Tales of the Abyss

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Japanese: テイルズ オブ ジ アビス
English: Tales of the Abyss
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.281 (scored by 4982749,827 users)
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Ranked: #27072
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Popularity: #1742
Members: 122,059
Favorites: 543

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Episodes: /26


The world of Auldrant is bound by the Score, a series of prophecies from centuries past that dictate the world's future. It is considered an absolute fate that everyone lives by—even people whose actions lead to bloodshed and tears. Using magical abilities known as the Fonic Arts, a war between the nation of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and the Malkuth Empire is waged in hopes of bringing the Score's foreseen utopia to life.

Tales of the Abyss follows Luke von Fabre, who spends his days locked away in his manor after being kidnapped and losing memories as a child. One day, while honing his swordsmanship, a woman named Tear attempts to assassinate his master. Luke defends him, but the clash results in the two being teleported to a distant land. Luke and Tear’s journey back quickly escalates into a quest that will either free the world from the Score's chains or destroy it completely.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kodama, Kenji
Kimura, Eriko
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Opening Theme

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"Karma (カルマ)" by BUMP OF CHICKEN (eps 1-26)

Ending Theme

"Bouken Suisei (冒険彗星)" by Kurumi Enumoto (eps 1-26)


Feb 26, 2022
Recommendation: This show was so much fun to watch. The plot is pretty bonkers and the characters are interesting, so it gets an unqualified thumbs up from me for anyone that likes fantasy anime.


+ Wild story full of twists and turns that you won't see coming. Once you get into the meat of the story, almost every episode has at least one "oh shit what" moment. For me, the viewing experience was something like watching Code Geass, or more recently, Back Arrow. It just keeps escalating with crazy plot twists until it gets really weird, and it's so much fun to just ...
Jul 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
TLDR, I generally enjoyed watching this series but overall it was just, fine.

Now on to the review. I did not play the game so I essentially went in blind/fresh.

Is an anime series considered a success if it successfully triggers contextually accurate emotions in the viewer? Some would say it is and I would generally agree, but in the case of this anime, I'd say it was a little overdone and it ends up working against itself.


On the surface, Tales of the Abyss ticks all the boxes for my kind of anime. It has elements of action, fantasy, adventure, magic and a touch ...
Jul 9, 2018
What a crap, the story consist of plot-holes, and plot twists, almost every episode someone changes side, or revealed that they were on the other side all along or some other terrible secret, then everyone acts the same as ever in the next episode. There is one guy who helps the enemy, but the main cast lets him escape, then next time he spies on them but, the 'smart glasses guy' says it's not a problem, then a the next episode, said guy brings the bad guys on them, resulting in others dying, then a few episides later said guy heps the main cast.
While the ...

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