If you thought we still had a month to go for simulcast announcements (like I did) you would be wrong as Daisuki.net took to social media today to announce they will be simulcasting this summer’s Tales of Zestiria the X which will air Sunday’s starting July 3 at 7:30 AM PT. Daisuki.net will be streaming the series worldwide except for Japan and China and unfortunately will have a 1 week delay in some currently unannounced territories (usually done when another service has the series as well) with subtitles in English, German, French, Italian, European Spanish, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Traditional Chinese.
Directed by Haruo Sotozaki at ufotable, the official site describes the series as:
Sorey is a human youth who grew up among the “seraphim” (tenzoku), spiritual beings not visible to humans.
Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.
One day, Sorey visits the human capital for the very first time. He becomes embroiled in an incident during which he pulls out a holy sword imbedded in a rock and ends up becoming a “Shepherd,” one who casts away calamity from the world.
He begins to realize the gravity of his mission, and his dream of coexistence between mankind and the seraphim becomes more intense—
And thus, the Shepherd embarks on an amazing journey with his companions.
Starting with “Tales of Phantasia” the home-use game software which was released in 1995, the “Tales of” series of role-playing games have been sold in over 100 countries and regions with total series shipments surpassing 16 million copies.
ufotable which created the wondrous animation in the game “Tales of Zestiria” (PlayStation®3 software/launched on January 22, 2015) the commemoration of the series’ 20th anniversary, has now transformed it into an animation for television.