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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2's TV Ad Reveals Theme Songs, January 8 Premiere

posted on 2016-11-30 09:15 EST
Cast, staff return for season with songs by Minami, Flow

The official website for the Tales of Zestiria the X (pronounced "cross") television anime began streaming the second season's television commercial on Wednesday. The ad features the season's new ending theme song "Innosense" by FLOW, and it also announces the season's January 2017 premiere.

Text: … And so, the story heads towards the long-awaited second season
Text: Starts airing in January 2017

Singer Minami is performing the season's opening theme song. The season will premiere on the Tokyo MX channel on January 8, and it will also run on BS11, Sun TV,KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, Okayama Broadcasting, Kochi Sun Sun Broadcasting, and TV Aichi. It will also stream on the Niconico and Abema TV services for free in Japan, as well as on various video-on-demand services. Flow's "Innosense" CD single will go on sale on February 8 in three editions (a limited first edition, a regular edition, and a limited-time pressing with a bonus DVD and anime art).

The new season's announcements were first made at the Tales of Orchestra Concert 2016 event on Wednesday. People who retweet the new season announcement between November 30 and December 14 will have a chance to win 10 clear files signed by Flow and five promotional posters signed by Motoi Sakuraba and Gō Shiina.

The show's English website describes the story:

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 “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 imbedded 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.

The cast is returning from the original game and the first season:

Ryohei Kimura as Sorey
Ryota Ohsaka as Mikleo
Ai Kayano as Alisha
Mikako Komatsu as Rose
Misato Fukuen as Edna
Daisuke Ono as Dezel
Kenjiro Tsuda as Zaveid

Additionally, Noriko Shitaya has replaced Miyu Matsuki as Lailah in both anime seasons. Matsuki passed away in November 2015.

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is directing both seasons at ufotable, and ufotable is also writing the scripts. Akira Matsushima (Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake) is adapting the original game character designs from Mutsumi Inomata, Kousuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto for animation, and Motoi Sakuraba and Gō Shiina are composing the music. FLOW had performed the first season's opening theme, and fhána had performed the first season's ending theme.

Also returning are:

  • Director of Photography: Yuichi Terao
  • 3D Director: Kazuki Nishiwaki
  • Art Director: Min-Ji Kim
  • Color Key: Yūko Ōmae
  • Editing: Manabu Kamino
  • Producer: Hikaru Kondo

The first season premiered on Tokyo MX on July 3, and the Daisuki streamed the season as it aired in Japan.

Source: Animate


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