The newest game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, has a theme song so excellent that I’m listening to it on repeat right now. Of course, it’s far from the first game of the series to have an opening song this good.

And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Many Tales theme songs (and/or their associated albums) have broken the Oricon top ten in Japan. In fact, the Tales of the Abyss theme, Karma, made it all the way to number two. So check out the series' opening movies below to get a taste of some awesome J-pop and J-rock.


Tales of Phantasia

“Yume wa Owaranai ~Kobore Ochiru Toki no Shizuku~” by Yumi Yoshida


Tales of Destiny

“Yume De Aru Youni” by DEEN


Tales of Eternia

“Flying” by GARNET CROW


Tales of Destiny 2

“Key to My Heart” by Mai Kuraki


Tales of Symphonia (GameCube)

“Starry Heavens” by Day After Tomorrow


Tales of Rebirth

"Good Night" by Every Little Thing


Tales of Legendia

“Tao” by Do As Infinity


Tales of the Abyss

“Karma” by Bump of Chicken


Tales of the Tempest

"VS" by Misono


Tales of Innocence (DS)

"Follow the Nightingale" by KOKIA


Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

"Nininsankyaku" by Misono


Tales of Vesperia

"Kane wo Narashite" by Bonnie Pink


Tales of Hearts

"Eien no Ashita" by DEEN


Tales of Graces

"Mamoritai: White Wishes" by BoA


Tales of Xillia

"Progress" by Ayumi Hamasaki


Tales of Xillia 2

"Song 4 U" by Ayumi Hamasaki


Tales of Zestiria

"White Light" by Superfly


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