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Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (movie)

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© 2009 NBGI/TOV Project

Alternative title:
テイルズ オブ ヴェスペリア ~The First Strike~ (Japanese)
時空幻境:宵星傳奇 ~The First Strike~ (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: A long time has passed since the end of a massive war between humans and monsters. A new type of energy named "aer" was discovered. When crystallized, this substance became the energy source for "blastia", an ancient civilization's technology that provided a wide array of essential abilities for humanity. Despite it's manipulation, mankind still has little knowledge of what exactly is "aer". On a mission to eradicate a horde of monsters near the town of Shizotania, a group of knights comes across a strange surge of "aer". Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo are two new members fresh out of the academy of this knight division. Both are childhood friends who went separate ways, but ended up meeting each other once again while enlisting to serve the Empire.
User Ratings: 333 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 27 votes (sub:20, dub:4, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Excellent: 66 votes (sub:45, dub:16, raw:1, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 88 votes (sub:66, dub:18, raw:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 100 votes (sub:66, dub:24, ?:2, raw:1, others:7
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 26 votes (sub:19, dub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:6, others:1
1 Russian edited dub
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 534 users, rank: #2032 (of 9610)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.595 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.5229, rank: #1513 (of 9742)
Weighted mean: 7.522 (Very good−), rank: #1603 (of 9742) (seen all: 7.53 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.520 (Very good−), rank: #1314 (of 7383)
Running time: 110 minutes
Vintage: 2009-10-03
Premiere date:
2009-10-03 (Japan)
2010-10-29 (Taiwan)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Ring a Bell" (Kane wo Narashite; 鐘を鳴らして) by Bonnie Pink
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Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (BD+DVD) 2012-06-26 (from $19.99)
    Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike [Anime Classics] (BD+DVD) 2016-11-22 (from $14.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kanta Kamei
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Music: Akira Senju
Original Character Design: Kousuke Fujishima
Character Design: Tokuyuki Matsutake
Art Director: Hiroshi Ōno
3D Director: Makoto Endō
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada
Assistant producer: Yūto Kutaragi
Assistant Sound Director: Noboru Haraguchi
Assistant Unit Director: Yoshikazu Ui
Associate producer: Yoshito Higuchi
Background Art:
Akira Okamoto (Image Room Zero)
Emi Kitahara (Studio Fuga)
Fumiko Takahashi (Image Room Zero)
Ichirō Tatsuta (Studio Fuga)
Junko Shimada (Studio Fuga)
Kakeru Ogata (Image Room Zero)
Kumiko Ōno (Studio Fuga)
Masaru Sotoya (Image Room Zero)
Mayuko Mori (Studio Fuga)
Miho Tokita (Studio Fuga)
Mikiko Matsumoto (Studio Fuga)
Mina Nakayama (Studio Fuga)
Rei Ooyama (Image Room Zero)
Sanae Terasawa (Studio Fuga)
Shunsuke Suzuki (Studio Fuga)
Taiichi Toki (Studio Fuga)
Tatsuya Sasaki (Studio Fuga)
Yuho Akagami (Studio Fuga)
Character Animation Director: Tokuyuki Matsutake
Color design: Katsue Inoue
Color Key: Miho Tanaka
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Distribution Manager: Kazuhito Ogino
Dolby Film Consultant:
Mikio Mori
Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Editing Coodinator: Hironori Takagi
Ending Animation: Tomohiro Hirata
Film Development, Timing:
Hiroaki Hirabayashi
Yoshihiro Ueno
Film Recording: Masa Amano
Finish Animation:
Aiko Suzuki (Studio Elle)
Akane Yoshioka (Studio Road)
Akiko Ohba (Studio Road)
Asuka Seo (Studio Road)
Ayako Kurome (Studio Elle)
Chiaki Numata (Studio Elle)
Chie Iwamoto (Studio Road)
Chie Oku (Studio Road)
Chisa Maeda (Wish)
Chisato Momiyama (Studio Road)
