Tales of Zestiria’s Edna Is A Heavenly Being Like Miclio

By Ishaan . March 12, 2014 . 8:30am

The upcoming issue of Shonen Jump magazine in Japan reveals a new character for Tales of Zestiria—Edna. Anime News Network reports that Edna will be voiced by Misato Fukuen, and is designed by Minoru Iwamoto.


Edna is a heavenly being like Miclio and is described as a sharp-tongued girl that fights using a parasol.


She likes to make people anxious with the things she says, and states that she dislikes humans. She isn’t a trusting person and keeps her guard up.


Tales of Zestiria is in development for the PlayStation 3.

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  • Timovisch

    Awesome can’t wait to hear more about the game!

    Anyway … waiting on Xillia 2 release date too. ^_^

  • GH56734

    Fights using a parasol?
    … Looks similar to Future Kagura from Gintama.

  • X_Bacon

    Ok, found my waifu.

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Which lasts until you find a new one in other game? XD

      • X_Bacon

        I have one in each game. :3

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Haha, fair enough. One in each ”world”. ˇˇ

        • Demeanor

          Just out of curiosity, who are your waifus in the various Tales games? XD

          • X_Bacon

            Hahaha, I haven’t played that many Tales titles myself, but let’s see…
            Sheena and Pascal are my all-time favorites in the series, Tear is a close second, Rutee and Arche right after. I still haven’t decided if I like Milla or Leia more.

  • We’ve got the Young Hero (Slay), the Childhood Friend (Miclio), the Love Interest (Alicia), and now what may appear to be The Traitor character.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Lol, classic Tales of cast.

      • I think we need now the Old Wise Guy and the Little Cute Girl.

        • Superior Spider-Man

          What about the busty one?

          • Is she usually her own character? Tear was the busty one and the love interest. Might be different in the other tales games I didn’t play lol

          • Superior Spider-Man

            Symphonia = Sheena
            Abyss = Tear
            Vesperia = Judith
            Xillia = Milla

            Graces was the combo breaker….

          • Bobby Jennings

            Emeraude had some decent breasts. She wasn’t playable but she did join the party at one point.

            Also for Xillia I’d give that to Presa over Milla.

          • Tienron

            Phantasia = Mint
            Destiny = Mary
            Eternia= No one on the party, SHEZEL
            Destiny 2= they were all really young ~_~
            Symphonia = sheena
            Legendia = Grune
            Rebirth= Hilda
            abyss= tear
            Vesperia= judith
            graces= Victoria
            Xillia= presa

          • Wappuli

            But the youngest female in Destiny 2 was Reala, and she was the same as Tear(16), so they weren’t really especially young for a Tales of-game.
            But yea, there still wasn’t really any busty lady in Destiny 2.

        • Samsara09

          what if Edna is the “Old Wise Guy”?And tecnically,Edna is also the “Little Cute Girl”

      • Andar

        I feel like we could make a fun listing like this.

        I’m partial to the Tales ‘Suave Guy’ archetype. You know, that guy in the party who knows just what to say, especially to the ladies…only to have it run on him later. Also always carries a deep, dark secret (typical of Tales characters in general, but this character especially). Bonus points if they know a lot about what should be lands that are foreign to them, citing travel guides or potential vacation spots as references (and most of them do that too).

    • JustThisOne

      Traitor character? Nah, not yet. Isn’t shady enough.

      • God I hope we can skip this plot device for one installment.

        • JustThisOne

          Maybe! Sometimes, it’s not really a huge part of the plot. Just a sad tale for the bleeding hearts, y’know? So maybe it’ll be a background thing.

          • What? Really?

            = Symphonia has two of them (one canon, the other just tragic)
            = Xillia has, like, 5 betrayals by the *same*person*!!
            = Vesperia had a major villain because of this, and on of your party members also questions his loyalties as well.
            = Tales of Graces had two villains befriend you then turn on you (one more than the other, however).
            = Tales of Eternia played its betrayal by making him an “hero in disguise” at the end.
            = Destiny has a character who got a role in the 2nd game to redeem himself from the first time around (and ever so appropriately renamed for it).
            = The “smallest” betrayal was probably Tales of the Abyss, where Guy had a chance to turn *everything* around and another party member who actually went through with it (albeit for a small, small period of time).

