What's a Nyuroki, anyway!? It's a person! What a surprise. I don't want to hear Tsukkomi Aurica from someone like that. If you want to know more, try searching for "Nyuroki-!" in the search tab next to the back isue listing. It's one of the greetings I came up with, almost four years ago.
Anway, I opened with Nyuroki--! this time because it seems like it's getting pretty popular lately. Where, you ask? Well, maybe I shouldn't say. If you know, you know! But, I'm the first one who came up with it, okay? Just make sure you don't forget that.
And with that, what a shock! The Toukousphere came back!! 2013 must be a good year if I get to ring it in like this. There were lots of posts to all our regular columns! We're back at the level we were at the end of the last run.
After all, no matter how happy or sad it makes you, this really is it. So, without further ado! Welcome back to the Toukousphere!!
Here are the patches I hope they make if they remake Ar tonelico!
A patch to let Sir Garzbern join your party!
A patch to add Lady Grannie as the fourth heroine!
A patch to get rid of "Will you sing for me"!
A patch to make Cloche all lovey-dovey from the start!
A patch to make Luca's bust gigantic!
A patch to let Batz sneak back and join your party!
A patch to change Hikari Gojo's character model to his fundoshi form!
A patch to change the AT3 heroines to Akane, Mute, and Richa!
A patch to add the Binary Field story "Newlywed Life with Subframe Harve ~Because I Like Being Abuse~"!
...I have a lot more, but I think you get the idea.
Suzunomia, you shouldn't get so excited over the revival so quickly.
Besides, these changes are a lot more than just simple patches.
Changing out the heroines is practically rewriting the whole story...
Besides... Stop calling me Lady Grannie!
Hahahaha.... too bad they used Coolame instead of my name, though...
In any case, if you're living in Paris, it seems you won't be able to order from the Gust Shop, unfortunately.
Of course, we are aware there are many fans living overseas, but this is one thing we can't do anything about.
Oh, I've heard it's very good.
Could I convince you to send me a big shipment of crème brûlée every day?
Even if we can't ship overseas from the Gust shop, you should be able to ship from Paris to Clustania.
By the way, if you refuse, you're industrial waste.
I don't think anybody would be able to afford shipping to Clustania, you know?
You should give up on any hopes for a daily crème brûlée shipment.
If you want to try it, it's best to go there yourself and have the real deal.
Ah, the delicate scent as it's flambée before your eyes as it's covered in a layer of caramel syrup.
It's going to taste the best while it's still hot.
Hey ,don't describe it in that much detail!
It just makes me want to eat it more!
It's been a while, are you all well?
My dearest Filament:
My apologies for the sudden question, but
have you been able to take off your bandages since the planet's revival?
There was a certain ephemeral beauty to seeing your bandaged form devoid of a heartbeat standing up and taking damage on the battlefield, but was it worth it?
I can't help wondering about it, even now
...I'm still wearing those bandages.
Still now, and forever more...
Um, if you'd like, perhaps I could have a look?
I should be able to do something about most injuries or scars.
A Toukousphere revival? That's really something~
I'd better mark this event by going to play through the Jakuri End again for divine blessing!!
...but I guess in this case the goddess would have to be Lady Shurelia or Tyria or someone...
I see, I'd better go play through the whole series again, lol
Wait a moment.
Lady Shurelia and Lady Tyria are both mentioned by name; why is only Lady Frelia being passed over?
If you went to the trouble to say "Lady Shurelia or Tyria or someone", it's not that much more effort to add Lady Frelia's name... I wonder if there's some reason behind this?
Hey, c'mon, get real!
I was bawling my eyes out when she died protecting Luca in the story!!
To see her acting the way she did in the Binary Field right after that...!
C'mon, gimme back those tears I cried, seriously!
It's your fault for not being prepared for something like that going into the Binary Field.
Your feelings from the main story, the personalities of the characters, everything can break down there, just like in the Toukousphere. That's how the Binary Field is.
I don't wanna hear that from the person who wrote that story.
Indeed, since he wasn't in the Toukou CDs and there was never a 4th drama CD, it may feel like Aoto didn't get to show up much.
Still, he was able to take part in three drama CDs.
Compared to that, Croix only had parts in the 4th drama CD and the two Toukou CDs.
Oh, to think that a main character had so few appearances... it's truly a tragedy.
Still, though I hate to bring it up, it's much more than we've gotten.
What an honor for a main character to join us in the League of Rare Characters.
It's hardly an honor for me...
