Tales of Symphonia: The Animation Getting English Blu-Ray from Discotek Media in Late 2022

Discotek strikes again!

At Otakon this year (and on Twitter), anime licensing company Discotek Media announced that they have licensed Tales of Symphonia: The Animation for an English Blu-Ray release, coming some time in late 2022.

The set will include all eleven episodes of the anime, which Discotek claims that some are "pretty long." The series will be in Japanese with English subtitles on two Blu-Ray discs. Any extras are currently to be determined. And once again, the release date is currently set for some time in late 2022.

The series is also available for streaming on Crunchyroll, also licensed by Discotek Media.

I wish I had something profound to say for this rendition of "Flamzeron breaks the reporter illusion", but I'm afraid I don't. Discotek has a great track record of releasing older anime that were licensed and out of print (Tales of Phantasia: The Animation being one), obscure anime, and nice surprises such as this. Well, surprise maybe isn't the right word, since they had already licensed the series for streaming prior. Either way, I'm excited! I missed out on watching this anime during its run, so I'm happy to add it to my collection and watch it for myself! Now, if only they could snag the Tales of Eternia anime...

Speaking of which, the aforementioned Tales of Phantasia: the Animation's Blu-ray English release is set for September 2022. Pre-orders are currently open on Amazon.

Tales of Symphonia
Tales of SymphoniaTales of Symphonia is the fifth mothership title of the series and the only title to be released for the Nintendo GameCube. It was then later ported to the PlayStation 2. It has a direct sequel escort title in the form of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, and the two were later ported to the PlayStation 3 as a single release in the form of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. The game is a distant prequel to Tales of Phantasia.

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Tales of Symphonia: The Animation
Tales of Symphonia: The AnimationTales of Symphonia: The Animation is an OVA (Original Video Animation) adaptation of the events of Tales of Symphonia animated by ufotable. The OVA was released as a three-part trilogy of “episodes” or chapters called “Sylvarant Episode,” “Tethe’alla Episode” and the “United World Episode” respectively. The trilogy spans in total 11 actual episodes, with Sylvarant and Tethe’alla containing four episodes each, and the United World having three episodes.

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