          • JustThisOne

            Alright, case and point.

            Maybe after a point I just felt like they didn’t have an impact, so it seemed like it wasn’t a huge part of the plot anymore, haha. :>

          • Naw I agree there. But the games really like having that “betrayal episode” even if it’s not worked into the “grand finale”. It’s almost sweet if you think of Tales games as this “videogame anime”

          • I’ve only played Abyss and Xillia… wow, it really is a plot point…

      • Maybe it’s the plot twist!!! Haha.

    • Samsara09

      We are gonna judge it just because of a description?You are betting too much on the supposed “predictability” of the cast in tales of.This increases the chance you will be caught by a surprise plot point in this game,without need.

      Also,why are people being so quick to try to fish out the traitor,we don’t know the full cast…first Mikurio,now Edna is the traitor,will the next caracter be called a traitor too?They are jumping the gun.

      There is no guarantee there will be a traitor in this game …just as there is no guarantee that there will be just one,for vesperia and symphonia had 2…or even that the traitor is purposely predictable from the get go,like Alvin

      • …it’s a joke. I’m not criticising it. You’re looking way too much into it. Hell, I can’t wait for this to release.

    • Kornelious

      Looks like someone beat me to the trope listing X(

    • Which is sad for Alicia, because I hate characters that are designated love interests and especially for female characters; the cast isn’t even complete and her role is obvious. It’d be cool if the game bucks that, but we know it won’t.

      I do wonder what roles will be filled out from here on though~.

      • Slayven19

        Tales doesn’t always have a love interest though, symphonia and vesperia didn’t have one.

        • Symphonia doesn’t count. . .? I kinda thought it did, but I suppose it isn’t canon. x’D

          Being a love interest isn’t necessarily a problem though, just how overwhelmingly it can consume their role in the party is poor and obnoxious.

      • Shippoyasha

        Just being a romantic interest shouldn’t meant they’re automatically bad characters though. It all depends on how the dynamic and the writing works with the character.

        • Don’t get me wrong, I do agree. I enjoy romance and inherently nothing is wrong with a designated love interest, but it doesn’t go that well 80% of the time.

          • Shippoyasha

            Yeah. I’m just saying that a character being a cliche is no excuse to make them bland. For example, Tifa from FF7 was the perfect way to do a childhood friend cliche in a very meaningful way. Maybe they need to butt heads with the romantic interest archetype until they get it right.

          • I agree, it isn’t an excuse. x’D

            As of now, I really enjoy Alicia’s design and personality, but I already feel the incoming romance aspect – and I could enjoy it the way I did Luke and Tear, Stahn and Rutee and other such pairings. Or it could be fairly obnoxious like the pairings I dislike in the series (that are also a bit obvious).

            It’s just what being a love interest (or some of the other cliches) ends up doing to that character’s personality, storylines and general role in the story.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    hrm…kinda a bit miffed that we now have two people that can’t be seen by others. Kinda ruins the novelty of it.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Well, they can be seen if they possess someone, which will likely happen, if it hadn’t already. But I’m sure there will be some plot item early on that makes them visible to at least the main group.

    • DesmaX

      PLOT TWIST: They’re all fabrications of Slay mind

      • Kai2591

        dat plot twist.

    • beepboopity

      I could be wrong but…I think more divine people will be joining the party. If elements are anything to go by, we are missing the fire and wind characters (miclio, water; edna, earth)

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        Either way, having characters that can’t interact with each other just seems like a rather big wall to the wonderful character interactions this series is known for. If the girl’s the only one who ends up not being able to see this race, then that’ll work out sorta, but will also just cause things to be very awkward.

      • neocatzon

        If your guess is right, I’m curious if we can create a party of invisible people. Those monsters won’t know what hit them. Or pseudo one man army (Slay might look badass this way).

  • Rean

    The hair color, head band, and some other parts remind me a lot of Leia

  • Mind0105A

    Love at first sight. I guess this is what my current feeling means.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    When i see Mikurio or miclio I suddenly don’t know why I think of “Faize Shifa Beleth” from Star Ocean The Last Hope.

    • Revorse

      Faize was the best. I really enjoyed his character.

      • Timovisch

        He was one of my favourite characters in that game. And the other favourite character of mine was unplayable. -_-

        • Kornelious

          Yes! Faize rules :)

          • Lelouch Vi Britannia

            It was sad to see him Betray Edge and crew but in the trade off you got Arumat who’s the one character I played as for the remainder of the game.

