Following the countdown which started last month on the official website for Persona 3 The Movie, the final film in the series has been revealed as Winter of Rebirth along with its debut teaser trailer.
A translation for the trailer via Anime News Network:
Yukari: Your life is on the line! Do you want to die!?
Makoto: I don’t really care.
Makoto: Is dying… really that scary of a thing?
Makoto: I guess this is… what people call “fun?”
Makoto: It’s going to end soon, huh…
Makoto: Everything’s going to disappear someday… You too, Aegis…
Fallos: Then we don’t need anything from the beginning.
Makoto: You’re wrong…!
Fallos: We don’t want for anything.
Makoto: You’re wrong…!! I won’t run away from bonds!
Elizabeth: It’s time to awaken.
Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth will release in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2016.
The last film in the Persona 3 movie adaptation series was teased at the end of the third movie as the “last episode” for the series, with an image of Gekkoukan High School’s rooftop and the words “Coming Soon” appearing on the screen.
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….
Tomohisa Taguchi from Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream will reprise his role as director of the movie, and Seiji Kishi returns as the supervisor. The art director from the second film, Zenou Tanioka, will return for the fourth movie following Toshihiro Kohama who had that role in the third film. “Junpei Takatsu is the composite and visual director.”
Rest of the Returning Staff from A-1 Pictures
Scripts: Jun Kumagai
Character Design: Keisuke Watabe
Persona Design: Kyouma Aki
Prop Design: Shinobu Tsuneki
Color Coordination: Saori Goda
Art design: Kaoru Aoki (Bihou)
Editing: Takashi Sakurai
Music: Shoji Meguro, Tetsuya Kobayashi
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Action Director: Ryo Tanaka
A special podcast was put out with the announcement for the upcoming movie, with the voice actor for the protagonist Makoto Yuki, Akira Ishida, and the voice actress for Ken Amada, Megumi Ogata.
The Persona 3 The Movie series is produced by AIC ASTA and distributed by Aniplex. The first film, Spring of Birth, released in theaters on November 23, 2013. The second film, Midsummer Knight’s Dream, was released on June 7, 2014. The third, Falling Down, was released on April 4, 2015.