Tales of Zestiria introduces new character Mikleo
posted on 02.12.14 at 09:17 AM EST by (@salromano)
Meet main character Slay's childhood friend.

Tales of Zestiria

Jump this week reveals a new character set to appear in Tales of Zestiria.

Mikleo, voiced by Osaka Ryota and designed by Mutsumi Inomata, is main character Sorey’s rival and close friend. He is 165 centimeters tall and uses a rod in battle. He’s from the Family of Heaven, and part of his role is to calmly point out Sorey’s erratic behavior. His Heaven Echo techniques take on the water attribute.

Since he’s from the Family of Heaven, Mikleo can be seen by Sorey, but normal humans can’t see him. His quote in the magazine reads: “Sorey is that kind of guy. Even as his childhood friend, it’s nerve-wracking to watch him.”

The Family of Heaven are pure beings that act like a material vessel, and can naturally manipulate the sounds of heaven. They’re supposed to be almost immortal and never aging. Is Mikleo like that, too?

Tales of Zestiria is in development for PlayStation 3.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Very much looking forward to this title.

  • Hatsuaki

    That is definitely Inomata’s design, isn’t it?

    • 永次

      Yes.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Yah. Sorry, I added that.

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    So, he is an angel.

  • MrRobbyM

    That is some classic Tales character design right there. I really like it. Something tells me he will be my favorite character.

  • icecoffemix

    Ahh, the straight man for the MC. He certainly looks the part.

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    I like his design, but he sounds like an arrogant guy (that’s something typical when characters from JRPGs come from the Heaven, lol). What? I like him even more, then. ˙︿˙

  • ragingmerifes

    NEW WAIFU, NEW WAIF… oh, it’s a guy.
    Well, traps are good too alright

  • Mad_Dog_Yayan

    Really liking the design, hopefully the other main characters’ design will be just as good

  • gulabjamal

    “And for our latest reveal, we have brought you Hubert without glasses.”
    jk, I love the design. Seems like a great character even if he fits that archetype

  • Elvick

    Every time I read the title of the game, I think of “Zesty”. Which makes me think of food. D:

  • Gariya

    “Ryota Ohsaka”
    I knew he was going to come in to a Tales game sooner or later. Yuuki Kaji is also inevitable.

    Anyway, since he’s invisible to people aside from Sleigh, I think the skit segments involving him are going to be funny.

    • Samsara09

      it would be spooky…that is for sure.But…how is he going to interact with the rest of the party that is not slay?I don’t think he will be invisible for too much.

  • LordKaiser

    Maxwell it’s that you?

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      Hue, Pretty much what I said.

  • Zuhri69

    The design couldn’t be even more Inomata. I really love what I’m seeing so far.

  • vileBrenman

    Oh good it’s not a formerly ill female child hood friend. Haha they use that quite a bit in tales

    • gulabjamal

      That’ll be the 5th character reveal. They’ll reveal another boy as the 4th just to throw us off (from the standard boy->girl->boy->girl formula) and then WHAM. Formerly ill female childhood friend who was never noticed by Slay because he was too oblivious

  • Audie Bakerson

    6 belts!

  • fireemblembeast

    I thought that was a girl at first XD

  • bloodiOS

    Well, that is one beautiful guy =)

    • Samsara09

      Indeed.

  • Samsara09

    This was quite random.Was expecting them to release more info on caracters after june.Luck us.Guess that means next month we will be gettin another caracter!Score!

  • Rebellion14

    Really like his design, looks better than both the MCs IMO

    • Mad_Dog_Yayan

      Agree, I’m actually not that impressed by Slay or Alicia. Mikulo’s design really give him an air of gracefulness, befitting of a Divine, I guess

  • Zukato

    Awesome character design! Looks like my favorite one already.

  • Aimmi

    I can smell the yaoi.