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Tales of Symphonia Volume 5 Manga Scans 
31st-Jul-2007 04:07 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
Fifth and final Tales of Symphonia manga released. I can't believe the manga's run is finally over!

Tales of Symphonia Volume 5
WARNING: Spoilers ahead

General Information

Symphonia manga scans
I have put up Tales of Symphonia Manga: Volume 4: Scans here. Mizuho has put up scans and a scanlation of the second book. I do not have other scans, nor do I know of any other places you can obtain scans or scanlations, though I would be very grateful if you do know and were willing to share the information.

Use of official manga artwork and scans
Please feel free to use the scans I've put up for icons, image editing and whatever you please. I'm not a stickler for credit, but it would be appreciated.

Acquiring the Symphonia manga
I do not know where you can acquire the Symphonia manga in your area, but I would follow Mizuho's advice (see top of page) with regard to trying Kinokuniya, YesAsia, Amazon.jp, and Akadot, which also sells the Extra Load Symphonia manga.

Now on to the REAL BUSINESS:

Kratos got a lot of love:

Look at the stars, see how they shine for you:

Possibly my favourite colour image in the entire series: Kratos and baby!Lloyd.

I've always been terribly fond of gang!pictures, and this one's no exception.
I wonder where everybody's going!

Opening scene:

Aaaaand Someone's Back!

Mithos isn't too pleased with Zelos's sudden turnaround.
Not that Zelos is bothered, of course:

Colette faints from all the excitement. (J/K)

Colette and Mithos: Separated at birth?

I never realised quite how alike they looked until that panel.

Warning Once Again: Even More Spoilers

Kratos and Lloyd:

This is so Don't walk away!

I don't know about you, but I found this scene really heartrending:

I thought it was so sad for Lloyd to lose his father so soon after finding him. Not that he really lost Kratos in the permanent sense, but still.

And ow the flashbacks of baby!Lloyd running to Kratos. Breaks my heart in the best possible way.

Kratos and Yuan share an awful lot of moments.
I'm not naturally a Kratos/Yuan fan by inclination, but this could really change my mind:

Yuan restoring Kratos with his mana.
I've always had lots of really bad thoughts about that.

I find it so amusing how Yuan's... almost... reassuring Lloyd that Kratos is going to be okay.

And Yuan supporting Kratos! *grin*

Yggdrasil playing Musical Bodies. Or Musical Chairs with the party's bodies.

It may be just me, but it seems as if Mithos has the market cornered on Absolutely Batshit Crazy.

And now we move on to mind games:

You are the Wind Beneath My Wings:

...quite literally, too.

Matel makes an appearance:

When the journey's over:

This page made me really happy:

And so it ends.
31st-Jul-2007 08:27 am (UTC)
OMG! Your icon is making me laugh SO hard! XDD!

Firstly...the Kratos and baby!Lloyd pics are SO OMG CUTE that I am flailing around right now. Especially the coloured image of Lloyd on his shoulders. AW!!! The cuteness is TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.
baby!Lloyd has such pinchable cheeks.

Also...wait, does this mean Zelos lives? I'm so confused. My friend told me he died in the official manga...what gives? I know he dies in the drama CD, though. D:

Lastly- thanks so much for these scans. <3 You work way too hard. D:
31st-Jul-2007 09:21 am (UTC)
I love the panel where Kratos cut off Lloyd's "father" and patted Lloyd on his head XD I love Kratos and Lloyd even more after reading these! Thank you so so much for the scans!!!

I think Zelos died in the official novel?
So Zelos is dead according to the novel, drama CD, and TOA; he lives according to the manga and TOF2 lol

I love how the ending! The whole gang (well, minus two people) is traveling around the world again :D And Zelos lives! WOOT!
31st-Jul-2007 09:32 am (UTC)
XD! I imagine Kratos thinking, "Don't call me father. You make me feel OLD." Well... older than he actually is, which is really saying something. ;)

XDD!! I loved Kratos and Lloyd even more after these, too! ♥ I didn't even think it were possible!

You're most welcome! *beams* I'm so glad you enjoyed the scans! ;)

XDDD I came to Symphonia very very late, so I'm completely unfamiliar with what happens in the novels and drama CDs, etc. But thank you for letting me know!

omg ToA. You mean that random guy who gets knocked out and says, "Ze...los... di...ed..."? XD I ignore him! I put it down to ravings of a scrambled consciousness! XDDD

I love the ending, too! ;) I almost wish Mithos hadn't been batshit crazy and he could've joined them all in the world tour! It might have fixed his batshit craziness! Maybe even given us Lloyd/Genis/Mithos! ;)

YAY for Zelos surviving! ;) It probably made me as happy as the cuteness of baby!Lloyd and Kratos.
31st-Jul-2007 10:05 am (UTC)
"Lloyd, don't call me dad, I am only 4000 years old! I am too young to be a father!" XD Kratos does look young though; in the beginning of the game I thought Kratos would be Lloyd's brother or something.

