Atelier Escha & Logy – 2

Escha – could she be any cuter? She has nearly surpassed Ayesha’s cuteness level, something of which I did not think was so easily accomplished. And in fact, it isn’t easily accomplished by any means, she’s just that cute. It would be nice if Melissa would cease frequently reminding me she is underage (while Logy is 18, on the other hand. Anime ages, man.)

Our two heroes go out on their first real adventure this week as they attempt to cure a far off villiage’s tainted water supply. But how could they accomplish this? The same way all the atelier’s handle this shit: WITH MAGI- I mean, with alchemy. Equivalent exchange and all that. Venturing out into a market in town for recipes on how to do this, they find a book on a local merchant that details how to create this “water purifying” bottle that should cure their tained water supply. They head out to gather these ingredients but one eludes them: BROWN LEAF. Ok, I’m just kidding, it’s not called that, but that is pretty much exactly what it looks like.

Along the way, Eschy & Logy meet a young witch and her partner. How is magic handled in this universe? I’m unsure about this universe but in the Arland series it was fairly commonplace as in most RPG’s. The young witch girl actually utilizes her power to help Logy when he takes a bit of a tumble off the wall gathering their resources which seems to surprise Escha quite a bit. I guess magic is a pretty big deal here, huh? It explains why the witch attempted to keep her mastery of the arts as a secret.

Escha and Logy sucessfully purify the water in the far off town and Escha seems pretty happy about that. I’m pretty happy about it too but you know, for the R&D division they sure haven’t done much R&D. I guess that’s ok because to be honest, that sounds incredibly boring; I’d much rather them go out adventuring, kill monsters, and gather ingredients to make cool stuff.

I guess that’s not a terribly interesting analysis, but I don’t have much to say other than the show makes you feel warm on the inside when you watch. It’s got a bit of a lazy pace to it, but I like that. Unlike the bread of happiness, which in fact, brought me no happiness at all.

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