Tales of Zestiria the X

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Tales of Zestiria the X
Can mankind and the seraphim coexist peacefully?

Plot

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.

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Community Reviews

Breathtaking visuals but only scratches the surface

7/10

Ufotable's breathtaking and epic visuals really brings a cinematic feel to the world that is brought to us in: Tales of Zestiria the X.

This is a nice journey of Sorey - the birth of a new Shepherd, and him helping to unite the Seraphim's powers through his companions: Mikleo, Lailah and Edna. The combat scenes of Sorey having to purify the helions tainted by malevolence were outstanding and really immersive.

My only critique with this title is the character relationships are quite shallow. Although you can really feel Sorey's urge to help others as a Shepherd and princess Alisha's strong conviction with a heart of gold, it feels these characters don't open up to each other enough. Or if they try to, they suddenly get interrupted!!

Overall this is a great fantasy title that has piqued my interest in the Tales of Zestiria franchise! If that was their objective with this adaptation, then it certainly worked on me. Really looking forward to a confirmed Season 2 of this title.


- Breathtaking awesome visuals in a beautiful and immersive world
- Combat scenes really immersive
- Outstanding cinematic soundtrack
- Alisha Diphda is cute and elegant!


- Presumably due to being a game adaption, there is some odd pacing between exposition and action scenes
- Overall pacing feels rushed

AKA: テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス
Aired: Jul 10, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016
Episodes: 12

Average Rating:  7/10 (1)

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