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@likelystudentdragon replied to your post: Random question because I feel like it….

I’m really interested for the source on how they meant for it to be openly canon, but censored it. I have a friend who doesn’t see them that way and it’s hard to convince him of it, but that might, or at least certainly would help..

ah, it turns out i was misremembering; either that, or i can’t find the link to the translation of the interview that i read. in apology, i’ll offer you these links that i hope will help convince your friend:

this interview with the script writer – i’m assuming they mean naoki yamamoto – indicates that there is no straight (or m/f) romance in zestiria, and that they want to focus on sorey & mikleo’s relationship. 

this quote from hideo baba indicates that mikleo is sorey’s “one and only” (also one of mikleo’s titles)

not to mention this skit from tales of berseria confirms that a seraph telling someone their true name, outside of the context of a shepherd knowing their true name for the purpose of armatus, is a love confession; and sorey knew mikleo’s name long before he thought he might be the shepherd. there is literally no purpose for this skit to be in berseria, as there is no seraph that tells a shepherd their true name in other contexts; its only use is to confirm that sorey and mikleo are together.

apologies for the misinformation. but given everything here, i consider them to be canon rather than baiting.

for further reading, consult this masterpost which has links to official resources, as well as commentary on those resources & in-game/anime hints.

- mod eli

Yesterday I was talking to my best friend about this couple….and the conversation went something like this:

Me: You don´t know how much I love this couple!
He: They are not even together and you match them?
Me: Hideo Baba said in his twitter that Mikleo is the one and only for Sorey….
He: Are you fucking kidding me!!?
Me: (Laughing): Nope~
He: I thought that you pairing because you always do!…after all you always pair up the main characters!
Me: This time….i fell in love with this two……anyways…..play Zestiria.
He: I´m seriously thinking about buying.


Me and my best friend always talked about yaoi couples, he understands me and always ended up having such conversations….he knows that i´m obsessed with these two….so…yeah…he supports me xddd.

P.D: Sorry for my english~, i can understand but my wrtiting is more or less bad.

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So during NärCon in Sweden 2013 I was one of 4 happy people who got to eat breakfast at a Hotel with Hideo Baba. He told us that he loved the kebab pizza (a Swedish favorite) he had eaten the day before, so we all joked about how he should add it as a recipe in the next Tales game.

He recently was in Sweden again, and after reminding him on Twitter, Baba-san seemed excited to eat kebab pizza again.

Aaaand Jesus Christ, I didn’t think he’d actually put it in the game, but he did :D Seems to give you 40% HP, which is about right if you ask me \ o /

The Tales of Zestiria presentation in a few pics!

It’s being developed for the PS3

And the animation will yet again be done by ufotable, who also did the animation to Tales of Xillia and are well known for other things, like the FATE series!

The main characters are called Slay and Alicia!

Slay is being voiced by Kimura Ryouhei, also known as Kise Ryouta from KnB and Judal from Magi!

Alicia will be voiced by Kayano Ai, known as the voice behind Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown

Slay seems to be using his fists and a sword in battle, whereas Alicia uses her lance!

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I met Hideo Baba again at the London Comic Con! He actually called me by my name when he first saw me and thanked me for coming to see him again, then gave me another hug! (He also thanked me for the cakes last time, but I’m so happy he recognised me!). 

I asked him to sign my notebook and he wrote a message in there instead! I was really touched! His translator hadn’t seen that signature before but twitter detectives concluded it’s because his name contains the same kanji as horse.

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Tales Producer Hideo Baba’s Message To Tales Fans At NYCC 2012 (x)

Yay  I’m back from the Zestiria event in Milan *^* What a wonderful day *^*

The Zestiria presentation was just a “preview” in which only Sorey, Alisha, Mikleo and Lailah were presented, alongside the second japanese PV (subtitled in English). We hardcore fans already know all those informations, but it was really cool to see them on the big screen (and I was in the first row uhuhuh)

Fun fact: before the Zestiria presentation there was the presentation of the new Dragon Ball game (Dragon Ball Xenoverse). When Baba took his place near the big screen, there still was the Dragon Ball image, and he started with “Hello, I’m here to present to you the new Dragon Ball game” XD And while explaining the Sorey+Lailah fusion he said “which is not the Fusion in Dragon Ball” LOL Baba.

We had anyway the chance to know the localized names of some terms.

