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: 7.231 (scored by 142036142,036 users)
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Ranked: #29562
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Popularity: #707
Members: 322,037
Favorites: 786

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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)


Sep 25, 2016
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 ...
Sep 26, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Oct 2, 2016
I've was patient with this series. I really was. But after everything, the show still didn't have a clear plot or direction. It didn't even have an atmosphere, something that the equally poorly paced God Eater (also produced by ufotable) at least had.

What pisses me off the most is that the rules of this world seem to be written by a six year old: "So there's these ruins, and then there's this hero who can see spirits but only he can, and then there's this princess who really likes him. And then he goes off to kill dragons and stuff." There's not much behind ...

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