Tales of Zestiria Episode 9: And even more dragons!

Alright, we got the gang back together again. We're only missing one element now. This week's episode was pretty solid...kinda makes up some of the missing elements from the game. I really have no issue with skipping through Marlind straight to the drake fight. The only complaint I have so far is how they tiptoe around the Malevolence...if they're trying so hard not to explain it, there better be a shocking reveal about it.

So, I'm getting the sense that the "season" is going to end with the main cast being assembled. I don't see how they could come up with an actual resolution from here. Meaning...probably another season after this? Something to look forward to in the winter season? More than likely, the next arc will be getting Rose.

That's...actually a good question. What exactly happens to a purified hellion? I wasn't paying enough attention to the story in the game to remember this.

Because that's...different? Well, Lailah's not the type of character I'd expect to explain why that case would be different. I'm a bit annoyed at this scene for suggesting that explanation on hellions without delivering.

No golden knight fight? Oh well, this isn't a bad way to introduce the Normin.

Guess which stat he buffs in the game. It's very subtle.

I...actually remember fighting one of these. Anyway, this series really has a lot of fun making those cloud animations, huh?

Well, now that the drake has arrived, I guess the snake hellion goes down pretty easily.

Small gripe about the translation here...is there any reason why they're treating "Drake" as a proper noun? It sounded like it was a category of dragons that haven't fully matured, so why not refer to it as "the drake".

Looks like they forgot a word here. Anyway, time for Mikleo's timely entrance to save the day?

Uhh...it's a bow. But that aside, I despise this dialogue from Lailah. You could have easily shown us Mikleo saving the day, but this "oh, I hope Mikleo can get here on time" drama is annoying. I'm fine with Sorey's statement that he can feel Mikleo close by, though. It's not that farfetched for the Shepherd to sense Seraphim and the two have a very close bond.

I'm glad this bit about Sorey knowing Mikleo's name managed to make it into the anime. It's one of my favorite scenes in the game.

These are still my favorite parts of every episode.

  • Schrodingers Cat

    Sept. 5, 2016, 4:27 p.m.

    they're your favourite parts of the episode... because Edna's in them? :D



    Sept. 5, 2016, 4:46 p.m.

    edna's not in the episode? O.o


  • Nightsworn

    Sept. 6, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

    I thought the Normin was stuck in the helmet at first D:

    Good job Mikleo seems to have 100% accuracy, or Sorey would have been pretty dead :L



    Sept. 6, 2016, 11:48 a.m.

    well...in the game, the helmet...

    he's magic!


  • Karandi

    Sept. 8, 2016, 2:29 a.m.

    I missed that they used drake as a proper noun because I was too busy being annoyed that they were using drake to mean immature dragon. Anyway, I enjoyed the episode and I'm glad Sorey and Mikleo are reunited. I kind of hope we get a second season but I fear this may end up being one of those shows where they leave us hanging because they want us to go play the game.



    Sept. 8, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

    im guessing "drake" is what you get if you examine the monster in game, so the translator just used it like that...but given what it sounded like they were saying in Japanese, it sounded like they were just using it as a descriptor of what that type of dragon is.

    whoa...just completely stopping? that would be a depressing ending...


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