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 
Themes: game adaptation , military , religion , royalty , war 
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: 660 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 48 votes (sub:39, dub:6, raw:2, ?:1)
 Excellent: 119 votes (sub:107, dub:4, raw:1, others:7
6 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Very good: 163 votes (sub:149, 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 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
 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 1393 users, rank: #804 (of 6325)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.279 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7532, rank: #1735 (of 6328)
Weighted mean: 7.133 (Good), rank: #1942 (of 6328) (seen all: 7.33 / seen some: 6.90 / won't finish: 4.52)
Bayesian estimate: 7.140 (Good), rank: #1763 (of 4834)
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 
Music: Motoi Sakuraba 
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 
Editing: Tomoaki Tsurubuchi 
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) 
Pizza Hut 
Pizza Hut Japan 
Digital Paint:
Ark Creation 
Asahi Production 
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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