Ufotable Working On Tales of Xillia Anime Footage

By Ishaan . December 18, 2010 . 3:28pm

 

Anime studio, Ufotable, have bagged another high-profile game to which they’ll be lending their services in the FMV department — Anime News Network report that they’re working on the recently announced Tales of Xillia.

 

Ufotable have made quite the name for themselves recently. They worked on the anime footage for God Eater Burst and have also been signed on to work on the Black Rock Shooter RPG by Imageepoch.

 

This isn’t the first time Ufotable have been involved with the Tales of franchise either. In 2007, they worked on a four-part OVA series based on Tales of Symphonia.

 

Why this sudden interest in contracting work to Ufotable? A few weeks ago, one of our readers and I speculated over Twitter that it might have something to do with their work on Type-Moon’s popular Kara no Kyoukai, which will be seeing an English-subtitled Blu-Ray boxset in February.

 

Kara no Kyoukai has become so popular, in fact, that the final chapter of the series will be played in Japanese theatres at 9PM each day from this weekend until December 24th.


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  • androvsky

    I thought the general consensus was they’re cheaper than Production IG.

    Btw, nice try on the hinting at a possible localization, but you know it’ll hurt more than it helps. ;)

  • Ereek

    Hopefully the in-game animation quality ends up a bit better than Vesperia’s. That went through quality spikes constantly. Some movies were great, others were absolutely horrid. Even the opening movie has spikes.

    I’ve not tries Graces, so perhaps that was better?

    • Scrooge_McDuck

      I don’t about about the cutscene animation, but the Graces’ opening animation is the worst out of all Tales mothership titles.

    • HarryHodd

      Animation is not that great in Graces f. Kinda blocky at times during cutscenes.

  • malek86

    So we can expect a claymation ending? Nice.

  • FHOIW

    Whenever Kara no Kyoukai is mentioned, I get all happy. Can’t wait for my copy of the Blu-Ray box!

    • mach

      Why would anyone pay $400 for something like that. Even if I liked the movies, I’d refuse to buy them on principle. Pricing like that is just exploitive.

      • CoolChibi

        Because people have the right to buy whatever they want at any price. The pricing is to prevent reverse-importation. They HAVE to price it that high if its going to release here that closely to the Japanese release. (Plus, its pretty much essentially an import. Aniplex is just cutting out the middle man for people who want to import it.) Why risk the already secure Japanese market for an unstable American one?

      • SolidusSnake

        You could say that about any entertainment product. There are people in many countries who struggle to get by on a daily basis but none of us have a problem with shelling out 50-60 bucks for a new game. Of course we don’t NEED games, manga or anime dvds to survive, so how is it exploitative? People will pay whatever they believe them to be worth.

      • FHOIW

        Because I’m a huge Kara no Kyoukai fan, and I like supporting the people who made it. 400 dollars may be a lot, but if you think about all that comes with it, the seven movies in Blu-Ray format, the final chapter, the remix of the 6 movies, the special program and the visual book, I think it’s a somewhat fair price.

      • Hraesvelgr

        CoolChibi already covered most of it, but that’s the cost of having anime released sooner in America. I don’t really support charging the same price as they do in Japan, but hey, that’s what happens when the releases are that close to each other.

    • http://www.facebook.com/keishenra Kyle D. Johnson

      You mean… the $600 Boxset?

      • FHOIW

        The US is cheaper and comes at 400 dollars. And it’s even subtitled. Aww yeah

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        My exact reaction xD

  • HarryHodd

    Man I couldn’t be more excited for this game. Will be interesting to see all the pieces come together.

  • Day2Day

    Honestly, it looks fantastic even without the FMVs…

  • CoolChibi

    Ufotable is getting really well known as of late. I’m happy for them and want to see more actual TV/Movie anime from them. They’re so high quality.

  • PrinceHeir

    wow at i think there’s a new tag system(or it was featured in some of the last games?)

    shame will never see this in wetern shores maybe namco may have a change of heart?

  • shion16

    kara no kyoukai movies *¬*

  • http://www.facebook.com/Robborboy Paul ‘Chinny’ Chinn

    Not IG? Well that is upsetting….

  • joesz

    Wow I went away for a while and all of this happened…

    I wanna hear more about the characters!

  • joesz

    Wow I went away for a while and all of this happened…

    I wanna hear more about the characters!

  • Chaheezor

    This makes me happy, ufotable are bloody amazing. First work of theirs I saw was 2×2=Shinobuden and from there…pure gravy

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