          • Kornelious

            True, but I was kinda still routing for Faize at that point, mostly because I really, really, really, really, REALLY hate Edge >:(

          • Aw, Edge wasn’t that bad, aside from Despair Mode lol.

          • Revorse

            Yea I was rooting for Faize.

          • Samsara09

            Arumat was a behemoth,I really love scythe users.

          • Crimson_Cloud

            Man I loved Arumat. It’s rare in the games where I replace main character with someone else but here I did with ease. He was such a badass.

            I also loved Myuria, Spent hours to check every inch in order not to miss her event, only to learn that there were no waifu selection this time around. Bummer…

        • Ultima-X

          Yeah, him and that scythe guy.

      • Ultima-X

        Shame for happened to him though.

    • Samsara09

      Maybe because Mikurio is just like Faize,the intelectual and calm caracter that acts as a way to balance the main protagonist’s impulsiveness.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I keep thinking of Lelouch vi Brittania.

  • harmonyworld

    She’s got big boots despite being small though
    so cute :3

    • NeptuniasBeard

      I read that as “boobs” at first lol

      • Kai2591

        same here.

      • X_Bacon

        Freud was right.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    So, Polka’s taken a level in badass!

  • beepboopity

    She doesn’t look like a Tales character very much, but I think that’s because I’m used to Fujishima’s designs of lolis…love the fact that she fights with a parasol though.

    • kaotron

      well, Genis from symphonia had a ball and stick toy(forgot the name).

      So i’m guessing she’s either a mage/support-ish type, if not it’ll be weird to see her make whacking combos with a parasol

      • beepboopity

        omg I looked it up because I honestly never knew what that thing was, I always though it looked like a child’s toy called “balero” that my parents played when they were children. (turns out it IS a balero, but the japanese version one, called kendama)

        On another note, I think parasol it’s perfect weapon for wacking, but maybe that’s just me!

        • kaotron

          oh yeah, that’s what it was called, I was thinking of ball in a cup for some reason or that paddle ball toy.

          btw, so far edna looks and sounds like another Rita(vesperia), so it’ll be pretty funny if they made her another offense type mage

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Mikurio or Miclio for some reason gets me thinking of “Feize” from Star Ocean The Last Hope. Must be cause he’s probably another Leon Magnus for all we know.

  • Wow another derivative design (like Slay was seen as). This is basically an alternate dimension Leia from Xillia. :P

    Cute enough…but. Ah well, I also really dig the yellow colour scheme. Very bright, very pretty.

  • Cute. BUT I need a female character with big bo-, I meant the femme fatale type, you know.

    • It’s a Tales game. You’ll probably get one and have victory poses, skits, or a hot spring scene where the game makes a big deal about it.

    • My thoughts exactly

    • Crimson_Cloud

      She will be there, as a last party member. Why don’t they give us a reverse once in a while? Some teasing and naughty busty beauty as the main girl. ˇˇ

      • kaotron

        yeah, I get tired of the same tales formula too having the same male main character with a sword for every single game.

        I wouldnt mind having something different like a female protag or at least make the main character a mage instead but that’ll never happen…

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Well, there was Senel who used fists from Tales of Legendia. That was refreshing, although overshadowed by main female who constantly needed to be saved. I want more rough and tougher females as leads honestly, if anything. :/

          • kaotron

            yeah, I really liked how different senel was from the rest. It really sucked though that legendia was made in the 2d linear battle sys days since it’d be cooler to play with his throws in a current battle system.

            and yeah, Shirley was too much of a damsel in distress(and what was with her only being playable after the end game?)

          • Pyrotek85

            Personally I always thought of Chloe as the female lead more so than Shirley.

            It’s a shame, I really liked Legendia overall, but I feel like gameplay was rather weak. I know it’s not as well liked but I wouldn’t mind if they overhauled it someday.

          • kaotron

            yeah, I feel that it should at least get remade like tales hearts for the vita with a current 3d battle system.

            since symphonia and abyss were my first tales games going back to a 2d system like phantasia felt like a tedious downgrade in comparison.

