Meet Tales of Hearts R’s New Playable Character, Garad Grinas

By Ishaan . November 21, 2012 . 11:32am

New Tales of Hearts R party member, Garad Grinas, is the highlight of screenshots shared by today. As previously reported, Garad accompanies Shing to help stop the Despir disease. He wields an axe and machete in battle.



Garad is 45 years old. Twenty years ago, he lost his wife and daughter to the Despir disease. Kohak reminds Garad of his departed daughter and he notices that Kohak too is infected by Despir. He decides to travel with Shing to save Kohak and eradicate the disease.


More screenshots can be found at the link above. Tales of Hearts R will be released in Spring 2013 for the PlayStation Vita.

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  • Brandon001

    lord please, just please let us get this.

    • Dimentionalist

      Make a blood sacrifice to Rich Bantegui and our chances will increase.

  • Ho HO! One new playable character means TWO new playable characters. This guy looks badass, and following “tales of” tradition, a new female character should be joining the fray too!

    • SirTeffy

       Uh, the other new character’s already been announced. It’s uh… not a girl, but possibly bishounen enough to count?

  • Oh god, the fanart. I can see it already… And I like it XD

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Thats a pretty wacky design.

    • Locklear93

       It really is.  It’s smack between hipster and pimp, which I hadn’t even realized were on the same line before.

      • 愛憎


  • MrTyrant

    He looks like a manly man also he has the same VA who did Ryouma Nagare in Getter Robo. My next main.

    • Pssh don’t spoil the plot twist!

    • sd28

      stoner sun shine please

    • puchinri

      He has Ryouma’s seiyuu~!? My love levels just shot up significantly for him.

  • Barrylocke89

    I just realized, Hisui/Jadeite Hearts doesn’t seem to wear his goggles now. Did this Garad fellow snatch them off of his face of something?

    • s07195

      Do you mean in battle or in the cutscenes? I’m sure he only wears them in battle…

      They’ve made a 3D model for Hisui before on the PSP, so it shouldn’t be that hard to make a model with Hisui wearing goggles.

      Perhaps it’s just an error?

      • Barrylocke89

        Oh yeah, now that you mention it, he DOES only wear the goggles in battle. That might explain it.

  • Yeah, he instantly made it to the top tier.

  • InfernoCommander

    That S-ax looking thing is something else.. I like it.

    • Robert Leonardi

      you mean the second pic ? lol no that’s just a monster juxtaposition to make it look like a saxophone

  • Prinnydoom

    Hmmmm i smell a malik impersonator >__<

  • sd28

    so malik fused with Richter  

  • puchinri

    I’m diggin his design~. The fridge-y background (and present to an extent) is meh, but cool looking character, look forward to seeing more of him.

  • Nitraion

    Malik has a brother :O

  • Hahaha, this is too awesome.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    you now, I wouldn’t mind that this guy would be the main in a tales game, he has style!
    Dam it Tales, why do you make so many styled old guys and not make them protagonist!? would be an interesting turn for a protagonist in this type of games.

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