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Game 'Tales of Zestiria' to Receive TV Anime Special

by tsubasalover
May 31, 2014 7:30 AM | 59 Comments
It was announced during Tales of Festival 2014 that the PS3 game Tales of Zestiria will receive a TV anime special titled Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake~. Ufotable will animate the anime adaptation as well as animated scenes in the game. Superfly will sing the theme song. More information will be announced later.

Official site: http://toz.tales-ch.jp/

Source: Dengeki 1, 2

Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake on MAL

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Porychlome said:

This will be released before the game and it's just an one episode special (probably a prequel or the intro for Zestiria), so I don't think you to worry about a bad adaption here.


I was talking about a hypothetical adaption of Xillia, not Zestiria. And most likely some intro since Lyra is shown to be already with Slay.

Jun 3, 2014 6:54 AM by Homura_

Damn, I let myself get too excited when I saw Tales of in the thread title. Oh well, it's still something. Ufotable, give more Tales adaptions!

Jun 2, 2014 10:58 PM by -Kenshin-

Interesting...

Jun 2, 2014 12:11 PM by A_Lonely_Jedi

For me ufotable produce the best quality of animation so count me in every of their future projects.

Jun 2, 2014 11:52 AM by Megaphy

Aww, I wish ufotable would do Tales of Vesperia. First Strike was a pretty shit movie and that was the last thing we ended up with in that universe...

Jun 2, 2014 11:30 AM by ChronosXIII

PrincessAhri said:
Archdaine said:
Seriously!? I'm gonna watch this for sure!

Jun 2, 2014 9:56 AM by Kyuruyin

sounds like another cards game anime to me

Jun 2, 2014 9:51 AM by Mr_Gutts

Snow_Queen said:
SanjiCC said:

Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


I found it short as well. The two routes might give you the illusion that it's a long game but compared to the other Tales, it's shorter. It was also said that they rushed with the development, I remember.

And I doubt at this point they might care about a Xillia anime adaption, ufotable has already a busy schedule and the hype has been moved to Zestiria. Either way, not that I care but we know how game to anime adaptions end up.

This will be released before the game and it's just an one episode special (probably a prequel or the intro for Zestiria), so I don't think you to worry about a bad adaption here.

Jun 2, 2014 2:12 AM by Num1dad_Asura

The Tales series are Great xD

Jun 2, 2014 1:55 AM by Se-Synapse

SanjiCC said:

Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


I found it short as well. The two routes might give you the illusion that it's a long game but compared to the other Tales, it's shorter. It was also said that they rushed with the development, I remember.

And I doubt at this point they might care about a Xillia anime adaption, ufotable has already a busy schedule and the hype has been moved to Zestiria. Either way, not that I care but we know how game to anime adaptions end up.

Jun 2, 2014 12:42 AM by Homura_

wakka9ca said:
DivineTrinity said:
SanjiCC said:


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


All Tales of have padded aka drawn out plots. Countless times in Abyss, Symphonia, Xillia and even handheld ones I say why is this still going on? I consider Xillia short also its only 30-40 hours for just the main plot. Honestly I believe like with Abyss it don't need 50 eps, I say 26 is the sweet spot since there's no gameplay to drag it out like what happens to all titles in the series.


I think it would be 50 episodes for both Xillia 1 and 2


Ah, I see. I wasn't even thinking about Xillia 2 when I said that since I thought they would just do only one work and maybe the second game if the sales are good. Well either way I agree if its a TV series it would be 50 eps.

Jun 1, 2014 5:09 PM by DivineTrinity

Rachmaninow said:
ufotable could animate a toaster toasting some bread and I'd still watch it.


Maybe if it looked something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42u4ytkzAWw

Jun 1, 2014 11:50 AM by Hahalollawl

ufotable could animate a toaster toasting some bread and I'd still watch it.

Jun 1, 2014 11:37 AM by Rachmaninow

SanjiCC said:
JizzyHitler said:
wakka9ca said:
Damn, I thought I read Xillia there. Now if ufotable animate Tales of Xillia into a full-blown 50 episodes anime series, mind=blown.
You know what, i think xillia may be one of the only tales games that doesnt need 50 episodes to tell its story, considering xillia is among one of the shorter ones in the series, Then again with 50 episodes they could rewrite alot of the final parts of the story so its not so rushed. That was one of the things that held xillia back from being greater than it already was.


