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Final OVA Series of Tales of Symphonia Announced

by dtshyk
Jun 5, 2010 4:37 AM | 51 Comments
According to Game Spot Japan, the final OVA series of Tales of Symphonia titled "Tales of Symphonia The Animation: The United World Episode" was announced. The story of Lloyd and Colette will be concluded in this series. The final fourth volume of the ongoing series "Tethe'alla Episode" will be released this winter.

Source: Game Spot

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Insomnium said:
So have they decided to drop an ETA yet?

And by the way,
either of you seen the Tales of Vesperia Movie?


Looks like 23rd November is the release day on the first OVA according to MAL.

Ye, I've seen the movia. It was great and had some awesome animations in it. Truly worth a prequel to the game. ;]

Oct 27, 2011 9:31 PM by Kratos_Ortega

Waited like half a year for this! o__o

Oct 21, 2011 2:31 PM by Falcomster

I CANT WAIT

Oct 12, 2011 1:57 AM by Erje

Clous said:
(Would also make out with an otter for a KoR OVA/series. Legit)


Pictures or it didn't happen.

Anyway to stay on topic;

Akiko Shikata. A. F> GKGHJKDFD. HDFJFD. YAY.

Oct 12, 2011 1:44 AM by Amarise

ayh emil wa sbad but really made me hate the sequal was what they did to the characters from the first, plus i really dont give a crap about a sequal if i know its not cannon like KOR was,

i just know that in the end none of this ever happens so why care about it

the real sequal is the epilouge drama cd(sheena and zelos end up together *fangirl scream*) and lloyd and collete did too but ehh zelos and sheena is way more entertaining, dont get me wrong lloyd and collet eis a fine couple and all but it was kind aover before it started, form the very begining of the first game you knew they were already in love with eachother so there was no build up,

Aug 13, 2011 10:06 AM by longshoremanX

Richter saved KoR for me lol. I just love that guy. He single-handedly turned that game into one of my favorites! And I think KoR made me like some of the main characters like Lloyd and Colette a lot better.

Aug 13, 2011 10:02 AM by kaabi

I agree, I enjoyed KoR much better than the first, EVEN -- yes, even -- Emil as a protagonist. Ratatosk is a terrible character.

I would quite welcome a KoR anime, although I doubt it'd happen.

Aug 2, 2011 8:13 AM by cliothekira

So have they decided to drop an ETA yet?

And by the way,
either of you seen the Tales of Vesperia Movie?

Jul 16, 2011 5:16 PM by Insomnium

I actually prefer KoR over the original and think its a fantastic game. I think KoR gets alot of shit for its atrocious first hour of gameplay when emil is an unbelievably terrible protagonist which is a shame since it gets much, much better further on.


(Would also make out with an otter for a KoR OVA/series. Legit)

I kind of wish they just made the whole thing an actual series (See: Abyss) as opposed to OVA's since the story feels incredibly rushed in its OVA state but oh well. Atleast it gets an anime adaptation.

Feb 10, 2011 8:05 PM by Clous

Ousto said:
Lol yay another one.

I thought it would end with the current ova. So this is good...things won't be so rushed.

Though I wish they would have just given ToS a full tv series instead.


and ruin it with some low budget? No thank you!

Ova's tend to be big budget productions just like movies and usually they use the best voice actors and and hire a good production company and this series is definitely no exception. It has some high quality animation and good action scenes just like Kara no kyo kai, Tokyo revelations, and Karas.

Dec 4, 2010 11:30 AM by link9us

This is great, but if they were going to make all of this, they should've made a freakin 13 epi anime instead!!! gahhh!!~

Oct 12, 2010 9:21 PM by Shigeyama

this is awesome new...though i wonder if they will ever animate the dawn of a new world game...hmm..loved that game

Jul 8, 2010 5:26 PM by Denmark-Chan

108s9001 said:
_FawX_ said:
All this talk of ToS is pretty nostalgic. I might just plug in my old Gamecube sometime and replay this game.

Don't forget that ToS is still alive and has a _not so good_ sequel.


I actually liked the sequel it was a nice addition to the series :)

Jul 6, 2010 2:46 PM by BleakBurst

Sounds good.

