Upcoming prizes for the Tales of Series 20th Anniversary Ichiban Kuji Japan Prize Lottery!
Prize A - Anniversary Poster
Prize B - Kyun Chara Tales of Memorial Cake figure
Prize C - Cheria Barnes 18cm Figure
Prize D - Drama CD and Mini Poster
Prize E - Face Towel (3 types)
Prize F - Picture holder w Tales of Zestiria costume DLC code for Sorey
Prize G - Rubber Straps (8 types)
Last One - Short Haired Luke figure (19cm)
W Chance Campaign - Ludger Figure (18.5cm)
Except … it … wasn’t? The only thing Xillia and Symphonia really have in common is the “two ‘worlds’ that were separated” element, and even that isn’t the same given that while Sylvarant and Tethe’alla were separated to different planes of existence to stop a war, Rieze Maxia was just cut off from Elympios by the schism/shell to prevent the further loss of spirit life. They were still on the same plane of existence, RM just had a bubble around it to keep it safe. But the characters aren’t similar, the overall plot/story arc is incredibly different, and the final antagonists aren’t comparable at all. Even if you wanted to argue that dismantling the schism to supply the world with a burst of mana until Jude could figure out a solution to the spyrix/spyrite problem in Elympios to Lloyd and company sprouting the World Tree, even that in itself is different because dismantling the schism was only a temporary solution, a band-aid on a larger problem, whereas Symphonia’s world tree is a more permanent solution provided humanity doesn’t fuck it up and kill the tree again.
Really, although Xillia borrowed elements from past Tales Series games due to being a fifteenth anniversary title, I rather thought it put an original spin on them, and it certainly didn’t plagiarize Symphonia in any way.
Tales of Friends Vol. 1 & 2 Clear Brooch Collection!
- Release Date: February and March 2015
- Price: 500 yen each
- Size: 60mm
- Materials: Acrylic, PET, iron
- Bonus Item: Elle & Victor and Kyle & Judas box bonus brooches available exclusively from the Kotobukiya Direct shop or in store
We finally know who to blame/congratulate
Been seriously thinking about making a Tales of month to promote new art/fic/media about our fave video game series.
With both Xillia 2 and Hearts coming out in the same year, I thought the fandom would be especially hyped about this.
What do you guys say?
This happens every single time Tokunaga cameos as an accessory or part of someone’s Anise outfit. It’s really silly, but I do think there might be a reason for it.
Unlike Anise, these character models are not created and animated with Tokunaga’s presence in mind. If you put it on their backs, it’s not uncommon for character’s heads to clip through the doll. Just try moving Tokunaga onto someone’s back in Xillia (2) using the accessory editor; you’ll see what I mean.
While it’s not horrible, per se, it’s probably still noticeable enough that the Tales people decided “you know what, it’s not worth it, onto their heads it goes”. Which, as you noticed in your little “photobombing Tokunaga” incident, was…. really not worth it.