Atelier Escha & Logy anime coming in 2014
posted on 11.06.13 at 06:41 AM EST by (@salromano)
Kiniro Mosaic studio handling production.

An anime adaption of Atelier Escha: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is in production at Studio Gokumi for release in 2014, Gust announced during its 20th anniversary presentation in Japan today.

Studio Gokumi is known for works like Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A and Kiniro Mosaic. This is its first time working on the Atelier series.

Atelier Escha & Logy launched for PlayStation 3 in Japan this June, and is due out in North America and Europe on March 11 and 7, respectively.

Thanks, Dengeki.

  • Jesse

    Wouldn’t doing an Atelier Ayesha anime first make more sense due to continuity?

  • Takane Shijou

    Not sure how I feel about it, but I’ll still definitely give it a watch. Would be nice to see a decent adaptation, but we’ll see.

    • Budgiecat

      So many have failed in my imo

      Amnesia
      Arcana Famiglia
      Art of Fighting
      Blazblue
      Danganronpa (I stopped watching so I could experience the game instead)
      Devil May Cry
      Final Fantasy Unlimited (wtf was that)
      Hakuoki Remir(ah I forget the name) I suppose this one was accurate but I still hated the story and the lousy main character
      Hyperdimension Neptunia
      Valkyria Chronicles

      I found Steins;Gate to be decent.

      Devil Survivor 2 didn’t hold my attention. Need to watch that again as well as Persona 4

      Oh and I dropped Date A Live pretty quick (I know that example is the other way around but I felt it should be commented on because I dont think they should have made a visual novel out of it. Seemed more fitting to be an actual RPG but whatever)

      • PrinceHeir

        Steins;Gate is pretty well made actually.

        same with Valkyria Chronicles. aside from a minor change in the ending, it was perfect all throughout.

        i would also add the Fate anime series, but i know people would complain here on how the games are better(which it is)

        but Fate Zero is excellent!

        • DyLaN

          To be fair, Fate Zero is a bunch of LNs and adapting LNs are so much easier than adapting a VN with the plot that spans 3 routes.

  • artemisthemp

    I looking forward to watching this :)
    Hopefully it gonna be a good anime

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Ehh….Escha&Logy’s my least liked game in the Atelier series. The games already don’t lend themselves very well to an anime, so meh. I’m not gonna bother watching this one. Ayesha was worlds better.

    • Budgiecat

      Isn’t it the same world?

      Haven’t played either game yet but I like the character designs in this one more. Plus finally get to play as a male lead as well as female lead.

  • Eclipse

    I would’ve actually preferred a 2-cour adaptation of Ar tonelico II.

    Studio Gokumi has done some pretty high-quality work, so this adaptation is definitely in some really good hands.

  • Budgiecat

    I wonder why they picked this particular title over the others?

    Not that I mind; the game actually looks to be the most interesting one so far, but isn’t it part of Atelier Ayesha and if so, shouldn’t they have started with that one?
    Also, then, wouldn’t it have made sense to do an Anime on Rorona, since its a 3 part series, hence, more story material to work from?

    • kurosan9712

      I thought to myself that MAYBE it’s for promoting the least good part of the series, so to try to make it more popular.
      Escha&Logy sold second worst of PS3 Atelier games after all, and promoting something by making an anime usually works in Japan…or not.

  • PrinceHeir

    what took them so long :P

  • Sevyne

    I have no real reaction to it, but why do you not like it? I’m pretty curious. Is it because they aren’t doing Ayesha for continuity, or maybe because they aren’t doing the Arland Trilogy, or you don’t like the studio doing it? I’m just taking guesses here that might make the most sense.

  • kurosan9712

    Nope. The most thing that has me not liking it, is that they are making an anime of a traditional Atelier game, which has quite loose(still good) storyline, and is focused on ALCHEMY, meaning CRAFT.
    How are they going to make anything decent from such original? I don’t think they will, considering adaptations are almost never good anyways.
    It’ll either be filler material(like Ar Tonelico OVAs) or total crap.

    Ayesha anime would’ve been more interesting, since it’s a bit more focused on story, while still having traditional craft focus too. It would’ve been easier to adapt while not totally butchering it and fillering it.
    Totori would’ve been a good idea too, while Rorona and Meruru wouldn’t have been such a good idea.

  • Romored

    Escha & Logy has much more focus on storyline than any other Atelier game, afaik, thanks to the presence of Logy as a main character. Maybe that’s why they chose to adapt this game and not another one in the series.

  • Nightcore34

    I can see what you mean, crafting is kinda fun if you’re doing it but watching them do it wouldn’t be fun and to take crafting out would be most of the story gone.

  • kurosan9712

    I played it(and platinumed it). The story for BOTH Escha and Logy is the same.
    Just some events are different.
    The info about Logy having a different “darker storyline closer to traditional jRPG” was a lie, Logy’s story is totally same as Escha’s, with exception that he gets some different events(like when Escha gets event in one place, Logy gets a different one in different place). But the main story itself is totally same. Nothing is different even in terms of craft. While Logy crafts weapons and armor, game still requires Escha to make everything else, even materials for weapons. It’s just that when you use the cauldron – Escha is the one doing the synthesis, but when you use the forge – Logy does it. It doesn’t even matter who you chose as the main character.

    And Ayesha has much more story focus, just take my word on it. A lot of people are still misinformed about Atelier Escha&Logy, but it’ll all clear up when the game releases in the west.