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Tales of Symphonia OVA 
17th-Jun-2007 01:43 am
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
The Tales of Symphonia OVA was translated fairly recently, and I just wanted to emit a lot of hearts at it (despite the fact that Zelos hasn't made his appearance yet). No complaints about the animation, and a whole lot of love to go round:


I love the 'Intelligence Optional' heroes!

Lloyd: "What if I get dumber than I already am, because of this?"
(Raine threw something at him for not paying attention in class)
You can completely tell that Genis's expression is, Well, Lloyd... 'Dumber than you already are' is pretty impossible.

I love the stubborn, intelligence-optional (... fine, I am being cruel), headstrong Namco Tales heroes. So much.

I think Genis looks like short-haired Luke.

And is so cute. ♥ Not so hot on Genis's personality, though, especially after he encounters Mithos, but still, so cute.
And I ship Lloyd/Genis. At the same time as I ship Lloyd/Colette.

And that Kratos looks like Asch. Asch with his hair down and with a haircut, no less.

HE DOES. Same expression, same falls-on-maroon hair shade, same EMO POSE:


It even looks like MEMORIES IN THE RAIN Asch-Luke GIMME BACK ION! scene, except with smoke/dust instead of rain!

The Many Faces of Lloyd:


Same hair, too!

I wonder if Kratos was a cute baby, too.

THIS SCENE in the OVA? SO. MUCH. LIKE. the Abyss ending, when everyone gathers in the selenia flowers. I need to do a blow-by-blow comparison of this scene with the Abyss ending, sometime. TOO MANY VISUAL SIMILARITIES.

It is absolutely ESSENTIAL that every young hero have a determined/worried!expression.

HAHAHAHA. After he's been smacked in the head by Raine.

Also, I emit hearts at Lloyd/Colette.

Gotta be honest? I've thought they were a cute couple since the first Symphonia manga I read (which happened to be Book 4).

And I really like Colette. I liked her pretty soon after reading her for the first time. I have to be honest: the innocent, naive, I'll-do-anything-to-save-the-world character doesn't impress me much, and that sort of character always strikes me as being at least a little unrealistic. I thought the same about Colette for a short while, and then I gradually came to find her endearing. She's like sunshine, and I can see why Lloyd would be willing to die for her. I thought that part in the game where she gradually loses her humanity in order to save the world was completely heartwrenching, and the part that moved me the most was what happened after she lost her voice. I couldn't not love Lloyd/Colette after that. I'd been ready to dislike the pairing from the start, and more so after reading through GameFAQs,
but somehow the manga and the OVA have conspired to make me love her, and that's the way things stand now.

She's so cute! And also blond! (Am utterly weak to blondes and blonds in all forms)

She kind of reminds me of what would have happened if Abyss's Ion and Tear became one person (with Ion's height and general build, and the overall sense of CUTE).
She reminds me of Tear and the whole absorbing-the-shouki-to-save-the-world-at-the-cost-of-her-own-life thing.
Gross oversimplification, I admit, but Colette: if Ion was a girl.

It's so hard to be that happy. But somehow I find it endearing on her.

16th-Jun-2007 05:57 pm (UTC) - ... i have no symphonia icons. *laughs*
i think i'm like you when it comes to colette. *laughs* i kinda hated her at first because her character seemed so cliche and unrealistic. :< have warmed up to her a lot since then. she is really cute, awwwh.

THE PART WITH RAINE THROWING THE CHALK AT LLOYD? TOTALLY GREAT. ♥ i kept making jokes about how raine + chalk = weapons of mass destruction. *laughs*

and the heroes of the Tales series ARE always intelligence-optional! and i think it makes them that much more endearing (if not FRUSTRATING) in the long run.

*sighs* i shipped lloyd/genis from the BEGINNING OF THE GAME, omg. genis's admiration for lloyd is the cutest thing ever, and i wish they showed more of it in the OVA. and i think a lot of people in the symphonia slash fandom thought i was sick for shipping that so hard. :| but i ended up shipping zelos/lloyd pretty hard as well, so that was okay, apparently. XD
16th-Jun-2007 06:02 pm (UTC) - O.o am I hallucinating?
Hey! Uhm. Where'd your comment, like, go? ^^;
16th-Jun-2007 05:58 pm (UTC) - I didn't mean to spam you, ma'am. ^^;
I really wasn't planning on commenting on this when I saw the tags, but... OH MY GOD IT IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!

