Tales of Zestiria the Cross

Tales of Zestiria the X

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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: 7.241 (scored by 138154138,154 users)
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Ranked: #28312
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Popularity: #664
Members: 310,854
Favorites: 782

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- They both feature a cast of "colorful" but stereotypical characters set in a fantasy world - The plot progresses at a snail's pace and doesn't seem to go anywhere - The main protagonist in both cases consist of blockheaded individuals that are also fairly obnoxious. 
report Recommended by xenovibe
Artistically similar, action-orientated, with fantasy elements. Where Tales is pure high fantasy, Fate is set in a more modern scenario, mixing in historical characters and magic where appropriate.  
report Recommended by AmethystPhoenyx
High fantasy anime with a group of characters going on an adventure of sorts. Both are also game adaptations. 
report Recommended by TheKillerAngel
Both adapted by a fantasy game. Both have a simple plot, but with a lot of flamboyant special effects made by 3D techinic. Both have 2 male MC and 1 fe male MC taking a journey to save the fantasy world. 
report Recommended by ys19931006
Tales of the Abyss and Zestiria are part of the same franchise made by Namco. The stories within the "Tales of" series have common similarities such as "fate", "stopping a great evil", and focus on roughly eight main characters usually.  
report Recommended by SummerMambo
Both have good fights and the plot of the story is very interesting!Whoever didnt watch it are out of their mind!Hurry and watch it! 
report Recommended by ToshikiKai
Both are adventure anime with focus more on the action rather than the character development or personalities. Both are fast paced, have good character designs, and good animation. 
report Recommended by Aidayo
Tales of Zestiria and Chain Chronicle are really similar to each other in that the main characters have to defeat some kind of "darkness" consuming the land. In Tales of Zestiria, Sorey the Shepherd travels with his friends to defeat the intense malevolence in the kingdom and he meets a bunch of people on the way. In Chain Chronicle, Yuuri wanders around the land of Yuguto with the Volunteer Army in search of a way to get rid of the growing blackness withering the land. They both give off the same vibe while watching the show and leave me curious for more. All in all,  read more 
report Recommended by Arakris
Main characters are "the choosen one". They have the purification ability. And they have something to do with "Kegare". 
report Recommended by renzospark
- Beautiful animation and beautiful fights using sword and magic - Slow progression, similar narrative type - Main character is a genius or has some kind of power that no one else has - Both are "based" in the RPG world; SAO is about people trapped in a fictional MMORPG game and Zestiria is based in an actual RPG game  
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
-Both are Adaptations of the "Tales of" series and both are animated by studio Ufotable. - Zestiria is about the shephard's quest to save the world and bring harmony between the Seraphims and humans while Symphonia is about World Regeneration and the hidden plots that complicate the scenario. - Both feature a colorful cast of Characters that are both interesting and entertaining to watch. - Both titles take place in a Jrpg-like Fantasy world *In case you are asking if Symphonia takes place before or after Zestiria:it's a little tricky to explain but think of it as like final fantasy when each title has its own little universe,but  read more 
report Recommended by BioMaster
Main character (Sorey for Tales of Zestiria the Cross and Himeno for Pretear) has some 'spirits' assisting them to save the world from extreme malevolence. To lend the powers, each seraphim (Tales of Zesteria the X) and/or knight [of element] (Pretear) has to be in spirit form and join with the main character (Himeno for Pretear and Sorey for Tales of Zestiria the Cross) to lend their powers. Both are good adventure animes, though Pretear is more of shoujo and has obvious romance element. 
report Recommended by ichirako
Tales of Zestiria the X and Nanatsu no Taizai are light-hearted adventures with fantasy. The goal in both anime is to remove of something, whether it be injustice or despair/malevolence. 
report Recommended by JaysAnimeRealm