The Seraphs of Tales of Zestiria the X

Ufotable literally sealed off its reputation as one of the studio that produced visually stunning and amazing animation in today’s anime industry. They’d been famous with their Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works which is still their best work in the recent years. However, other projects on their portfolio includes the ongoing summer series “Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu” and last year’s anime adaptation of Tales of Zestiria. The anime had been a hit last year and was even included in our website’s Top 10 anime series of 2016, it actually followed by a 2nd season which premiered on winter this year. 
Tales of Zestiria the X
Aside from the Shepherd himself, what makes Tales of Zestiria the X a truly stunning anime visually is the random seraphs that we get to know in every episode of the series. The seraphim or simply known as seraphs are a spiritual race in the world of Tales of Zestiria. A Shepherd can make a pact with different seraphs, an act required to complete on purifying hellions and the malevolence, ultimately defeating the Lord of Calamity.

Lailah

  • A fire seraph who forms a prime lord contract with Sorey. Her true name is Fethmus Mioma, meaning “Lailah the Pure”.

Mikleo

Tales of Zestiria Mikleo
  • A water seraph and Sorey’s best friend. His true name is Luzrov Rulay, meaning “Mikleo the Enforcer”.

Edna

Tales of Zestiria Edna
  • An earth seraph, she’s the younger sister of Eizen (a protagonist from Tales of Berseria). Her true name is Hephsin Yulind, meaning “Early-Bloomer Edna”.

Dezel

Tales of Zestiria Dezel
  • A wind seraph who follows Rose, an eventually swore his fealty to Sorey. His true name is Lukeim Yurlin, meaning “Dezel with Unclouded Eyes”.

Zaveid

Tales of Zestiria Zaveid
  • A wind seraph, together with Lailah, they are the oldest seraphs in Sorey’s party. His true name is either Fylk Zahdeya  or Wirukun Zavie, meaning “Zaveid the Oathkeeper”.

The Shepherd and the Seraphs

Shepherd and Seraphs
One of the most visually astounding part of the anime is the armatization on which a seraph could fuse themselves with the shepherd. Armatization also known as divine reliance transformation is the process where a human (shepherd) fuse with a seraph (Tales of Zestiria) or a malak (Tales of Berseria) in order to access the Armatus form or divinity. Originally, the armatus form is only available to Sorey (shepherd) and those seraphs on which he made a pact with, however, armatization also works later on with Alisha and Rose although it also comes with great risk. 

The Armatus Form (Tales of Zestiria the X)

The Armatus Form (Tales of Zestiria the X)

The Fire Armatus

Tales of Zestiria Fire Armatus
Sorey & Lailah
Sorey & Lailah

Sorey & Lailah

The Water Armatus

Tales of Zestiria Water Armatus
Sorey & Mikleo
Alisha and Mikleo
Sorey & Mikleo

The Earth Armatus

Alisha and Edna Armatus
Alish & Edna
Alisha & Edna
Tales of Zestiria Earth Armatus
Rose & Edna
Alisha & Edna

The Wind Armatus

Tales of Zestiria Wind Armatus
Rose & Dezel
Rose & Dezel
Sorey & Dezel

Alisha & Zaveid

The Four Elemental Armatus

The Four Element Armatus

The Four Elemental Armatus

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