It's very complicated to foresee the future of any anime series if it has no roots in a light novel series or manga. Tales of Zestiria the X it's a perfect example of such a kind of TV shows. This television adaptation takes its root in the "Tales of" game franchise. As a result, the release of new seasons entirely depends on the production of new games.
In fact, there has been even no Season 2 in the television adaptation, because it has been just one season split into two cours, each consisted of thirteen episodes. Nonetheless, we used to take the second cour for a sophomore season. Thus, numerous fans are wondering now, whether or not Ufotable, Inc. is going to create another installment of the anime. Since there have been no official words on the subject, let's try to estimate the odds of Tales of Zestiria the X to get one more season.
The first and foremost is that a spin-off/prequel of Tales of Zestiria titled Tales of Berseria went on sale in January 2017. It's the sixteenth game of the franchise, as well as its new name. Therefore, even if we get another installment of the Tales of Zestiria the X anime, it would be likely Tales of Berseria Season 1. Besides, this new anime apparently would also contain only one season split into two cours. However, there is another opinion that the show might save its original name, and we even so will receive the new installment Tales of Zestiria the X Season 3.
Secondly, let's attempt to analyze is there any possibility of renewal at all? We regard the odds as pretty high. Tales of Zestiria the X has a proper score among the target audience. On MyAnimeList, the first season of the anime has a rating of 7.51/10 ~ 67,000 votes, while the sophomore installment has a score of 7.44/10 ~ 30,000 votes. Tales of Berseria, in turn, has been praised by the gamers as well, given its rating on STEAM (10/10), IGN (8.8/10), and Metacritic (79%). In general, "Tales of" seems to be a successful franchise, so we believe that Ufotable is about to produce one more season, at least to support the franchise (or due to a particular order of the franchise owners).
Finally, the BD/DVD sales of Tales of Zestiria the X were quite enough to produce one more installment. During the recent week, about 2,816 items were sold. The series jumps between 11-19 positions in the rankings. We consider this indicator very favorable. After all, the commercial success of the franchise is the primary cause to create more and more season. In the case of Tales of Zestiria the X, all the figures look great. Therefore, we believe that Tales of Zestiria the X will return for Season 3 in the foreseeable future. The only question is when? We'll speculate on the subject below.
Tales of Zestiria the X premiered in July 2016 on Tokyo MX. Soon afterward, BS11, KBS, TVA, and other Japanese broadcasters began airing the anime. Ufotable, Inc. acted as a developer of the television adaptation. FUNimation served as a licensor of the series in North America. The first season consisted of twenty-six episodes came to an end on April 29, 2017. The season contained two cours. We used to regard the last one as the second season of the anime. There has been no official news on the subject of Season 3. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the anime series.
Tales of Zestiria the X SummaryOnce upon a time, humans and Seraphim co-existed together in harmony. The Seraphim was able to control the power of four elements. However, nowadays, few can see these beings. Sorey grew up alongside with the Seraphim. Therefore, he desires to turn back time and retrieve the period when every human was able to see the Seraphim and communicate with them.
But while visiting the human capital, he was drawn into an incident because of which Sorey managed to pull out the sacred sword out of the rock. As a result, he becomes a Shepherd, the one whose duty to protect the world against the evil forces. Soon afterward, Sorey starts to perceive the importance of his mission and responsibility. After all, he is the only one who is capable of affecting the situation related to coexistence between two races.
About The Possible Release Date For Season 3As mentioned above, we don't rule out that Tales of Zestiria the X Season 3 will happen. Moreover, we almost sure that Ufotable is about to create another television adaptation. But given the fact that this anime follows the story of the original video game, we think that the creators of the franchise would have to focus on its commercial feasibility. If they decide that the sales were satisfactory enough, it would be a green light for the show's creators.
So, we believe that they need at least one year to estimate the income. Therefore, we doubt that Tales of Zestiria the X Season 3 will air in 2018. However, during this year the Ufotable studio will have time to create another season of the anime. Thus, the most likely release period for the third season is 2019. However, we will be happy if this happens earlier. In any case, we are waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.