I want to buy an Ar tonelico-specific music player but I can't decide what to imprint on it..
I'm afraid of wasting my money if I let Aurica or the self-proclaimed 16 year old decide, so could I ask you to decide for me?
Thank you for choosing me. Probably the right choice, huh?
I'm a bit delighted so I'll do my best to come up with a good name.
...that's right, an Ar tonelico-specific music player...
... Something like Hymmno Harmonizer or Hymmno Walker.
For something like an Ipod, a simple rectangular item, Hymmnolis Pod
Well, how is it? Although it shows I combined the words Hymmnos and Monolis together.
I'll be very happy if it was of help to you.
The previous issue, I proposed everyone to... tell me about what kind of corner you would like this one to be from now on. So thank you very much for the many proposals you have sent in!
I have been thinking quite bit too, but since I couldn't really come up with anything that wasn't related to bunnies, I've decided to try making this corner a "Technical Service Room" for now.
As for what kind of corner it is, it'll be a corner where I'll honestly receive and answer all sorts of questions about the world, laws, Hymmnos, Songs and setting-related questions pertaining to the world of Ar tonelico, "Sol Ciel"!
I wanted to try a corner like this from the time the Toukousphere began, but since we got several complaints from everyone out there about "we won't know if you're serious or if you're just joking!", we from the official side decided to refrain ourselves from doing it.
And now, as a show of our clear "goodwill", I've been able to make this corner a reality!
So if there are any questions of the "I really want to know it! Please answer it seriously!" kind, please send them addressed to this corner. In other words, when you send them, make sure to include in their text "Addressed to the Technical Service Center".
I might have said this already, but if there are several questions I might be not able to answer due to several circumstances, I'll have to discard them. Furthermore, if the volume of submissions decreases, that will be the last time this corner will appear.
Now, having said these points, I hope you all send me a lot of fun questions!
Well then, for this time, I've picked up a few of questions of the kind that I think should be addressed to the Technical Service Center. I'll be very happy if you understand well enough the answers to the questions you send in.
Thanks to Don Leon, I could read the previous issues! Thanks a lot! By the way, while I was reading the Hymmnos Lecture for this issue, I noticed that the Hymmnos language has several dialects. I remember reading that Mir really likes the Ancient Metafalss Note, but what about Aurica, Misha and Lady Shurelia? Do they have any particular "Note" they are really fond of or that they really like?
Please tell me!
Aurica seems the kind of girl that would make a Note all on her own, but apparently it looks like she favors the Central Standard Note.
As for Misha, apparently, she's the same as Mir: she favors the Ancient Metafalss Note.
...Huh, how do I know that? If you listen to them, you should be able to understand.
Next time, try listening very carefully to the Hymmnos that Aurica and Misha sing.
If you do so, you should be able to notice that Misha's Songs employ mostly words from the Ancient Metafalss Note, while Aurica mainly employs the Central Standard Note. Incidentally, the Note I prefer to use the most is the "Alpha Note". ...What?
This is a question that I came up with suddenly, and so I decided to ask it.
While Lady Shurelia doesn't seem to stop saying that she's 16 years old, what would she say about her own growth? I mean, did she have her current shape since she was born until now, or was she born as baby, and grew like Third Generations do until she turned around 16 and her growth ended stopping? I'm sure that all thousands of fans of Lady Shurelia throughout the country would like to know the answer to this, too!
The Reyvateils who are called Origins like myself were all artificially created from a "Triangular Nuclear Loop", which is similarly to how humans are born from a single cell. We are initially raised for one year inside a nurturing tank (for the ones that know it, the Tripolar Resonance Incubator is THAT nurturing tank), but we actually grow rather fast inside it, so we end up having the same age as a human six year old child in just that one year. Therefore, we Origins would have the same appearance as a six year old by the time we are two years old.
After that, we grow similarly to how humans do, but once we reach a physical age of around 18 years our growth is halted.
Since it's around this physical age that our functions as Reyvateils are optimized the best for the work we do, that limit is programmed into the limiter located in the "Triangular Nuclear Loop", which is the one controlling all of our growth.
And as Origins were Reyvateils created as extremely experimental models, we weren't able to be made grow until we were 18 years old, unlike the Pureblooded Beta-types that were mass-produced later on.
In other words, all of the Origins including myself got their growth halted at entirely different ages.
That is because all sorts of incidents, although there were a few that were intentionally caused by others. I have to finish up this discussion after just scratching the surface on it, but do you understand it now?
I like Ar tonelico so much that I bought the Hymmnos Concerts, but since I can't listen to them at a loud volume in my own house, I have no choice but to listen to them in my car...
So I could listen to them while driving and I wasn't really satisfied with the sound quality of the car's default equipment, I decided to increase the quality by boldly changing its speakers. Now I'm more than satisfied with the sound quality, but I thought I could increase it even further if I installed a 5.1ch sound equipment on it.
I'm really interested on it, but I want to ask first if there are any plans to sell the Ar tonelico Hymmnos Concerts as DVD-Audios. I'd really want to experience the great force of the Hymmnos Concerts with 5.1ch sound.
Having a 5.1ch system as car equipment sounds great!
I'd really like to try it myself.
By the way, there's a secret episode about the maker of Ar tonelico, who was so obsessed with his car's equipment at a certain point that he wanted to change it, but ended having to sadly give up on it when he was told that the budget he would need to do so went up to around 1.800.000 yen.
Now then, if there's enough demand for it, it might be possible to release a DVD-Audio with the songs recorded on it as 5.1ch audio.
However, since the current 5.1ch environment isn't very welcoming at the moment, it's very possible that we won't be able to do so.
And actually, the "Ar tonelico OVA-edition" also included a "5.1ch Tiny Hymmnos Concert" as an extra, which has several of the Hymmnos songs from the games as well as the OVA Hymmnos "LIFE_A:W:S" (sic) recorded as 5.1ch sound.
It might be a DVD-Video, but if you're interested, please make sure to check it!
To everyone who read the current Toukousphere, what did you expect the most? Such were the questions I had on my mind the most lately. Of course, since this is the "Toukou(Submission)sphere", it'd be getting your submissions used and the characters playing the straight man to them... that's what I used to think, but what about if you send them expecting them "to get answered?" That's what I tried thinking this time. Since you all might get disappointed if you got serious questions answered as if they were jokes, it would end up becoming the opposite of what we wanted and would end up dampening the atmosphere of the Toukousphere itself. Therefore, I decided to make the "Technical Service Center" corner, which entered began being tried out on this issue.
So for those that send submissions, you can enjoy being alongside the characters and make the world of AT even deeper at the Technical Service Center! I though that if we put these concepts into execution, it would allow us to have even more fun together.
And as a piece more of our trial and error attempts, I hope it allows to casually become closer to each other.
At least I think that this should allows us to offer you all a more fun Toukousphere for the next issue.