Fans of the Tales Of series will be disappointed to learn that the series’ producer, Yusuke Tomizawa, has declined the request to adapt Tales Of Arise into an anime.
No plans for an anime version of ‘Tales Of Arise’
In an interview with the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, which was translated by Siliconera, Tomizawa confirmed that there are no anime adaptation plans for Tales of Arise.
“Since so much of Tales of Arise was created around the basis of it being a game, such as a story and overall experience. We have no intentions to tell that same story through an animated adaptation,” Tomizawa said plainly in the interview.
Since the release of Tales of Arise in 2021, the number of units sold in the world has surpassed 1.5 million thanks to Tomizawa. According to the interview with Famitsu, this is the most rapid pace in the ‘Tales of’ series to date, and we are continually examining what kind of users are playing, such as assessment and reaction.
Many players comment, “I played the ‘Tales of’ series for the first time this time,” as a huge topic. The producers believe they were successful in creating a work that, as intended, could be enjoyed by newcomers. Also, there were more so-called return players than they expected, having played since ‘Tales of Phantasia’ and ‘Tales of Destiny’.
Other ‘Tales Of’ series
According to CBR.com, numerous other entries in Bandai Namco’s long-running Tales series, despite presumably being designed as games first, have been adapted into anime series, including the beloved Gamecube classic Tales of Symphonia and 2005’s Tales of the Abyss, which is now available for free on the official Tales series YouTube channel.
Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria were the most recent mainline Tales games to be adapted into full-length anime series, having been released in 2015 and 2016, respectively, for the Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs.
The stories from both games were covered in Tales of Zestiria X, a 26-episode series that premiered in 2016. Tales of Luminaria: The Fateful Crossroad, a computer-animated anime based on one of the series’ mobile spinoffs, is presently airing in Japan and is being simulcast by Funimation.
Tales of Arise, the next action RPG in the series, came out in 2021. The Game Awards 2021 honored the game RPG of the Year for its considerable reworking of the series’ traditional gameplay and likable cast of characters. The game’s story revolves around Alphen, an amnesiac who cannot feel pain and whose face is covered by an iron mask. Alphen becomes caught up in a war between two worlds after meeting a fascinating woman named Shionne.
Notably, the game featured cutscenes from Ufotable, the company behind Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba. After Ufotable released a new animated short based on the game, fans speculated about a complete anime adaptation.
Playable on Windows PCs, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Several Tales anime series are now accessible for watching on YouTube.