Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (トトリのアトリエ ～アーランドの錬金術士 2～ Totori no Atorie: Ārando no Renkinjutsushi 2?) (known in Japan as Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2) is a Japanese console role-playing game developed by Gust. It was first released for PlayStation 3 on June 24, 2010 in Japan. Atelier Totori is the twelfth installment in the Atelier series, and it continues the series' emphasis on item synthesis. The game is the second in the Arland series, and a direct sequel to Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, taking place five years after the end of Atelier Rorona. It is followed by Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3, which releases in June 2011.
Growing up as a social outcast in the god-forsaken 90s, I found myself quickly drawn into the world of Japanese animation, helping to brand myself as a mega-nerd for the rest of time. And though I now believe that the art form I once championed has since devolved into the realm of stunningly offensive mediocrity, there's still something about those wide-eyed teenagers and their neon-colored hair that calls to me. F***ing adorable This is why I'm able to enjoy Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland un-ironically, even though I am a grown-ass man who should quite frankly be repulsed by the adventures of magical fourteen-year-old girls. It's not that I claim to be some paragon of manliness, but it's obvious this shiny coloring book of a game is... Read Review