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For prior conversation in anticipation of the show, please see /forumtopic-931071/tales-of-zestiria-the-x-anticipation



http://myanimelist.net/anime/30911/Tales_of_Zestiria_the_X

Preview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0wkfRiQKRQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9PJGxaXBpA

Plot Summary


Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says "long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim" and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.

One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword embedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts away calamity from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—

And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.



Available on Funimation.
http://www.funimation.com/shows/tales-of-zestiria-the-x/home

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You edged this in a tiny bit early. Please don't do it again.
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And so it begins. While I have been playing games from the Tales series, I have yet to play Zestiria so I am coming into this series blind about this game.

Episode 1

This episode focuses on Princess Alisha as she's out to find Clemm, and then she gets attacked by some masked fighters. So they travel into a valley where a black mist has always been there but was only noticeable recently. As then they find Clemm, the mist becomes violent as the balance has been thrown out of whack and a vortex is tearing up the land, while Alisha loses her retainers in the storm. And then a dragon awakens. So that was a prologue here seeing that it's all about Alisha and Sorey doesn't show up until later. Anyway, that was just depressing there, and certainly she has quite a tough task ahead of her. Ufotable comes through with some great visual quality that they are known for. I found it dull, but I'll wait and see what happens once the real story starts next week before passing judgment.
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So the anime is going original from what it looks like, that makes me more excited about it. Also, I spy characters from other tales games in the OP.

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Episode 1

Went into this show blind. Haven't played the game before but I have seen the OVA awhile ago.

Meanwhile, I think the animation is glorious. The story though..it feels a bit messy. It just feels a lot is happening while it looks like there's a catastrophic event that causes trouble for Clemm and the others. Sorey doesn't even show up so idk how to feel about that. While I think it does establish the setting of the show, the story really needs to be explained better later on. Good action and music though. I thought episode was alright but still felt like it dropped the story in the middle of nowhere for viewers.

Music is nice though.


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Damn, this looked good. I mean, it's ufotable so that's to be expected, but this was just gorgeous from the first frame. Story does seem a little messy so far but they did label this as a prologue so that's not too surprising. Better than I expected it to be so far, and definitely one I'll be watching this season.
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OK this is odd. CR doesn't have it. Checked funimationnow (UK) says 3rd July 3.30pm BST for premiere daisuki has the pages but not available.
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I liked the first episode but I also like Arslan and the knight period. This has a King Arthur style to it with sword stuck in rock and a new dragon with a evil mist hanging in the sky. I keep waiting for a Merlin figure to show up? Lots of action all around the princess but of course she is only survivor so far and entire town is leveled. I will be watching more so far lots of action.
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it's also playing on the daisuki website
http://www.daisuki.net/ca/en/anime/detail.TalesofZestiliatheX.html

Thought the first eps isn't up yet..
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I have to admit to being in the dark on what's going on due to the lack of world building but I also have not played the game so I'm a behind the curve. However, this is an Ufotable series and I'm going to have faith that like Fate they'll flesh things out as the series progresses.

I like the Princess. She seems both capable and caring. However, I'm trying very, very hard not to picture Darkness since they share the same VA and both are knights of a sort. Though the cross-over fan art imagery is already running rampant through my head.
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stark700 wrote:

Episode 1

Went into this show blind. Haven't played the game before but I have seen the OVA awhile ago.

Meanwhile, I think the animation is glorious. The story though..it feels a bit messy. It just feels a lot is happening while it looks like there's a catastrophic event that causes trouble for Clemm and the others. Sorey doesn't even show up so idk how to feel about that. While I think it does establish the setting of the show, the story really needs to be explained better later on. Good action and music though. I thought episode was alright but still felt like it dropped the story in the middle of nowhere for viewers.

Music is nice though.




It seems to be taking place before the OVA that you watched. Like a background ep of how the age of chaos began. I beat the game so I have a bit more understanding, but I agree that it seemed a little all over the place and didn't flow well.


What gets me freaking out is that ED at the very end of the ep that shows Velvet: the main character from Tales of Berseria!!!!

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I just remembered that Matsuki Miyu died last year. I wonder who they are going to get to do the white haired chick, forgot her name.
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Need to see this later, but looks like ufotable is going straight to the bank again, shesh the animation gifs I have seen are absurd.
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Seems like, same as Berserk, they were in too much of a rush to set the groundwork for everything afterwards. If the story slows down then it will be enjoyable. Unlike Berserk, the graphics look amazing though. I'll stick with it for a while.
Posted 7/3/16

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stark700 wrote:

Episode 1

Went into this show blind. Haven't played the game before but I have seen the OVA awhile ago.

Meanwhile, I think the animation is glorious. The story though..it feels a bit messy. It just feels a lot is happening while it looks like there's a catastrophic event that causes trouble for Clemm and the others. Sorey doesn't even show up so idk how to feel about that. While I think it does establish the setting of the show, the story really needs to be explained better later on. Good action and music though. I thought episode was alright but still felt like it dropped the story in the middle of nowhere for viewers.

Music is nice though.




It seems to be taking place before the OVA that you watched. Like a background ep of how the age of chaos began. I beat the game so I have a bit more understanding, but I agree that it seemed a little all over the place and didn't flow well.


What gets me freaking out is that ED at the very end of the ep that shows Velvet: the main character from Tales of Berseria!!!!



Yeah I feel as though this is all leading up to the point where Sorey and Mikleo first find Alisha in the dungeon in the beginning of the game or in the OVA (whichever anyone reading this has seen) I was also pretty confused too at first because nothing really seemed to be making sense so I hope they just start following the actual story from here and up.

Velvet showing up really tripped me out too, that's the main reason I came to the discussion to see if anyone understands why. Idk anything about Bersia but could the two be linked somehow?

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