Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~

Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
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In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something strange is afoot. The Aer is somehow changing, causing the wilderness to waste away and stirring the woodland beasts to attack with greater frequency. As danger creeps steadily closer to civilization, two young recruits - Flynn, the rigid son of a fallen hero, and the rebellious and brash Yuri - must ride with their fellow Imperial Knights to distant ruins in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the transforming Aer. Some will not survive the thrilling journey. Some will be betrayed. If Flynn and Yuri cannot overcome their differences and learn to fight together, all will be lost for the people of the realm.

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Garyuu's avatar by Garyuu on Jun 11, 2010
Score: 8/10

Warning the follow review is made by a "Tales of" fanboy. You'll probably like this movie if you are a fan of the game. If you don't care much about the game, you might not like it so much. At first it didn't seem so great, but by the end it turned out to be a lot better because it started to tie in with the game's story. I like their decision to make the movie a prequel. I've seen the Phantasia anime... read more

TALESHUNTER1's avatar by TALESHUNTER1 on Jun 4, 2011
Score: 9/10

A Special little treat for a Tales fan like me. As my name implies, I am a Tales fan, therefore it might seem a little biased, but it's still fair. The story is a prequal to the game and it is about Yuri's time in the knights. To fully understand some minor details, you would need to have played the game, but it doesn't matter, the story still proved to be interesting enough that non Tales might enjoy just as... read more

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