Wait, you're still running this League of Rare characters?
But most tsundere characters are called tsundere because you get the feeling they'll turn around eventually, are they not?
Since that's not the case with the Subframe, I'm not sure you could call her tsundere...
Hmmmmm... but, maybe she really is a tsundere, just like XP says.
But in Subby's case, her tsun part is billions of times stronger than Lady Cloche's, so it might be next to impossible to make her go dere.
Next to impossible? I think it's probably just impossible.
Well, how am I supposed to come back to such a bluntly worded declaration!?
Actually, all the characters from 2 seem unusually popular.
I've had enough of Cocona and Mir hug pillow covers and this Krut Hymmneth poll, the AT2 characters are cheating, in too many ways!
Geez, something like that obviously wouldn't sell.
If they made a pillow out of you, most people who bought one would use it alone, right?
Even if Croix used you together with a beautiful lady, most people wouldn't. How do you think that would make them feel?
"Why do I have to use this by myself, instead of how Croix did it?" It'd just make them really lonely.
Our users think too much of you to make a hug pillow out of you, Lady Shurelia.
After all, you're one of the three Goddesses of Elemia.
Besides, nobody would be able to sleep at night with such a beautiful figure such as yourself next to them.
So, you see, it's not because you're not popular that you never win this poll.
It's because you're too highly treasured by our users, and too beautiful to boot.
Excuse me, just a minute, please.
You love boobs... but since you only mention Misha and Miss Cloche, I assume you really mean you like big chests, right?
...Oh no! My honey's chest is obviously the largest! You're going to come after her!!
I stopped being so dense.
My test studies, well, they're going okay.
I bought a Walkman, too.
I even made a special EQ setting for Ar tonelico.
I verified that Kurt Hymmneth will get here on the last day of exams, truly a day of fate for my household.
...Everything's ready. I think I'll put on some BGM (like Miss Shikata's songs) while I study, perfect my EQ, and wait for the day of fate.
(A teary-eyed college student)
I'm glad you're looking forward to Krut Hymneth, but... make sure you're really ready for your tests, too.
Even if you can't get the CDs on release day, they'll redeliver it, so don't slack off on your tests...
Luca, you just don't understand!
A fan can't help wanting to hear the music on the day it comes out.
Still, not only did you buy a Walkman, you made a special AT equalizer preset. Impressive.
I'm really looking forward to the release, too, so I made a special copy of Tatsumi's headphones.
What? That sounds like a real pain, why would you...
I would have just loaned them to you if you'd asked.
Don't be ridiculous!!
Scraping by on your own somehow is part of the joy of being a fan, too.
...still, I'd be more than happy to take them off of your hands.
After all, a fan can't help wanting something from someone who was there.
Suzunomia, have you forgotten that you're an Ar tonelico character, too?
I really wanted to use Soma and Akane as vanguards
I hope they'll be there in the next game~
...I get the feeling enemies would die faster if Soma hit them, rather than sang at them, lol
(Eternally waiting for Akane's DLC)
You might think that, but it's not easy swinging that scythe around.
It's really heavy, so swinging it tires you out really fast, and it's so hot inside that costume it would make you collapse before you knew it.
Come now, Soma, I wish you wouldn't put it that way.
Even denizens of Metafalss think it's crazy to take food into battle.
...still, it might be preferable to getting scrap metal forced on you as a weapon.
I thought I'd get it healed with Song Magic because it hurt, but then they said they'd have to pull them since it wasn't cavities...
Well, they did it when I was asleep, and they healed the wounds that were left with Song Magic, so it didn't hurt and it wasn't scary.
I've always brushed my teeth three times a day since I was young, and I always make sure to do it after I eat candy, so I've never had cavities.
...we never had the money to go see a dentist, so I've always been serious about brushing.
I hope everyone makes sure to brush their teeth every day so they don't get cavities.
Congratulations on the Toukousphere revival!!
Aoto, please marry me!!!!!
I think it's probably better that way.
Lyner's definitely not mature enough for something like this!
I kind of wish he'd show his meat-eating side, seeing how he finished three people's Cosmospheres and Binary Fields.
Hmph, I wouldn't call him immature. He's clearly just dense, completely insensitive!
Perhaps if I'd been harder on him in Lady Aurica's Cosmosphere, he wouldn't have turned out this way...
¡¡Oh, que vergüenza!!
I can't say I don't understand how you feel, but I think that would have been a problem in its own way.
