15 June 2017 | rdmccaphish
One of the worst of tales anime
Now Tales of anime do not have a good track record if you're not talking about Tales of the Abyss. However this is among the stinkers of Tales anime. Now the main sin of most of these anime is being so short that an adaptation is made pointless, but this, this betrays a lot of the character archetypes and lore of not only Zestiria but Berseria as well all for giving Alisha more screen time after the flack Namco got for the marketing controversy around her, which in all honesty should've never happened. To elaborate on the betrayal with no spoilers there are far too many examples to list but an example is the alleged main character Sorey acting too much like Kirito instead of a cheerful nerd, and as for lore Berseria establishes that things that shouldn't or can't happen in Zestiria due to Berseria's epilogue or various sidequests happen anyway here. For instance the anime says that so and so will die if such happened while such happens in Berseria and no one dies. Also there is way too much Alisha that she comes to the detriment of several other characters including Sorey the main friggin character. As every episode gives her five minutes which should be devoted to developing other characters that ultimately contribute nothing to the story just to say 'oh look how cool Alisha is'. So I would recommend anything else and avoiding this anime.