Jun 16, 2010 5:59 AM by virgo_sama

I just hope this doesn't take 2 years to finish just like last time. Maybe then after this they can make a new anime or OVA of TOL or TOD.

Jun 15, 2010 12:49 AM by crystalangel23

Leninha said:
pandalin said:
(or heck, go back in time to play a prequel with the four seraphim - Kratos/Yuan/Mithos/Martel)
That would be SO awesome! *daydreams*
Seconding that

Jun 14, 2010 5:59 PM by adamantine

pandalin said:
(or heck, go back in time to play a prequel with the four seraphim - Kratos/Yuan/Mithos/Martel)


That would be SO awesome! *daydreams*

Jun 13, 2010 6:34 PM by Leninha

Before this turns into a flame war on ToS vs. ToS2, I think that everyone's entitled to their opinions. ┐(´д`)┌ I don't know how ToS2 could personally be better than ToS simply because without ToS, there would be no ToS2. ¬(゜~゜)Г *shrug*

To those who are interested in trying out the sequel, I'd say go for it. It's not my favorite sequel compared to other sequels to other RPGs, but it's still a sequel in its own right. You won't know if you enjoy it until you actually try it yourself. If you're that uncertain about it, then RENT the game first before purchasing it, but either way... please support Namco/Bandai. They don't release a lot of their games outside of Japan because of the lack of support! o(´^`)o The lack of sales for ToS2 originally hurt/affected the fact that they weren't bringing over the PS3 Vesperia remake to N.A. There are rumors circulating that they've reconsidered, but still. They blamed it on ToS2's lack of N.A. sales. :(

One thing's for sure... if you enjoy playing the Pokemon-type games, you'll more than likely enjoy this. That was one aspect I could have done without, personally, but I know it's part of the game play so I went along with it. I found Marta to be extremely annoying, but then again I can't stand her English voice actress. That alone killed it for me. <.< Maybe if I had a grasp of understanding the Japanese language, I would have enjoyed it more (more so for the menu and reading kanji, not so much for the speaking.) Emil was ok, but I enjoyed playing as Lloyd as the main hero. Maybe it was because he was OP and you could simply spam his combos like mad just by button mashing. <.< *guilty* Hehe. I guess Emil is just slightly more popular due to his dual personality (passive hero/anti-hero bi-polarity :P) since it's extremely popular with the younger fangirl crowd. ^^; Kratos is still and always will be my favorite character, though. (;¯‿¯)


Edit:
What I didn't care for story-wise in regards to ToS2 was how they gave the original characters the finger/backseat and introduced a whole new set of people with minimal character development. The original cast were changed into cameo fodder. I would have liked it more if the original cast were more involved. It just didn't feel like an actual "sequel" to me... but more of a side-story. I have nothing against introducing new characters into a story, or even make it take place in the future that the original cast become past heroes (or heck, go back in time to play a prequel with the four seraphim - Kratos/Yuan/Mithos/Martel), but how they did it in ToS2 was just a bit disappointing for me.

Jun 13, 2010 1:09 PM by pandalin

Yay this is good. More Symphonia is awesome.

Also, whatever. The sequel was tons better than the first, imo. I hope it gets animated, but I'm not banking on it.

Jun 13, 2010 12:01 PM by cliothekira

windy said:
YuenSan said:
Azure_Shockwave said:
KayChan4U said:
108s9001 said:
_FawX_ said:
All this talk of ToS is pretty nostalgic. I might just plug in my old Gamecube sometime and replay this game.

Don't forget that ToS is still alive and has a _not so good_ sequel.


....Sequel?

Oh right. THAT piece of mindless none canon garbage. I never considered that a sequel, or any continuation to the plot of Symphonia what so ever. Trash is trash after all.


Can I smack you? Symphonia 2 is good, why do you people hate it, I loved it~

I'm with you Azure, don't forgot MAL's comments on anime are pretty crappy. Hopefully they meant to end this OVA with that and start an OVA with ToS 2 with Emil later.
Preach it! :D


Lol. Not bloody likely. I assume they want their ratings to go UP, not down.

Jun 7, 2010 8:55 AM by KayChan4U

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