Bandai Namco has begun streaming on YouTube the first episode of the Tales of Symphonia: The Animation original video anime (OVA) to commemorate the upcoming release of the remastered version of the Tales of Symphonia role-playing game. The streaming of the anime is to celebrate the launch of the game, which will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, on February 17.
The Japanese Tales of series official Twitter account revealed that all 11 episodes of the anime will stream on YouTube, with one premiering every Wednesday. The English Twitter account, however, did not specifically state if and when more episodes will stream. The anime is streaming in Japanese with subtitles available in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
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Discotek licensed the anime and released it on home video, and Crunchyroll is also streaming the anime. This is not the first time the anime is being released, the first four-volume Tales of Symphonia original video anime series was shipped in 2007, with its four-volume sequel, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe’alla Episode, debuting in 2010 and the three-volume sequel, Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode, debuting in 2011.
The story of Tales of Symphonia follows Lloyd Irving, a young man from a dying world, where legend has it that a Chosen One will one day rise from amongst the people and the land will be reborn. The line between good and evil blurs in this epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance. Lloyd and his friends try to save both worlds.BANDAI NAMCO
The original Tales of Symphonia game was released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2003, the sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, was released on the Wii in 2008. An HD remaster of both games was released under the title Tales of Symphonia: Unisonant Pack on the PS3 in Japan in October 2013 and in Europe, Australasia, and the Americas under the title Tales of Symphonia Chronicles in February 2014. The remastered release included the English and Japanese audio tracks. The game also got a PC release in February 2017.
Fans of the game and anime are excited about the upcoming release of the remastered version of the game and the streaming of the anime on YouTube. The anime will provide fans with a chance to revisit the story and characters before the release of the game, and will also attract new fans to the series.
Source – Siliconera