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TV Anime 'Tales of Zestiria the X' Reveals Cast and Staff

by Stark700
Mar 25, 2016 10:05 PM | 40 Comments
Production staff and voice cast members for the upcoming TV anime Tales of Zestiria the X have been announced at AnimeJapan 2016. The adaptation of the PlayStation 3 role-playing game is being produced by animation studio ufotable and will air in Summer 2016.

Staff
Director: Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Symphonia The Animation)
Character Design: Akira Matsushima (Maria-sama ga Miteru)
Script: ufotable
Director of Photography: Yuuichi Terao (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki
Art Director: Kim Min-ji (Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake)
Color Design: Yuuko Oomae
Editing: Manabu Kamino (Fate/Zero)
Music: Motoi Sakuraba (Tales of the Abyss), Go Shiina (God Eater)
Opening Theme Song: "Kaze no Uta" by FLOW

Cast
Sorey: Ryouhei Kimura (Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake)
Mikleo: Ryota Ohsaka (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime)
Alisha: Ai Kayano (No Game No Life)
Rose: Mikako Komatsu (Bubuki Buranki)
Edna: Misato Fukuen (Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha)
Dezel: Daisuke Ono (Durarara!!x2)
Zaveid: Kenjirou Tsuda (Gangsta)
Lailah: Noriko Shitaya (Fate/stay night)

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

Tales of Berseria Game and Tales of Zestiria the X Anime Announcement


Source: Moca News

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Tyrel said:
Pretty good staff line-up in both the VA and the Staff departments. As I said in the series board, please fix the consistencies and awful pacing that the game had.


The anime features an alternate and original story from that of the game, with reference from Tales of Berseria. It is adapted by incorporate studio, Ufotable, directed by Haruo Sotozaki and an airdate is set for summer 2016. The opening theme song will be sang by FLOW, who also sings the opening theme song for Tales of Berseria.

TOZ-the-X

Tales of Zestiria the X (Promotional Artwork)

Character voice overs will be changed to an extent. Miyu Matsuki, voice of Lailah, had passed away a while after the western release date (2015) for the game. Her replacement voice actress is Noriko Shitaya.

Source: tales wiki

Apr 14, 2016 6:18 AM by Emirius

Totally hyped for this anime. Oh God I hope it is 24 eps. All other Tales adaptation had more than 1 cour length(symphonia had longer episode length).
Am I the only one who actually liked the game. Granted that the antagonists are a bit lackluster. Also obligatory still no Xillia adaptation?

Mar 28, 2016 11:36 PM by Brb

Totally hyped for this anime. Oh God I hope it is 24 eps. All other Tales adaptation had more than 1 cour length(symphonia had longer episode length).
Am I the only one who actually liked the game. Granted that the antagonists are a bit lackluster. Also obligatory still no Xillia adaptation?

Mar 28, 2016 11:35 PM by Brb

Of all the Tales games, they could've picked at least Vesperia, Xillia or even remade Symphonia.

Mar 28, 2016 7:00 PM by Tenshi_Shura

Lailah qq....

Looks pretty good though. Kind of curious how new VA for Lailah will sound.

Here is to hoping its 24 eps!

Mar 28, 2016 11:36 AM by Konoetan

I hope Ufo gets their shit together this time so we don't have another God Eater on our hand....Anyways I'm stoked for this.

Mar 27, 2016 4:47 AM by Kryptiq

Mikleo is my waifu

Mar 27, 2016 2:11 AM by zaydgh123

Meanwhile, I am waiting for my Xillia adaptation.

Mar 26, 2016 5:56 PM by D3pthCharge

Revvie-chan said:
God Eater anime story was not ufotable's mistake.
It was never possible, God Eater as 12/13-episodes anime, in the first place.
It was a good game story, but turning that into anime was a different thing.
Lenka just cannot fill the hole real human players left via Yuu.

But that's ufo's decisions and choices they are okay with.


And they don't keep with the schedule at all, God Eater.

That's their fault.

Ufotable is an animation studio, and they're the type to make sure their animation is on-point.

Then why are their last two series (god eater except for art style) so creatively dead?

Mar 26, 2016 2:18 PM by Fai

Fai said:
Revvie-chan said:

Because unless it goes 24 episodes, there's just simply no way to keep the story intact.
And this is one of those story that will turn s*** if it's not intact.


