Tales of Zestiria the X (テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス) is the Japanese fantasy RPG anime TV series based on the Japanese role-playing game Tales of Zestiria. The anime began airing on July 3, 2016.
Title: Tales of Zestiria the X
Synonyms: Tales of Zestiria the Cross
Japanese: テイルズ オブ ゼスティリア ザ クロス
Premiered: July 3, 2016
Season: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 JST
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis, Bandai Entertainment, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Anime Consortium Japan
Directed by: Sotozaki Haruo
Written by: ufotable
Music by: Sakuraba Motoi, Shiina Go
Licensed by: Madman Entertainment, Funimation
Network: Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, BS11
Genres: Fantasy, RPG
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Prequel: Tales of Zestiria the X: Saiyaku no Jidai
Sequel: Tales of Zestiria the X (2017)
Others: Tales of Zestiria the X: Doushi no Yoake
Opening Theme: “Kaze no Uta (風ノ唄)” by FLOW
Ending Theme #1: “calling” by fhána
Ending Theme #2: “White Light” by Superfly (ep 5)
Ending Theme #3: “BURN” by FLOW (ep 6)
Tales of Zestiria the X Synopsis
Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the seraphim, 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 embedded 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.