Event Report: Tales of Festival 2016 Day 0 - A Lot of Upcoming Tales of Series Merchandise!

Or maybe the Celestial Record as a cushion?

Have you ever wanted Edna's umbrella? Because now, you can probably have one for yourself!

Day 0 (July 8, Friday) was used as Tales of Festival 2016's merchandise pre-selling, as well as an early display of all upcoming Tales of Series merchandise! This report covers all the upcoming merchandise that were displayed in the merchandise selling area of Tales of Festival 2016.

Note that majority of these items are Japan-only. In order to order them, you'd need a proxy/middle man who'll buy it for you for a fee...or a good friend in Japan! For proxies, a745 personally recommends FromJapan. She uses them for all her Japan purchases and never had a problem whatsoever. What you do is you provide them the shop direct links above and they'll pre-order the item for you.

|| Tales of Power Banks (22 kinds)


Power banks (aka Mobile Batteries in Japan) featuring artwork of the Tales of characters in yukatas, the artwork used in Tales of Festival.

  • Specs: 63 x 110 x 11mm size; weight approx 95g; charging cord (USB A to USB micro B) approximately 20cm in length; lithium ion battery 3 - 3100 mAh (11.8 Wh)
  • Price: 5,000 Yen + tax (5,400 Yen) each
  • Pre-order period: July 9-July 31, 2016
  • Item release: late August 2016
  • Product Page

|| Tales of Festival 2016 Acrylic Stand Set

An acrylic set featuring the Tales of characters in Festival garb. Comes with the acrylic stand.

  • Specs: Overall size is 300 x 219mm; per character height is 40mm.
  • Price: 3,200 Yen + tax (3,456 Yen) for the whole set
  • Pre-order period: July 9-July 31, 2016
  • Item release: late August 2016
  • Product Page

|| Tales of Berseria Cover Artwork Replica

This item is a replica of Mutsumi Inomata's cover artwork for Tales of Berseria - the full version of it and not the cropped one like on the Berseria cover. At this moment I'm not sure if it's a painted replica or one printed to make it look as much as the actual artwork as possible, but for that price, it might be painted.

  • Specs: With wooden frame. Actual painting is A3-size. The entire thing with the frame is 540 x 420 x 17 mm.
  • Price: 28,000 Yen + tax (30,240 Yen)
  • Pre-order period: July 9-July 20, 2016
  • Item release: August 18, 2016
  • Product Page

|| Tales of Series Trading Can Badges

(Upper part of the photo above) Trading can badges with 2 sets - Set A (at the left) is in Kotobukiya shops while Set B (at the right) is in Animate shops.

  • Price: 300 Yen per try
  • Item release: September 2016

|| Tales of Zestiria the X and Tales of Berseria Ichiban Kuji Prize Lottery

An Ichiban Kuji is a lottery type of prize wherein you pay a fixed price and undergo a lottery - whatever letter you get in the lottery will determine your prize.

Prize List:

Prize A: Visualize Frame ~Zestiria~

Prize B: Celestial Record Mini Cushion

Prize C: Zestiria Visual Towel

Prize D: Berseria Visual Towel

Prize E: Armatus Glass (for drinking) (1 per prize at random, 4 types)

Prize F: Gauze towel (1 per prize, you can choose from 3 types)

Prize G: Stationery (1 per prize, you can choose from 4 types)

Prize H: Zestiria Rubber Straps (1 per prize at random, 8 types)

Prize I: Berseria Rubber Straps (1 per prize at random, 6 types)

Last One Prize: Visualize Frame ~Berseria~

Double Chance Prize: All 8 Zestiria and all 6 Berseria rubber straps (from Prize H and I), 100 sets can be won.

  • Lottery Period: From August 18, 2016
  • Price per draw: 680 Yen
  • Available shops: Bookstores, Animate shops, game shops, game centers and hobby shops in Japan.
  • Official Page

|| Tales of Crane King

Crane King items are products won from crane games in Japan. From left to right in the thumbnails:

  • Tales of Series Can Badges - July 2, 2016 (top left in the actual photo)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Rubber key chains - July 17, 2016 (middle right in the actual photo)
  • Tales of Series Character Bag Tags - August 6, 2016 (bottom of actual photo)
  • Tales of Berseria Plated Key holders - September 24, 2016 (top right of actual photo)

Official Page

|| Tales of Berseria-inspired clothes by Putumayo

From left to right: Velvet, Laphicet, Rokurou, Magilou, Eizen, Eleanor

|| Edna's Umbrella

A collaboration between Tales of Zestiria the X and brand Lumiebre, maker of gothic lolita parasols since 2008. The sample at TalesFes even had a Normin attached!

They also had displays of the upcoming Tales of Berseria Lalabit Market and Famitsu DX Collector's Editions for Japan!

|| Tales of Berseria Lalabit Market Edition

|| Tales of Berseria Famitsu DX Collector's Edition

(Personal hint from a745: Though this isn't set in stone, and you can follow my advice at your own risk, but if you're planning to get a special bundle of the Japanese game, you might as well get the Famitsu DX one. From history, the West branches of Bamco usually bring over what the Lalabit Market bundle has for the localized collector's edition, so you just might end up with double stuff or double chibi kyun chara figures like I did if you get the Lalabit Market one. That's just me, though. Again, follow at your own risk!)

And that's it! Our reports for Day 1 and Day 2 of the Festival will hopefully follow within the week! Stay tuned!

Tales of Berseria
Tales of BerseriaTales of Berseria is the latest mothership title of the Tales of Series which was first announced during Tales of Festival 2015. The game was released for both the PS3 and PS4 on August 18, 2016 in Japan, January 24, 2017 in North America and January 27, 2017 in Europe for the PS4 and PC. The game features a female protagonist named Velvet and a theme of pirates and ships. It’s also confirmed as a distant prequel to Tales of Zestiria.

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Tales of Zestiria the X
Tales of Zestiria the XThe Tales of Zestiria the X anime (read as “the Cross”) is a TV series adaptation of Tales of Zestiria that was first announced during Tales of Festival 2015 as the “Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation”. The animation is done by ufotable. The first season aired during Summer 2016, with a second season confirmed for 2017. Its tagline is “The Journeys of the Shepherd go beyond Zestiria,” and shows hints of connections with Tales of Berseria

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