Another Tales of Zestiria the X Theater Pre-Screening, Blu-ray Box Announced With Commercial, Ending song "calling" by fhana, and more

Tales of Zestiria the X news straight from Tales of Festival 2016!

Yesterday's Tales of Festival 2016 brought with it a ton of announcements about Tales of Zestiria the X in Japan!

On August 8, 2015, another theater premiere pre-screening of episodes of Tales of Zestiria the X will take place in Japan. This is similar to the one that was held last June 25. It wasn't announced yet which specific episodes will be included in the pre-screening.


A Blu-ray box for the anime was also announced to be released this December 22, 2016. Above shows the planned jacket design for the Blu-ray box, drawn by Akira Matsushima. A better quality picture of the jacket design was also posted at the Tales of Zestiria the X official Twitter:

The Blu-ray box includes: Blu-ray including the Dawn of the Shepherd anime, trailer and commercial compilation, and clean copies of the anime's opening and ending; Tales of Asteria and Tales of Link illustration collaboration card; special booklet; and commentaries by the voice actors. The Blu-ray will be encased in a special jacket with the artwork above, with the Blu-ray encased in a 3-fold clear case.

There will be a bonuses for those ordering from the official Bandai Visual website: a Zestiria-X special music CD encased in a special 2-sided jacket case, a special storage box, and 4 pieces of illustration drawn each by Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura and Minoru Iwamoto. The ones by Okumura (Alisha) and Iwamoto (Edna) have already been shown:

A short commercial of the Blu-ray Box is also available on YouTube. In addition, pre-ordering the Blu-ray Box at Tales of Festival 2016 gets you a poster with a printed-on autograph of the cast:

The single for the anime's ending song, "calling" by fhana will be released on August 3, 2016. There will be two editions available: an Artist Edition and an Anime Edition. The anime version limited edition has a case featuring artwork of Sorey and Mikleo by ufotable, shown above. A higher quality of the cover is below:

Pre-orders are currently now open at the following shops:

As a reminder, FLOW's double A-side single for Kaze no Uta / BURN will be released August 24, 2016 and will have a special anime edition that includes Zestiria X and Berseria version music videos. The cover for the anime limited edition was revealed on FLOW's Twitter:

Pre-orders are also now available at these shops. More info on the contents of FLOW's single in our previous post.:

Other Zestiria-X related events to start in Japan soon were announced, including:

A Tales of Zestiria the X Chara Pop Store (a mini booth of sorts where you play games and win exclusive prizes or shop for them) will be opening in Shinjuku Alta stores in Tokyo on August 20 and then in Osaka's Namco Nipponbashi Stores on September 2.

There will be a Tales of Zestiria the X exhibit from August 16 to August 28, 2016 at the Akihabara UDX Building, 4th floor in Tokyo under the management of Tokyo Anime Center with AruAru City.

And lastly, starting July 12, 2016, there will be a Tales of Zestiria the X cafe event at the ufotable cafes.

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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