This is probably the first episode where I actually thought this anime was beautiful. At no point was there one of those jarring moments where suddenly the characters didn’t look like they were actually attached to the setting. I really liked this episode. The new characters were really interesting and while I have no idea how this bit of story connects to the overall narrative at this point, I actually didn’t mind and it kind of gives me something to look forward to learning as the series progresses. I really want to see more of Velvet, though I was a bit disappointed at not seeing any of Sorey this week. This episode felt like it was over too quick and I really want to see next week now.
Tales of Zestiria the X is available on AnimeLab.