Ranked #745

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike

Alternative Titles

Japanese: テイルズ オブ ヴェスペリア


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7452
Popularity: #1417
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Ten years after the Great War against the demon-beasts, the empire rules over the world and prosperity relies on the massive use of aer.

Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo are two young men who have just enrolled the ranks of the prestigious Imperial Knights. One day, they are sent to the town of Ceazontania, where abnormal aer activity has reportedly caused the proliferation of horribly mutated beasts, with serious threat for the whole region.

Meanwhile, the Knights Supreme Commander Alexei Denoia and the naive Princess Estellise are involved in a behind-the-curtains struggle for power in the capital. The situation in Ceazontania deteriorates as the garrison of Imperial Knights finds that they cannot expect any immediate support from the capital.

Then, Niren Fedrok, commander of the Imperial Knights in Ceazontania, takes an unexpected decision that is going to change Yuri and Flynn's destiny forever.

What are the secrets behind the extraordinary events that are happening around Yuri and Flynn? Will they be able to defend the innocent people of Ceazontania and stay true to their beliefs?

(Source: Funimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Lowell, Yuri
Lowell, Yuri
Toriumi, Kousuke
Toriumi, Kousuke
Scifo, Flynn
Scifo, Flynn
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Fedrok, Niren
Fedrok, Niren
Taniguchi, Takashi
Taniguchi, Takashi
Aiheap, Hisca
Aiheap, Hisca
Ogasawara, Arisa
Ogasawara, Arisa


Kamei, Kanta
Kamei, Kanta
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script, Screenplay
Bonnie Pink
Bonnie Pink
Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

"Kane wo Narashite (鐘を鳴らして)" by BONNIE PINK

Ending Theme

"Kane wo Narashite" by Bonnie Pink

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Jun 10, 2010
In recent years video games, be they console or PC based, have moved to the forefront of popular entertainment. One of the upshots of this trend has been the a marked increase in the number of adaptations and spinoffs that can be found in manga and anime (and that's without including the doujin market). The major problem though, is that studios, production companies and storytellers are doing nothing more than recycling an existing concept, and while the adaptation may actually be pretty decent in some cases (Tears to Tiara for example), more often than not one is served a big plate of mediocrity (I'm looking read more
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Jun 20, 2010

What amazing luck. I happen to complete the game the same week the movie comes out. This caught me completely by surprise, but I was extremely excited. When I initially started the game, I thought it was a bit corny and maybe even childish, but a few hours in and there was incredible character development and storyline threads stretching across, to the point where I even cared for the villains. Truly an exceptional experience from the game.

If you are a fan of the game, then there's no doubt you will love this movie. I went in with no expectations, except knowing that read more
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Sep 19, 2013
"Trust me the feeling is mutual, I still don't get why you even joined the knights at all!"

Tales of Vesperia, the game that is, happens to be a very special game to me - sure, its story isn't its highest selling point and the game really drags towards the end, but overall, I had a blast experiencing the world of Terca Lumiries - especially the characters, Vesperia has one of my favourite video game casts ever, particularly Rita Mordio - who I have a great adoration for, being my favourite female character in any form of media to date. However, until necessary, I won't let read more
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May 25, 2015
*Review is biased since I played the game*
As a Tales of fan, I knew exactly what to expect watching this movie, and I got what I was expecting. Since Tales of Vesperia is one of favorite games, I was quite excited, and my expectations were ultimately met, with only a bit of expected disappointment. Fans of TOV will be happy to learn more of the back story of Yuri, Flynn, and Repede, while newcomers will be amazed by the greatness of the Tales of series.

To be fair, The story was cliche, with some points that adds more flair, however, the art, animation, and music were read more
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Is this a standalone film?
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