Tales of Zestiria the Cross: Saiyaku no Jidai

Tales of Zestiria the X Prologue: The Age of Chaos

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Synonyms: Tales of Zestiria the X Episode 00
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス #00 災厄の時代
English: Tales of Zestiria the X Prologue: The Age of Chaos
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2016
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: ufotable
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 3149831,498 users)
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Ranked: #28222
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Popularity: #2448
Members: 59,057
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In recent years, problems regarding atmospheric instability have greatly burdened the Hyland Kingdom, affecting the quality of crops and the citizens' health across the region. One day, the people of Guriel discover an eerie cloud of mist hovering over their town; its severity captures the attention of royal princess Alisha Diphda.

She sends her subordinate Crem to investigate the situation, but receives no news from her for two weeks. Worried for Crem's safety, Alisha departs for Guriel herself with her attendants in tow. What awaits them there, however, is an issue of unprecedented scale.

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Tales of Zestiria the Cross: Saiyaku no Jidai 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 was 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

Diphda, Alisha

Kayano, Ai


Komatsu, Mikako


Koyasu, Takehito


Igarashi, Hiromi


Koyama, Mami


Kokido, Shiho


Terasoma, Masaki


Morinaga, Chitose


Kakuma, Ai


Hirose, Jun


Kondou, Hikaru
Producer, Sound Director, Planning
Sotozaki, Haruo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Sakuraba, Motoi


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Jul 3, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
Tales of Zestiria, the franchise based on the game. To be clear, the prologue is literally the special that apparently takes place before the main series. Dubbed also as “Tales of Zestiria the X Prologue: The Age of Chaos”, it stars protagonist Alisha as she investigates a strange phenomena that has hit the kingdom of Hyland.

For those unfamiliar with the game, I think it’s safe to venture into watching this without a decent knowledge. Although judging on the setting, it’s probably a good idea to get familiarized with the world fiction as the show has high fantasy elements. The special episode contains elements of read more
Jul 3, 2016
4b3 (All reviews)
*This Ova is a prequel of the main anime that will be aired the 10 july *

The point of this prequel is to make us familiarize with the setting of the anime (medieval, with dragons, knights, beast, magicians,...).

I've discovered that there is an other prequel called: Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake(2014) which I raccomend not to watch since it will ruin you the surpries of the main serie.

This is similar of the most common fantasy/medieval anime, to summon is a sort of King Artù, we can clearly see that there is a sword on the stone, and the rest... well yea magicians, dragons,...

Just one read more
Jul 4, 2016
hexjam (All reviews)
Just an introduction episode to set up the story. The poster boy wasn't in it and we are really only introduced to the princess. There seems to be some political strife, ongoing natural disasters (which don't seem to be natural at all), some mysterious runes, and some magic stuff (which kind of just inserted at the end). The narrative was a bit confusing because it kept jumping around but the art and animation were pretty good. There is the sword in the stone reference to King Arthur. Not familiar with the source material but I'll give the main show a try but we'll see.
Aug 1, 2018
Otaku329 (All reviews)
Dubbed also as “Tales of Zestiria the X Prologue it takes place before the series and features a certain event that happened with Alisha the princess and her few comrades and why princess Alisha decided to find shepherd and why did she ended up in that Ruin at the begging of the first episode.....

The main star of this prologue was Alisha although the MC of the series is Sorey the shepherd as i mention it just features a certain event that happened with Alisha on her journey

The animation was outstanding as obvious because it was created by ufotable studios .....

well what can read more


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