Alisha Diphda - Tales of Zestiria

The strength of a knight exists to protect, and their kindness serves the people.
  • Localized Name: Alisha Diphda
  • JP Romanized: Alisha Diphda
  • JP: ?????????? (ariisha difuda)
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 161 cm
  • Weight: 
  • Designed by: Daigo Okumura
  • Race: Human
  • Weapon: Spear
  • Voice Actor:
    • JP: Ai Kayano
    • English: Alexis Tipton
True Name (Spoilers)
  • From Sorey: Melphis Amekia (JP: ?????????, maokusu amekka) – “Alisha the Smiling”
  • From Rose: Isylvia Amekia (JP: ?????????????, isuriwiiebu amekka) – “Alisha the Restless and Teary-eyed”

Though a princess, Alisha is last in line to the throne of the kingdom of Hyland. Born to a mother of humble birth, Alisha struggles to be accepted as royalty. She is kept at arm’s length by ministers looking to seize the kingdom’s power for themselves. Kind by nature, she rushes to the aid of the world, which is overwhelmed with chaos and war, despite the increasingly difficult position it puts her in.

She was originally a lady with a bright and cheerful personality, but she has chosen to serve her country as a mere knight and not as a princess, and took it upon herself to become more strict and composed. She, too, is a fan of the Celestial Record just like Sorey is.

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Controversy (Spoilers)
Much controversy centers around Alisha, especially in the Japanese fandom. Initially introduced together with Sorey, many believed that Alisha was the game’s main heroine. She was initially seemingly promoted as such, appearing in a number of official artworks and articles together with Sorey. It was later discovered that Alisha leaves the party early on and has very limited play time. This brought upon significant backlash from the Japanese Tales community, mainly because of the “false advertising” and whatnot. In an interview, Hideo Baba, producer of the game responded that he apologizes for the misunderstanding during promotions and that the game’s heroine is up to the player.