Does Tales of Zestiria the X 2nd Season Live Up to Expectations? Three Episode Impression Added!

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Tales of Zestiria the X (Cross) 2nd Season

Genre:
Fantasy, Adventure

Airing Date:
January 8 2017

Other Seasons:

Studios:
ufotable

Honey’s Highlights

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Oh niiiiiiice! I was not aware that Tales of Zestiria the X was coming back! About dang time too. It's only been off air for three months!
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The timespan indicated that ufotable originally made two seasons I bet they wanted to see Blu-ray sales before releasing the second one. They wanna make sure that they can afford to let the second season take up air time.
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Clearly it was a good idea though! Visually the anime is a 10/10. I just wish we had more to enjoy and work with story-wise. It's good, just predictable.

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Ah I know what you mean. Season 1 was great though. Like Fate/Stay Night but less... Dark. And of course Tales of Symphonia.

Promotional Videos / PV

Official Images / Key Visuals


Synopsis


This is the 2nd Season of Tales of Zestiria the X (Cross).

Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the ‘Seraphim’ (tenzoku), spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says that long ago, every human was able to see the Seraphim, and he dreams of unravelling 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 imbedded in a rock and ends up becoming a Shepherd, one who casts calamity away from the world. He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of the coexistence between mankind and Seraphim becomes more intense.

And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.

Three Episode Impression

Welp… they are back. When the first season was on air a few months ago, the general consensus was that the series was visually pleasing and essentially one giant promo for the game itself. When the second season announcement came out, many people were surprised. This time around, while the art is still pretty, the story is yet again fairly slow. However, while it had the benefit of having good art last time, there are more visually pleasing anime this season. No fingers pointed, but there is something about fighting with weapons and holding hands or another. Thus it stands to argue, what is good about the second season? The art is the same as we have already said, and there are some new characters who probably will be joining Sorey like the Wind Seraphim, but what about anything else? It’s already episode three and they have not gone too far. Watch if you would like or if you are a fan of the Tales series, however, do not expect the series to end this season either unless they rush the ending. Is a third season on the horizon? We cannot say, but if you look at the game story, there seems to be a lot of plot left!

Characters & Voice Actors List

Sorey

Voice Actor: Ryouhei Kimura


A human youth raised by the seraphim who dwell in Elysia, a village isolated from the outside world. He possesses very high resonance and is able to perceive seraphim. When he was a child, he came upon the Celestial Record which chronicles tales of the Shepherd and the ancient ruins. Since then, he has been fascinated by antiquity. He is well-versed in the stories and history of the continent and is able to read the ancient language. Pure and gentle-hearted, he cannot bear to ignore someone in need.

Mikleo

Voice Actor: Ryota Osakav


A young seraph who was raised with Sorey since infancy. They are like brothers, and are best friends. But he also thinks of Sorey as a rival, so they get into arguments every so often. He believes his role is to calmly assess Sorey’s behavior and offers frank advice. Due to Sorey’s influence, he is also interested in the ancient ruins. He utilizes water-based seraphic artes.

Alisha

Voice Actor: Ai Kayano


A princess of the Kingdom of Hyland whose domain spans across the northeast region of the Glenwood continent. She ranks very low in the line of succession. Despite her low status in the monarchy due to her mother’s low birth, she speaks out against the corruption of power, and so, is out of favor with the ministers. She is a person of faith who believes that her duty in this age of unrest is to give hope, and show leadership and strength. She regards herself not as a princess, but as a knight who serves the country. She speaks very formally, but her true character seems to be quite cheerful and feminine.

Rose

Voice Actor: Mikako Komatsu


A leading member of the trade guild “Sparrowfeathers” that travels around the continent. Having traveled far and wide doing trade, she is a dual wielder and is perfectly capable of protecting herself with her daggers. She is carefree and optimistic, and goes at her own pace. She is very sociable, but has strong convictions and stands by them.

Lailah

Voice Actor: Noriko Shitaya


A female seraph who dwells in the Sacred Blade of which legend says “the one who extracts it will become a Shepherd.” She has been waiting a long time for one who possesses the qualities of a Shepherd. Although she is a calm and mature woman, she can be a bit of an airhead. She possesses great knowledge about hellions, humans and creatures spawned by malevolence. She utilizes fire-based seraphic artes.

Edna

Voice Actor: Misato Fukuen


A young seraph who utilizes earth-based seraphic artes. Distrustful of others, she often displays a cold, grown-up attitude, and it is hard to read her true feelings. She is sharp-tongued and likes to confuse people and put them at her mercy. She is extremely calm, and becomes emotional only about her older brother who is her only family. Her mascot, a mysterious “Normin,” hangs from her favorite umbrella.

Dezel

Voice Actor: Daisuke Ono


With a persona like an outlaw, he utilizes seraphic artes of the wind. He gained experience in battle from spending time with a mercenary group, and toys with his foes, using two pendulums like whips. He rarely shows emotion and prefers to be a loner who avoids communicating with others.

Zaveid

Voice Actor: Kenjiro Tsuda


A seraph who utilizes wind-based seraphic artes and hunts hellions all alone. He tends to be frivolous and loose-lipped, but when the time comes, he displays unyielding skill and deportment. His true identity and purpose are not known, but he has an uncanny sense for battle and seems to relish a good fight with a formidable foe.

Episodes12
Other Title TOZ-X 2
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: illuminate by Minami
  • Ending Song: INNOSENSE by FLOW
Adaptation
Game

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Director: Haruo Sotozaki
  • Script: ufotable
  • Series Composition: Yuichi Terao
  • Character Design: Akira Matsushima
  • Original Illustrator: Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, Minoru Iwamoto
  • Music: Motoi Sakuraba, Go Shiina

For more information: Official Website

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