Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike

Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~

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Japanese: テイルズ オブ ヴェスペリア
English: Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 2245722,457 users)
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Ranked: #16432
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Popularity: #3180
Members: 49,578
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Ten years after the Great War against the demon-beasts, the empire rules over the world and prosperity relies on the massive use of aer.

Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo are two young men who have just enrolled the ranks of the prestigious Imperial Knights. One day, they are sent to the town of Ceazontania, where abnormal aer activity has reportedly caused the proliferation of horribly mutated beasts, with serious threat for the whole region.

Meanwhile, the Knights Supreme Commander Alexei Denoia and the naive Princess Estellise are involved in a behind-the-curtains struggle for power in the capital. The situation in Ceazontania deteriorates as the garrison of Imperial Knights finds that they cannot expect any immediate support from the capital.

Then, Niren Fedrok, commander of the Imperial Knights in Ceazontania, takes an unexpected decision that is going to change Yuri and Flynn's destiny forever.

What are the secrets behind the extraordinary events that are happening around Yuri and Flynn? Will they be able to defend the innocent people of Ceazontania and stay true to their beliefs?

(Source: Funimation)

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Opening Theme

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"Kane wo Narashite (鐘を鳴らして)" by BONNIE PINK

Ending Theme

"Kane wo Narashite" by Bonnie Pink


Jun 10, 2010
In recent years video games, be they console or PC based, have moved to the forefront of popular entertainment. One of the upshots of this trend has been the a marked increase in the number of adaptations and spinoffs that can be found in manga and anime (and that's without including the doujin market). The major problem though, is that studios, production companies and storytellers are doing nothing more than recycling an existing concept, and while the adaptation may actually be pretty decent in some cases (Tears to Tiara for example), more often than not one is served a big plate of mediocrity (I'm looking ...
Jun 20, 2010

What amazing luck. I happen to complete the game the same week the movie comes out. This caught me completely by surprise, but I was extremely excited. When I initially started the game, I thought it was a bit corny and maybe even childish, but a few hours in and there was incredible character development and storyline threads stretching across, to the point where I even cared for the villains. Truly an exceptional experience from the game.

If you are a fan of the game, then there's no doubt you will love this movie. I went in with no expectations, except knowing that ...
Jan 14, 2016
Mixed Feelings
following is just my opinion about this anime: i found it slow paced and simple minded. it has some interesting original elements but the flaws and the plainness waste it all. the art had some nice points (a mix from various shows). the story develops without surprises, the fights have original elements but flawed. the characters are ok, nothing more... like the rest of the anime. maybe for some its worth watching because of some original elements but for me its just feels like one of the many shows that didn't pay enough attention to detail and made of something with good potential (and enough ...

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Poll: Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
tsubasalover - May 31, 2010
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Is this a standalone film?
StevenHu - Dec 28, 2013
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Apr 7, 2014 1:16 PM
Is this prequel show better than the videogame?
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When will this come 2 the internet ?
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