As today is a new moon, there has been a minor Persona 3 The Movie #3: Falling Down update, with the movie’s theatrical release of April 4th in Japan soon approaching.
This new update follows the previous one earlier this month, which included a new trailer for the upcoming movie as well as new key art.
First Week “Super P3 Seal” Giveaway
Persona 3 The Movie seals were given out with the home release of the first and second films. This time, Persona 3 The Movie #3 seals will also be given out to those who go to a screening of the movie during its first week (from April 4 to April 10).
There are eight kinds, and each person will get three of them upon a visit. They’ll be given away randomly in a gift bag, and the seals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Persona 3 The Movie #1 and #2 Abridged Versions
Abridged versions of Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth and Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream will be shown online via Niconico. The first showing will be on March 27, both movies will be shown together on March 29, and the last showing will be on April 3.
Both abridged versions will last approximately 60 minutes, and they are likely the ones featured during the Persona live stream on November 24, 2013, and the recent P3M#2 abridged version shown during the News Flash! stream.
Persona 3 The Movie #3 Merchandise
Releasing along with the film on April 4th, a set of merchandise for it has been revealed. This includes:
A4 size, 38 pages, full color with a Ryoji Mochizuki seal. The brochure contains several interviews with voice actors and members of the film’s production team.
Made with zinc alloy, brass and PVC, with a total length of 18cm. An Aigis themed strap with a removable ribbon charm.
Made with zinc alloy, brass, iron and leather. Adjustable circumference of 17 – 22cm. It’s a Dark Hour themed bracelet.
Teacup – 1,000 yen + tax
Made of porcelain, with a diameter of about 6.6cm and height of about 9.3cm. Features Aigis in her kimono, with a quote.
Made of 100% cotton, and it comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. Features main character Makoto Yuki about to summon his Persona.
Several more products can be found on the official page.
Fast Screening & Meet and Greet
For people in Japan who want to see the theatrical release sooner, there will be movie showings taking place on April 3rd at 11:00 PM at select theaters.
Additionally, there will be a meet and greet with the voice actors on April 4th, also at certain movie theaters. A list of theaters and their showing times (in Japanese) can be found on the official page.
Persona 3 The Movie #2 Home Release Sales
Relatedly, it’s worth mentioning that the recent home release Blu-ray of Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream did well in terms of sales in Japan.
The limited edition release topped last week’s sales charts with 19,405 copies sold, with the standard edition release coming in 17th place with 623 copies sold.