There have been TV series' and OVA's based off the "Tales of" series before, but only released in Japan. Then in 2009 a film called Tales of Vesperia The First Strike was also only available in Japan... until now. Funimation has released the film in BluRay and on DVD in a form of the popular combo pack with the same title as the Japanese version. If you get it at retail it'll cost you $34.99, but if you pick it up online it'll cost you $20.99. Also for those interested in a summary of the story (especially if you’re not familiar with Tales of Vesperia) here's a brief summary.
Funimation has been bringing a lot of movies and anime lately that may be difficult to acquire. I may pick this up in the future, but I'm glad this 2009 film is finally available in America. And for those curious this features both English voice acting and keeps the original Japanese voice acting with English subs.
Are g1s excited about this film out of Japan and into America?
» Source: http://www.funimation.com/tales-of-vesperia
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