Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 8

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Review:

Tales of Zestiria finally got down to business and brought all the main characters together in one place, faced an actual enemy, moved forward the political intrigue and finally actually let Alisha progress and not have the constant threat of a weak king and an overbearing would-be king in her way. In fact, so much happened it feels like the previous 7 episodes really were just empty space and wasted. While some things happened in those episodes that were needed for the events of this episode to make sense, a lot of it really was just wandering around. And what made Sorey suddenly sure he could purify a dragon? His logic as always is just a bit faulty. Still… This is probably the very first time I actually thought this show was beautiful. While parts of it have always been pretty there’s always been a bit of a disconnect between characters, scenery and action. This episode things just kind of came together in a way that made me actually take notice.

So pretty. Anyway, this doesn’t change the fact that this season has been pretty flat but one episode has managed to give the show some much needed energy and direction so maybe we’ll get a good season ending.

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 2

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Review:

I really like Rose as a character. Her few appearances in season 1 weren’t really enough to get much of a feel for her so it has been nice to spend so much time with her now. She’s not a particularly unique character but she is entertaining and I love how she can switch between playfully teasing someone, to swindling, to deadly serious so seamlessly (though some of her self control did seem to be slipping this episode). I also loved the moments with Sorey and Mikleo in the tunnel near the cathedral because this just reminded me of earlier episodes in the first season where the two would explore or deal with things together. It was a nice reminder of the chemistry between them which has suffered as more and more characters have come on board. Lastly, it looks like Dezel has finally decided to do something other than lay about or harass Rose from the shadows so that could be kind of cool.

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