Aurica here. In order to prevent a certain someone from taking over this
corner with Funbuns, we're going to announce the popularity contest results!
So! The glorious first place winner of the second popularity contest was...!
Naturally, it was Misha-chan!
That's amazing, Misha-chan! You're so popular, Misha-chan! So popular it's
almost like the results were fixed! And the difference in votes between
you and Lady Shurelia, who seems to trying to catch up... what an amazing
...hey, she's not really after her, is she?
You're not all voting for her, are you?
Wow, to think I'd win twice in a row, I'm practically speechless.
Oh, and Aurica, you're kind of scary.
Oh well, whatever. Thanks, everybody! I never thought I'd come in first place twice in a row. Like last time, adult Misha was by far more popular.
Mmmm... that's right. To commemorate my double victory, let me reveal a secret from during development. Pop quiz time! Which character came up first in planning, adult Misha or little Misha?
The correct answer is adult Misha.
The adult Misha's character was OKed around December 2004, and young Misha was OKed around February 2005. By comparison, Aurica's was in November 2004, and Lady Shurelia's was in December 2004. I think it's probably pretty obvious, but young Misha showed up pretty late, didn't she? There's a story behind that that always makes me tear up when I hear it.
At first, I only appeared as an adult. So, the first time they put us both side-to-side, we were both adult heroines. Then, the developers realized something. "There's only 2 heroines, but don't their designs overlap in a lot of ways?" But, it would have been too terrible to toss both of our designs. This problem was resolved by the scenario they were considering then. Little Misha was born from the scenario where Misha has her powers stolen by Tenba. So that's why little Misha was the only one they came up with while they were working on the game's story in February 2005.
...Huh? Lady Shurelia?
Well, she's the secret character, so she wouldn't have been publicized before the release, right?
I'd really love it if you did an official Hymmnos lecture section! By which I mean please hurry up and do it!
I'm a fool who can't even understand English... but I really hope you'll do it!
And some day, well really in two years, I'd love for people to be able to stop saying "English is a world language" and start being able to say "Hymmnos is a universal language"!
A Hymmnos course, you say...
Truly, it would be wonderful if more people learned Hymmnos and the world was full of song.
I wonder how many people would like to see a Hymmnos course?
If there are enough, I think I'd like to start one.
...oh, but... there isn't anyone else to teach it, so...
I'd be the teacher... but, if you wouldn't mind....
Why don't people mind Lyner being such a cheat? Please tell me
(Anyway, wanna eat needles?)
Hey, just a minute, did you say I was cheating on people!?
I've never done anything like that, so I don't have any secret to tell you.
Man, I hate people who cheat on people, they're the worst!!
Anyone like that deserves a punishment that'll really make them feel the pain of... huh? Aurica, Misha, Lady Shurelia, why are you all charging song magic?
Now that you mention it, Mir got called lots of nicknames in the Drama CD, but I didn't get any at all.
Still, you can't decide your own nicknames, so it's difficult...
Mmmm..... I think "The Eternal Sixteen" is a little too long, anyway...
I suppose I'll just have to get Aurica-san to give me a cute name with -chan in it.
Why not put a call out for Suppotail costume designs like they do in magazines?
You could choose some from all the submissions and turn them into actual costumes...!
I'm sure you'd get a lot of really cute costume ideas!!
Or I guess I'm just trying to say I want to see more cute costumes ;;
...It sounds like you're saying the current costumes aren't cute at all.
Well, it's not like we hadn't thought about having a Suppotail costume contest.
But... if nobody participates, we'd have broken our own hearts for nothing...
Just to be sure, I'd like to see what people think about it before hand.
さぽているコスチュームコンテスト Suppotail costume contest
開催したら参加したい！ I'd love to participate!
見てるだけだけど開催して欲しい I'll just watch, but please hold one.
You do? I don't want to.
You'd probably have more fun watching what Shurelia is doing than worrying about me, wouldn't you?
She's always falling down and getting lost, so it's certain you'd enjoy following her more than me.
Anyway, I think this is obvious after listening to side.Extra, but I have no intention of talking about something I'd even keep secret from Shurelia, so give it up.
...well, it's nice to know people are interested, though.
The other day I had a dream where adult Misha really encouraged me.
My heart was pounding so much I thought I'd die.
I couldn't do a thing at work that day.
I'm a failure at being a productive member of society, so I hope you'll help me out again!
