So, can we call this project “Toei Tonelico?” “Atelier Toei?”
Earlier today, Koei Tecmo subsidiary Gust announced that they will team up with Toei Animation to produce an original project. As of press time, details on the initiative are scant.
That said, the two companies did release a teaser image, which features silhouettes of five women with unique weapons.
More details on the project will be announced on September 16. A special stage event will be held on the day at the Shinjuku Wald 9 theater. Ar Tonelico director and co-designer Akira Tsuchiya will be at the event as a guest speaker, along with the “main cast” of Koei Tecmo games. The event will be free to attend, though fans will need to pre-register due to seating limits.
Gust Co. Ltd. was founded on October 1, 1993 in Nagano, Japan. The company’s first breakout hit, Atelier Marie, hit Japanese retailers in 1997, and became the first of nearly two dozen titles in the long-running franchise.
Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia was a co-production with Banpresto that hit Japanese retailers in 2006. NIS America released the title in North America a year later. The series spawned two sequels, Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica and Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel.