From the popular RPG “Tales of” franchise comes an anime adaptation of their latest work, “Tales of Luminaria”, which has sold over 25 million units worldwide. The adaptation was first announced back in September, but now we know the official release date, January 21, 2022.
The official website for the anime is also live, and they have described the story of “Tales of Luminaria: The Fateful Crossroad” as follows:
Long ago, this land was home to beasts the size of mountains that have now become petrified. Mana overflowed from their remains, drawing people who sought its power, and civilizations sprang up. People came to revere these mana-producing creatures, which they named ‘Primordial Beasts’. They built their lives around them. Thus began the worship of the Primordial Beasts.
Time flowed ever onward, to the present day… War erupts between the Jerle Federation, an alliance of countries who worship the Primordial Beasts, and the Gildllan Empire, which has enjoyed explosive development thanks to advanced technology. The fires of war burn ever brighter.
The special animated feature will tell an important juncture in the story of Luminaria, congealing and bringing to life the game’s theme of “confronting antagonistic ideas of justice”! (Official website)
For those of you interested in what this new “Tales of” has in store for us, Kamikaze Douga has prepared a PV where they showcase some of the characters and VAs behind them.
The cast will include:
- Ryohei Arai as Leo Fourcade
- Miho Okasaki as Celia Arvier
- Yu Shimamura as Lisette Regnier
- Saori Onishi as Alexandra von Sonne
- Yuichiro Umehara as August Wallenstein
- Kaito Takeda as Hugo Simon