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.
“Yume wa Owaranai ~Kobore Ochiru Toki no Shizuku~” by Yumi Yoshida
“Yume De Aru Youni” by DEEN
“Flying” by GARNET CROW
“Key to My Heart” by Mai Kuraki
“Starry Heavens” by Day After Tomorrow
"Good Night" by Every Little Thing
“Tao” by Do As Infinity
“Karma” by Bump of Chicken
"VS" by Misono
"Follow the Nightingale" by KOKIA
"Nininsankyaku" by Misono
"Kane wo Narashite" by Bonnie Pink
"Eien no Ashita" by DEEN
"Mamoritai: White Wishes" by BoA
"Progress" by Ayumi Hamasaki
"Song 4 U" by Ayumi Hamasaki
"White Light" by Superfly
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