Tales of Zestiria the X

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (962)

Tales of Zestiria the X is a 2016-2017 anime television series that takes place in a fantasy world filled with magic, heroes, and demons. The show is based on the video game of the same name, developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment and the 15th main entry in the Tales series.

The story follows the adventures of Sorey (voiced by Robbie Daymond), a young man who has been raised by a tribe of magical beings called Seraphim. Sorey believes in a legend that says a great hero will arise and unite humans and Seraphim, thus bringing peace to the land. One day, he encounters a human girl named Alisha (voiced by Alexis Tipton) who is investigating strange occurrences related to the Seraphim. Sorey and Alisha become fast friends, and together with their companions, they decide to embark on a journey to uncover the mysteries of their world.

The series' animation is stunning, characterized by its rich and vibrant imagery. The colorful visuals and smooth animation are particularly effective in portraying the show's intricate battles and magical landscapes. The setting of the show is inspired by medieval Europe, with castles, knights, and kingdoms being some of the main features of the world. The music is also noteworthy, with a mix of epic orchestral and rock tracks that amplify the intensity and emotion of the series' key moments.

One of the unique aspects of the series is the bond between humans and Seraphim. In the world of Tales of Zestiria the X, humans cannot see or interact with the Seraphim unless they have a pure heart. This concept creates interesting dynamics between the characters and often leads to surprising twists and turns in the story. Throughout the series, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of friendship, trust, and loyalty.

The character development is well-done, and each character has their own personality and motivations. Sorey is a kind-hearted hero who takes on the role of protector and guide for his companions. Alisha is a determined and resourceful princess who refuses to back down from a fight. The other members of the group include Mikleo (voiced by Michael Johnston), a loyal Seraphim and Sorey’s best friend, and various other human warriors and magical creatures.

Tales of Zestiria the X is split into two seasons, the first of which mainly serves as a setup for the second. The first season introduces the characters and the world in which they live, as well as the overarching plot of the series. The second season delves deeper into the deeper mysteries of the world, including the rise of evil forces and the true nature of the legendary hero. The pacing of the series can be slow at times, but it is redeemed by its strong character development and engaging plot.

In conclusion, Tales of Zestiria the X is a visually stunning and emotionally engaging anime series that will appeal to fans of fantasy and adventure stories. The series balances action and drama well, while also exploring themes of friendship, trust, and loyalty. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is filled with twists and turns that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Overall, Tales of Zestiria the X is an enjoyable and captivating anime series that is well worth a watch.

Tales of Zestiria the X is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on July 3, 2016.

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The Legend
13. The Legend
April 29, 2017
The Lord of Calamity unleashes his overwhelming power and malevolence. Sorey, Alisha, Rose, and the Seraphim must unite their powers in a way nobody has ever imagined.
The Chosen Answer
12. The Chosen Answer
March 26, 2017
Sorey finally reaches the Lord of Calamity. He must find a way to defeat this powerful being, and begins by peering into his past.
Be Like the Wind
11. Be Like the Wind
March 19, 2017
With the Lord of Calamity near, Sorey and the party prepare for the final battle. They must find a way to get through the dozens of dragons that have gathered.
Northern Land
10. Northern Land
March 12, 2017
Sorey learns that the Lord of Calamity is in the northern lands, a desolate area imbued with some unknown power. During the travel, Rose and Alisha attempt to learn a new power.
The Ideal World
9. The Ideal World
March 5, 2017
Ladylake is saved, but this is only the first step towards saving the whole world from a larger threat. The party regroups and prepares to face the final and worst foe - the Lord of Calamity.
8. Purification
February 26, 2017
Alisha's mentor Maltran is captured, an obvious trap for luring Alisha into Ladylake. Knowing this, Alisha and her soldiers still infiltrate the city.
7. Ladylake
February 19, 2017
The city of Ladylake is again threatened by tornados. It will be days before Sorey can return, so Alisha must do the best she can to minimize the damage.
6. Negotiation
February 12, 2017
Sorey meets the emperor of Rolance and enters the city of Pendrago. He must find the cause of the unending rain, but the price for the solution is greater than expected.
Justice at Hand rather than Ideal beyond One's Reach
5. Justice at Hand rather than Ideal beyond One's Reach
February 5, 2017
Rose finally tracks down her ultimate target, the man responsible for the death of her adopted father. Despite Sorey's efforts to stop her, Rose leaps in for the kill.
4. Revenge
January 29, 2017
Rose decides to part ways with Sorey, due to some urgent business she is not willing to discuss. Mikleo and Edna follow her to investigate.
Each One's Principles
3. Each One's Principles
January 22, 2017
Dezel decides to take matters into his own hands, and begins destroying the city. Sorey, Rose and the Seraphim must stop him.
Wind Seraph, Dezel
2. Wind Seraph, Dezel
January 15, 2017
Sergei visits Sorey again, and the two work out a truce. They start investigating suspicious malevolence-related incidents in Lastonbell together.
World without Malevolence
1. World without Malevolence
January 8, 2017
Sorey and the party arrive at Lastonbell, a commercial city in Rolance. There, they see Rose's base of operations.
Where to Watch Tales of Zestiria the X
Tales of Zestiria the X is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tales of Zestiria the X on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 3, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (962)