Atelier Ryza’s Character Designer Had No Interest in Frills and Skirts
Atelier Ryza is the best selling game in the series to date and has bolstered developer Gust’s place within the games industry, especially when it comes to overseas as well. With successful releases on PS4, Switch and Steam, a sequel Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy recently released on those same consoles, plus an upgraded version for Playstation 5.
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Atelier Ryza becomes most popular game in series – https://www.siliconera.com/atelier-ryza-becomes-best-selling-atelier-game-with-420000-units-in-shipments-and-digital-sales/
Sicilonera interview with Atelier Ryza staff – https://www.siliconera.com/atelier-ryzas-producer-talks-about-giving-characters-attention-and-capturing-summer-feelings/
Weekly Famitsu interview with Atelier Ryza staff – https://www.frontlinejp.net/2019/06/06/atelier-ryza-producer-interview-new-information-june-2019/
RPGGamer interview with Atelier Ryza 2 staff – https://rpgamer.com/2020/12/atelier-ryza-2-lost-legends-the-secret-fairy-interview/
RPGSite interview with Atelier Ryza 2 staff – https://www.rpgsite.net/interview/10534-atelier-ryza-2-lost-legends-and-the-secret-fairy-interview-talking-growth-and-reflection-with-junzo-hosoi
NintendoEverything interview with Atelier Ryza staff – https://nintendoeverything.com/interview-atelier-ryza-producer-on-the-visual-style-and-battle-system-switch-series-future-more/
NintendoEverything interview with Atelier Ryza 2 staff – https://nintendoeverything.com/atelier-ryza-2-interview-gust-koei-tecmo-junzo-hosoi/
Twinfinite interview with Atelier Ryza staff – https://twinfinite.net/2019/10/atelier-ryza-interview-producer-talks-new-character-design-future-games-next-generation-more/
4Gamer interview with Atelier Ryza staff – https://nintendosoup.com/atelier-ryza-developer-interview-gives-insight-on-story-details-character-designs-ryzas-thighs/
Atelier Ryza designer talks through process – https://www.siliconera.com/atelier-ryza-creators-walk-us-through-the-character-design-process-of-ryza-and-friends/
Atelier Ryza designer profile – http://toridamono.com/#profile
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