|Also Known As||The Final Chapters|
|Genre||Action, Fantasy, Adventure|
|Created By||Chaossy |
|Written By||Egusa Yoriyuki |
|Directed By||Egusa Yoriyuki |
|Theme Music Composer||Nishimura Kenjiro|
|Opening Theme||Voyage (1-18)|
|Country Of Origin||Japan|
|Original Language(s)||Japanese |
|№ Of Seasons||1|
|№ Of Episodes||1 (aired) (107 produced)|
|List Of Episodes||List of Xelphos's Ocean Voyage episodes|
|First Aired||December 2, 2017 (Japanese) |
December 16th, 2017 (English)
|Running Time||24 minutes|
|Production Company(s)||Typewriter Japan |
Studio Acesky (57-120) (studio)
Funimation (US licensor)
Anime Limited (UK licensor)
Madman Entertainment (AUS licensor)
Viz Media Europe (other European countries)
|Picture Format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio Format||Surround Sound|
|Related Shows||Xelphos Chronicles |
|Network||AnimeNation (International) |
RaGE (UK & Ireland) (UK/Ireland)
Xelphos III is an Japanese animated action-adventure fantasy series created by Chaossy. It was in development since October of 2016, with the announcement in the summer of 2017. Most of the writing and directing staff of City of Bright Lights helped with the production of the new series.
Following the announcement, it was reported that the airdate tentatively will be January 8th, 2018. It may start airing earlier if production is running smoothly.
In October of 2017, it was announced that December 2017 will be the official airdate, and that Studio Acesky will be taking over production after episode 56. The series officially premiered in Japan on December 2, 2017 and will air in the United States on December 16, 2017.
After the financial loss of Chronicles, Chaossy was hesitant of making another series. Although a few months later, he met Egusa Yoriyuki and they talked about stories that they could make, including a rebirth of Xelphos's homeworld. Xelphos liked the idea, and appointed Yoriyuki as the head writer of the show, with Chaossy as director and producer of the show, while writing a few key episodes as well. Writing for the first two arcs took almost the whole 2016 year, as they wanted the show to be in top quality for the fans. As with the first show, this is planned to take multiple years to finish, but not as long as Adventures. Chaossy and Yoriyuki said that they'll aim for 120 episodes if the budget is there.
In July of 2017, it was reported that 56 episodes were fully written, and that 48 of them were animated. "Production is going smoothly, and I believe that these 48 episodes will air sometime this winter." Chaossy said to the press.
A trailer was released on October 29, 2017, showing off the first arc.
English language version
The production of the English dub is set to start in September once all of the 56 episodes that were ordered are fully dubbed. Funimation Entertainment is set to produce the dub.
The first arc takes place in the wide open ocean as pirates battle other pirates, Xelphos, Kalos, and Tiffany get stuck in the action.
- Xelphos - Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)
- Female Xelphos - Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English)
- Tiffany - Marina Inoue (Japanese), Glynnis Talken Campbell (English)
- Kalos - Marina Inoue (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
This production will take place twenty years after Xelphos Chronicles and will feature many planets, including a rebirth of Xelphos's homeworld later in the series.