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The Tales Series Has Rockin’ Theme Songs

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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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