Ohmigosh. I’ve been waiting for almost three weeks for this first episode and it is finally out! I am so excited to present to you my first impressions of Escha and Logy no Atelier: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky today. I had a good feeling about this one because it’s a fantasy and alchemy world originally based on the game which means the dynamics of the world should be really well flushed out.
Nothing more. Nothing less. The first episode of Escha & Logy lived up to my expectations of what a pilot should present and set a very firm video-game quest oriented atmosphere to the plot pace. Escha Malier (voiced by Rie Murakawa) is the protagonist of the story. At the start of the story, it’s her first day at her new job as part of the R & D alchemy department in charge of fixing various problems that take place around the town of Colseit. She soon meets Logix “Logy” Fiscario (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa) from a place called “The Center” and the duo start out by fixing the windmill of the town’s famous apple orchard. As Escha and Logy settle into their job, we are introduced of the world through their conversations because Logy is new to the village. An important aspect we learn about Colseit is that the region is mainly surrounded by desert. It seems that most of the world has subcummed to dry and infertile circumstances, thus called the Land of Dusk. As a result, only a small portion of the world is habitable and much of the means of subsistence takes place in small agricultural sectors and alchemic techniques.
Escha is the bright go-getter type of main character while Logy is a down to earth kind-spoken sort of guy. I can’t help but hear Harutora’s voice from Tokyo Ravens come out of Logy’s mouth because they have the same voice actor. Are there some hints of romance between Escha and Logy? Yes, yes there are. This anime has a pretty light and sweet fantasy setting thus far and the first episode even montages Escha and Logy’s quest to fix the windmill. There’s even a magical pot that makes things. You just dump your ingredients in and it puts it all together for you. How quaint.
The biggest question at the moment seems to be whether the furry thing hanging from Escha’s behind is actually a tail or an accessory to her belt because she doesn’t seem like a cat but the furry tail thing moves when she’s excited which is just confusing…
The mystery element of the world is this floating castle type thing called “The Ruins” and it’s a mystery because air balloons are unable to navigate around the surrounding debris in order to reach the inside. Escha tells Logy that it’s her dream to get up there. Overall, Escha and Logy no Atelier seems like a nice classic quest style series to take your mind off the rather darker stories of the season so if you’re looking for something that appeals to all those fantasy adventure tropes, go for Escha and Logy no Atelier.
What are you pondering today?