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Tales of Zestiria the X 

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" ... See full summary »
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Robbie Daymond ...  Sorey 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Michael Johnston ...  Mikleo 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Alexis Tipton ...  Alisha / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Felecia Angelle ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Z. Charles Bolton Z. Charles Bolton ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Kenny Green ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Brad Kurtz ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Mallorie Rodak ...  Additional Voices 26 episodes, 2016-2017
Mikako Komatsu Mikako Komatsu ...  Rose 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Carrie Keranen ...  Lailah 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Caitlin Glass ...  Rose 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Morgan Laure ...  Ian 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Lunarre 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Daisuke Ono ...  Dezel 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Chris Niosi Chris Niosi ...  Dezel 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Ben Diskin ...  Atakk / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Taliesin Jaffe ...  Bartlow / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Rachel Robinson ...  Maltran 24 episodes, 2016-2017
Patrick Seitz ...  Heldalf / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2017
Xander Mobus Xander Mobus ...  Sergei Strelka 17 episodes, 2016-2017
Monica Rial ...  Seres 13 episodes, 2017
Jennifer Green Jennifer Green ...  Shiller 13 episodes, 2017
Gregory Lush ...  Kyme 13 episodes, 2017
Dave Trosko Dave Trosko ...  Groodman 13 episodes, 2017
Seth Magill Seth Magill ...  Eguile 13 episodes, 2017
Amber Lee Connors ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Ben Bryant Ben Bryant ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Cynthia Cranz ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Ethan Gallardo ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Cris George Cris George ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Brad Hawkins ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Jeremy Inman ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Marissa Lenti Marissa Lenti ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Alejandro Saab ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Greg Silva Greg Silva ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Marcus D. Stimac ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Mark Stoddard ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Tyler Walker Tyler Walker ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Christopher Wehkamp ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Jason Douglas ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2016
Nick Landis ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2016
Jason Liebrecht ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2016
Brandon Luna Brandon Luna ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2016
Bryn Apprill Bryn Apprill ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Luci Christian ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Kyle Igneczi Kyle Igneczi ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Mikaela Krantz ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
James Larabee James Larabee ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Travis Mullenix Travis Mullenix ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Tabitha Ray Tabitha Ray ...  Additional Voices 13 episodes, 2017
Ian Sinclair ...  Zaveid 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Garrett Schenck ...  Gramps 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Symonne / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Skyler Davenport ...  Black Normin 11 episodes, 2016
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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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Stunning visuals. "Weak"/underutilized villains. Somewhat preachy and may not appeal to everyone
17 July 2020 | by rtayabenSee all my reviews

First and foremost, the graphics are BEAUTIFUL and so detailed. Fight scenes were also top-notch. Finding out later that the anime was adapted from 2 video games did not detract from my original experience. {7/10 Stars for basic story/likable characters +3 Stars for extreme production values} Scientiiaa's review provides a good background and plot review. On the other hand, mnasirdey raises several discrepancies with the games (which I haven't played); however, 5 of his 10 questions were explicitly answered in the series so this guy wasn't really paying much attention. Now, Episodes 6 and 7 are from Tales of Berseria and jarringly seem out of sequence with the rest, but to be honest, I might've lost interest if they were shown later. The intense excerpts only raised unrealistic expectations. Alas, there would be no more scenes from this "prequel" or hints on the fate of Velvet Crowe. Perhaps we're forced to play the game? ToZ is NOT an action anime although there was a lot of it. As it progressed, it became more like Charmed where the sister witches use their Power of 3 to "vanquish" demons; in ToZ, the main character Sorey draws a magical sword from a stone (ala Excalibur) and becomes the Shepherd, whose destiny is to "purify" malevolent (corrupted) creatures by taking on their malevolence. And therein lies the show's main pitfall. After only a few weeks on the job, Sorey achieves feats that no Shepherds before him had, so there is no dramatic tension or sense that he could lose. Like Charmed's hapless demons, none of ToZ's baddies, no matter how powerful otherwise, are immune to purification, so you already anticipate the final battle will be anticlimactic, and it is. The most glaring omission is of even one battle between Symonne and any of the heroes. {-1 Star for losing emotional buildup} Similar to the ebb of action scenes, which really bog down after Episode 18, the moral "direction", if you will, is also all over the place. With a title like The Shepherd and the fact that he previously spent his entire life in Elysia (a paradise inhabited by the peaceful Seraphim, a race of immortal supernatural beings with elemental-based powers), it should surprise no one that Sorey would espouse a form of pacifism (humans should never be killed). But despite her huge on-screen time, why Princess Alisha ended up the same way wasn't adequately explained. She was an excellent combatant who fought well against monsters and unknown assailants, but balked at defending friends/family who are under direct attack? Rose, the traveling merchant and secret leader of a "good" assassins' guild, was a little more developed, almost to the point I forget she was easily duped into a contract to kill Alisha. But the show left many loose ends about her evil victims, er, targets (their crimes never came to light). I was especially unsatisfied with the aftermath of the royal who killed her father, or rather, the lack thereof. Other reviews have already noted how several bad guys had changes of heart out of nowhere. {-1 Star for inconsistencies} Overall, I enjoyed exploring the Zesteria universe, except The North (yes, I might be spoiled by GoT). I imagine most viewers getting up to 18-20 episodes of eye-candy or even thought-provoking entertainment ("immediate justice over unreachable ideals" anyone?), before the series becomes too weird/rushed/predictable. ToZ is good, not nearly great, and hampered by the gradual diminishing of action, with no romantic angle to compensate. Although those two girls at the end... hmm? {Final grade: B- or 8/10}


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