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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (2006)

Persona 3 (original title)
A new student arrives at a school full of monsters that attack at night. A team of Persona users recruit him to help battle alongside them to rid the monsters for good.

Director:

Katsura Hashino

Writers:

Katsura Hashino (Written by), Yûichirô Tanaka (scenario) (as Yuichirô Tanaka)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Ishida ... Hero / Phallus / Ryoji Mochizuki (voice)
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ... Yukari Takeba (voice)
Rie Tanaka Rie Tanaka ... Mitsuru Kirijo (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Aegis (voice)
Kôsuke Toriumi Kôsuke Toriumi ... Junpei Iori (voice) (as Kohsuke Toriumi)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Akihiko Sanada (voice)
Kazuya Nakai Kazuya Nakai ... Shinjiro Aragaki (voice)
Megumi Ogata ... Ken Amada (voice)
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ... Fuuka Yamagishi (voice)
Nobutoshi Canna ... Takaya Sakaki (voice) (as Nobutoshi Kanna)
Masaya Onosaka Masaya Onosaka ... Jin Shirato (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Chidori Yoshino / Elizabeth (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Shuji Ikutsuki (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Takeharu Kirijo (voice) (as Kouji Totani)
Yuka Komatsu Yuka Komatsu ... Natsuki Moriyama / Isako Toriumi (voice)
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Storyline

A new student arrives at a school full of monsters that attack at night. A team of Persona users recruit him to help battle alongside them to rid the monsters for good.

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Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,956,267
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlus, PCB Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Queen Mab is the most useful Persona across all 5 games and should be levelled up quickly as she is so versatile. Her leggings were inspired by famous fashion designer Roco. If you call your main character Roco in the game then you unlock a series of surprise bonus features that open after you have bought all items for sale on Sundays from Tanaka. See more »

Connections

Follows Persona 2: Innocent Sin (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Kimi no Kioku
Composed by Shoji Meguro
Lyrics by Shigeo Komori
Sung by Yumi Kawamura
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brilliant game!
2 October 2007 | by FrisilSee all my reviews

Persona 3 is a must play for every RPG-gamer. You need to be a little open-minded, as this game does not follow the standard city-dungeon-new city-new dungeon-... formula. Actually, it is more a role-playing-game than any other, it simulates about a complete school year at a high-school, including classes, exams and social life. Only at night, you meet with friends to go exploring the dark secrets of your school and the city, this is when the game turns to more classical dungeon exploration which reminded me a little of the .Hack series. You can only control your own character, but you can issue some commands to the others (like concentrate on healing, save magic points, fight with brute force, etc.). Special attacks are performed by so-called personas, demonic manifestations of aspects of the collective human psyche. This kind of Pokemon-for-adults concept was always what made the Persona series stand out, in this game it is even darker because you perform a summoning by shooting yourself in the head with a special gun called 'evoker', blasting out a fragment of your soul that will manifest as a persona and perform a special action (attack, raising attributes, healing, etc.). So in every battle, you'll see your characters shooting themselves countless times, which is really intense and macabre. I will not say anything about the plot here, but expect it to be dark, really weird and going David Lynch all the time. Being about 60% social sim, 10% character setup with persona fusion and 30% dungeon crawler, Persona 3 is something new and should be added to every RPG-gamer's collection.


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