Barrel! On the cusp of Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key‘s release, developer Gust and publisher Koei Tecmo have announced that shipments of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout and Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy‘s combined shipments have surpassed 1.6 million! This is impressive, considering that Atelier games very rarely even pass 200,000 in (reported) sales. Since they use the word “shipments”, it does not seem that they are including digital sales.
On top of the milestone announcement, Gust, Koei Tecmo, and animation studio Aniplex have announced they are adapting the first Ryza game into an anime! It’s set to air this summer. The last time an Atelier game got an anime was back in 2014 with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky by Studio Gokumi.
More information about the Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout anime is set to come out very soon. In the meanwhile, check out the announcement trailer below!
Atelier Ryza Anime Announcement Trailer
It’s honestly a great time to be an Atelier fan. As a long-time fan myself, there’s so much to be excited for in the future. Since Ryza has made the series more popular than ever, we’re getting amazing things like Atelier Marie Remake and now another anime! I’m super curious about what the next set of Atelier games will look like after recent successes. Here’s hoping Gust and Koei Tecmo continue to give us the rest of the games that are missing from our library after Marie comes out too!