Tales of the Abyss (TV)

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Alternative title:
テイルズ オブ ジ アビス (Japanese)
테일즈 오브 디 어비스 (Korean)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Luke fon Fabre, the spoiled son of a noble from the kingdom of Kimlasca-Lavaldear, has been confined inside his father's mansion ever since he was kidnapped seven years ago by a rival country, the Malkuth Empire. Now Luke's memory of the life he led before is missing, and a strange voice, which only he can hear, has been calling out to him ever since. One day while training with his mentor, Van Grants, a strange woman called Tear breaks into the mansion with the sole intent of taking Van's life. During the struggle Luke is transported far from home, along with Tear, and now that Luke has finally gained the freedom he's been dreaming of, what awaits him in the outside world will shatter everything he's ever known about himself.
User Ratings: 658 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 48 votes (sub:39, dub:6, raw:2, ?:1)
 Excellent: 118 votes (sub:106, dub:4, raw:1, others:7
6 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Very good: 162 votes (sub:148, dub:6, others:8
5 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 153 votes (sub:143, dub:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:5
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
 Decent: 82 votes (sub:77, dub:2, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 44 votes (sub:41, dub:2, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 Not really good: 23 votes (sub:20, dub:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:19, dub:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1390 users, rank: #797 (of 6233)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.275 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7544, rank: #1717 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 7.128 (Good), rank: #1924 (of 6228) (seen all: 7.32 / seen some: 6.90 / won't finish: 4.52)
Bayesian estimate: 7.136 (Good), rank: #1729 (of 4685)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2008-10-03
Opening Theme:
Ending Theme:
"Bōken Suisei" (冒険彗星) by Kurumi Enomoto
News: Show:
Sunrise Panel (Oct 15, 2011)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 1 (Sub.DVD) 2011-10-11 (from $22.49)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 1 Limited Edition (Sub.DVD) 2011-10-11 (from $26.24)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 2 (Sub.DVD) 2011-12-06 (from $12.99)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 2 Limited Edition (Sub.DVD) 2011-12-06 (from $26.24)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 3 (Sub.DVD) 2012-02-07 (from $22.49)
    Tales of the Abyss - Part 4 (Sub.DVD) 2012-02-07 (from $22.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kenji Kodama
Series Composition: Akemi Omode
Original Character Design: Kousuke Fujishima
Character Design: Yoshihito Hishinuma
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Mechanical design: Junya Ishigaki
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
Director of Photography: Shigemi Ogawa
Producer: Naohiro Ogata (Sunrise)

2nd Key Animation: Eiji Nakada (ep 18)
Assistant Director: Teruo Satoh
Color design: Misako Akama
Key Animation:
Akira Matsunaga (Nakamura Production; ep 5)
Kazuchika Kise (OP)
Monster Design: Junya Ishigaki
Theme Song Performance:
Kurumi Enomoto (ED)
Chihiro Suzuki as Luke Fone Fabre
Yukana as Tear Grants

Halko Momoi as Anise Tatlin
Jouji Nakata as Van Grants
Michiko Neya as Natalia L. K. Lanvaldear
Miki Maruyama as Mieu
Sho Hayami as Lorelei
Takehito Koyasu as Jade Curtis
Yasunori Matsumoto as Guy Cecil
Yukana as Yulia Jue

