March's Tales of Festival 2020 Will Have Paid Multi-Angle Live Viewing Option, Main Illustration and Events Revealed

Are you ready for the Festival?!

Tales of Festival 2020, which was moved to March 2021, will be having a paid live streaming option.

Revealed in today's Tales of Festival 2020 info live stream, we have a bunch of new info for the upcoming event this March.

Tales of Festival 2020, which was originally scheduled, well, last year, but was moved due to the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19, was moved to March 6 and 7, 2021. The event will still be held at Yokohama Arena. Ticket sales will begin once again, beginning with Asobi Premium Store members tomorrow.

Main Illustration

The Festival's theme this time around is to "cheer on" or to "support". The main illustration features the voice cast that will be available for the days, but the main heroes will also get illustrations in commemoration of the 25th anniversary:

Cast List

The Festival's cast is again divided into Day 1 and Day 2. The main MC's are Masaya Onosaka (Zelos Wilder from Tales of Symphonia) and Rina Satou (Velvet Crowe from Tales of Berseria). They will be available on both days.

Day 1 Cast (March 6):

  • Junko Iwao (Mint Adnade - Tales of Phantasia)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving - Tales of Symphonia)
  • Fumihiko Tachiki (Kratos Aurion - Tales of Symphonia)
  • Chihiro Suzuki (Luke fon Fabre - Tales of the Abyss)
  • Eiji Takemoto (Raven - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Ryohei Kimura (Sorey - Tales of Zestiria)
  • Misato Fukuen (Edna - Tales of Zestiria)
  • Kenjiro Tsuda (Zaveid - Tales of Zestiria)
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa (Eizen - Tales of Berseria)
  • Ami Koshimizu (Eleanor - Tales of Berseria)
  • Motoki Takagi (Caius Qualls - Tales of the Tempest)
  • Mai Kadowaki (Rubia Natwick - Tales of the Tempest)

Day 2 Cast (March 7):

  • Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving - Tales of Symphonia)
  • Akemi Okamura (Sheena Fujibayashi - Tales of Symphonia)
  • Chihiro Suzuki (Luke fon Fabre - Tales of the Abyss)
  • Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Rika Morinaga (Rita Mordio - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Eiji Takemoto (Raven - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Takahiro Mizushima (Hubert Ozwell - Tales of Graces)
  • Hiroki Touchi (Malik Caesars - Tales of Graces)
  • Ryohei Kimura (Sorey - Tales of Zestiria)
  • Noriko Shitaya (Lailah - Tales of Zestiria) - voice appearance only
  • Azumi Asakura (Laphicet - Tales of Berseria)
  • Kouhei Amasaki (Kanata Hjuger - Tales of Crestoria)
  • Yui Ishikawa (Misella - Tales of Crestoria)

Multi-Angle Live Viewing

Given the current pandemic, for the first time ever, Tales of Festival will be having an online viewing option, similar to what they did for the recent Tales of Orchestra Concert. The option will be a paid service with tickets available soon via the Asobi Store. The difference with this one and the Orchestra one is that the event will have various cameras set up around the venue and it will let you view the event from different angles at your discretion. There is also a light stick function which can change colors depending on what you want/what is needed for the event. Also similar from the Orchestra live stream is a character stamp feature.

Live Covers of Theme Songs and Game Sounds

From the Tales of Dream Project, the voice actors that have covered some of the Tales of openings will be performing their singles live during the event. Also for both days, Motoi Sakuraba will be performing an original live of the games' sounds.

Day 1 (March 6)

  • Junko Iwao to sing Tales of Phantasia's Yume wa Owaranai ~Kobore Ochiru Toki no Shizuku~
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa to sing Tales of Berseria's BURN

Day 2 (March 7)

  • Chihiro Suzuki to sing Tales of the Abyss's Karma
  • Rika Morinaga to sing Tales of Vesperia's Kane wo Narashite

Character Ranking

Similar to the character rankings we've been having in the past, the Festival will have a specific ranking for the characters regarding "cheering on" or "supporting". Criteria are as follows:

  • The character you want to cheer on (male and female)
  • Character you want to be cheered on (male and female)
  • Character you want to sing you a song to cheer you on (male and female)

All-Star Skit

As part of the usual special skits, each day will have a special skit featuring the main heroes and their partners. Day 1 (March 6) will have the main heroes, while Day 2 (March 7) will have the partners/heroines.

Tales of Festival Merchandise

And lastly, it wouldn't be Tales of Festival without the merchandise! Showcase during the stream include fans, acrylic stands, button pins, an official curry plate and mini drinking glass, tote bags, cases and more! Pre-orders begin tomorrow via the Asobi Store.

What do you think of this upcoming Tales of Festival? Should they go full online given the current state of the pandemic or should they still give it a go with part online, part face to face?

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