We can only forgive him rushing through all those Cosmospheres and Binary Fields because he's so dense. If he was more of a lady's man, he probably would have set his sights on that right from the start.
Then he'd have just been a loser pervert. I think Lyner's better the way he is, don't you?
Hmm, that sounds quite a bit like Croix to me.
Even though his terribly perverted side has been exposed for all to see, he pretends to be such a mature character outside of April Fools'...
I wouldn't ask him to become a ladies' man, but I wish he'd have the courage to whisper some sweet nothings once in a while.
You should worry about how to express your own feelings before making Croix show his.
Congratulations on the release of Krut Hymneth! I hadn't bought any of the Hymmnos Concerts yet, so I'm honestly really happy!
And, congratulations on the Toukousphere revival!
I didn't really get into Ar tonelico into after the Toukousphere ended, so I never thought I'd be able to make a post here.
But, I can't really think of anything to say... I figured I'd give up since I couldn't think of anything worth running, but I should make sure my intense feelings for AT are conveyed! So, I'm posting after all.
I really love Ayatane!! I like the Mind Guardian Ayatane but big Ayatane is the best!
So, please let us see Ayatane appear in the Toukousphere again. Please!
Yes, truly Ayatane lives on in everyone's hearts...
No, you really don't get it, do you?
If he went to karaoke with me and said "I'll sing, just for you, a love song just for Cynthia", my love for him would definitely explode!
A 24-hour Coo serenade... Could we make it happen?
...you know, I never actually ever said "I'll sing", right?
Besides, Cynthia, it's no fair sticking a bunch of totally unrelated lines after that.
フラッシュコスモスフィアで、いつかのvoice de トウコウスフィア でやった嘘予告【アルトネリコ4 少女たちの詩が世界滅亡を告げまくる】をやるってのはどうでしょうか？正直、展開が気になります！
Why not try making a Flash Cosmosphere out of that fake ad from Voice de Toukousphere: "Ar tonelico 4: the girls' song brings the end of the world"? I'm seriously curious how it would turn out!
Nice to meet you, Lady Shurelia!
You're so cute, Lady Shurelia! Especially how tsundere you are!
And how you have no sense of direction! And how you always fall down so easily!
I didn't meet Lady Shurelia and the rest of Ar tonelico until after the Ar portal Toukousphere was finished.
Reading over it again makes me realize how horribly spoiled I was about AT3, but I was so sorry I didn't get to participate. However! Now I have the chance! I'm so happy!
Please let these feelings of happiness reach Lady Shurelia!
There's lots of other things about her that are cute that I want to write about, but it would get too long, so I'm afraid I'll have to leave it at that.
I must say, the Toukousphere is a frightening dimension of in-depth spoilers to people who haven't played the games yet. There are lots of spoilers for all three games if you read the whole thing, so please read it at your leisure after finishing.
If people come here to read the Toukouspheres, we must have a pretty significant net presence.
That means it must be pretty easy to stumble onto major spoilers if you search for Ar tonelico without even mentioning the Toukousphere.
That must mean that spoilers are A-OK in this series.
Don't you think so, last bosses?
Puupuppu! Puruppupuuu. (Yeah, it's not unusual to run across spoilers on the Internet these days.)
Well, you can't avoid spoilers reading people's personal web sites like that.
That's why you should be sure to stick to officially released information before you... oh, but there's tons of spoilers in the Toukousphere, so I guess that won't help much.
This is kind of a big issue, isn't it?
So Lady Frelia dances during EXEC_VISIONDANCE_PLUGINs/., but is it that one monkey dance?
Lady Frelia is good at dancing, so she could probably do some serious breakdancing, right?
I want to know so bad I can't cross the seven dimensions.
That would be taking your life into your hands, though, wouldn't it?
Think about it.
Let's say Aoto got married to Tyria, but he hid that from Akane and had a relationship with her.
If he ever got found out, he'd be up against an Origin and the commander of Clusternia.
...they'd never find the body.
Why'd you have to make me the example...?
I may be the protagonist at an age most likely to make them a perv, but I'm pretty serious with people I know, right?
If you want proof, just check out the drama CDs.
There weren't even any in the AT3 light novel, which takes place after all the games.
There was a scene where almost all the characters sing together to help revive Tyria, but Lady Shurelia didn't participate in that scene.
Hehe, if you say so, sis, then it might really come true.
If that happens, maybe we'll have another one-time Toukousphere revival, and we'll all get to talk together like this again.
That sure would be nice...
