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Game 'Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky' to Have TV Anime Adaptation Due 2014 [Update 01/14]

by symbv
Nov 6, 2013 2:15 AM | 69 Comments
In a press conference today, game publisher Gust announced that the game Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Escha & Logy no Atelier ~Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi~) will be adapted into a TV series in 2014 to celebrate Gust's 20th anniversary. Studio Gokumi will make the anime.

The game is the 15th game in the Atelier series and was released on the PlayStation 3 platform in June this year. This is the first game from the Atelier series that is getting animated.

Official game website: http://atelier-ps3.jp/escha-logy/

Source: Famitsu

Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi on MAL


Update January 14, 2014
According to Dengeki Playstation, the anime will be aired in Spring 2014.

Studio: Studio Gokumi

Game Cast
Escha Malier: Rie Murakawa
Logix Fiscario: Kaito Ishikawa
Lucille Ernella: Mariko Honda
Wilbell voll Erslied: Asami Seto
Awin Sidelet: Kenji Akabane
Threia Hazelgrimm: Chiharu Kitaoka
Rafer Ruckberry: Yasunori Masutani
Micie Sun Mussemburg: Tomo Muranaka
Katla Larchica: Chihiro Uno
Solle Grumman: Daisuke Matsubara
Linca: Ami Koshimizu
Marion Quinn: Kana Ueda
Colland Grumman: Kento Fujinuma
Duke Beriel: Tsuyoshi Koyama
Nio Altugle: Mariya Ise
Clone: Hibiku Yamamura
Harry Olson: Mitsuaki Madono
Flameu: Kana Akutsu

Source: Otakomu

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lol random anime

Jan 30, 2014 9:55 AM by Meruru_Arls

No Hanazawa Kana.

Gonna be an awesome anime nonetheless :D

Jan 30, 2014 8:54 AM by Jiharo

Anime Official site is opened and the cast for anime is the same for game.
http://atelier-ps3.jp/escha-logy/anime/

Jan 30, 2014 6:09 AM by tsubasalover

Oh, its from a game. So that's why

Jan 20, 2014 8:45 AM by Makuro

VanishingKira said:
Really like the character designs,though ain't going be expecting much since this a game adaption.


Character designs for the anime series have not been shown at all.

Jan 15, 2014 8:34 PM by TallonKarrde23

Really like the character designs,though ain't going be expecting much since this a game adaption.

Jan 15, 2014 8:32 PM by VanishingKira

battosai-01 said:
Well I think we've seen enough game to anime adaptations to know how this is gonna end...


Tales of Vesperia's film is ten times better than the game, which is arguably one of the most boring in the entire game series. Actually, all the Tales anime are better than the games. Even huge fans of them tend to agree the anime is better, especially with Symphonia.

I get your point, but mine is just that there are exceptions. I'm going to hold out hope this will be one of those.

Jan 14, 2014 11:56 PM by TallonKarrde23

Well I think we've seen enough game to anime adaptations to know how this is gonna end...

Jan 14, 2014 11:54 PM by LoneWolf

People keep saying how nice the art looks, but uh...there's not any art of the TV series out at all as far as I see anywhere whatsoever - not even promo art. All there is is art from the game and the promo art for the game. The anime will have a much stricter budget and - while keeping the style hopefully - will not look nearly as good as the promotional material for the game.

There's no way to know how the show's art will look until they release an image of the TV series' art style. Based on the studios past works, it will not look anything like the game's promo art (or the game art) outside of being somewhat similar, and will likely be more vibrant, cutesy, and squishy as well.

Expecting this anime to look like the game's promo art is like having expected Steins;Gate to look like Huke's art. It doesn't work that way. The character designs will carry over, but that's about it.


Also, going to repeat for good measure: This is the animation of a game that is a direct sequel to the first seriously story-focused game in the franchise. Don't be surprised if you feel like you're missing out on a lot by watching this without having played the game - both in terms of characters and story. It's going to be terrible when the show comes out and people bitch about how it has too many unanswered questions or confusing relationships while ignoring the fact they jumped into the middle of a story.


