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2016 'Tales of' TV Anime Is Tales of Zestiria the X

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"The journey of the shepherd transcends Zestiria" in ufotable production

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed during its Tales of Series IP Lineup unveiling on Tuesday that next year's Tales of television anime is titled Tales of Zestiria the X (pronounced "cross").

Bandai Namco Entertainment had revealed at the "Tales of Festival 2015" event in June that the Tales of role-playing game franchise is getting a new television anime in 2016. The studio ufotable is producing the project

Text: A brand new work presented by ufotable
Text: Production on a TV animation green-lit
Text: The journey of the shepherd transcends Zestiria
Text: Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation
Text: Original Creator: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Text: Animation Production: ufotable

The studio ufotable already produced the Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake television anime special for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Zestiria game in December 2014, before the game shipped in Japan on January 22.

Other Tales of anime include the Tales of Eternia television anime series, the Tales of Phantasia video anime series, Tales of the Abyss television anime series, the Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ film, and the Tales of Symphonia the Animation video anime series.

The animeanime.jp website initially reported in June that the anime is an adaptation of Tales of Zestiria, but it updated its article so that it only states that it is an adaptation of the Tales of franchise. Until Tuesday, Bandai Namco Entertainment had also characterized the anime as a Tales of project, and not an adaptation of Tales of Zestiria specifically.

Source: animeanime.jp

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