Ranked #1522

Tales of the Abyss

Alternative Titles

English: Tales of the Abyss
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ジ アビス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 28, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 29,805 users)
Ranked: #15222
Popularity: #688
Members: 65,599
Favorites: 491
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Synopsis

Luke fon Fabre, the spoiled son of a noble from the kingdom of Kimlasca-Lavaldear, has been confined inside his father's mansion ever since he was kidnapped seven years ago by a rival country, the Malkuth Empire. Now Luke's memory of the life he led before is missing, and a strange voice, which only he can hear, has been calling out to him ever since. One day while training with his mentor, Van Grants, a strange woman called Tear breaks into the mansion with the sole intent of taking Van's life. During the struggle Luke is transported far from home, along with Tear, and now that Luke has finally gained the freedom he's been dreaming of, what awaits him in the outside world will shatter everything he's ever known about himself.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fon Fabre, Luke
Fon Fabre, Luke
Main
Suzuki, Chihiro
Japanese
Suzuki, Chihiro
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi
Curtiss, Jade
Curtiss, Jade
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Grants, Tear
Grants, Tear
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Asch
Asch
Main
Suzuki, Chihiro
Japanese
Suzuki, Chihiro
Tamura, Mutsumi
Japanese
Tamura, Mutsumi

Staff

Kodama, Kenji
Kodama, Kenji
Director
Kimura, Eriko
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nemoto, Toshizou
Nemoto, Toshizou
Script

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Karma (カルマ)" by BUMP OF CHICKEN (eps 1-26)

Ending Theme

"Bouken Suisei (冒険彗星)" by Kurumi Enumoto (eps 1-26)



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Takarian
Apr 29, 2009
Tales of the Abyss was originally developed by Namco for the Playstation 2 and released on the 10th anniversary of the “Tales” series. The anime first aired 3. Of October 2008 and it’s the fourth installment of the “Tales” series to be adapted into an anime. I liked the game a lot and thought I should review the anime for the users on MAL.
In the review below I’ve tried to include an objective opinion of both the fan treats and possible faults that a game adaption poses to viewers, who haven’t played the game. To this end a section called “Compared to the game” read more
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Goldeneyeuro
Jul 18, 2009
Now, I should mention first that I have not played the Tales of the Abyss video game on which this anime is based. Despite that, I found it a great series to watch, with excellent characters and character development, brilliantly animated scenes, spectacular artwork, and a well-paced excellent story.

The story starts out slowly, but each character gives the viewer an immediate impression when introduced and one quickly develops feelings towards him or her, whether good or bad. Each character is developed to the fullest extent, with detailed backstories, distinct personalities, personal motivation and conflicts, and excellent designs. You can truly feel the read more
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az_0k
Feb 20, 2009
I've never played the game but the anime is unbearable except maybe the animation which is at most decent. I really should've dropped it after ep8, like what I usually do for all the other bad animes. I thought it was going to improve later on because of all the "Luke is going to change you have to watch this" crap from the game fans. Let me start with the most annoying part which is all the characters seem to have acquired the ability to teleport. One minute they are in City A then the next minute they are City B, and they keep doing read more
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Megamean09
Sep 13, 2013
"I'm not living for anyone else. There's no meaning in living. When I sensed my own death, I wanted to live. I know now. That's all I needed."

Being an adaptation of a video game, ToA has to balance between two things:
1: It has to remain true and accurate to the source material for the diehard fans who are watching it for the label, while also
2: Keeping the storytelling format interesting to the viewers who've never played the game.
And I feel this anime has managed a balance between the two that you rarely see in any kind of adaptation. I give my feedback on the two read more
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