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them
I was saying its shorter cause it was, xillia is about a 30 hour game for just its main story not rushing anything, i was taking my sweet as time doing alot of side quests and I still beat the game at 36 hours. while games like vesperia and symphonia are in the late 40 hour range just to do the story alone, to add onto that abyss is usually in the upper 40's and mid 50's in the hour range, and freaking graces F while getting an unfair advantage due to its after story is probably the longest in the entire series going into the late 50's. Xillia is legitimately just one of the shorter ones, And my friend said xillia 2 is sadly about the same length. Its not the shortest by any means(innocence can be beaten in like 15-20 hours) and tempest is infamously like 4 hours long.

and i wasnt even saying its bad because its short, i said it was rushed cause the finale really was, alot of the tales game suffer this too even vesperia which is one of the longest ones has a pretty rushed final act.

Jun 1, 2014 11:33 AM by JizzyHitler

DivineTrinity said:
SanjiCC said:


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


All Tales of have padded aka drawn out plots. Countless times in Abyss, Symphonia, Xillia and even handheld ones I say why is this still going on? I consider Xillia short also its only 30-40 hours for just the main plot. Honestly I believe like with Abyss it don't need 50 eps, I say 26 is the sweet spot since there's no gameplay to drag it out like what happens to all titles in the series.


I think it would be 50 episodes for both Xillia 1 and 2

Jun 1, 2014 11:30 AM by wakka9ca

SanjiCC said:


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


All Tales of have padded aka drawn out plots. Countless times in Abyss, Symphonia, Xillia and even handheld ones I say why is this still going on? I consider Xillia short also its only 30-40 hours for just the main plot. Honestly I believe like with Abyss it don't need 50 eps, I say 26 is the sweet spot since there's no gameplay to drag it out like what happens to all titles in the series.

Jun 1, 2014 7:33 AM by DivineTrinity

SanjiCC said:
JizzyHitler said:
wakka9ca said:
Damn, I thought I read Xillia there. Now if ufotable animate Tales of Xillia into a full-blown 50 episodes anime series, mind=blown.
You know what, i think xillia may be one of the only tales games that doesnt need 50 episodes to tell its story, considering xillia is among one of the shorter ones in the series, Then again with 50 episodes they could rewrite alot of the final parts of the story so its not so rushed. That was one of the things that held xillia back from being greater than it already was.


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them


I think Vesperia is longer than Xillia but not by too much. Though I agree Xillia was a pretty complete Tales game and the sequel was even better.

Jun 1, 2014 7:27 AM by FullmetalCarrot

JizzyHitler said:
wakka9ca said:
Damn, I thought I read Xillia there. Now if ufotable animate Tales of Xillia into a full-blown 50 episodes anime series, mind=blown.
You know what, i think xillia may be one of the only tales games that doesnt need 50 episodes to tell its story, considering xillia is among one of the shorter ones in the series, Then again with 50 episodes they could rewrite alot of the final parts of the story so its not so rushed. That was one of the things that held xillia back from being greater than it already was.


Huh? Xillia? Short? I think you misunderstand something, you cannot call it short juse because it doesnt have as much as end game content as the rest, it's probably the longest in terms of story,IF you played it,how many times did you think ''Oh this is the last boss''? I've played abyss,graces,symphonia,xillia and all the rest were short,Xillia is long and the story by far bypasses any of them

Jun 1, 2014 3:31 AM by JudeMaxwell

Done by Ufotable? Will watch.

Jun 1, 2014 12:00 AM by mootjuh

wakka9ca said:
Damn, I thought I read Xillia there. Now if ufotable animate Tales of Xillia into a full-blown 50 episodes anime series, mind=blown.
You know what, i think xillia may be one of the only tales games that doesnt need 50 episodes to tell its story, considering xillia is among one of the shorter ones in the series, Then again with 50 episodes they could rewrite alot of the final parts of the story so its not so rushed. That was one of the things that held xillia back from being greater than it already was.

May 31, 2014 9:55 PM by JizzyHitler

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