I've been ignoring all mentions of other "Tales of..." games, so I have NO IDEA what this is all about. Still. It looks like the ToA anime I've always wanted. ♥

JUST ONE THING: I thought the Colette was a boy when I saw her in your icon. O.o

Do you think I'll like it? xD Where can I get it?

Oh God, I hate asking you such things after my last few comments. LOL.
16th-Jun-2007 06:01 pm (UTC) - Re: I didn't mean to spam you, ma'am. ^^;
I thought the Colette was a boy when I saw her in your icon.

... this always happens, doesn't it? *LAUGHS* i only knew she was a girl because i played the game and thus knew better, BUT IT REMINDS ME OF WHEN WE BOTH THOUGHT TEAR WAS A BOY.

(comment v.2, now with corrected gender references. *facepalm*)
16th-Jun-2007 06:04 pm (UTC)

OH MY GOD! I had completely blocked that memory out of my mind. *dies laughing* We seriously thought Tear was a boy? I vaguely remember something like that, but present!little_ribbon is screaming: NO THAT CAN'T BE TRUE! xD

Oohh... It'd be so good to be in a fandom with you again. :)

Ah! I totally did not notice, so I didn't understand why it disappeared. xD I read over your typo completely. *g*
16th-Jun-2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
YEAH. i dunno if it was at the same time or not, but i remember you admitting it to Chris earlier, and i was like I THOUGHT TEAR WAS A BOY TOO :o then again, at the time i hadn't played the game and all i had to go on was her "you're cute!" icon. XD
16th-Jun-2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
*ahem* but anyways XDDD lol, i love all of your little comparisons to toa characters... and LOL... Kratos... yea i guess he kinda does >> which it all works out cause I ADORE <3 Kratos ><// zomg so hawt <333 ;-; i wanna watch it so bad omgz.... waaaah. BUT OMGZ I'M SCARED D8 i've never heard Kratos' Japanese voice and everyone is saying how they don't like it, and how OLD its sounds TT__TT i'm like "NOOooo----" Lol u-u i have a feeling this OVA is going to make me like a lot of the characters a lot more.. just cause they're so cute... ==// cause those pics of collette are adorable... indeed it would probably be an ion if he was a girl (not that he looks to far off from one u-u )
16th-Jun-2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
*AHEM* sorry, i didn't even log in.. *pointsup* u-u;tisjustme... notthatitreallymatters...
16th-Jun-2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
OH OH! xD I remember now! I love that icon now, I can't believe I used to think it was a pretty boy. xDDD

*DIES IN SHAME* I am so sorry, my beloved Tear! HOW CAN I MAKE IT UP TO YOU? T.T

17th-Jun-2007 02:37 am (UTC) - Re: I didn't mean to spam you, ma'am. ^^;
Oh my God, those freakin' RPG characters.

Am I the only one that thought Jade was a woman before playing the game?
16th-Jun-2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
The animation is so beautiful!
And I love the look on Genis's face in that one picture, I fully agree he is thinking just that. XD

I love dumb heroes, really, I find them endearing even if they are sorta becoming the norm as of late. It doesn't bother me at all~

I am SUCH a Kratos fan...and when I saw Asch I thought the SAME exact thing! It's adorable!
Funny, though, the first time I saw Luke I thought he looked like Zelos and Kratos's love child. XD
But I love Kratos's attitude in this so far~ He's all quiet and holier-than-thou. He doesn't need to speak in order to kick ass! <3

I was actually HOPING they would finally show Anna so we could see what she looked like... D:
There are SO many doujinshi that depict how they think she will look, too. But they won't show her... D:

I'm so glad you like Colette. <3
She never really...bothered me, but I guess I'm one of the few that did like her from the start (and I normally dislike females).
I guess I have a different take on her- I thought she was realistically strong, you know? Not too overbearing, I think her views and wants to protect things are natural and of course she is going to stumble or get scared sometimes. :D

Oh, but that last picture makes me so happy. <3
17th-Jun-2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Intelligence optional? More like "intelligence impossible" >.>;; Lloyd x Colette was my OTP, though. They'd be so cute together.