          • Pyrotek85

            For some reason I can go back and play ToP and still enjoy it, but Legendia didn’t feel quite right, I can’t put my finger on it. I didn’t have that problem with Abyss afterwards either.

          • kaotron

            Yeah, I can still go back and play phantasia/destiny and still enjoy it too but for some reason after playing and getting too used to the upgraded battle systems like in graces and xillia, the older ones feel way too slow for me.

          • Pyrotek85

            The responsiveness does feel off, not quite sluggish but it did feel delayed to me too.

          • kaotron

            so far gracesf has my favorite battle system out of all the tales game so far. The speed, sidestep quick dodge, AB modes, cc-points(instead of TP)etc..

            After beating gracesf I played abyss again and it felt really off even though I loved it the first time.

        • sd28

          jude and ludger say hi also millia

          • kaotron

            yeah, and I missed senel too(as crimson said).

            But xillia’s is kind of a weird exception for me since it has two main supporting character…

  • Slickyslacker

    Huh. That’s curious.

    I see they’re going for more minimalistic and purist designs on the characters’ outfits, for Zestiria. Compared to how flamboyant nearly every other character in the series has been clothed, I guess we’re going to get even more out of the DLC costumes in this one.

    • JustThisOne

      .-. Y-You mean, in-game costumes. Y’know, the ones we can unlock, r-right?

      • Slickyslacker

        B-but of course! Bamco wouldn’t dare prey upon its fans’ vulnerabilities…

  • Kai2591

    I like her art.

    • Audie Bakerson

      Me too. The fact that the designer CAN make a character without belt overload just makes the others worse though.

  • 하세요

    Surprised I didn’t see any “No capes!” comments yet.

  • kaotron

    …it looks like alot of people were right about that “incoming” loli.

  • Slayven19

    She looks like a smaller version of leia. Oh well loli is covered and a unique weapon is covered.

  • Kornelious

    So we are going with the Tsudere Loli this time eh Bamco? I like her design though. So far we have the Spiky haired Protagonist, the Heroine/love interest, The childhood terse friend, and the tsudere loli….I wonder if we’re gonna have 6 or 8 characters this time around?

    • kaotron

      yup, tsundere loli’s, it doesn’t get anymore trope-ish than that…

      …i hope it’s not another rita

      • Aimmi

        You don’t like Rita?

        • kaotron

          she was fine actually. I just don’t like how overused/cliche it is…

    • Pyrotek85

      In all fairness, isn’t any character going to fall into a stereotype or trope, at least to some degree?

    • Hikari Langley

      Likely it’s gonna be around eight, I can see each artist making two characters. And I’m not sure if she counts as Tsundere yet. Sharp tongue isn’t tsundere status.

  • ivanchu77

    Is…is this a trap ? >_>

    • XiaomuArisu

      If yes…..Still cute

    • Aimmi

      You’re profile pic just makes your comment wonderful.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Looks like Alice’s parasol weapon got promoted to the good side.

  • Her character design is very beautiful. Even though she sounds a bit rough around the edges, I think I’m going to like her. I’m looking forward to seeing how each character acts in action.

  • artemisthemp

    She look like one of the twins from Date A Live Season 2

  • MrTyrant

    Well she looks both elegant and pretty. I like her.

  • DyLaN

    Miculio character page with voice clips.

    > Lol @ Miku in the link.

    More voice clips have been added for Slay and Alisha.

    More setting stuff.

    As for Edna, she looks pretty good. Simple and elegant. Not sure abt her personality though.

    • HerosLight

      Oh I absolutely love Ai Kayano’s voice for Alicia. Reminds me of Kikaijima from Medaka Box.

  • MitsukiIX

    Siliconeria pls… Miclio? i thought the offical romanization was Mikurio

    • Wappuli

      They are doing the same for every other character too you know, and there’s nothing wrong with it.
      Mikurio is just a direct romanization of the katakana, there isn’t any “official” one yet.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Loving every character design and personality so far and the game looks stunning. CAN’T WAIT!

    • kaotron

      i like all of the designs so far besides slay’s cape/robe/poncho thingy, but I’m just happy that this game already has a confirmed localization

      • Wappuli

        And they have already show that the cape can be removed.

        • kaotron

          yeah, I saw it too, I hope it’s a perma changed like luke’s haircut and not just some dlc-ish costume change..

          • Suriel Cruz

            I saw it this way… Slay began without it and after he complete some kind of trial, he learn it, therefore a new title and so the title will change your costume or hopefully it will have a costume edit… besides you can add some accessories around the character in Tales of Xillia, so that may give you and idea. I don’t think it will be a DLC costume, since is an IN-GAME costume. DLC is for new costumes or just cameo costumes.

          • kaotron

            well, if the options there I’ll probably play the whole game without that cape. besides that, I’ve never cared much for dlc costumes.

            I miss the old days when you had to unlock things instead of just buying them with real money.

        • Link? I never saw this…

      • Zuhri69

        What are you talking about. Slay’s cape/robe/poncho thingy is the best thing there is!!!! On a more serious note, the character design so far has been marvelous.

        • kaotron

          I guess it’s not all that bad(it’ll take a while to get used to) but for some reason it really reminds me of collete clothes…

          • Zuhri69

            Now that you mention it…hey. At any rate, it reminds me more of the sage in Naruto. That’s why I like it.

          • kaotron

            yeah, someone made a joke that slay’s design looks like a combination of lloyd, collete and jude from xillia while miclio looks like he beat up hubert from graces and stole his clothes..

  • KaiYamato

    Same designer who drew Kannono. :3

  • Yan Zhao

    Reminds me of Alice from Touhou, instant favorite character :3

  • Hikari Langley

    Yes, I was waiting for the loli of this game to be announced~ Hype level on!

  • HerosLight

    Fukuen Misato!

    I only recognize her because she voiced Eve in Black Cat.

  • Fox

    I really hope they don’t fail to localize this game because it’ll probably be coming out 15+ months after the start of PS4 gen in NA.

    • Jesse

      They’ve already confirmed we’ll be getting it. ^^

    • DragKudo

      IIRC this game is having a worldwide release.

  • Death Saved

    im guessing she is going to partner up with the knight girl to give access to special abilities.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    She could either be a kuudere or a tsundere based on that description. Either way, I’m interested. ;)

  • Tan65 .

    Can’t wait to see some gameplay.

  • Waifu?

  • xavier axol

    why can’t she be the main character in the game as well as the pretty blue headed boy? (>_<)'

  • KazukiNanbu

    i hope this game has multiples endings and let you choose which girl you want so everyone can be happy n_n

  • Alestaos

    She looks intresting, i wonder will we ever see again a person whos Artes basically summon Effrett, Undine, Sylph etc like Milla did in the prologue in Xillia before she lost them. I think it would be an intresting mechanic with there battle system. Especially since with Milla you saw them summoned as the arte happened it wasnt as fancy as a FF summon and i kinda like how it was done with Milla.

    I do like how theres more variation in character desgin in Zestiria.

  • Her personality sounds fun, and I like parasol fighters.

    The design however. . . I dislike it, but the art and design themselves feel a bit bland. Has the artist worked on a Tales game before?

    • beepboopity

      Thanks god I’m not the only one. Everybody’s been praising her design, but to be honest, there’s something bothering me too. I think she looks too modern to this supposed medieval setting. Seriously, her clothes would have been perfect for xillia or xillia 2 but she just…doesn’t fit like previous characters did. I know I’m going to love her to bits, but first chance I get to change those clothes, they’re gone.

      He worked on Radiant mythologies, I believe.

      • That was not my initial problem with her design, but that is a good point! I totally feel it now.

        Ahh! I feel bad now for forgetting those titles.

  • chroma816

    Cute, and her personality seems the type that I like.

    I hope her script isn’t ruined in translation.

  • s07195

    Like the design, can’t wait for the game. :D
    Wait, I haven’t even finished Xillia 1! :o

    I wonder if there will be a summoner in this game…?

  • awat

    ”She dislikes humans” *thumbs up* LOL

  • Kuromadou

    so the cast shall filled with “invisible creatures” !? poor Alicia D:

    • DyLaN

      The typical tales ring maybe? :P

  • Aimmi

    Tsundere bait. I can see it already.

  • Asuna Ilano

    K-Kanonno!? No wait, sorry my mistake. But she does kinda look like her for me.

    • s07195

      She does, doesn’t she? XD
      If only her hair was pink…

  • CirnoLakes

    My favourite character! I’m knew they would finally show a character that I really like!

    I like her a lot. I can’t wait until this game is released.

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