It was a steal at around $6.50 new. Now that bought it, the next cheapest one is $11. Still really cheap for a 150+ page hardcover, but buying stuff at single digit prices is always worth bragging about. After the $3.99 shipping it is no longer single digit lol. I got it from amazon.com where the shipping to Canada is like $10+ and since humanity has a great problem with paying more for shipping than the actual item, my mom used her connections to get it shipped to her friend’s friend who lives in the USA and made her bring it with her when she visits Canada every 2 weeks. Lol traditional way of avoiding expensive shipping~
My favorite section is the part with all the item names and descriptions. Those are golden.
Also, here’s a picture of the Atelier series artbook I got at Anime North:
It covers Atelier games 1-11 (Marie to Rorona). I love how the protagonists get younger with each game. Marie from the first game is 19 and has boobs. That’s like, legal! Of course, I’m pretty sure moe hasn’t caught on back in 1997 and Japan didn’t have an obsession with lolis yet. The early Atelier games had pretty generic art, but the cover and the Rorona section has Mel Kishida (and there’s also Mana Khemia which I actually played) and I pulled out my wallet. I completed my first playthrough of Rorona yesterday with the Cordelia ending. I also reloaded and earlier save to get the true ending and normal ending CG. Sad that New Game+ only carries over money, but I guess I can bribe my way through the first year and spend more time grinding and making friends lol. I sold everything right before the ending, including my 50+ pebbles.