Which also reminds me, Kratos was telling Lloyd "don't die before me" when he handed Lloyd the locket... the scene is really touching and all, but... isn't it kind of impossible for Lloyd to outlive Kratos? XD I mean, Kratos seems to stuck at 20 something years old (or have a incredibly long life span), and Lloyd seems to age like normal people... lol

Still, it's interesting how we might never have a cannon ending for Zelos.
Sometimes I don't know who I sympathize with more, Asch or Zelos. At least Asch got to take his anger out of his replica, and he died after resolving his conflicts. But Zelos died without any salvation.
... That's why you've got to live Zelos >_> I hate this kind of emo endings!

Mithos is... He's supposed to be a tragic hero, but he's so out of his mind that I never quite understand him.
31st-Jul-2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
>> he lives according to the manga and TOF2
This is news that requires I dance a little jig. <3
31st-Jul-2007 09:28 am (UTC)
omg I am so fond of that icon, too! That particular icon is by bioplague, and the post it's from is here. I love her MST3K icons, they're great! ;) Especially Zelos's one about his huge greatness. *snerk*

omg I know! *faints from the cute* There is so much chibi!Lloyd cuteness, it is nearly too much to take! There is a second manga of side-stories for nearly everyone, and it has a baby!Lloyd and Dirk chapter. EVEN MORE BABY!Lloyd. Will scan it sometime soon! ;)

The coloured artwork of baby!Lloyd on Kratos shoulders makes me melt with HAPPY. Oh man, it's almost worth getting into Symphonia for being able to appreciate the love of that image. ♥

XD! This is the official manga, as far as I'm aware, and Zelos sure looks alive to me! ;) He's alive all the way to the end of the book, where you see him waving at Lloyd and Colette and going YO! at them. :) Zelos lives. Which makes me quite happy.

... Zelos dies in the drama CD? I have never in my life been so glad I haven't got the drama CD for a series I'm into. XD! It looks like with Symphonia the manga creators got to HAVE THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO, by choosing to follow different storylines with the manga and the drama CD. :)

*snug* You're most welcome! I try my best, and sometimes scanning and cleaning up scans really is a pain, but it's worth it just to be able to put these out there, and especially when you enjoy the scans! *griiin* Thank you. *smiles*
31st-Jul-2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
I know!! I hunted down the entry and geeked even more when I saw they were MST3K quotes. I was wondering why the Kratos one sounded familiar. XD! I need to make more room! 100 icons is not enough for my fandoms~

Seriously? I don't think I could handle THAT much baby!Lloyd. There is such a thing as too much cute...but I'd force myself to look anyway even if I feel the urge to just throw my hands up in the air and walk away. XD
It amazes me, though, that they still get away with having never shown Anna. I've always been so curious.

I'd say THAT image alone is worth the entire series. I am SO happy to see official art for this! <3

THANK GOODNESS. An alive and well Zelos is the only Zelos I want. SCREW THE REPLICA IN DAATH. And screw the novel, screw the Drama CD- screw all the naysayers! I'll sick Asch on them. :F

Yes, he dies and everyone starts getting emotional from what I heard. I am definitely not listening to it. Much like the Asch situation- I shall create another world where Zelos and Asch are chilling on a beach searching for hunnies. XD
I praise the manga so much now!

*hugs tight~* So long as you enjoy it, too and it's not cumbersome. I wouldn't want you sacrificing free time and all. :3
1st-Aug-2007 12:01 am (UTC)
I am definitely not listening to it. Much like the Asch situation- I shall create another world where Zelos and Asch are chilling on a beach searching for hunnies. XD

Funny you should say that, I was sufficiently upset about Asch that I imagined him somehow finding his way onto Dinotopia (a peaceful island of shipwrecked humans and sentient dinosaurs) and living there. Zelos and any other dead Tales heroes could come, too- I can just imagine the amusing havoc they'd wreak upon a utopian society.

Although, Zelos appeared with the other characters (minus Kratos, unfortunately) in promotional material for the Symphonia spin-off coming to the Wii, so according to the games themselves he might actually live.

Anyway, this entire post rekindled the Kratos fangirl in me.:D
31st-Jul-2007 08:46 am (UTC)
Tales of Symphonia SO doesn't let me choose a couple I might stick to. One moment I'm wibbling about how cute Colette and Lloyd are together and the next one I'm all OMG ZELOSANDLLOYDYES and then I'm all LloydGenis T_T

... but having more Kratos is always so nice. AND. Baby Lloyd with Kratos. Yes, it's heartbreaking in the best way but still. *WIBBLES A LOT*

coff, Yuan/Kratos is always a yes in my book.
31st-Jul-2007 09:39 am (UTC)
! I love your Zelos icon! ♥

XDDDDDD I love how Symphonia lets you have pretty much ALL the couples you want! ;) I support every single pairing you listed, and I encourage supporting ALL PAIRINGS at once! ;) There's no reason why Kratos/Lloyd can't coexist with Lloyd/Colette and Yuan/Kratos! ;) XDDD Lloyd/Colette is my sweet happy fluff feel-good place - the sunshine in my Symphonia pairings. ♥

But oh, I knew from the start (being cheerfully spoilered) that Kratos was Lloyd's father and it still didn't stop me from shipping the pairing. ;) I do wish at times that they weren't related so that I could ship them WHOLEHEARTEDLY (and that there'd be more fanfiction, and so that people wouldn't feel so bad about shipping them).

