Tales of Zestiria the X:2 continues telling the story of a young man and his group of friends that are doing their best to save and clean the human world of evil. This anime reminds me of the trilogy "Lord of the Rings".
The plot is not one of this serie’s strong points. Tales of Zestiria the X presents the story of a young man named Sorey, and his group of friends who are doing their best to save the world.
At first the plot is slow paced but as the story progresses it picks up the pace.
The characters are fairly generic, they
do not get much character development but they are likeable.
The animation and art are splendid, truly mesmerizing. One of the best animations I have ever seen. Just by looking at a few scenes you can imagine all the work that was put into the creation of this anime. Tales of Zestiria the X is produced by the studio Ufotable, a studio known for its high quality production.
The OST is great as well, it deepens the emotions and perfectly blends with the animation.
The opening theme is highly enjoyable, the ending theme is decent.
The fight scenes and the backgrounds are stunning but the story itself is nothing memorable.
Even if the plot and characters are nothing special, the show is worth the time just for the animation and sound. I recommend this anime to anyone who is looking for eye candy and wants to find out what high quality animation looks like.
Tales of Zestiria The X S2 continues just about where we left off. Sorey and friends continue their journey. From what I'm seeing, things can get more serious, and the OP clearly shows that. I will review this as someone who's watched the whole gameplay of the game, since I am clearly too poor to afford it.
Fitting 80+ hours of gameplay can prove to be difficult in 24 episodes. But I do like how Ufotable is handling the adaption so far. They keep the key points from the game and they don't tend to rush everything. They do it in a pace that is
The story continues as they adventure and travel across the land. They might get stronger so that they can have a chance to beat the Lord of Calamity once and for all. I'm interested on where they'll take the story from here.
We get to see more of Sorey getting stronger to try and fight Malevolence so that he may gain strength to fight the LOC (Lord of Calamity). The Seraphim are the same, with the same personality. Edna, of course, still being my favourite out of all the seraphim.
However, we do get to see more of Dezel and how he stuck with Rose almost his whole life. He admires her, and will not hesitate to kill, if it is for the sake of Rose.
Speaking of Rose, we get to see a bit more about her. About her past and the revenge she wanted because of what happened to her Fatherly Figure, Brad. Who has died in Rose's past and is now out for revenge for the one who caused all of it. If she hadn't met Sorey, it was probably a possibility that she may fall into Malevolence. Which I wouldn't have wanted. As we dive more into her past we can see why she is quite the badass with those dual knives. She was taken in as a young child due to her parents being either dead or missing, I don't remember. Brad was kind enough to take her in and raise her, and of course train her. Thus forming the Rose we see today.
I guess there's no surprise there, It is Ufotable after all.
The Soundtracks being used for this anime are definitely the right ones. To the OP and ED (imo the OP and ED should've switched, but I'm guessing they're aiming for a different tone for the 2nd cour, which I'm totally ok with btw.) The nice orchestral soundtracks in the background intensifies each moment which adds a nice touch.
I did enjoy this as much as Season 1, heck, maybe even more. The action is quite nice and I do like some conversations between the characters. So I'm satisfied with that.
This anime continues to be going at a steady pace. I'm glad that Ufotable took the game adaption with care (Although the game itself wasn't very good imo) But hey I'm liking this a bit more than Season 1 because of how the plot gets more interesting and thickens. Some characters are starting to show their true nature, and more problems begin to occur. I wonder how it'll turn out.
And with this, Sorey and his gang continues the adventure. Hoping to take down the cause of all the problems...
As someone who has played the games and now watched the anime I dont like some things they did to it.
While I loved the game and its what got me into the series I have to rate the story of the anime a 5/10 because while season 1 was good with minor changes season 2 has gone into major filler and is skipping like half the story do to fitting it into 13 episodes.
While I appreciate the Berseria tie ins they have gone way out of there way to add them into it and there spoiling the whole story
animation, character design, theme
and background music is top tier
I love the characters but I feel like the anime has skipped over a lot mainly do to fitting 13 episodes which I think makes the character development kinda lacking.
going into season 1 I was excited because like Ive said before I loved the game but after time went on it just kept getting less and less enjoyable to me. I guess its mainly because I had played the game and knew what would happen and excited to see it fully animated and when that didnt happen and it started to change and I didnt like a lot of what they changed but also liked a few things they added.
season 1 started good then it just went down from there.
This is my first time reviewing an anime. I decided to review this one because i have played the game, both berseria and zestiria, and try to compare it with the game. Without further ado, here it goes
I really like the story in the anime, compared to the game, which i will not spoil. It takes a different route compared to the story which in my opinion is very fresh and great, and no certain someone is booted from anywhere. It goes very steadily at the first 10 episodes. However, when you talk about the pacing in the last 3 episodes, the pacing seems
rushed, forcing you towards the end. Normally i don't like taking too long in the episodes, but for Zestiria's pacing before the last 3 episodes, it should've take longer. Maybe another season would be nice, but that's my opinion. I like the Berseria tie-ins very VERY much, but i feel like ufotable is mocking me with all the reference. Berseria is through and through a prequel to the series, so in my opinion, the events must be explained, at least until i understand what's going on. There's even a chance in the episodes where everything can be explained by a single person, yet the anime completely ignores it.
Art 10/10 Sound 8/10
This is an ufotable anime, so this level of quality of art and sound is expected. The art is very detailed and visual effects are superb, a very movie-like quality. The sound, compared to other ufotable works, is good, but not as a good compared as Fate/zero or Kara no Kyoukai.
The characterization in this anime is actually better than the game. You can see progress seeping out of each of the main characters. And, no one is just booted out like that from the party, which is nice. Each character is not boring, even the secondary characters gets their chance to shine.
I thoroughly had fun while watching this. I had my moments of "Holy cow! this is awesome!" Mainly because of the story goes and the visual effects. Also, the pacing is also one of my main reasons why i enjoyed it. It steadily goes on grabbing your hand and telling the events very nicely. It also steadily tells the story by getting very good build-ups and very calming cooldows in a couple of episodes. Once again, these last 3 episodes did not have a good build up, especially nearing the end, and that decreases the enjoyment in my opinion.
All in all, this anime is very good, refreshing, and a superb experience to those who like the fantasy series. Ufotable has done this series justice, and the studio has made this anime a superior version of the game, in my opinion. So, overall, i like this anime and has made a good impression for fans of the game such as i.
Thank you for reading
English is not my primary language, so there may be errors in the review grammar wise. Everything is subject of improvement and will improve in the next review i make.