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Check Out The Finalized Details & Packaging For Funimation’s ‘Tales of Zestiria the X’ Essential Anime Edition

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Funimation brought out the second season of Tales of Zestiria the X as a DVD/BD combo release on March 13th, 2018 and at the time it received both a regular edition and a limited edition release. As we’re now just about two years past that release, the distributor previously announced a complete collection in Essentials form for it. It was set for an April 14th, 2020 debut but was bumped back to a June 16th, 2020 debut. Set for Blu-ray only and priced and $34.98, we now have the finalized packaging design for the set. The bilingual release also includes these special features: Episode 0 Commentary, Episode 3 Commentary, Episode 22 Commentary, Episode 25 Video Commentary, Dawn of the Shepherd, Promo Videos, Commercials, Episode 0 Unaired Preview, Episode 12 Unaired Preview, Season 2 Trailer, Textless Songs.

Check out our review of the first season.

The extras for it aren’t solicited yet but they’re listed as having thirty-two minutes worth of material.

Animated by ufotable, the series was directed by Haruto Sotozaki with ufotable working the scripts. Akira Matsushima served as the character designs and FLOW performed the opening theme song Kaze no Uta.

The Japanese cast includes Ryouhei Kimura as Sorey, Ryota Ohsaka as Mikleo, Ai Kayano as Alisha, Mikako Komatsu as Rose, Misato Fukuen as Edna, Daisuke Ono as Dezel, Kenjirou Tsuda as Zaveid and Noriko Shitaya as Lailah.

The English cast includes Robbie Daymond as Sorey, Philip Lamont as Mikleo, Alexis Tipton as Alisha, Caitlin Glass as Rose, Ian Sinclair as Zaveid, Chris Niosi as Dezel, Christine Marie Cabanos as Symonne, T. Axelrod as Bartlow, Carrie Keranen as Lailah, Kira Buckland as Edna and Austin Tindle as Lunarre.

Plot concept: 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 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.

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