I definitely agree, though. Kratos looks like Asch XD I used to get them confused on fanart sites XDDD

Btw, what subbing group did those?
17th-Jun-2007 02:56 am (UTC) - Redhead love. *heart*
When I first saw lovely Luke, I thought "Oh my God! ZELOS!"; and I absolutely loved Zelos, second only to Genis (too cute and sarcastic).

Gotta love Namco for giving us the trio of adorable redheads. *heart* Someone should make a doujinshi of them fighting/loving/other, with some mad, readhair flinging.
17th-Jun-2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
aaah I swear the cute is infectious :( :( (and Namco should pay you for your work as an ambassador!! D: )

I hereby book you three weekends from now and am officially crashing your place (7th or 8th July?) because I really want to see you this! ♥
17th-Jun-2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for ep2~ ~.~;;

Raine + chalk throwing skills is 10x better than Raine + chalkboard eraser throwing skills XD I totally LOLed there. XDXD

Genis is my fav character(cuteness is huge factor >.>;). XD I adore LloydxGenis too. <3 LloydxColette is ok. Colette is so cute~ ^o^ but her personality became kinda boring after a while imo. D:

Wow, I never knew the ToS anime looked so much like ToA. O.o; Especially the ToS OVA night scene. The colors are like exactly the same as ToA ending. OoO Hmm, same place in another world??? O.o;;

Baby!Lloyd is so much cuter than I originally thought. >.>;; I find it funny how his hair defies gravity. XD

My conclusion: Asch is actually Kratos in the future(????) LOL
17th-Jun-2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
....You mean Ion's NOT a girl?! :O!

18th-Jun-2007 01:28 am (UTC)
I agree, Lloyd was SOO cute when he was a toddler! ^_^ So sad what had to happen to Anna ;_; I really don't dislike her at all but I know a lot of people who do...mainly because they don't show her at all in the game, which I think is a really lame reason ._. Heck, she had more backstory than even some of the party members themselves. >_>

Okay I have to ask, do you prefer Kratos or Asch? Hehe XD please say Kratos, I'll love you forever
19th-Jun-2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Lloyd: "What if I get dumber than I already am, because of this?"
Gaahs, LLOYD YOU ARE SUCH A DORK! X33 I love him so because of that~ That's one of my favorite scenes in the OVA. Speaking of the scenes, I never knew there was so much similarity between the OVA and the Abyss cutscnes 8D Kratos like Asch!? I never thought of that! And how could I have missed the night flower scene!?!?! *suddenly sees them*

The way he talks and the times he chooses to be oblivious. I had to shout "Colette" when I saw his sad expression in the skits. It's EXACTLY like Colette's, an Ion version of it 0w0 (well, you can easily mistaken Ion for a girl anyway =3=) Lloyd kind of reminds me of guy to some extend =v= With that big grin and those fly-in-the-air attacks

LloydxColette was my first favorite ToS pairing too (and it kinda died out somewhere along the game, where I ended up thinking everyPCxLloyd is cute X3) When will Zelos come out? =A= Seeing the beginning without him makes me feel like he's a world apart (err...^^;; PUN!)
23rd-Jun-2007 04:18 am (UTC) - Maybe...
Maybe Zelos won't appear. ;_; If I remember correctly, in Tales of Eternia, some characters didn't appear due to the lack of episodes.


Oh Zelos, ilu. Bless Namco and their penchant for making obnoxius redheads that drive fangirls crazy.
23rd-Jun-2007 08:44 pm (UTC) - Re: Maybe...
QwQ I'd cry if there is really no Zelos. I kinda have the small fear at the back of my mind that they won't get to all of the characters (considering the large cast of Symphonia) but I sure hope it doesn't turn out like Eternia. Hopefully the Symphonia OVA is organized better than the previous animation (it looks promising enough, or maybe just my hopeful wishing =3=)

XDD I totally agree with you on that. WHY THE REDHEADS!? They just come on one after the other X3
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