An anime television series adaptation, titled Tales of Zestiria the X,[Jp. 9] also animated by Ufotable, was announced at the Tales of Festival 2015. The series is directed by Haruo Sotozaki and written by Ufotable staff. Akira Matsushima is adapting the original character designs for the anime, while the art director is Minji Kim. The music is composed by Motoi Sakuraba and Go Shiina. The anime's opening theme song, "Kaze no Uta", is being composed by Flow, while the ending theme is being composed by Fhána. The main voice actors from the game will reprise their roles in the series except for Lailah's voice actress Miyu Matsuki, who passed away in 2015 and was replaced by Noriko Shitaya. The series was originally announced for broadcast sometime in July 2016. Exact broadcasting dates and networks were revealed in May of that year: the anime will debut for Tokyo MX on July 3, then later debut on July 5 for Sun TV, KBS, TV Aichi, and BS11. It is also set for a worldwide release in the Summer of 2016.