Tales of Vesperia The First Strike Film finally comes to America

Posted on June 25, 2012 - 9:00am by Kaibaman41

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.

"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."

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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