The upcoming TV anime Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout will kickoff with a 1-hour special when it premieres this summer.
Originally released in 2019, Atelier Ryza is one of the more recent entries in Koei Tecmo’s longlasting Atelier franchise.
Ryza in particular is known for attracting new fans to the series and two direct sequels to her game have been made. Here’s a trailer:
Details are sparse about the upcoming anime, but here’s a rundown of the series from the game:
The concept of this title, the latest in the series to depict a new “Atelier” world, is “True-to-life youths that develop together, even if just a little bit”.
It is the story of a girl and her friends who are about to become adults, discovering what is most important to them.
To depict the story of the main characters discovering things they’ve never seen before, we’ve created fields with natural shadows that allow you to feel the breath of the world.
Graphics have been further enhanced, allowing for a world of daily-life and adventure to be depicted in a new way.
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is out now on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!). Its sequel, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, is now available across Windows PC (via Steam), Switch, PS4, and PS5. You can find our review for that here too (we also highly recommend it!).