XDDD I am so for Lloyd/Genis, too. ;) omg Mithos go away, stop interfering with their love. *possessive about pairings that way!*

Wibbling! ♥ That really is the best word to describe it! XD Baby Lloyd. *is overcome with WAFF*

XDDDDDDD! You know, all the Yuan/Kratos in this manga made me wish Yuan was Lloyd's mother. >D Then they could be one big happy family. ;)
31st-Jul-2007 08:59 am (UTC)
Ooooh, thanks! Wow, the manga has done so much more for Kratos and Lloyd than the game ever did. Even I'm getting a little teary-eyed over all the young!Lloyd and Kratos shots...

But wow... that's the end? Awww... The manga always cut out bits to end it faster.

Still, looks like it wrapped it up really well! And Zelos DIDN'T die! :p Thanks for posting this ^^
31st-Jul-2007 09:46 am (UTC)
the manga has done so much more for Kratos and Lloyd than the game ever did
XDDDDD How true that is! I got all ;;__;; over the baby!Lloyd and Kratos moments, too - you're not alone! I don't even know why they moved me so much.

That's the end, all right! ;) I'm not familiar with the complete plot and therefore do not actually know what is missing, but this is it for the manga timeline, at least. There is an additional manga of side-stories, which features several character back-stories, like:

1. Lloyd being adopted by Dirk following Anna's death
2. Colette, Genis and Lloyd as children
3. Zelos' tragic backstory, encompassing his first meeting with Seles as children, his relationship with Seles, his mother's death, and Zelos meeting again with Seles once they were grown up (the longest story in all the side-stories, and it's really good, and has young!Zelos).
4. Genis trying to think of a present for Presea
5. Mithos and Genis

I agree on it wrapping up really well! ♥ And I'm so glad Zelos didn't die (which seems to be the general consensus, XD).
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31st-Jul-2007 09:22 am (UTC)
I know! He's so cute... there's also an additional manga with side-stories for nearly everybody, and there's a bitty!Lloyd and Dirk flashback to when Dirk adopted Lloyd. socute omg. I'll scan it sometime, it's a whole other book and I've had quite enough scanning for today. But someday!

ohgods, absolutely no kidding on that Mithos point. This entire manga's Mithos appearances can be summarised as:

1. Mithos looking crazy
2. Mithos looking deranged
3. Mithos looking absolutely out of his mind
4. Mithos "the lights are on, and someone Really Weird Is Home"
5. Mithos being emo and angsting over his Oneesama.

XDDD Mindgames indeeeed. ♥ That's probably why Mithos is nuts and so good at them: living so long made him start playing mindgames with himself, and the rest is history. BOOM.
31st-Jul-2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Kratos! *is like so fangirling him after playing tales of the world, srsly*
31st-Jul-2007 09:59 am (UTC)
Hey there! ♥ I'm so glad you have Kratos love, he is totally worthy. ;) I hope Tales of the World is GOOD fun! ;)
31st-Jul-2007 10:18 am (UTC)
Kratos is completely worth fangirling love 8D (Which I did, when I saw him in TOTW).

And tales of the world is fun, albeit final boss asdlsdkj orz stupid overpowered !!!!
31st-Jul-2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
I was so fearing Zelos would die! XD It's a happy ending, afterall.

And this volume is made so much better with Mitho's mind-screwing and his expressions. OH, THE EXPRESSIONS! *wibbles* ♥

You know? I never really took the time to appreciate Yuan/Kratos until I saw these scans. I thought about it, but never really had enough to really consider them as one of my favourite pairings. I think I've been convinced and converted. >8D
1st-Aug-2007 05:05 am (UTC)
As usual, these are some really nice scans! :) Thank you! Although I haven't played the game, I am a real sucker for Lloyd's relationship with Kratos, so that one color illust makes me really happy. :)

I still think that while Symphonia has a good story, its plot is rather messy, so it's a good thing the story gets retold in a more coherent way. 5 volumes is still pretty darn short, though! Eternia's manga is almost twice that, and it has much less plot to get through.
4th-Aug-2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Thank you so very much for the scans!*o* This makes me want to play ToF2 again after seeing Kratos-- and his baby!lloydie!XD<3<3<33

And more Kratos and Lloyd moments--- something I've always wanted to see in the game!ToT<3<3<3 And it's finished? Wow...<3

Thankies again!<3
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