbase the
likelihood of a fan translation following its Japanese release approaches 100