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Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (2009)

Teiruzu obu vesuperia: The first strike (original title)
TV-14 | | Animation | 3 October 2009 (Japan)
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In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something ... See full summary »

Director:

Kanta Kamei

Writer:

Reiko Yoshida (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryuichi Azuma Ryuichi Azuma ... Ivan (voice)
Troy Baker ... Yuri Lowell (voice)
Christopher Bevins ... Ivan (voice)
Patric Carroll Patric Carroll ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Carter Bob Carter ... Additional Voices (voice)
Luci Christian ... Rita Mordio (voice)
Leah Clark ... Chastel Aiheap (voice)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jason Douglas ... Alexei (voice)
Kouzou Douzaka Kouzou Douzaka ... Hanks (voice)
R. Bruce Elliott ... Merzhom (voice)
Elizabeth Evans Elizabeth Evans ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ricco Fajardo ... Kansuke (voice)
Jonathan Freeman ... Raven (voice) (as Jonathan Brooks)
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In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something strange is afoot. The Aer is somehow changing, causing the wilderness to waste away and stirring the woodland beasts to attack with greater frequency. As danger creeps steadily closer to civilization, two young recruits - Flynn, the rigid son of a fallen hero, and the rebellious and brash Yuri - must ride with their fellow Imperial Knights to distant ruins in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the transforming Aer. Some will not survive the thrilling journey. Some will be betrayed. If Flynn and Yuri cannot overcome their differences and learn to fight together, all will be lost for the people of the realm. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$950,312
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Karol, a party member in the video game this film is a prequel to, can be seen walking in the background of a shot at 12:24. See more »

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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Other Game to Anime adaptations should look at this movie as a Role Model
12 October 2012 | by harjeetb4See all my reviews

If you are a fan of the game, then there's no doubt you will love this movie. I went in with no expectations, except knowing that it's a prequel. That being said, I was very impressed by not only the quality of the movie, but the pacing, character development, seamless crossover between the prequel and the original game, while introducing new characters without harming the original.

The story was simple. But very effective. I really enjoyed the Yuri/Flynn bond throughout the game, and it was great seeing the roots of it in this movie, while also getting some more back story on Flynn's past. This movie had be laughing at loud at some parts, and crying at others. It was a roller-coaster of emotions, but it was a complete package.

I didn't feel cheated or upset by the way things were done, in fact, I think many other game to anime adaptations should look at this movie as a role model. Simply perfect.

I really enjoyed it, and I'm certain so will you, perhaps even if you have not played the game. Definitely check this out!


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