(in brakets there are the fan romanizations)

  • Glenwood (Greenwood)
  • Hyland (Highland)
  • Rolans (Lowlance)
  • Shepherd (the Monk/Priest)
  • Seraph (the Divine/Tenzoku)
  • Armatisation (the Kamui/Fusion)

I will make another post about these names when I will get the photos :) (I could’ve misspelled something) I don’t really like the “Shepherd” and “Armatisation” terms x.x

At the end of the presentation he also briefly showed Tales of Hearts R (just the preorder bonuses)

The bad news is that we couldn’t ask about the japanese informations, we could only ask something about the trailer and the information shown at the event. So no infos about Zaveid, no why Rose is apparently more important that Alisha and so on. Baba just replied “sorry but I can’t answer that now” T^T But he confirmed that the characters’ position in the cover has its importance.

The other bad news (really bad for me T^T) is that we couldn’t try the demo because of some kind of “problems” :/ Ouch, I really wanted to play with it.

Anyway I got again the chance to have some others Baba signatures XD

This time I didn’t bring anything to sign with me, but my dear friend rozenneige212 surprised me with a late birthday present, a Tales of Magazine issue, so I got that signed <3 (with some postcards that they gave us at the event) Baba asked me where did I bought it, and with my poor Japanese (I didn’t even realized that I started talking in Japanese x.x and we totally ignored his interpreter, poor girl XD) I told him they can be found online, but that one was a present from my friend ùwù

He also signed a photo we took together back in May 2013 (he remembered abou it :3)

I really enjoyed the day, I had the chance to meet new “Tales of” fans, my old dear friend and Baba-san *_* Awww <3

Tradicionalidade prevalecerá ao próximo Tales of

Hideo Baba, produtor da franquia, já revelou nesta semana que o capítulo futuro de Tales of de fato trata-se dum tradicional, ou seja, descarte consecutivamente remakes ou paralelos como Radiant Mythology (PSP). O anúncio será, como já mencionei, em 2 de Junho no Japão através do Tales of Festival.

Entre informações reveladas houve também a menção da seguinte frase: “Você está preparado para destruir o mundo pela garota?”, o que sugere elementos que estaremos vendo relacionados com a trama, seus personagens e quem sabe até mesmo a jogabilidade. Até hoje a franquia tem permanecido com o lado fantasioso em alta, mas desta vez parece que tomará rumo mais modernizado e com fortes elementos culturais. Mas pode se acalmar, fã ortodoxo, que Baba já confirmou que será um Tales of, ainda que afirme também a consideração em desafiar sua equipe de desenvolvimento a colocar a franquia num novo patamar.

Além deste outros jogos da série estão em desenvolvimento, onde podem ou não serem revelados no evento próximo.

No Japão a Namco Bandai ainda irá transmitir comerciais do novo episódio, ainda sem plataforma definida, nos dias 21 e 28 de Junho.

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In cosplay, at the hotel, leaving our luggage in storage for the day. As I head out the door I hear an excited voice: “Jeido!”

There’s a really sweet man standing there with his suitcase, grinning, and we say hi to each other, and I think his face looks awfully familiar. No… it can’t be… Can it? At which point two things happen. First I notice the “Bandai Namco” tag around his neck, and second tundrasretreat (dressed as Peony) makes an incredibly high-pitched noise and rushes over excitedly, greeting him and asking for an autograph. Hideo Baba, Tales of producer was staying at the same hotel. Aasdfasgasd SO EXCITED. (We were lucky we went to the Bandai Namco panel the previous day so we were able to recognise him!)

I got one of my Jade cards and my spear signed :3 I will cherish them forever. We also met him later in the actual expo centre and got a photo. Best day ever. (He also signed the rappig tundrasretreat made.)

peredhil was our Guy, jupiterlightning our Asch, drunkbritwithacupoftea the fabulous Dist, tundrasretreat the one and only Peony, our friend Sam who doesn’t have a tumblr and should definitely get a tumblr, Tear, and I was Jade.

Tales Series Producer Hideo Baba Will Be At A Lot Of Places In The Coming Months!

If you’ll be at any of the following conventions, now’s your chance to see him! He’ll be having signing sessions and whatnot!

  • NEW YORK - New York Comic Con - October 11: 5:30-6:00pm
  • NEW YORK - New York Comic Con - October 12: 11:00-11:30pm and 5:30-6:00pm
  • ITALY - Milano Games Week - October 25: Panel
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 26: 11:30-1:00pm - Tales of Symphonia Chronicles presentation and Q&A
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 26: 4:00-5:00pm - Photo and signing session with Baba-san
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 27: 1:00-2:00pm - Photo and signing session with Baba-san
  • GERMANY - Some sort of “internal event”? - October 28-29
  • SWEDEN - Gamex - October 30-31: Panel session
  • SPAIN - Salon del Manga - November 1: Panel session
  • FRANCE - Paris Games Week - November 2-3: Panel session