Tales of Zestiria the Cross

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Synonyms: Tales of Zestiria the X
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス
English: Tales of Zestiria the X
German: Tales of Zestiria The X
French: Tales of Zestiria The X
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: ufotable
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.231 (scored by 142003142,003 users)
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Ranked: #29702
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Popularity: #707
Members: 321,966
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The Celestial Records speak of the existence of the "Seraphim," a race of divine beings who give blessings to humanity and are offered prayers by them in return. Those who are anointed with the ability to interact with these spirits are known as "Shepherds." Hailed as heroes for their prompt appearances in times of crisis, while also being feared for their power, the Shepherds are imprinted in common folklore along with the Seraphim.

Sorey is a young human who has spent his entire life living in harmony alongside the Seraphim in the village of Elysia. Fascinated by the myths of the Celestial Records, he explores some nearby ruins with Mikleo—his childhood Seraphim companion—hoping to enlighten himself about the Seraphims' history with mankind.

Unfortunately, they become trapped in the depths of the historical site during their investigation. While searching for an exit, they come across a mysterious girl who desperately seeks the help of a Shepherd to save the world, which is on the brink of being consumed by darkness. Despite Mikleo's warning about making contact with other humans, Sorey decides to help the stranger, which unknowingly leads him closer to the dream of peaceful coexistence between man and Seraphim.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Tales of Zestiria the Cross is an animated television series adaptation of the Japanese role-playing game, Tales of Zestiria, which is the fifteenth main entry in the Tales series. The game was developed by Bandai Namco Studios and tri-Crescendo, and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It released in January 2015 in Japan on the Playstation 3, and the Playstation 4 version was subsequently released in July 2016 in Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Crowe, Velvet

Satou, Rina


Satou, Satomi


Komatsu, Mikako


Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Cook, Justin
Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Storyboard, Planning


Opening Theme

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"Kaze no Uta (風ノ唄)" by FLOW (eps 1-4, 7-11)

Ending Theme

1: "calling" by fhána (eps 1-4, 7-11)
2: "White Light" by Superfly (eps 5)
3: "BURN" by FLOW  (eps 6)


Apr 22, 2020
P.S. I'm not very good at reviews, nor am I very technical when I am reviewing. This is based entirely on my own personal opinion.


Story: 7/10
Art: 7/10
Sound: 9/10
Characters: 7/10
Enjoyment: 7/10
Overall: 7/10
May 8, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is my first review so forgive me for the mistakes and vagueness of this review. I will try my best not to give any spoilers.
The anime is decent and enjoyable for sure. I found this in a youtube video about animes with overpowered MCs. But to my surprise, the MC isn't overpowered at all. His power rises slowly but still can't be considered overpowered even after increased power.
The only thing that works for this anime is animation. The animation is splendid as expected of Ufotable. The attacks they use, other effects, and especially the dragons. All are animated so beautifully.
The plot is pretty half-baked. ...
Mar 19, 2022
Heres one of the shortest reviews you’ll read, I wanna make it easy for you to understand.

The whole entire plot line made no sense and I was completely lost. Especially when they tried to tell me about the powers and stuff? Yeah I caught none of that. You’ve gotta be smart to seriously understand what the heck they actually said

Overall enjoyment- 4

Hoped this helped <3 (9/10 chance it didn’t)

The only good thing that I understood is that there are hotties :) Now to be honest, I haven’t watched this show or even finished it for at least a year so my memory of it ...

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