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Tales of Zestiria the Cross

Alternative Titles

English: Tales of Zestiria the X
Synonyms: Tales of Zestiria the X
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 88,621 users)
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Ranked: #19132
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Popularity: #455
Members: 209,055
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Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says "long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim" and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.

One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—

And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.

(Source: Official site)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Crowe, Velvet
Satou, Rina
Sato, Satomi
Komatsu, Mikako
Tsuda, Kenjirou


Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Storyboard, Planning
Sotozaki, Haruo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Animation Director
Miura, Takahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Takahashi, Takuro
Episode Director, Storyboard, 2nd Key Animation, Animation Director, Key Animation

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

More reviewsReviews

Sep 26, 2016
KuroKagami (All reviews)
I admit it, I watched this because ufotable never disappoints me when it comes to animation. I wanted to have some eye candy, and I had. The problem with Tales of Zestiria is that nothing is memorable, the animation is pretty decent...but, what about the story, the characters. Where's the spirit?

Story 3/10

The story is about a boy who lives in a magical world and he becomes the "chosen one" to defeat evil because...yeah, that's something totally original. The story is so bad I don't even feel sympathetic with the creatures that live in this world. The world is your typical read more
Sep 25, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
After watching just the first few minutes of this show, I can safely say that Ufotable has once again proven that they are worthy of handling CG. Beyond the visuals, Tales of Zestiria the X is more than just another Unlimited visual porn.

The series is based on the video game of the franchise although it has its own set of principles. Early impressions of the show establishes a set-up as we meet the main protagonists – Alisha, Sorey, and Mikelo. From the setting, there are many conflicts, mostly those that revolve around the supernatural and unnatural phenomenons. In addition, the story indulges with its read more
Sep 25, 2016
Deisiya (All reviews)
Tales of Zestiria the X was an anime that I, well not only me but most had been waiting for a very long time. Knowing that it was an anime from the studio Ufotable, that is known to have flawless and picturesque CG, I was very exited and thrilled about how they were going to execute the series. I haven't played the game of it, nor seen the play-through of it. Therefore it was an entirely new series for me.

The art/animation was perfect, the battle animation, the landscapes, very realistic to almost mesmerizing detail... that I had to hand down to them, it was read more
Nov 4, 2016
jc9622 (All reviews)
I learned two things while I was watching Tales of Zestiria the X.
1: Ufotable is one of the few studios in the world who can adapt a video game properly and with extreme care
2: Their visuals and animation never ceases to amaze me.

[Story]: (6/10)
Tales of Zestiria doesn't really have the best story out there. It's nothing innovative, it's nothing new and it's been done before. I played the game and I wasn't really impressed with the game's story and it's the same case here. It wasn't shit or anything. The story was just decent, at best. It's just a story of "Good vs read more


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