Daiki Hayashi (Studio Elle)
Emiko Okui (Wish)
Emiko Ueno (Production I.G)
Erika Tanaka (Wish)
Fujiko Oomori (Production I.G)
Haruka Saijou (Studio Elle)
Hikaru Takigawa (Wish)
Hiromi Mitome (Wish)
Hiroshi Moriwaki (Studio Elle)
Hitomi Yamase (Wish)
Jun Ono (Studio Elle)
Junko Mochizuki (Wish)
Kaoru Ohta (Studio Elle)
Katsumi Oshima (Production I.G)
Kazu Doi (Production I.G)
Kouichi Aida (Studio Elle)
Kumiko Satō (Production I.G)
Kumiko Sone (Studio Road)
Mai Kuroki (Studio Elle)
Maki Hashimoto (Studio Elle)
Maki Ōmoto (Wish)
Makiko Kojima (Studio Road)
Makoto Tsumashika (Studio Elle)
Manami Sasa (Wish)
Marie Koga (Wish)
Mariko Shimokawa (Production I.G)
Maya Kusumoto (Wish)
Michiko Watanabe (Wish)
Mie Hasegawa (Wish)
Mika Tanba (Studio Elle)
Mika Yokoi (Studio Road)
Miki Itou (Studio Elle)
Mitsuhiro Narasaki (Wish)
Miyuki Tanimoto (Wish)
Nagisa Sunagawa (Studio Elle)
Nami Uetani (Studio Elle)
Naoki Ishikawa (Wish)
Naoko Komatsu (Studio Elle)
Naomi Nakano (Studio Road)
Narumi Sakai (Production I.G)
Natsuki Sone (Wish)
Noriaki Takei (Studio Elle)
Reiko Nakanishi (Studio Elle)
Rie Arai (Studio Road)
Risa Mimura (Studio Elle)
Saeko Kushima (Wish)
Saori Narita (Studio Road)
Sayaka Nakagawa (Studio Elle)
Sayaka Yamashita (Wish)
Sayoko Noda (Production I.G)
Tomoko Takahashi (Wish)
Yoko Suzuki (Studio Elle)
Yōko Tomaru (Studio Elle)
Yoshiki Ito (Wish)
Yuka Abe (Wish)
Yuka Takeda (Production I.G)
Yuki Moriyama (Studio Road)
Yūko Fujita (Production I.G)
Yuko Hamada (Studio Road)
Yuko Koshida (Studio Road)
Yumi Fujiwara (Wish)
Yuri Okada (Production I.G)
Yūsuke Ōkubo (Studio Elle)
Yuu Takahashi (Wish)
In-Between Check:
Chieko Ichimanda (assistant)
Emi Nonaka (assistant)
Junko Nishimura (assistant)
Kazue Yoshida
Kei Tsushima (assistant)
Mitsutomo Kane (assistant)
Reiko Sakai (assistant)
Lab Coordinator:
Keiko Ode
Yuriko Satō
Lab Manager: Kazunori Nagasawa
Music Performance:
Rie Tsukahara (Bassoon)
Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Music producer:
Shigeru Saitō (Lantis)
Shunji Inoue
Music Production: Toshiaki Ohta (Borderline)
Music Production Assistant: Jun Ōta (Lantis)
Music Recording: Toshiyuki Yoshida
Music Work Assistance: Atsushi Ōta
Optical Recording: Futoshi Ueda
Azusa Tamura (Asahi Production)
Daichi Nogami (Asahi Production)
Ei Rouhei (Asahi Production)
Haruka Gotō (Asahi Production)
Kazumi Yokoo (Asahi Production)
Kazuto Furuya (Asahi Production)
Megumi Fujisaka (Asahi Production)
Minoe Ōkubo (Asahi Production)
Naoyuki Wada (Asahi Production)
Noriyuki Murakami (Asahi Production)
Rie Yamazaki (Asahi Production)
Ryō Iijima (Asahi Production)
Takashi Yanagida (Asahi Production)
Takeshi Katsurayama (Asahi Production)
Takumi Haneda (Asahi Production)
Tomoya Kamijō (Asahi Production)
Toshihiro Sasaki (Asahi Production)
Wakana Moriya (Asahi Production)
Yoshihiro Tomita (Asahi Production)
Youichi Hasegawa (Asahi Production)
Yui Tanaka (Asahi Production)
Yuki Hama (Asahi Production)
Yuuichirou Nagata (Asahi Production)
Photography Supervision: Yudai Takahashi
Production Committee:
Hirofumi Inagaki (Bandai Namco Games)
Kaoru Umeki (Bandai Namco Games)
Kazunori Goka (Bandai Namco Games)
Kazuya Kiyoshima (Bandai Namco Games)
Manabu Sugiyama (Bandai Namco Games)
Minoru Iwamoto (Bandai Namco Games)
Miyuki Kimishima (Bandai Namco Games)
Motoki Mukaichi (Bandai Visual)
Nao Hirasawa (Production I.G)
Naonori Oishi (Bandai Namco Games)
Ryūichi Nagata (Bandai Namco Games)
Takaaki Okuda (Bandai Namco Games)
Toshihiro Nada (Bandai Namco Games)
Production Cooperation:
Kiyoshi Sugiyama (Emotion)
Koji Morimoto (Emotion)
Shigeto Suzuki (Tokyu Agency)
Shōjirō Toyoda (Tokyu Agency)
Takayuki Nagatani (Emotion)
Takehiro Miyazaki (Tokyu Agency)
Production manager: Yuma Ōue
Prop Design: Shuichi Kaneko
Recording Staff: Takeshi Imaizumi
Setting Production: Atsushi Kobayashi
Sound Effects: Takahisa Ishino
Sound Effects Production: Michihiro Itō
Sound Engineer: Jiro Miyazawa
Sound Production: Nobue Yoshinaga
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Sub-Character Design: Takuya Saitō
Theme Song Composition: Bonnie Pink
Theme Song Lyrics: Bonnie Pink
Theme Song Performance: Bonnie Pink
Visual Effects: Shuichi Kaneko
Kōsuke Toriumi as Yuri Lowell
Mamoru Miyano as Flynn Scifo