I understand that the First Tower was capable of some amazing things back on its golden age, but since we don't really know what these things were, I'd like it if you please could tell us some anecdotes such as "legends of how amazing the First Tower was back then".
What was so amazing about it was the power it had: great to the point of uselessness. That power it's said to have the Orgel of Origins as its source, but honestly, it's not like Ar Ciel itself had the power necessary to destroy itself, so actually we could say they cheated.
That's why the core shattered when they sent that torrent of Symphonic Power right below the Tower itself. That time is when I picked up my murderous intent.
As if... you didn't always have a murderous intent in the first place.
I remember reading something about the events in the Cosmosphere being able to have an influence on the Diver, but... was I mistaken?
Aoto got killed once in the Cosmosphere, but in the end it was treated as an event from an imaginary world and his real-world self didn't get any effects as a consequence of it, right?
This is something I've thinking about for a long time, so if it's okay, I'd like to please get an answer on this.
(I love Adult Misha)
It does have an influence. For example, if Croix had gotten himself pushed into the ravine in Luca's Soulspace, he might not have been able to wake up ever again.
As for cases of these events being able to affect the real-world self, that usually happens when the Reyvateil owner of the Soulspace intentionally structures it to kill off the Diver, so there are several cases in which the Diver got him or herself trapped in a corridor in the Soulspace and ended up in a coma.
In fact, there were several cases Reyvateils that left the Divers in a coma up to their deaths long ago in Sol Ciel, and these became to be known as Reyvateil murder cases.
After all, Diving in a Cosmosphere is dangerous if you aren't truly being careful.
Hello. There's something I noticed and I wanted to ask about. I'm sorry if it's only due to my own ignorance.
I was thinking that there was a widespread scarcity of long-distance weapons between the armies and organizations in that world (or at least I felt we didn't see them much), so is this because they simply haven't deployed them as their main means of attack due to the presence of the Reyvateils? Or is it because said armies and organizations had to develop their own unique weapons for long-range and hand-to-hand combat to counter the Reyvateils? However, I'm personally thinking that if long-distance weapons had been mass-produced instead of special equipment that allowed normal people to use magic, the civilization could have developed in all sorts of other ways no matter what kind of world it was. And I'd be very interested in hearing any examples of such developments if there ever were plans to develop them prior to the Third Era.
I'm thinking that military power it's always necessary no matter the world or era, as long as it doesn't threaten peace... and well, I was thinking about all sorts of things about the current situation in our world when I sent this.
You have made a nice observation. Of course we have long-distance weapons.
However, our world is very small in comparison to yours. This is very easy to see because the Wings of Horus in Sol Ciel are as large as the island of Hokkaido that exists in your world.
So it would be nonsensical to use weapons that can go to the ends of the planet in such a small place, right? Of course, we also have missiles that have a shorter action range. I'm pretty sure these were the same Missiles that Lyner was capable of making through Grathmelding.
And just like you said, we use firearms due to the grand power the Reyvateils can wield. However, it's true they have less practical use here than they do in your world.
Well, that's the gist of it.
Of course there are. Several of the Gods like Juklizda, Soutentei, Rokkan and Deiji mostly take on male appearances.
However, we don't have the concept of genders, so being masculine or feminine is nothing more than a choice on the shape we take on when we are incarnated on the physical world.
Therefore, it would be more accurate to ask if there are any deities that consider themselves as masculine.
That's correct. The body is made to the change when the Song either the Triangular Nuclear Loop or the Selfstabilizing Tesseractal Nuclear Loop are singing changes. So it's very normal that they will change appearances when the mind... or rather the SH Address that serves as their crafter changes.
But I don't think that multiple personality Reyvateils that aren't linked to Wills of the Planet will be able to change appearances as we do. In the end, while we exist as imitations of personalities that were split off a main one, we actually are several kinds of different SH-Waves, which in other words is like stuffing several different souls in the same body.
When I became a prisoner of the Ar tonelico series, I played it with a surging passion, and I was particularly charmed by Raki from Ar tonelico 2, so I was very enthusiastic about asking her about something I noticed from some time ago... excepting that it was after the Toukousphere was done and thanks had been given to everyone. Damn it!
But now we've got a one-time only revival for it... I'm gonna ask something I've been very curious about for a long time!
During the game, we saw at several points that Raki could do something like teleporting from a place to other, but how does that work?
If she was digital life form like Shun or a Flip-Flop Converted creature like ELMA-DS it'd be possible, but I don't think a physical maintenance droid like Raki is capable of turning herself into data...
