Tales of Phantasia The Animation

Tales of Phantasia

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: テイルズ オブ ファンタジア THE ANIMATION
English: Tales of Phantasia
German: Tales of Phantasia: The Animation
Spanish: Tales of Phantasia: The Animation
French: Tales of Phantasia: The Animation
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 2004 to Feb 24, 2006
Studios: Actas
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.771 (scored by 1093610,936 users)
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Ranked: #52432
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Popularity: #4536
Members: 23,622
Favorites: 50

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Makoto
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Suzuki, Masami
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Yume no hate" by Masami Suzuki

Ending Theme

"Prayer" by Masami Suzuki

Episode Videos


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 ...
Jul 24, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Nov 18, 2023
Have you ever seen an anime so bad that it's entertaining? This is one of them.
I wanted to like this, I really did, but eventually it didn't feel like even the anime took its job seriously anymore, so why should I?
I LOVED the game tales of phantasia, and was looking forward to watching its anime version, even if rushed.
Rushed? No. It wasn't in a rush, it never even tried to adapt the game, instead choosing to focus on side-characters and animate huge scenes that were never in the game to begin with.
It adapted exactly 1 scene from the game in total, which it changed severely.
The ...

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