Tales of Zestiria introduces new character Lailah
posted on 04.09.14 at 09:51 AM EDT by (@salromano)
An instructor whose mind sometimes runs wild with delusions.

Tales of Zestiria

The latest character to join the Tales of Zestiria cast is Lailah, voiced by Miyu Matsuki and designed by Mutsumi Inomata, this week’s Jump magazine reveals.

Lailah is an adult woman who provides advice as an instructor. Sometimes, however, her mind tends to run wild with strange delusions. She has been waiting for someone with the qualities of a doshi, and signs a marriage contract with Sorey after a fateful meeting. By her becoming a vessel of the Family of Heaven, Sorey acquires a special power to calm the brutal Hyoma.

Additionally, the magazine also reveals the game’s catch copy and genre. Its catch copy is “Legend will one day become ‘hope.'” As for its genre, it’s an RPG, of course, but Tales games are usually assigned their own sub-genre of RPG. This one is a “Passion that Illuminates the World RPG.”

Thanks, Anime News Network.

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  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    “She has been waiting for someone with the qualities of a doshi, and signs a marriage contract with Slay after a fateful meeting.”

    Daddy approve of this.

    • Budgiecat

      Certainly it’s very….cliche and trope

  • Jesse

    That’s the THIRD different translation for her name I’ve seen. DX

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I actually just added a note about that.

      • Jesse

        Ah, ok, thanks. XD;

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Woah! That’s cool! :D

  • Revorse

    I’ve always like the phrase they give the RPGs. Just something a little extra that’s pretty cool.

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

    She’s absolutely beautiful. One of the best designs I’ve ever seen in the series. Seriously, she’s perfect from head to toes. My favorite character in Zestiria so far.

  • Ladius

    Great design, I think she is one of the best Tales characters among those created by Inomata.

  • 罪罰

    Zestiria’s character designs are way better than previous as of now.

  • Aaron Lee

    Maybe I’m just boring but I’ve never been fond of these ” RPG” taglines. I just find them cornier than all of Nebraska’s cornfields.

    Decent design, and I dig it. And lol at the marriage contract thing. Slay’s there grinning in one of the scan images as if to say “It’s barely half an hour into this adventure and I’ve already scored”.

  • MrKappa

    Inomata did good with this design. Great looking character.

  • articuzwolf

    wut, did I just read sign a marriage contract?
    with our MC on top of that? LOL

  • Hatsuaki

    Lovely design, Inomata at her best again.

  • gulabjamal

    Someone say Raine’s color palette and role? But it’s okay though because her personality actually seems fun and the design is Gorgeous

  • Northstar

    She control book pages!!!

  • xkumo

    All the female designs look fantastic.
    Meanwhile for the guys…

  • shit

    this chick is cute! let’s hope she looks as good in-game

  • Budgiecat

    “Sometimes, however, her mind tends to run wild with strange delusions. She has been waiting for someone with the qualities of a doshi (lover), and signs a marriage contract with Slay after a fateful meeting.”

    Why do I have the feeling this is non consensual on Slay’s part and that she might be a little obsessively…..nuts?

  • Samsara09

    That fuzzy feeling when things go according to plan.So,last but not least,the wind divine member next month,may 9-12.

    but I wonder,are they gonna do 8 party members or just 6?

    http://www.abyssalchronicles.com/?fn_mode=comments&fn_id=1232

    here is more info.

    • Pekola

      So she’s the fire user from the Family of Heaven?

      EDIT: Read the link.

      • Samsara09

        yes,she is the fire one.The only one left is the wind family of heaven… definitively male.

        I thought they could pull of 8 caracters,being 4 normal humans and 4 family of heaven,like symphonia,where 4 caracters came from sylvarant and 4 from tethe’alla…

        especially since there are four designers for zestiria.
        but if you completed symphonia,you know there are actually only 2 sylvarantis…and you can imagine who those two are.It could be the case here as well.

        hence the chance that the designer from the radiant mythology and tales of xillia 2 only get to drawn a PC each…hence 6.
        If there is a playable caracter revealed in june 9-12,then we will probably have 8…maybe there is a light and darkness magic user from the family of heaven…or just a lightning and ice family of heaven users.

        if the only humans in the party are Slay and Alicia,and only she can’t see them,it is way easier to explain how she will interact with them.Instead of making them visible,they just need to make her see them.

  • PrinceHeir

    Add in Lyla??

  • LustEnvy

    Layla, Leila.

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    This makes me crazy, we need a trailer to see how the battle mechanics and characters will work, especially together with Alicia.
    Yeah it’s just 2014 but… it’s Tales!! … …

  • LordKaiser

    Love triangle confirmed?

  • KingNigma

    She’s pretty. I like her.

  • Blarg

    Excuse me, marriage? But I was all set to ship Alicia and Slay. ):

    Also the person who said they reveal a new character every 12th, congrats you were right.

  • Blarg

    Also, can someone tell me what Doshi is?

  • Kevadu

    Is that really the first thing you think when you hear ‘delusions’?

  • Budgiecat

    lol “delusions” are Fujoshi’s middle name

  • Kevadu

    I don’t dispute that, really. But there are other kinds of delusions.

    For me fujoshi might imply delusions but that doesn’t mean that delusions would imply fujoshi.