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Tales of Phantasia The Animation


Alternative Titles

English: Tales of Phantasia
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ファンタジア THE ANIMATION

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 2004 to Feb 24, 2006
Studios: Actas
Source: Game
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.961 (scored by 8,041 users)
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Ranked: #35332
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Popularity: #2341
Members: 16,452
Favorites: 43
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Synopsis

Tragedy strikes the lives of Cless Alvein, a young swordsman, and Chester Barklight, a young archer, as they return to their village of Totus to find it razed to the ground by the mysterious Black Knight. To take over the world, the Black Knight seeks to claim the power of the Demon King, Dhaos—sealed away by the ancestors of Cless and a young cleric named Mint Adnade. Dhaos's reawakening signals not only the end of the Black Knight, but potentially the world. Cless and Mint must now journey a century into the past to rally allies capable of vanquishing the Demon King for once and for all.

Tales of Phantasia The Animation follows Cless and Mint's journey through time to long ago, where they forge an alliance with the half-elf sorceress Arche Klaine and the summoner Klarth F. Lester. Together, they strive to defeat Dhaos and his army in saving the past as well as the years to come.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Klaine, Arche
Klaine, Arche
Main
Kanai, Mika
Japanese
Kanai, Mika
Alvein, Cless
Alvein, Cless
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi
Lester, Klarth F.
Lester, Klarth F.
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Barklight, Chester
Barklight, Chester
Main
Itou, Kentarou
Japanese
Itou, Kentarou

Staff

Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Suzuki, Masami
Suzuki, Masami
Theme Song Performance
Seitz, Patrick
Seitz, Patrick
ADR Director
Fujishima, Kousuke
Fujishima, Kousuke
Character Design


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"Yume no hate" by Masami Suzuki

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"Prayer" by Masami Suzuki




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Archaeon
Jun 26, 2010
Game adaptations are rapidly becoming a dime a dozen in anime and, surprisingly, the Tales franchise is leading the charge. Like all adaptations though, they can be a bit hit and miss and, in the case of some of them, heavily dependent on first hand knowledge of the game itself.

Tales of Phantasia should be a prime example of this. Should be ...

The story is basically the same as that of the game, barring a few minor differences of course. A band of heroes must defeat the evil sorcerer Dhaos, with much in the way of fantasy action shenanigans along the way.

Surprisingly, the whole anime read more
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Valtica
Aug 15, 2009
To start off, I'm going to clear some misconceptions.

This OVA, in my opinion, is heavily targeted towards the audience who have played the game. For a 4 episode anime, it clearly does not cover many significant aspects of the actual story, as you would expect. Many reviews, including external resources out of MAL, disregard this important matter and criticize and how lacking the anime is.

For fans who have played the game, such as myself, it is an extra treat. Tales of Phantasia could easily be seen as one of the best Tales series out there, but you won't get the appreciation out of it read more
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ktulu007
Aug 22, 2012
The Tales series games have made welcome additions to any RPG aficionado's collection since the 16-bit era. Every single installment I've played has been, at the very least, good. Not surprisingly, a lot of the Tales games have received anime adaptations. So, where should you start when looking at these adaptations? How about with the original Tales game, Phantasia.

The story in the OVA is close to the story in the game. A demon lord named Dhaos is revived at the expense of two villages and two young people, Cress and Mint, are sent back in time to find two magic users to bring back to read more
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brand_182
Jul 24, 2009
Based on the video game by the same name, Tales of Phantasia follows the journey of Cless, Mint, Klarth, Chester, and Arche as they try to defeat the demon king Dhaos, who is bent on annihilating the human race.

Like most anime series based on video games, Tales of Phantasia lacks many essential storyline elements, preventing it from living up to its initial potential. While the premise promises a grand, fantastical adventure, Tales' limitation to 4 episodes makes this impossible. The storyline is rushed and unless you've played the game you won't understand some scenes (why, for instance, is Fujibayashi suddenly in a fight to the read more
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