Following the new key visual for Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth released in Japan, the final movie in the series has received a new trailer along with a direct version of the new key art.
The first trailer was released in July 2015.
Translation via Anime News Network:
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.
Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth will release in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2016.
Theme Song CD Set
Much like the theme song CD set Persona 3 The Movie #3 received prior to its release, Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth will be getting its own.
Listed on Jika Net, advance tickets for the fourth chapter in the Persona 3 movie series will be sold for 3,000 yen and include a theme song CD.
The CD for Persona 3 The Movie #4 will feature the theme “My Testimony,” sung by Yumi Kawamura, along with three other songs. They can be pre-ordered today and will be shipped in December 2015.
Advance Tickets (2nd Round)
Additionally, the second round of advance tickets for Persona 3 The Movie #4: Winter of Rebirth will be released on October 31st, following the first round on September 5th (which came with a special desk calendar).
The second round will also cost 1,500 yen, and they will come with special clear files. They will be sold in theaters nationwide.
Dark Hour Radio
The fifth edition of the “Dark Hour Radio” special podcast for Persona 3 The Movie #4 has been released, featuring the voice actor for the protagonist Makoto Yuki, Akira Ishida, and the voice actress for Ken Amada, Megumi Ogata.
This time, Mitsuru Kirijo’s voice actress Rie Tanaka is also a guest.
The fifth edition of the staff interviews for Persona 3 The movie #4 has been posted, featuring the sound director Satoki Iida. In the interview, he speaks of his role in regards to the film’s use of music, his involvement with previous movies in the series and his favorite character (Makoto Yuki).
Iida also worked on Persona 4: The Animation.
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
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.