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TV Anime Series of 'Tales of Zestiria' Announced for 2016

by arsonal
Jun 7, 2015 3:46 AM | 167 Comments
It was announced at Tales of Festival 2015 that a TV anime series of Tales of Zestiria will air in 2016. Ufotable will animate the series, which is an adaptation of the PlayStation 3 role-playing game of the same name released in January 2015. An anime prequel titled Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake, also animated by ufotable, aired in December 2014.

Tales of Zestiria is the 15th entry and the 20th anniversary title in Bandai Namco Studios' Tales series. It follows Sorey, who is blessed with powers by a mystical spirit race known as the Seraphim who act as a stabilizing force in the land. He travels to free the land of Glenwood from the threat of the Hellion, creatures spawned by negative emotions.

Promotion video

Source: Hachima Kikou

Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation on MAL

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This has potential for greatness.

Jun 5, 2016 6:02 PM by Kosorsomesaykosm


Nov 15, 2015 4:20 AM by kishouu

The game is actually pretty good, it's synopsis has a very interesting concept. I love the tales game, and to see that the game will become an anime is beast as, Tales of Zestiria has a combination of humour, action, and adventure. Other successes from a game to an anime series include; Valkyria Chronicles, and Fate/ Series and Steins;Gate (if you count the visual novel being a game). By evidence of these other game series turned anime series, it's highly likely that this game will eventually become an anime and will also be favoured with positive criticism. I'm hoping it comes soon.

Nov 15, 2015 3:37 AM by Tsukyo

STILL no tales of veperia series all we got was one movie :( so unfair

Nov 6, 2015 1:04 AM by GrimAtrament

I hope they make a Tales of Zestiria FULL MOVIE!!!

Nov 5, 2015 10:40 PM by ikhwanfas

OMG, this news suprised the heck out of me.

Now it reminds me...gotta finish the game first and yeah looking forward for the adaptation.

Nov 1, 2015 11:33 AM by AngKear

The game is apparently pretty good, not that I'm gonna watch it anyway, but it may be fun for the people who love the franchise.

Nov 1, 2015 7:38 AM by Milk_is_Special

I think Xillia would be a better anime, but I'm happy zestiria is getting an anime

Nov 1, 2015 6:50 AM by removed-user

Cool. The anime of Tales games are actually fucking great. Symphonia was almost better than the game and Abyss was great too.

Aug 30, 2015 11:46 AM by Feniksrises

Well fuck, this looked surprisingly awesome, not gonna read the comments here. They're probably downgrading anyway.

Aug 30, 2015 11:22 AM by KamSung

I always liked Tales series as anime. I have tried to play Xillia but didn't have the chance to complete it.
All of them were nice. Symphonia was great, Abyss was very good. I also liked Vesperia. I've just watched Zesteria not long enough to decide, could go either way but I like fantasy anyway. I still have Phantasia to watch. Looking forward for this as it's a Tales anime.

Jul 11, 2015 4:06 AM by abdulaziz1

Hopefully it turns out as good as ToTA's adaptation.

Jun 28, 2015 9:50 PM by Corwen


Jun 28, 2015 7:25 AM by Bleachway


Jun 28, 2015 6:49 AM by AnimemeInn

Never played it, but was always very interested in the ''Tales of'' series. So I'm looking forward to this~ (Ufotable? **** yes)

Jun 26, 2015 12:49 PM by -Makkuro

dakotasapphire said:
So many 'tales of' animated. I have yet to see one. I am really interested in the tales of symphonia ovas though and plan to watch them.

They're good but not great IMO.

Jun 19, 2015 7:35 PM by Dull_Lull

CrotakuShinobi said:
Isnt Ufotable doing a bit much this year?

They're getting money hungry by the success of fate.
This will sell like 15K then they'll say it didn't sell enough and say the fans betrayed them and won't release anything for years XD
This is what happens with greedy ass companies.

Jun 17, 2015 7:36 PM by ichii_1

oh man, if it's ufotable, then I'll look into it for sure
need to watch more of their stuff

Jun 17, 2015 5:52 PM by Bird

Oh my god seriously?! TT A TT I couldn't be happier with this news. I was feeling extremely empty after finishing the game, so just being able to see these characters again makes me the happiest person in the world. Also, ufotable animating the whole thing sdfj all of the yes. Thank you lord.

Jun 17, 2015 5:08 PM by No_shio

Will check it out, hopefully it's a lot better then the special that aired last year.

Jun 12, 2015 3:24 PM by KashKetchum

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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