Opening Songs
OP 1 - Burn My Dread -Spring Of Birth Version- (Yumi Kawamura)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - More Than One Heart (Yumi Kawamura)

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Episodes: 1

So, "Persona 3 The Movie". What can I say? Its perfect. Its great. Its amazing: it's what you'd expect from the anime adaptaion of "Persona 3". Its spot on, it never deviates from what it's supposed to be. And the best thing about it? It's not stingy. That's right, you heard me, for a game as huge as "Persona 3", a single movie is not enough to cover the entirety of the story, so the production companies had the brains to split it into 4 movies, each covering a season within the game (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), which is a brilliant idea. With the first movie, "Spring Of Birth", it sets an amazing opening standard of what the "Persona 3" movies can be, and what they SHOULD be. With so much potential being shown with just this first movie, I shudder in excitement just thinking how good they'll make the other 3. If you're not a "Persona 3" fan going in, you'll be one coming out. Even if you've played the game, this one will shake you up real good.

Well f**k me with a pogo stick, my body is ready.

Well we all know the opening song by now. "Burn My Dread -Spirit Of Birth Version-" by Yumi Kawamura is yet another variation of "Persona 3"'s game opening, and if you haven't heard enough variations by now, then you're definitely missing out. Needless to say though, its a really addicting song, as if you needed to ask. The ending theme is "More Than One Heart", also by Yumi Kawamura, and I swear I heard this in the original game as well, but I can't really remember. Its still a good song otherwise.

Rating: 8.5/10

Like I mentioned earlier, if "Persona 3" needed some sort of animation to do it justice, this would be it. The first "Persona 3" movie covers the spring portion of the story, and what's here feels just about right. It serves as a magnificent introductory point to the story, as well as portraying the Spring sequences very accurately. While it doesn't go too much in depth into social links and side events, it explains the story and flow of events very well, without skipping too much of the fighting. Whatever fight scenes are in here are MAGNIFICENTLY executed, with beautiful animations and some very flashy battles. This entire movie can be recommended with just the very well done battles alone, but of course, there's more. The story is clear enough even for first timers, and while some foreign themes can be difficult to understand at first, its easy to get immersed into the story with its wonderful (though sometimes overly serious) characters. What's more? Excellent use of the "Persona 3" soundtrack make for some pretty thematic moments, and the old seiyuus of the characters reprise their roles well!

You know this know its coming....
Come on. You know you want to say it...

The story stars Makoto Yuki, possibly the most emo-metal-wannabe high school boy that you'll ever see. Having been transferred all around the country to different schools, he finally decides to settle on his next destination, Gekkoukan high school. During his first day while moving to the dorms, a train accident occurred, which delayed his trip. He arrives in the island, only to find out that when the clock struck twelve midnight, everything changed. The power went off, streetlights went blinking, coffins were everywhere, and there was an eerie green moon in the sky. Nobody was around the streets, and when he finally made it to the school dorms, he was greeted with a girl in a pink school uniform pointing a gun at him...after seeing a pale boy in pajamas asking him to sign on the dorm's registry. Yeah things are going pretty wild for Makoto's first day, but little does he know that all this leads to him, and his hidden power that he has yet to discover...

"Spring Of Birth" sets the stepping stone for a great series of movies, and with the standards that it set, it only hypes up the next movies to come. It'll be hard to top what "Spring Of Birth" provided, but let's hope that the next movies live up to the hype. As long as they don't stray too far off, I think they'll do fine. As a standalone movie, this one rocks pretty hard.