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 2243922,439 users)
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Ranked: #16552
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Popularity: #3156
Members: 49,535
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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 23, 2020
tl;dr: A prequel film that is a bit strange in how it connects to the game it's related to and has slow pacing, but is a well made film that fans of the game should enjoy nevertheless. 

Tales of Vesperia: First Strike is a prequel to the game Tales of Vesperia, which was released about a year after the release of the Xbox 360 version of the game and about a month after the PS3 version of the game. As such, I would consider it a film targeted at people that had already played the game, even if it is a prequel. To an extent it ...
Nov 21, 2016
Note: This review was written on my Review Book on Wattpad. If you are interested, don't be shy to check it out! (Link's in my bio)

Tales of Vesperia is a RPG game that was exclusive for the XBOX 360. It had done so well that it had received a movie adaption, that takes place 10 years after the Great War. Yuri Lowell, hero of Zaphias, along with his loyal friend Flynn, have just become Imperial Knights. Meanwhile, Estellise, Princess of the Capital, along with the Imperial Knights Commander, Alexia Denoia, are currently fighting for the power in the Capital. Now, Yuri and Flynn ...
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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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
tsubasalover - May 31, 2010
114 repliesby thebluesquiggly »»
Jun 10, 2023 9:41 PM
Is this a standalone film?
StevenHu - Dec 28, 2013
2 repliesby StevenHu »»
Apr 7, 2014 1:16 PM
Is this prequel show better than the videogame?
LilKis1986 - Oct 24, 2012
4 repliesby FullmetalRaikou »»
Aug 9, 2013 7:48 PM
The DVD of tales of vesperia the first strike ( 1 2 )
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Nov 7, 2011 12:13 PM
When will this come 2 the internet ?
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