Unlike almost every other series this week, Tales of Zestiria actually hit the accelerator on the plot. It’s like we finally made it through all the introductions and world building (not that we’ve met every character or anything) and now they can finally get the story moving. I’m still not sold on the visuals of this story and the weird game thing where the characters kind of talk right at us is a little off putting mid-episode, but amusing after the credits (and yes, I know why they are doing it but it’s still off-putting). All and all though, I really enjoyed this week’s episode (there was a dragon made of light flying around, that is all kinds of awesome). Alisha has finally started growing on me as a character and Sorey is just likeable as a protagonist so hopefully this show continues to develop from here.
Tales of Zestiria the X is available from AnimeLab.