And if it's possible, I'd be very happy if Raki could tell me what is the "GOD System" she unlocks during battle...
I merely moved so fast that it seemed I was teleporting to another place. In other words, the FPS rate (the measure indicating how many frames are played in the span of a single second) of the screens are unable to keep up with my speed, and I moved so fast that I surpassed the limits of their refresh rates.
About the "GOD System", that would be a weapon similar to a divine lightning that makes use of the Song Magic amplification systems of Sol Marta. Regardless of how efficient I might be, I am unable to go against the laws of physics. I would be unable to stand against a powerful wide-area attack with a body of this size, after all.
For the Technical Service Center (is this still necessary?)
Is it possible to create a digital life form from zero, using only memories (like how Mother Mir created her Ayatane virus basing him from Ayatane Michitaka) without actually copying the original? (Theoretically, of course)
Theoretically, huh? Well, of course it's possible theoretically.
But since you'd need appropriately powerful feelings for it, I think it'd be very difficult to pull of.
Memories are naturally made from actual events you have experienced, and they can store them with a certain amount of detail. But since of course using actual facts is far easier than using delusions, you would have have the let these memories ride your feelings. For example, in Ayatane's case, I could get feelings that would become power out from some sort of drama I had a lon time ago.
So in other words, compared to the power of feelings born from memories, you would need to make everything yourself if you were to imagine the life form from zero. And I think that's impossible even for me, despite how skilled and how much imagination I have.
And this might be an abrupt question, but the EXEC_HIBERNATION/. Frelia sang has a longer singing time and more powerful effects in comparison to other Hymmnos, right? That means that the power of a song is proportional to the time it takes to sing it?
I don't think it's necessarily good for songs to be so long. But of course, the longer they are, the more feelings you can put into them, so it's possible it could make them stronger.
However, there are lots of drawbacks to making a Song Magic too long. A Song as long as Hibernation, or one that would be need to be sung for one or two entire days, it's possible it could begin manifesting effects little by little after it being sung for a few days, with the possibility increasing the longer it goes. However, that would be very impractical for something like fighting, right?
So it'd become a matter of life or death if it'd be possible to put in strong feelings in Song that are so short, that they are made to show their power the instant they are being sung.
For the Technical.
I've sent many submissions to the Question Corner, but I've decided to send one here this time because I was curious about somehting.
If a RT has crafted Song Magic due to having a specific person Dive into her, would she be able to use that particular Song Magic even if the Diver that crafted it with her wasn't there?
For example, let's say Aurica crafted Ar tonelico due to Funbun Lover Diving into her. If Aurica traveled by herself after that and encountered enemies, would she still be able to use Ar tonelico?
I got this question because I was thinking up of an alternate system for the Tenba RTs...
Said system would be that if Reyvateils could sing the Songs they have crafted unconditionally, they would be able to get a better standing due to their antiquity (in other words, being RTs that have crafted many Songs) and thus, get a better treatment...
But if that's the case, I was also thinking that Lady Shurelia had too little Songs in her repertoire (in comparison to the many years she has lived) when she joined the party, and the same goes for Luca, who had too few options when it came to Song Magic after joining despite having lots of people Dive into her Lv. 1 CS (though these weren't normal Dives, strictly speaking)...
As for Mother, why did she have so few Songs available upon joining!? Is it because she was hiding her true power!? Or because she was being lazy!? Such are the questions that I come up depending on what I'm thinking about each day.
(Teary-Eyed College Student)
Well, I'll just say "no comment" to you last question. It's deeply related to some adult circumstances, so I can't answer it.
Besides, of course any Reyvateil can use any of the Song Magic they have crafted even if the Diver who helped her create it isn't at her side. It's not like that person is lending her power to sing, as Song Magic are created as equivalent exchange for the Reyvateil training her own Soulspace, so it's normal she can use her Song Magic however she wishes.
But of course, having the person who Dived into her close by will raise her morale, which will make it easier for the Song to display more power than normal. Conversely, she will hesitate to sing Song Magic that was crafted with the help of someone, which is why it won't be able to demonstrate much power. So while theoretically there should be no difference, that's what happens in the case of girls that have weak minds.
For the Technical (following the old ways).
Will you be revealing any detailed information about the true form of the Orgel of Origins in the future?
I'm thinking that if it was possible to invent a perpetual motion device that could be mass-produced, the Third Tower would have never suffered from the power shortage problems it had, so I was wondering that if we could consider the Orgel of Origins like such an item, then the principles behind its functions could be like a manifestation engine for EXA_PICO, or that it could be like something that draws energy from countless electric terminals after creating a certain window to a place beyond the Seven Dimensions...