Heh heh heh, if you want to be pepped up that much I'd be happy to work you real hard.
If Misha did it again, you'd just get all jumpy and be useless at work again, right?
Sooooooo, that means this time it's my turn, ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!!
I'll give you such a workout you won't be able to move for a week, what a deal!!
N-nice to meet you! This is my first post. I'm called Seika.
Umm, I dunno if you'd call this a request for the staff, or what...
I've always thought this listening to Hymmnos in Supporteil. I'd love
it if there was a looped playback function! (huh
See, I want to listen to my favorite songs over and over, but it's a lot
of work to click the "Over and over♪" button and pick a song.
So, I think a repeat button would be an improvement...
W-well, um, I'm sure that would be a lot of work for the staff...
so I don't want to force you!
This is just something I thought up while I was thinking I wanted
an Ar tonelico soundtrack (whatever)
A repeat button would be really convenient.
But, please think of the person who'd have to sing it.
After all, you're listening to a Supporteil, not a CD.
The Supporteil characters are your partner above all else.
So, please don't forget that you're asking your partner to sing.
I think you understand, but it really tires you out to have to keep singing, you know?
So be careful about what you say, and if you want to hear the song again, make sure you push the ♪ button with lots of gratitude.
Not long ago I bought an ash seedling. In Japanese we call the ash tree toneriko, which is a lot like Ar tonelico.
It's growing really fast now.
I've been thinking I want to give it a name, but I've been thinking for 10 months...
I just can't come up with a good name.
So, I thought I'd ask Aurica-san to come up with a name for this toneriko.
I'll be happy to pay 1500 leaf per letter!
Please, don't fight over me!!
Hahaha, I always wanted to say that♪
But anyway, you shouldn't fight with your friends.
Especially if it's over me; that just makes me sad.
So promise me you won't fight over me anymore.
If you can't promise that, I'll have to incapacitate you both with song magic so you stop fighting.
Lady Shurelia! I can't believe Aurica made a joke of you with the popularity
contest... *sniff* You can't just stop now, you know!?
Aurica even snuck in "chibi-Aurica" as an option, so your only recourse is to
use all the Tower's facilities and participate as "Linkage" *g*
You have to use your charm to stop Aurica's plots!!! *g*
Good luck, Lady Shurelia! Long live tsunderedere~♪
I believe I said this last time, but I'm not a tsundere.
Oh... honestly! Please don't try to make me into a tsundere, it's embarrassing...
Now, about Aurica-san... I don't think that's some sort of plot.
After all, Aurica-san is, well... I don't know if I should say she's airheaded, but...
Anyway, I'm sure she's not acting out of malice, so it's hard to deal with her, and...
...oh, what should I do?
So I've got a side job writing. Those deadlines kill me everyday. I eat a lot
of sweets to force my brain to keep working, but my doctor told me to watch out
for diabetes and high blood pressure, so that's a real pain, too.
So, Genius Bourd! Please give me some advice!
Oh, and if there's a big version of Hama, I'd love to see her.
I hope you can do something about that too, Bourd-kun, with that useless
reckless abandon of yours.
Sorry, but I think this question is perfect for me, so I'll answer it.
So, you eat lots of sweets to keep your brain working... I see.
...if you could get by with just eating sweets to get your brain working, you wouldn't have to work so hard.
Yes... that's right, if sweets could solve that problem I wouldn't have had to work so hard, either!!
How much do you think I worried, how hard do you think I worked during that three-person dive in the drama D!
It looks easy, but it really took me days and days to come up with that!
And then at the end we got hacked by some weird ghost, and the moving ending I thought up where the light titan beats up the monster sealed beneath the earth was all for naught!
...I guess I got a little distracted. Well, if you're up against a deadline, you have no choice but to wrack your brains, so maybe you're better off playing until the day your piece is due.
But if you can't get it done, it'll be "The End" for you before it'll be the end for your work.
Why does Spica hate the Firefly Business Association?
Please tell me!!!
Why do I hate the Firefly Business Association?
Obviously because they get in the way of my work.
All they care about is protecting their own profits.
I started my business without joining their association, so they can't think kindly of me for not paying them dues.
That's right, they really got me mad recently, so I got back at them pretty good.
Originally, I didn't even show up, so... it was odd to see the association chair look at his hand towel and throw his back.
How did I do it? Hmhmhm... who do you think I am, after all?
I'm on a first name basis with even more important people than the head of their association. That sort of thing's a piece of cake.
