Van, Aslan Stage Actors Announced, More Tales of Festival 2017 Guests Revealed

Once again, the Tales of the Stage page has updated its roster, this time announcing special guests for the event along with several stage actor reveals.

Van Grants will be played by Ryoji, and Aslan Frings will be played by Daisuke Hirose.

Ryoji has participated as a backup dancer for various artists such as SMAP, Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, and others. He participated in the stage play Tsukiyomi ~TUKUYOMI~ as well. Hirose has participated in the musical Hetalia ~Singin' in the World~ as England/UK, and also as a voice actor for Litchi☆Hikari Club and Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine.

In the most recent announcement posted in the Tales of Festival 2017 website, it was also revealed that Chihiro Suzuki and Yukana (Luke and Tear’s voice actors respectively) will be special guests for a talk corner which is part of the program.

In a previous announcement, the following have been confirmed as additional guests for the event:

Day 2 - June 3rd

  • Kosuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Eiji Takemoto (Raven - Tales of Vesperia)
  • Misato Fukuen (Edna - Tales of Zestiria)

Day 3 - June 4th

  • Chihiro Suzuki (Luke fon Fabre - Tales of the Abyss)
  • Hiro Shimono (Emil Castagnier - Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
  • Takahiro Sakurai (Asbel Lhant - Tales of Graces)
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa (Eizen - Tales of Berseria)

Theme song artists for Tales of Zestiria the X will also be performing during the event. FLOW (1st opening and 2nd ending) will be performing on Day 2, whereas fhana (1st ending) and Minami (2nd opening) will be performing on Day 3.

For information on how to get tickets, please check this article. The official Tales of Festival website can be viewed here.

Tales of the Abyss
Tales of the AbyssTales of the Abyss is the eighth mothership title of the series initially released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in the same year as Tales of Legendia. It is the Tales of Series 10th Anniversary title. The game was later ported to the Nintendo 3DS and was adapted into a 26-episode TV anime by Sunrise. Abyss tells the story of Luke, a young noble whose life turns upside down upon meeting a mysterious girl named Tear. The game appears to be influenced by musical themes.

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