Liden Films, the Japanese animation studio behind ‘Goblin Slayer,’ is adapting the Koei Tecmo RPG video game ‘Atelier Ryza’ into an anime. The announcement was made during the live stream of the “Atelier 25th Anniversary Progam #5” where they said it would adapt the first game in the franchise ‘Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.’
You can check out the trailer below:
Anime News Network reported, “Tokoyami no Joō to Himitsu no Kakurega Animation features the returning main cast from the game. Ema Yuzuriha is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS, and Yashichiro Takahashi (Shakugan no Shana) is returning from the game to oversee the series scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma ) is designing the characters. Kazuki Yanagawa is returning from the game to compose the music.”
Fans were also excited when Ryza voice actress Yuri Noguchi confirmed that she would be returning to the role for the anime. Crunchyroll also revealed the rest of the Japanese cast on their website:
- Hitomi Ōwada as Klaudia Valentz
- Takuma Terashima as Lent Marslink
- Yui Kondo as Tao Mongarten
- Hirofumi Nojima as Empel Vollmer
- Haruka Terui as Lila Decyrus
Takahashi previously worked on the video game ‘Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan desu’ as well as the sci-fi light novel ‘A/B Extreme’ and the supernatural manga ‘Shakugan no Shana.’
The news came as a third RPG will be released titled ‘Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key’ on March 24, 2023. This follows the second game ‘Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy’ which debuted in 2020.
Media outlet Nitendo Life noted, “Koei Tecmo has also released the final trailer for Atelier Ryza 3. This follows an update about the collective sales of Atelier Ryza and Atelier Ryza 2 – revealing the series has now shipped more than 1.6 million units worldwide.”
The first ‘Atelier Ryza’ video game was released in 2019 on PC, Nintendo Switch, and the PS4.
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