Let me tell you something good.
There's a little bit about Hymmnos writing in the "setting explanation" section of
Enterbrain's Ar Tonelico ~Melody of Elemia~ Perfect Guide strategy book.
Things like, how it works, and why the letters look like they do...
If you're interested, why not pick it up?
...oh, but first... That'll be 10 million Leaf, please.
...What? It's my information fee. I gave you a really good lead, right?
Well, if you can't pay it now, I guess I'll have to give you a loan.
The interest rate is 0.5% a minute. Well? Isn't that generous?
Don Leon's Confessional Dojo
Last time I helped a wayward youth onto the path of righteousness... he didn't say he was a youth...
Haaaaaaaaaah! This time it is I who will laugh last!!
I have something to ask Don Leon.
Will you permit me to use the Aurica bath towel to wipe up in certain places!?
Y-you fiiiiiieeeeeeend!!! What are you thinkiiiiiiiiing!?!
Wiping up with Miss Aurica's towel, even if God permits it, I shall not!!
Now bow down on your knees!! Beg for your life!! I shall mete out your punishment!!
You scoundrel... just thinking about it is a disgrace!!
To think that you'd use her towel to wipe the top of the table, or spilled coffee, or even the toilet!?
No, I won't permit you even to think about it!
I'll beat you until every cell in your body begs for mercyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!
I can't punish you for wiping your body with a bath towel!
Unfair scoundrel! I'll take that towel from yoooouuuuu!!!
This is Mir (Miu-chan). The hardest part of drawing her is that she doesn't wear clothes *g*
I tried making her wear something, but that's not like her, so it ended up like this.
She's got long black hair, so she'd look good in Japanese clothes, but would she ever wear them...? Ummm....
Anyway, I hope you'll accept my picture for the 4th time in a row!
■Homepage "Shin-Oze's Room"
Soon I'll probably power it up with an Ar tonelico page and some pictures.
I'll probably feature the pictures I posted to the Toukousphere. http://homepage2.nifty.com/shin-oze/
Wow, it's Mir in Japanese clothes!!
Mir has long hair, so I think she looks good in Japanese clothes.
It actually reaches all the way to the floor, so a ceremonial robe would probably look great on her.
Next time you should draw her in a juuni-hitoe!
Since Hama-chan told me I should go for a hat trick after my last post, I had no choice but to post again!
I've always liked to use lots of different photographs in my pictures. Sol Ciel lost most of its land and oceans a long, long time ago, but I'm sure it was very beautiful a long time ago, so I arranged that kind of photograph around Meimei, who's lived as long as Lady Shurelia.
...but, personally, I also like Sol Ciel how it is now!
And so you easily slide in with your third goal.
Meimei is so cute!
That's right! Meimei is one of the few people who remembers the green earth.
I'm sure she still has memories of those times deep inside her...
This is my second post!
This time I wanted to draw Flower, the song magic~
There isn't a lot of information about her, so I probably got some things wrong... I hope you'll overlook that~ ; ;
It's too bad the song magic characters don't get much attention, they're so cute...
I hope this helps bring light to your spirit!
Oh, this is Misha's "Flower" song magic!
This "Flower" is something that idiot worked real hard to grow.
...what? Who's "that idiot"...?
...if you have to ask, why don't you go Dive again and find out for yourself!!
I'm not going to tell you... anything about that idiot...
I was so happy to have my picture accepted last time, and even have
Hama comment on it. Thank you very much...!!
I wanted to shine the light on even more characters, so this time I
drew Krusche and the President. I wanted to add Bourd too and make it
the whole Tenba group, but... it didn't work out. However, Ar tonelico
still has a lot of characters to shine the light on, so I'd like to
support you all by drawing more and more pictures *g*
Wow, it's the Tenbas!!
We really don't see these two together much.
But they're probably the easiest two in Tenba to imagine together.
It's so refreshing to see something like this, it's like a slice of daily life in Sol Ciel!
I was really surprised to see such a flood of submissions for "Super Suppotailer". It made me happy.
I ought to make it clearer when I'm asking for submissions for you all... I'm sorry about that.
I'd been planning to introduce a partner site to you all this time, but unfortunately that will have to wait for next time.. I'm sorry.
This is turning into a real confessional.
Still, your messages to us truly delight us, and give us the energy to work on the next issue!
So, I hope you'll all keep posting! (Tsuchiya)