Them picking this studio also kind of implies they will be making the series much more light hearted than this and Ayesha actually are, which makes me more confused on why they aren't adapting the Arland trilogy instead - which is entirely light hearted fun and would be perfect for this animation studio, while Escha & Logy and Ayesha are actually pretty dark for the series and very story focused (especially in comparison to past titles). I'll never get the idea behind the first Atelier to be animated being the MIDDLE of a story and one of the more serious ones at that and being done by a studio known for very cutesy cuddly heartwarming shows when they had literally a shit ton of other Atelier games to pick from.

Jan 14, 2014 11:31 PM by TallonKarrde23

Damn that art. Will watch.

Jan 14, 2014 7:35 PM by Mayuka

News Update
According to Dengeki Playstation, the anime will be aired in Spring 2014.

Studio: Studio Gokumi

Game Cast
Escha Malier: Rie Murakawa
Logix Fiscario: Kaito Ishikawa
Lucille Ernella: Mariko Honda
Wilbell voll Erslied: Asami Seto
Awin Sidelet: Kenji Akabane
Threia Hazelgrimm: Chiharu Kitaoka
Rafer Ruckberry: Yasunori Masutani
Micie Sun Mussemburg: Tomo Muranaka
Katla Larchica: Chihiro Uno
Solle Grumman: Daisuke Matsubara
Linca: Ami Koshimizu
Marion Quinn: Kana Ueda
Colland Grumman: Kento Fujinuma
Duke Beriel: Tsuyoshi Koyama
Nio Altugle: Mariya Ise
Clone: Hibiku Yamamura
Harry Olson: Mitsuaki Madono
Flameu: Kana Akutsu

Source: Otakomu

Jan 14, 2014 9:50 AM by tsubasalover

I'll watch it since the art look good

Nov 29, 2013 11:49 AM by Haine

I only have played Totori and Ayesha game, but I didnt expect them to animate this game first. Choosing Studio Gokumi to handle the adapation maybe fair enough after I seeing their works with A-Channel and Kinmoza as Atelier series is mostly also a slice of life+moeblob lol.

I just hope Gokumi will adapt this series well or at least good enough to please the fan of this game series. I'm having high hopes for them :)

Nov 29, 2013 9:12 AM by Metazz

Meh, I rather had them do Mana Khemia than Atelier series, or better: Ar Tonelico.

Nov 26, 2013 7:42 PM by azzuRe

Hyped, though it will probably be a sub-par adaptation.

Nov 26, 2013 7:22 PM by Carna

I've never played the games... but it seems interesting :) definitely a plan to watch.

Nov 19, 2013 1:07 PM by Pangeaa

Am I the only one who really wish for a Recettear anime before this?

Nov 8, 2013 9:37 AM by scytheavatar

morshuwarrior said:
I'm not that familiar with the games, but I guess I'll watch it.


Yeah same here and it looks cool.

Nov 8, 2013 5:50 AM by Tengai

Beat and loved Ayesha, I kinda wanna beat this before watching tho :/

Nov 7, 2013 6:35 PM by Falcomster

Siva said:
@TallonKarrde23: First off all, Xenosaga, Xenosaga 2 and Xenosaga 3 are not just a sequel game it is a trilogy game that focus on ONE story, the same main characters and the same plot. On the other hand, Ayesha and EschaToLogy are just a sequel. In Ayesha's game, it is Ayesha's story but in EschaToLogy's game it is EschaToLogy's story. Both story might be heavily connected but it is still a 2 stories with different main characters. Ayesha and EschaToLogy works the same way Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit works. You can watch Lord of the Ring without knowing or watching the direct prequel, The Hobbit. It is a different case if you watch The Two Towers without watching The Fellowship of the Ring because it is a one story separate into 3 parts.


Except everything you said is wrong. Unless you're gonna tell me it's a "new game" whenever you switch to playing as Jr. in Xenosaga, then what you said is far from something you can apply here.

Yes, the lead role switches to new characters - no, the story is not some ther story in the same world.

It is a direct continuation of Ayesha. Not a 'related story'. It is ONE story with different leads.

Nov 7, 2013 1:39 PM by TallonKarrde23