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Two New Trademarks

Bandai Namco filed two new trademarks for Tales of the Rays and Tales of Zestiria the X in Europe. Whatever those are. Perhaps it'll be something we'll find out during the stream later.
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Happy 20th Anniversary Tales

It's now officially after midnight in Japan, so it's been 20 years since December 15, 1995, the day Tales of Phantasia originally released for the Super Famicom.
Here's to another 20. As a reminder, the 20th anniversary party stream is in another 22 hours. :D

Tales of Orchestra Concert CD to be released

The Tales of Orchestra Concert event that happened yesterday will be on a CD according to an Amazon listing. The release date is listed as being March 9 and the price as ¥3,240. The setlist is up on Famitsu, and is below:

  • 1-Sorey's Theme ~Shepherd~ (Tales of Zestiria, OST Ver)
  • 2-Yume wa Owaranai ~Koboreochiru Toki no Shizuku~ (Tales of Phantasia, OST Ver)
  • 3-Tales of Boss Battle Medley
    -Decisive (Tales of Phantasia; OST Ver)
    -Lion-Irony of Fate (Tales of Destiny; OST Ver)
    -COUP DE GRBCE (Tales of Destiny 2; OST Ver)
    -Scutum-Decisive Battle (Tales of Rebirth; OST Ver)
    -For the sake of mutual proof (Tales of Xillia 2; OST Ver)

  • 4-Tales of Phantasia Field Medley
    -Raising a Curtain (OST Ver)
    -The Second Act (OST Ver)
    -Final Act (OST Ver)

  • 5-ETERNAL MIND (Tales of Eternia, OST Ver)
  • 6-Captivated by the Journey (Tales of Xillia, OST Ver)
  • 7-Starry Heavens (Tales of Symphonia, OST Ver)
  • 8-progress (Tales of Xillia, OST Ver)
  • 9-The End of a Nightmare, But Still in the Middle of a Dream/This Advancement Will Not Be Stopped (Tales of Innocence, OST Song 1, OST Song 2)
  • 10-The Full Moon and the Morning Star -From Ring a Bell- (Tales of Vesperia, OST Ver)
    -Surprise guest vocal by BONNIE PINK

  • 11-Lithia's Lullaby (Tales of Hearts, OST Ver)
  • 12-Royal Capital ~Majestic Grandeur~ (Tales of Graces, OST Ver)
  • 13-Hotarubi (Tales of Legendia, OST Japanese Ver) Vocal: Mayumi Sudou
  • 14-Tales of Zestiria Trials Medley
    -Flaming Bonds Are Being Tested (OST Ver)
    -Competing with the Honor of the Land (OST Ver)
    -Melody of Water is the Guide in Spiritual Mist (OST Ver)
    -Fight Between the Wind and the Blinking Sky (OST Ver)

  • 15-Journey's End (Tales of Zestiria, OST Ver)


20th anniversary livestream to have new series info

A livestream party for the 20th anniversary of the Tales of Series will be happening next week on Nico Live, the same day as the anniversary itself and when the countdown to when "something will happen" ends. The stream will include guests such as Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia), Chihiro Suzuki (Luke from Tales of the Abyss), Eiji Takemoto (Raven from Tales of Vesperia), Tsubasa Yonaga (Jude from Tales of Xillia and Xillia 2), and Viva-kun (series mascot) and cover subjects such as looking back on the last 20 years of the series, Tales of Dot Maker (a feature on Tales Channel +) and what fans would want to happen in relation to the site, but the page for the event also lists "Latest information on the Tales of Series."
What this information is related to isn't known yet. More news about Berseria and the upcoming TV anime? A new spinoff? A port or remake? Phantasia again? A mobile app? Another pachislot machine? Only time will tell.
Edit: Accidentally left something out. Added it in.
Edit 2 (12/11): Another guest was confirmed so I added him in.

Tales Channel+ Counting Down to Anniversary

Yesterday, the official Japanese Tales series site, Tales Channel+, started a countdown to December 15, the date of the 20th anniversary of the series with images stating "___ days until something happens"

We don't know what that "something" is, it could be anything from news on Berseria or the upcoming anime to a mobile app to something related to the site itself. It's also around the time the next popularity poll should be held if they're still doing that, though this is likely not related.
In the meantime, I'll keep a list of which characters appear which days, even though it's just the main protagonists going backwards from Zestiria, including Dawn of the New World and Tempest despite their Escort title status. If it's newsworthy, I'll make another post when the countdown ends.
16 days-Sorey (Tales of Zestiria)
15 days-Ludger (Tales of Xillia 2)
14 days-Jude and Milla (Tales of Xillia)
13 days-Asbel (Tales of Graces)
12 days-Kor/Shing (Tales of Hearts)
11 days-Yuri (Tales of Vesperia)
10 days-Emil (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
9 days-Ruca (Tales of Innocence)
8 days-Caius (Tales of the Tempest)
7 days-Luke (Tales of the Abyss)
6 days-Senel (Tales of Legendia)
5 days-Veigue (Tales of Rebirth)
4 days-Lloyd (Tales of Symphonia)
3 days-Kyle (Tales of Destiny 2)
2 days-Reid (Tales of Eternia)
1 day-Stahn (Tales of Destiny)
Day 0-Cress (Tales of Phantasia)