Akiko Takeguchi as Natalia's wet nurse (ep 13)
Atsushi Ono as Goldberg (ep 5)
Atsushi Yoshida as Teor Forest checkpoint soldier (ep 12)
Chafurin as Iemon
Chihiro Suzuki as Asch the Bloody
Emi Nakajima as Noelle
Fumihiro Okabayashi as Oracle soldier (ep 10)
Fuminori Komatsu as Van (young; ep 24)
Go Inoue as General Frings
Haruka Katayama as Maid 3 (ep 1)
Hideo Watanabe as Oracle soldier (ep 3)
Hiroomi Sugino as Urushi (ep 7)
Hiroshi Naka as Spinoza
Jin Urayama as prewar Home Minister Albine (eps 5, 13, 15)
Jiro Saito as Engeve stallholder (ep 2)
Kanako Toujô as Jozette Cecille (ep 5)
Katsuhiro Kitagawa as Count Almandine (ep 13)
Katsuji Mori as Grand Maestro Mohs
Kazuki Yao as Dist the Reaper
Keigo Manaka as Maintenance man (Kaitzur Port; ep 4)
Keiichi Kuwabara as
Knight (ep 5)
Tartarus soldier (ep 2)
Keiji Himeno as Coachman (eps 1-2)
Kenichirou Matsuda as Tartarus soldier (ep 2)
Kenji Takahashi as
General Glenn McGovern (eps 12-13)
Malkuth soldier (ep 3)
Kentarou Tone as Kimlasca senior officer (ep 13)
Kouji Fujiyoshi as Soldier (soldier who attacked Gardios household; ep 14)
Makiko Nitta as Tamara
Mami Horikoshi as Suzanne
Masafumi Kimura as Site foreman (Akzeriuth; ep 8)
Miho Hino as Saphir Wai Yon Neis (ep 11) 
Miki Itou as Legretta the Magic Bullet
Motomu Kiyokawa as Mayor Teodoro (mayor of Yulia City)
Mutsumi Sasaki as Pere (ep 1)
Mutsumi Tamura as
Asch (child; ep 9)
Luke (young; 4 episodes
eps 6, 10, 12, 15
Ooki Sugiyama as Ginji
Riki Kitazawa as Buusagi (Rappig) (ep 2)
Roko Takizawa as Cathy
Ryûichi Kagehira as Oracle soldier (ep 8)
Ryusaku Chijiwa as Hotel front official (ep 11)
Sakiko Uran as Noir
Satsuki Yukino as
Arietta the Mysterious Beast
Arietta the Wild
Sayaka Nakaya as Maid 1 (ep 1)
Seiko Ueda as Maid (eps 6, 9)
Seirou Ogino as Engeve villager (ep 2)
Shigeo Kiyama as
Doctor (eps 16, 22)
Kimlasca senior officer (ep 13)
Shinsuke Nagashima as Oracle soldier (ep 3)
Shiori Matsuda as Guy (young; eps 10, 14)
Shunsaku Nishigaki as Oracle soldier (ep 10)
Tadashi Miyazawa as Elder Cheagle (ep 2)
Takahide Adachi as Aston
Takako Honda as Nephry
Takashi Oohara as York (ep 7)
Takashi Taniguchi as King Ingobert VI
Takumi Yamazaki as Emperor Peony
Tesshô Genda as Largo the Black Lion
Tomoyoshi Fukazu as Maintenance man (Kaitzur Port; ep 4)
Toshihiko Kojima as Chief of Staff Sesemann (short Malkuth councilor with blond beard and glasses; eps 12, 24)
Yasuo Muramatsu as Elder McGovern (eps 12-13)
Yoshikazu Kazuma as
Malkuth soldier (ep 4)
Oracle soldier (ep 8)
Yoshiko Takemura as Rose (ep 2)
Yoshiyuki Kaneko as General Nordheim (ep 12)
Yousuke Akimoto as Hencken
Yu Shimamura as
Mary (eps 14, 19, 22)
Marybelle Ragan Gardios (Guy's sister)
Yuka Nagayoshi as Nebilim (ep 11)
Yuki Kashiwagi as Maid 2 (ep 1)
Yumiko Akaike as Pamela Tatlin (ep 14)
Yumiko Kobayashi as
Sync the Tempest
Yutaka Nakano as Duke Fabre
Yuumi Kikuchi as
Child (ep 8)
Young Nephry (ep 11)
Japanese companies
Animation Direction: Studio Dub (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 13, 17, 21, 23

Animation Production: Sunrise
Backgrounds: Atelier Musa
Animax (2008-11-03)
Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation (2008-10-31)
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd (2008-10-04)
Mainichi Broadcasting System (2008-10-04)
Tokyo MX (2008-10-03)
In-between Check:
Ark Creation (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 13, 17, 21, 23

Studio Giants (ep 12)
Key Animation:
Anime R (4 episodes
eps 2, 6, 18, 25

Nakamura Production (eps 5-7)
Studio Dub (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 13, 17, 21, 23

Studio Giants (ep 12)
Studio Mu (6 episodes
eps 3, 9, 15, 19-20, 22

Triple A (ep 12)
Original Creator: Bandai Namco Games
Photography: Anime Film
Production Cooperation: Xebec (ep 12)
English staff
English companies
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
Producer: Loy Fruel
English cast
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