The 26-episode animated adaptation of the classic PS2 action-RPG game is being released online for free by publisher Bandai Namco.
Tales Fans can revisit the world of Auldrant for free at a low cost, thanks to Bandai Namco’s YouTube channel.
The video game publisher has announced that it will upload all 26 episodes of the animated adaptation of Tales from the Abyss on YouTube to celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of the official franchise channel. The first episode is available to stream now, and the company will release an additional episode of the series each week. The premiere of the second episode is scheduled for January 1. The anime is available with its original track in Japanese with English subtitles.
Tales from the Abyss began in 2005 as an action-RPG for the Sony Playstation 2. The game was praised for its addictive combat but criticized for storytelling addiction to genre clichés and slow pacing. Despite this, there are still more of the most beloved entries within the franchise. A port for the Nintendo 3DS was released in 2011, which added stereoscopic 3D graphics and touchscreen shortcuts to the game. Both versions of the game were commercially successful; the original PS2 version sold over 700,000 copies when it was released, and Namco has boasted that it had to reprint the 3DS version “three or four” times to meet continued demand for the title.
The animated adaptation of the game premiered in 2008 and was produced by Sunrise, the animation studio behind the Mobile Suit Gundam series and Cowboy Bebop. The anime was directed by Kenji Kodama, an industry veteran who is best known for his work on numerous entries in the Town hunter and Case closed (Detective Conan) franchises. The anime features many of the same voice actors that were in the game. Many more Tales the games were also adapted into anime, including in 2003 Symphony tales and 2008 Tales of Vesperia.
The last Tales animated series, Tales of Luminaria, is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 21, 2022. This entry in the series is based on a mobile game of the same name and will be animated using cel-shaded CG. The series is produced by Kamikaze Douga, an animation studio known for its CG expertise and who previously worked on the Jojo’s bizarre adventure anime, as well as Disney + Star wars anthology series, Visions. the Tales of Luminaria The game is now available on iOS and Android devices, while Funimation has announced that it will be streaming the animated series outside of Japan.
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