Tales of the Abyss 02

Oh god, Tear so moe~ wwwwwwwwwwwwww

Anyways, it seems MBS did a special back-to-back screening of TotA so episode 2 is already aired. The story continues with Tear realizing the carriage is headed the wrong way, so Luke and her stop at a small village while they look for a different way to head home. They get involved in a spot of local trouble involving Shota Master and some cuddly little things called Cheagles. The sidequest ends with a miniboss defeated and Luke’s party gaining a new member in the form of the Cheagles Miu. Their troubles aren’t over as Luke and Tear are suddenly ambushed by soldiers led by fangirl-inducing Jade Curtiss.

More characters get introduced . Generally, this is mainly a “sidequest”-ish episode, while the main quest of getting back home is still in progress. It seems the rest of Luke’s future party is introduced here already, from bishie Jade, team mascot Miu, and the loli-shota combo of the Fon Master Ion and Anise.

Tear gets a significant moe boost in this episode with her oh-so-cute reactions when ever she sees something cute, like the whole tribe of Cheagles. I’m surprised that they didn’t animate her having a nosebleed wwww. Kinda reminds me of Sakaki from Azumanga. I can now imagine a MAD; UNLIMITED KAWAII WORKS, solely a compilation of all the times Tear goes “Kawaii!” in the anime, XD.

Luke gets to be a bit more annoying this time, such as the typical “I’m-a-rich-bastard-why-should-I-pay” antics that got him in to a spot of trouble, as well as his incessant complaining at times in the episode. Still, he balanced it up by doing things so he isn’t terribly annoying, though I hope he grows out of his brat phase soon enough. It was pretty funny when he asked Tear for paper and pen to write his “diary”, though he has quite a valid reason to do so.

Eh, so now to wait 2 more weeks(?) for the next episode, ROFL. Meanwhile, enjoy some Tear.

Tales of the Abyss

Tales of the Abyss

Tales of the Abyss

Tales of the Abyss

Tales of the Abyss


  1. darkchibi07 Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 6:09 am

    “Oh god, Tear so moe~ wwwwwwwwwwwwww”

    Yes, yes, and YES!!!!

    And it was a chore to get through Luke’s attitude in the game as well.

  2. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    I guessed you didn’t play the game huh?

  3. Kaisos Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 9:45 am

    Luke’s attitude is going to last a LONG time, unfortunately.

    Thankfully, he gets much much better…

  4. ryggim Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 10:11 am

    He’s the annoying bastard at first, the emo bastard a little later and finally the repenting I wanna be good guy at last ^^ I really like this kind of development in Abyss, one of the best Tales game for me. I wonder if the other tales characters will make an appearance like they did at the Exhibition Match at the Arena >_> It’s probably a long shot if not at all. Tear was also one of my fave characters just for the reason she liked cute stuffs. I won’t spoil you anymore than she really gets disappointed when she doesn’t get to hug that cute thing, because she’s embarrassed to be found out by everyone. I’ll let out my frustration here so sorry about this, Why the hell did they not voiced the Special Conversations in Abyss, it like unfair since they did voice the ones in Legendia(A previous Tales game before Abyss) It just took out the joy in me when I played the game. It’s a real pity since most of the conversations were pretty entertaining and sometimes reveals a lot about a certain character. It just disappointsme –___– Okay I’m done.

  5. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 11:09 am

    To ryggim, budget.

  6. miken-chan Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    Ah, I never really liked Luke, even after his character development — though most people end up liking him. ^-^””

    @ryggim: In addition to what Peanutbutter003 said, Legendia only had somewhere along the lines of 50 skits, which Abyss definitely had 300 or so. That’s a lot more budget — also consider that the 2nd half of Legendia wasn’t even voiced and the skit voicing there doesn’t make too much of a difference.

  7. Setsu Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

    Of course, that’s the whole point. He’s supposedly to be a rich bastard who knows nothing about the outside world and he’ll get even worse as the series progresses. Luckily, there is a big turning point where he suddenly becomes extremely likeable.

  8. Silver Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    Haha, yep. I still remember that so well. For the 1st part of the game, I felt like pushing him off a cliff so much. After the turning point, he is likeable but not fully yet because he seems so week. Once he became certain, he is much much better and no longer the spoilish, weak, obnoxious, brat he once was.

  9. sandro Said,

    October 5, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

    jade used indignation a bit too early, not that i dont mind but i would like it better if it was saved for a much more epic scene. i also like the fact that they kept tear’s unique way of casting spells… i mean fonic hymns

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  11. Clear Said,

    October 6, 2008 @ 11:01 am

    Plot-wise, Abyss does have a good story for a tales series. I hope they did the same thing with the game, every antagonist and protagonist except for Moes has a link towards each other. (yes, even Natalia, no spoils please)

    And they showed Indignation, which is awesome.
    Mieu, seriously, is the cutest thing I have ever seen in any series. Someone need make a .gif file of him flying and standing on the save point for great justice.

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