If it's actually a device that opened a channel to EXA_PICO, would it that mean it'd be possible to control it only through words, or waves? Or would it mean that it's be possible to extract energy from it in some way like that, which is why the Teru did their terrorist attacks due to them fearing it held the incredible risk of changing the entire world whenever energy was taken from it?
There are still many mysteries to the Orgel of Origins. The only thing we actually know about it is a story in once heard from my grandmother a long time ago, which was the power source and physical principles that rule over its functions, and that is what I'll be saying. If I had to describe it in a single phrase, it would be it is a "White Hole Device".
This means an unlimited amount of energy flows out from it, but we don't know what is at the other side of that white hole. Of course black hole device could exist at the other side, or something that keeps the energy drawn by the Orgel in a constant state of expansion, of which only a small part leaks where the Orgel is located.
In any case, the Law of Conservation of Energy also applies to our world. Therefore, it's correct to think that by reducing the energy present in some other place, the amount of it here increases. If we look at from the viewpoint of the entire universe, it would be like a flow of air being sent into a room due to a ventilation fan. So like the air from the atmosphere slips into the room without increasing its natural atmospheric pressure due to the fan, the fan we call the Orgel of Origins takes energy from somewhere in the universe and transmits it to the area where its located, yet that energy is still scattered throughout the universe, so it doesn't increase the overall entropy in it.
I think that is how it works, most likely.
Pleased to meet you!
Now we had this revival, I want to ask something I've been wondering since some time ago.
Please tell me if "the effects of EXEC_LINKER/. are letting the singer to use all of Ar tonelico's services".
So would that mean that while Linker is being used, the singer would be able to have more power over the Tower than Lady Shurelia, who didn't have her nerve connections completed. And in that case, would the singer be able to receive information about Ar tonelico's current status and manipulate the Tower completely?
Please, tell me.
Hmm, I'll answer it because I've experienced it myself. Somehow, I feel like it'd be more accurate to say that you'd be able to see everything about the Tower than to say you'd be able to control it.
So it isn't like you can freely control it, and since you're only seeing, I think it'd be impossible to control anything you can't understand. After all, I didn't know anything about it.
But maybe I managed to see more of the Tower than what Lady Shurelia could ever have.
Long time no see. I'm Sasurainohito. No, just being able to have a serious one-time only revival of the Toukousphere has made me as happy as I can be.
Well then, I'd like to ask a question:
When Finnel sang the Hymmnos "EXEC_FLIP_FUSIONSPHERE/." and after Lady Harvestasha was forced to shut down, Soma manifested in the real world and joined Aoto and the others. I can understand that Saki could still move after Lady Harvestasha shut down because she is a γ-Sublimate and has her mind located in a different server, but how did Finnel manage to move when she is a normal Pureblooded β-Type?
There's no way that could happen. Naturally, all the processes running Finnel's mind were in a suspended state, and that's why I came out. I'm using her body, but since I'm a Will of the Planet, I'm capable of moving it however I wish, even if I have to do it without using the Triangular Nuclear Loop's normal engine.
Honestly, I was very surprised when I saw the advanced levels of the questions our readers sent us for this particular time. I was very happy to see there are still so many passionate people out there.
Everyone, I'm truly sorry for not having writing anything for the Toukousphere in so long! I was a bit excited whenever I thought about how many submissions we would have gathered for this special issue, but I was honestly shocked upon seeing the amazing number we actually got.
We ran far more submissions in all the corners than we ever did during the times the Toukousphere was regularly updated. You all made a lot of effort to write these submissions, so I thought I want to post as many of them as I could, and thus we did our best to work with that large volume you all sent us.
So, how did you like this revived Toukoupshere we made in commemoration of Kurt Hymneth's release? I honestly could see that the passion all the Ar tonelico fans have hasn't cooled or stopped down at all, and that really makes me happy.
Please, make sure to enjoy Kurt Hymneth, as it also includes a lore book that doesn't lose out when it comes to volume in comparison to the Hymmnos. I think it's the best bible for the series, as it is soaked in its world.
Please, always continue loving Ar tonelico in the future. And thank you very much for still loving it so much!!
今回のトウコウスフィアは？ How was this issue?
[ 面白かった！ ] Interesting!
[ まあまあだな ] So-so
[ 前回の方が面白かった ] The previous issue was more interesting