Atelier Ryza illustrator Toridamono has released a new commemorative illustration, featuring the series’ heroine Reisalin “Ryza” Stout. The anime series is scheduled to premiere on July 2, 2023 with a special 1-hour episode.
Ema Yuzuriha is directing the anime with Yashichirou Takahashi (Shakugan no Shana light novel author) as series screenwriter, Tomoyuki Shitaya (Afterlost) as character designer, and Kazuki Yanagawa (who worked on the original video game’s music) as music composer. LIDENFILMS is handling the animation production for the series and Crunchyroll will stream it outside of Japan.
The returning voice cast from the game includes Yuri Noguchi as Reisalin “Ryza” Stout, Hitomi Oowada as Klaudia Valentz, Takuma Terashima as Lent Marslink, Yui Kondou as Tao Mongarten, Hirofumi Nojima as Empel Vollmer, and Haruka Terui as Lila Decyrus.
The original Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout video game was released for Nintendo Switch and PS4 in September 2019 and for PC in October 2019. It is the first title in the Atelier Ryza trilogy developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo. The third game, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, was released on March 23, 2023 for PS5, PS4, and Switch, as well as Steam on March 24, 2023.
The Atelier Ryza trilogy is part of the long-running Atelier series that began in 1997 with Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg. The 2013 Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky game was adapted into a 2014 anime series produced by Studio Gokumi.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is described by the PlayStation store as:
The main character is Ryza, an ordinary girl. Tired of boring village life, she escapes the village to gather with her good friends in a secret location to talk of their dreams and plan thrilling adventures.
One day, the determined Ryza and company decide to head for the forbidden “island across the shore” as their first exploration trip. Together with the alchemist and other friends they meet there, they have a “summer adventure” that they will never forget.