Tales of Zestiria TV Special Anime Announced At Tales of Festival 2014

By Sato . May 31, 2014 . 3:31am


The annual Tales of Festival just started in Japan, and Bandai Namco already had plenty of new Tales of Zestiria stuff to announce, starting with a first look at an upcoming TV special anime for the game. Here’s the show’s first trailer:



While details are scarce at the moment, it sounds like the TV special that will air sometime before the game is released. Animation studio ufotable will be in charge of production.




Additionally, the band “Superfly” will also be doing the theme songs for the Tales of Zestiria anime. More details on the anime will be revealed in the near future.

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  • Astraye

    Not sure if happy or not.

  • Anesia Hunter

    does this game really need an anime to promote it?

    • Samsara09

      well,this game is the 20th anniversary,you know.

    • Firekitty

      Why not? It’s just one more cool thing for fans to enjoy.

      more cool stuff is always better, as long as it doesn’t descend into, weird, random stuff like soap holders with figures of the characters in swimsuits on them (EVANGELION).

  • Why not Xillia? 1 or 2….

    • DyLaN

      Its a TV special to promote Zestiria, not an adaptation of Xillia/2.

      • Kornelious

        I would actually like a Xillia anime…It seems to be a better Idea since, you know the game has been out for a while :P

        • DyLaN

          I honestly wouldn’t mind another Tales anime series as long as its done well. And Xillia anime with Ufotable sounds awesome.

        • Samsara09

          Xillia is the 15th.I think they should…but I think they are occupied now.

  • Rose Spinoza


  • Christopher C

    The Vesperia anime was good (1hr special). I don’t know about The Abyss anime or the ToS one (was there even one?). I did watch some of The Abyss abridged anime. Black Mieu FTW!

  • Saphiren

    Crying right now. Tears of joy.
    Ufotable and Bamco <3

  • Why not? Especially if it’s BEFORE the game is released, I don’t see anything wrong with it.

  • Sacchan

    ufotable as animation studio? dayuuum. it’s going to be great!

  • Ping92

    Reminds me of the VC3 OVA.

  • Kornelious

    …They are making an Anime for a game that’s not even released yet? Well i’m gonna assume that it is a prequel to the game because I would really like to watch it without experiencing the entire game before I get it X(

    • DyLaN

      Frm what the trailer show, its seems like the TV special will be a clip show ver of the early parts of Zestiria.

      • Kornelious

        Well I at least hope it doesn’t air until around the time the game releases……
        Also i think Slay looks much better without the mantle, though he also looks more normal.

    • Samsara09

      probably a prequel.Especially because Slay isn’t with that coat,mantle,whatever it is called.

      • DyLaN

        The mantle can be removed in-game as well, so….

  • Higashi no Ame 東の雨

    You guys should remember that this is Tv special meaning a special episode, not entire anime series. (Damn, I want a series~!)

    • Samsara09

      this is the 20th anniversary.Also,I doubt just one episode is gonna cut it.i think it will be 5-10.

      • God

        Probably 1, since it’s gonna release (probably) before the game, i think they are gonna cover only the first hours of gameplay, that way they won’t spoil the game.

  • Raltrios

    I love ufotable’s work. They never fail to impress.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • Hopefully this will be like the Vesperia OVA which took place before the game’s story.

  • HerosLight

    I’d watch the special episode as long as it’s out before the game, which probably won’t.

    Would watch regardless.

  • KnifeAndFork

    If only the 3D character models of Tales games looked as alive as their 2D counterparts

  • MSJ

    Tales + Ufotable..YES PLEASE!

  • bluegarigari

    Why did I just picture Suikoden from watching the trailer

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