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Tales of Zestiria the X

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English: Tales of Zestiria the X
Synonyms: Tales of Zestiria the Cross
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: 7.491 (scored by 72,421 users)
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Ranked: #16482
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Popularity: #427
Members: 171,614
Favorites: 642
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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
Ono, Daisuke


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, Animation Director, Key Animation, 2nd 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 people were 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 either, nor seen the play-through of it, so it was an entirely new series for me.
But... when its first 3 to 4 episodes got aired, honestly i however at first was very let down by it. The art/animation was read more
Oct 3, 2016
MrBouBou (All reviews)
Yahallo!!! I'm back with another review......(please enjoy it!!)

(PS: I really hate the very long reviews with it's meaningless , unrelated and cheesy words so I will try make it short.)

If you've ever disparaged CG in anime, you should really check out Tales of Zestiria the X to see it done right, with its beautiful backgrounds as well as attractive character art. This is the kind of world you wish you could just slip into through the screen, even when it's a bit scary like the desert scenes in episode one. Even if the story wasn't interesting, it would be worth a watch for the imagery.

But read more


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