Atelier no Bottle Fairy


It’s a classic stereotype, so why not milk it for all it’s worth?

I wonder if the writers bothered to put stereotypes to all eight sisters? Considering the range of female stereotypes, it shouldn’t be too hard:

1 – youngest – serious and ethical
2 – eldest – serious and warlike, somewhat homicidal in a PG-13 way
3 – bottle fairy

So if we wanted five more ready-made stereotypes, we could pick:

A – Oversexed insecure “nymphomaniac” girly-girl;
B – Bookish intellectual;
C – Nurturing maternal girl who wants to feed everyone;
D – “wild” animal-lover who growls instead of speaking;
E – sweet-and-innocent “imouto” girly-girl.

And that’s just off the top of my head. Because of the gimmick, I’m assuming none of them would be visible cyborgs.

Hints of serious spirituality and occultism in shoddy fiction

I don’t watch Atelier with any expectation of lofty or serious sentiments.

And yet, recently, I was surprised by the depth and emotional resonance of the following incantation.





The Western notion of Neo-Platonic magic includes the notions that the various levels of the world – from mushrooms to men to gods – are connected, and that magicians must obey the cosmic rules in order to manifest cosmic principles in daily life.

I can’t be certain, but it appears that whoever wrote the dialogue for Atelier took such ideas seriously. Perhaps it was a fluke, and the writer was just copying blindly.

Occultism tends to rouse a lot of controversies.
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