When it comes to the Tales of series, there's almost enough similarities for it to physically hurt. Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike share not just their art style, they also share the equally realistic characters that can evoke a variety of different reactions from you, all the way from wanting to smack them silly for being an idiot, or hugging them out of pity for their current situation.
If you like one, I would most definitely be shocked if you didn't like the other.
In a fantasy world like setting, the main characters are caught up in a war conflict between Politics, negotiations, and friendship. As they adventure through the grand landscape, an obstacle is in their way either by an antagonist for their goals or preventing nations into a big war. If you are a big fan of the "Tales" video game franchise, than these two will fit your time.
The only difference is the characters and the setting. Vesperia is a prequel movie showing the main characters their time as the knights. Abyss is a full series, who adventure through the grand landscape to prevent the war from happening. read more
Based on the video games, the "Tales" series focuses on the main characters who are caught in a conflict between politics, war, and their close friends. As a result, they go in an adventure to either stop an antagonist from reaching it's goal, or preventing the upcoming war between nations.
The settings and characters are different, but they have the same content in it such as swords, magic, war, and politics. Symphonia, is an OVA series and focus on the main characters stopping from the bad guy's goals and rescuing a friend. Vesperia is a prequel movie, follows the main characters who are knights before. read more
Show may be different due to it's differences but the main Characters Lelouch and Suzaku's ideals and friendship are similar to Yuri and Flynn where Lelouch and Yuri wants to change from the outside and Suzaku and Flynn wants to change within. Both are awesome where it involves battles, politics, corruption, drama, blood, loss of allies, and friendship.
> People live under shield because the outside world is ruled by fierce beasts ( Titans in Shingeki No Kyojin )
> The Main characters are goverment soliders with different desires
> Both goes very dramatic in the process
> Medieval themed but in a fantasy world
Very similar theme; a group of soldiers who fought with melee weapons and magic. You'll see many similarities, if you liked one of these, you have to watch other one. Tears to Tiara is respectively longer and have many little chapters before it comes to main goal , but overall it's the same subject.
These two series have a LOT in common. Mainly it's about team of brave heroes who will rescue land from dark forces during big battles with using swords and magic. It contains colorful characters, as visually, as well as in development. Both based on "Tales" game series.
1. Both titles are based off of video game franchises
2. Both have plenty of sword and sorcery
3. Both have very good production value which can be seen in the action scenes
4. In order to fully appreciate, the source material should be played (in Fate's case at least watch the first animated series and do a little research on the visual novel)
The fights against the evils in a good cause. While Vesperia is more serious and a bit more mature, Eternia has a lot of comedy and side stories to tell. However, when it comes to conclusion, shows can be recommended to watch because it's like another tale in one big fantasy book with "Tales of" in title.