Watch the concert in the comfort of your own home. Hopefully.
Last month, it was announced that Tales of Orchestra Concert ~25th Anniversary~ will still be held as scheduled on September 5, 2020 but at 50% capacity. And as much as Bandai Namco has stated that they will be having measures to prevent the spread of ongoing pandemic COVID-19, one can't help but be worried.
This is actually old news, but it was then announced that you can now purchase online viewing tickets for the event fo 3,500 Yen (~$33), provided you have an Asobi Store account. I've personally tried it and I have purchased the ticket, BUT please note that I'm not sure if, for example, they'll have proxies or block viewers outside Japan on the day of the event. There's nothing on the ticket page about anything like that, but just to be on the safe side, ORDER AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Anyway, those who will attempt to order the online viewing ticket will eventually get an e-mail that will have the link to the concert. You will only be able to access the link if you're logged in to your Asobi Store account. You will then be able to view the event live beginning September 5, 2020, 3PM JST. The video will then be available for your viewing via their archive from 10PM JST of September 5 until 11:59PM JST of September 30. That said, you can actually still buy the ticket until 11:59PM JST of September 29. Check out illustrations of the characters for the event below:
The Tales of Orchestra Concert 2020 ~25th Anniversary~ will be held physically at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall on September 5, 2020. Curtains will open at 2PM JST, and the event proper starts at 3PM JST. Junko Iwao (Tales of Phantasia's Mint Adnade) will be there to perform/sing, while Ryo Nagoshi will be the MC. Hirofumi Kumita will be the conductor for the performance of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
The songs mainly include major opening songs of the series:
- Yume wa Owaranai ~Kobore Ochiru Toki no Shizuku~ (The Dream Will Not End ~The Spilling Drops of Time~) - From "Tales of Phantasia"
- Yume De Aru Youni (Like a Dream) - From "Tales of Destiny"
- flying - From "Tales of Eternia"
- Key to my heart - From "Tales of Destiny 2"
- Starry Heavens - Soshite Boku ni Dekiru Koto (What I Can Do Then) - Ninin Sankyaku (Three-Legged Race) - Medley from "Tales of Sinfonia" "Tales of Sinfonia-Knight of Ratatosk"
- good night - From "Tales of Reverse"
- TAO - From "Tales of Legendia"
- Karma (also "mirrors" "meaning of birth") - From "Tales of the Abyss"
- VS - From "Tales of the Tempest"
- Follow the Nightingale - From "Tales of Innocence"
- Kane wo Narashite (Ring a Bell) - From "Tales of Vesperia"
- Eien no Ashita (Eternal Tomorrow) - From "Tales of Hearts"
- Mamoritai-White Wishes- - From "Tales of Graces"
- Progress～Song 4 u - Medley from "Tales of Xillia" and "Tales of Xillia 2"
- White Light - From "Tales of Zestiria"
- BURN - From "Tales of Berseria"
Acrylic Charms - random, 1,200 Yen each. A box set with all kinds will be for sale at 26,400 Yen.
Metal badges - random, 600 Yen each. A box set with all kinds will be for sale at 13,200 Yen.
A set of 2 clear files. 1,000 Yen.
The event pamphlet is at 2,200 Yen. The cat hoodie will be available as a pre-order from September 5th until September 14. It will be available at M and L sizes, and is expected to be shipped mid-October.
Check out the event's official website here.