Arisa Ogasawara as Hiska
Fumie Mizusawa as Chastele
Jūrōta Kosugi as Alexei Dinoia

Chikara Ōsaka as Chris
Daisuke Gouri as Melzome
Eiji Takemoto as Raven
Eiko Kanazawa as Townspeople
Kouzou Douzaka as Hanks
Mai Nakahara as Estellise "Estelle" Sidos Heurassein
Mantarō Iwao as Guild member
Masafumi Kimura as Elvin
Masanori Iwasaki as David
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Galista
Motoyuki Kawahara as Royal guard squad
Reika Uyama as Emma
Rika Morinaga as Rita Mordio
Ryūichi Azuma as Ivan
Sayori Ishizuka as Emma's mother
Seiji Sasaki as Townspeople
Wataru Takagi as Gradana
Yasuyuki Kase as Jurgis
Yōhei Tadano as Guild members
Yui Shoji as Waitress
Yūichi Meguro as Townspeople
Yukito Souma as Kansuke
Japanese companies
3d Animation: IKIF+
Animation Production: Production I.G
Film Developing: Imagica
Mixing Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Original Creator: Bandai Namco Games
Photography: Asahi Production
Sound Effects: Sound Ring
Sound Production: Phoenicia
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Mike McFarland
Clyde Mandelin
Sarah Alys Lindholm (Quality Assurance)
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Kenneth Thompson
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt
Blu-Ray Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
Blu-Ray Editor: Jeremy Jimenez
Blu-Ray Menu Audio: Jim Welch
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Kris Pierce
Blu-Ray Producer: Clarine Harp
DVD Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Jim Welch
DVD Menu Design: TJ Larson
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Lead Video Engineer: Jacob Martin
Line Producer: Mike McFarland
Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook
Post-Production Assistant: Aya Spann
Production Supervision: Susie Nixon
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Talent Coordination: Tara A. Williams
Video Engineer:
Andrew Manson
Jason Weems
Video Post-Production Director: Clarine Harp
Video Post-Production Manager: Matthew O'Hara
Sam Regal as Flynn Scifo
Troy Baker as Yuri Lowell

Christopher R. Sabat as Niren Fedrok
Leah Clark as Chastel Aiheap
Trina Nishimura as Hisca Aiheap

Barry Yandell as Gradana
Cherami Leigh as Estellise
Cris George as Hanks
J. Michael Tatum as Garista
Jason Douglas as Alexei
Jonathan Brooks as Raven
Josh Grelle as David
Lindsay Seidel as Emma
Luci Christian as Rita Mordio
Micah Solusod as Pete
Mike McFarland as Yurgis
Newton Pittman as Chris
R Bruce Elliott as Merzhom
Ricco Fajardo as Kansuke
Scott Freeman as Elvin

English companies
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Internet Streaming: AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
German cast
German staff
Marco Steeger as Yuri Lowell

Iris Hassenzahl as Chastele
Nicole Hise as Hisuka

Hubert Burczek as Gradana
Lisa Braun as Rita Mordio
Sascha Kaufmann as Galista
German companies
Distributor: Animaze Germany
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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