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Tales of Zestiria the X TV Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2017

posted on by Egan Loo
"The journey of the shepherd is not over"

The 12th episode (listed as "episode #11") of the Tales of Zestiria the X (pronounced "cross") television anime series ended on Sunday with a video that confirmed that a second season has been green-lit.

Text: The journey of the shepherd is not over.
Text: Production on Second Season Green-Lit!

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 returned from the original game:

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 is replacing Miyu Matsuki as Lailah. Matsuki passed away in November.

Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is directing the series at ufotable, and ufotable is also writing the script. Akira Matsushima (Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake) is adapting the 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 is performing the opening theme, and fhána is performing the ending theme.

The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on July 3, and the Daisuki is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

Update: Both episode numbers listed. Thanks, Hameyadea, Dessa, and Kougeru

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