Don't worry, as Ufo showed with God Eater, they are perfectly okay with shitting on the story and making bad story even worse, as long as they meet the deadlines. That one literally ended midway through the story with a lot of things changed for worse.

Ufo overall does not care for story or quality as long as they get the money from the game companies funding the adaptations, meet the deadlines and make their corporate overlords happy.

God Eater anime story was not ufotable's mistake.
It was never possible, God Eater as 12/13-episodes anime, in the first place.
It was a good game story, but turning that into anime was a different thing.
Lenka just cannot fill the hole real human players left via Yuu.

And they don't keep with the schedule at all, God Eater.
Ufotable is an animation studio, and they're the type to make sure their animation is on-point.
That's why those overlords choose them, you know?

Mar 26, 2016 1:28 PM by Revvie-chan

Been playing the game (well, 40 hours in but it's something)
Seeing this makes me motivated to play more and more of it haha xD Gonna finish it before the anime~

Can't wait to see Sorey, Mikleo and squad in action again. LET THE HYPE BEGINNNNNNNN

Mar 26, 2016 12:07 PM by xFaithy

Revvie-chan said:

Because unless it goes 24 episodes, there's just simply no way to keep the story intact.
And this is one of those story that will turn s*** if it's not intact.


Don't worry, as Ufo showed with God Eater, they are perfectly okay with shitting on the story and making bad story even worse, as long as they meet the deadlines. That one literally ended midway through the story with a lot of things changed for worse.

Ufo overall does not care for story or quality as long as they get the money from the game companies funding the adaptations, meet the deadlines and make their corporate overlords happy.

Mar 26, 2016 9:29 AM by Fai

Yes! Ufotable's going to be back with their godly animation that will make A-1 Pictures and J.C Staff shit their pants. The only studios that are on par with ufotable's animation are P.A Works and Kyoto Animation.

Also, I'm so hyped since UBW is one of their best works to date. God Eater was decent but not their best work, though I'm willing to forgive them if they do a great job with this.

Mar 26, 2016 9:16 AM by jc9622

Oh so she didn't get to do her part as Lailah for the anime. :(
#RIPMiyuMatsuki

Well, assuming they'll use the same story:
- As a game, the first part of the story was decent but the second one fell flat, even though the second part actually had more potential than the first part.


- As an anime, the plot is s*** and I think the anime will probably turn s***, too.
Actually, I think those who haven't play the game yet be better off watching all the Shippuden fillers, instead.
Because unless it goes 24 episodes, there's just simply no way to keep the story intact.
And this is one of those story that will turn s*** if it's not intact.

Meanwhile, while probably won't have as many new features as Zestiria, Tales of Berseria already looks like a much interesting game to play.
Really hope that will also get an anime adaptation, one day.

Mar 26, 2016 8:45 AM by Revvie-chan

So many announcements for summer. Played the game a bit and read some chapters, it was nothing special. Interesting how ufotable will handle this.

Mar 26, 2016 8:14 AM by allenjke

Gotta keep punching that clock, making licensed adaptations, ufo.

Not holding any hopes for this considering its adaptation of worst game in series and Ufo already shitted their pants twice with god eater and ufo ubw.


The only question is - will Ufo take a bad game andmake it worse just like with God EateR?

Mar 26, 2016 7:47 AM by Fai

I am too excited for Akira Matsushima, hopefully some cool action like what he did in HxH and Trust & Betrayal

Mar 26, 2016 7:13 AM by Dab1za9

Sorey: Ryouhei Kimura (Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake)

That's all I need.

Mar 26, 2016 6:45 AM by Orange

The cast are awesome.
Count me in on this!

Mar 26, 2016 6:38 AM by Rayzer

Holy cow Flow just retire already. Flow keeps popping up in franchise I don't want them to. They did have that memorable JIBUN WO, but their Cha La Head Cha La was dreadful, an abomination. I'd be happier if they had the game OP's singer do another song (or reuse the same).

Ufotable is a bit of a gamble. Hopefully it's 2-cour, as 1-cour is always a miss when it comes to video game adaptations.

Mar 26, 2016 2:35 AM by ZetaZaku

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