Atelier Rorona Total De-Lolification


Atelier Rorona‘s English language version has been subjected to a delolification campaign, with the English version’s loli cast getting a mysterious 3-year age boost into nearly legal territory.

Japanese fans spotted the changes, from 14 to 17 and 13 to 16 in the most noticeable instances:



Non-loli (that is to say, male) characters’ ages are unchanged.

As Rorona covers some mature themes, an overreaction from puritanical western publishers seems to be at fault – the same marketing geniuses who struck Rorona from the cover of her own game.

Just how they will handle the even younger – and indisputably young-looking – characters of Atelier Totori may be more problematic.

The game itself has been well received internationally and is otherwise apparently unchanged (and thanks to the miracle of Blu-ray it includes Japanese voicing) – it is generally available now.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wiping out the Asian in Asian games so inbreds will stick to muscleheaded testosterone fests between beating their mothers and raping their daughters....

    Jews: Proving Hitler right since 1945.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone sounds like they've been raped up the butt by a Jew.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not exactly.

    Just had one too many arrogant pretzel munching Hebrew insect bastard make jokes about Taiwanese/Chinese culture, and think that leering "It's just a joke" like a subhuman Seinfeldian pig is a proper substitue for an apology.

    Israel is a lie built on Chinese blood money made from JEWISH opium, guarded with British guns so the English can take the fall for the hatred that should be reserved for "Yaweh's chosen."

    They destroyed the lives of Four HUNDRED million Chinese with their greed and poison, and they dare whine about a mere paltry-and-INSIGNIFICANT six million dead. Squealing bloodthirsty pigs.

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    Comment by ironwarrior
    06:07 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    (raises hand)
    Since I'm a Jew with Mongol and Hun blood (genealogy documented to around 600AD) and am a fairly large powerlifter/MMA fighter (lots of testosterone), where EXACTLY does that put me? I don't eat pretzels too often and a try to avoid inbreeding (though I live in West Virginia). I'm also strongly Greek and French (helluva combo)...hmmm.

    I love historically inaccurate ethnocentric comments--makes me chuckle and do an Irish jig (forgot about the Irish blood too). I think you need to retool your criticism toward British Imperialism. Perhaps read a little history?

    Question: How exactly did your blithering have ANYTHING to do with lolis?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    400 million Chinese ?

    Thats the first time I heard of that.

    Care to explain further ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    People are already asking for evidence, which is fair.

    Ladies and gentlemen, let me present Hebrew "Businessman" AKA Monster Drug-Dealer David Sassoon, Knighted by the British Empire for murdering Chinese Culture with Opium:

    Note, I am NOT Christian, but the guy who wrote the link has a point: No fucking wonder Hollywood animals like Ben Stiller just HAS to make fun of Chinese being drug addled slaved; Jews are taught from Childhood to hold us in contempt by their parents who grew fat from drug money made from our blood and tears.

    What does this have to do with this article? EVERYTHING. If the Jews did not make Aisa (not just China, mind) the cultural "sick men" of the world with opium, and CONTINUE to do so with "humor" in Hollywood movies and Western Game/Media which they have COMPLETE control, people will be able to take Asian Stories told with Asian Voices seriously ON ITS OWN VALUE WIHTOUT A FUCKING WHITE FILTER to make is somehow more "global" rather than "alternative cinema."

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like you :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The British hate Israel too, you have to realise the blame is in the past, and blaming their children doesn't help anything.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NISA, always where the LOL's at. At first they were famous for very loose and overall bad translations with senseless name-changes on top. Now you can add to that the ever present underage fear mongering.

    Seriously, virtually every RPG could be "problematic" if certain people want to phantasize about problems that just aren't there.

    I don't like NISA for good reasons. And they keep piling up, evidently.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NISA is sinking lower and lower. They need to grow a set and stop succumbing to pressure from conservatives and needless ethics that don't apply.

    This is one of the worst form of censorship, one that is so unnecessary. The script better not had been changed because of this. But even if it wasn't, just knowing that this kind of thing had to be done to make them older than they really are in order to please the soccer moms and shit is purely infuriating.

    As a general purist, this only adds on more rage. Any kind of alterations/changes from the original source/material/script when it comes to localization/translations only instill me with hate and depression.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 21/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not that they WANT to, it's more like they HAVE to, otherwise they get bombed by angry parents and shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where's Pedobear? I'd have thought he'd express his disapointment by now...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    -_- We Americans need to get over the fact that kids notice sex at 13. If we spent as much time teaching young teens about the ideas behind safe sex or contraceptives as we do trying to tell them sex doesn't exist or that it's the work of Satan, maybe we wouldn't be having an unwanted teenage pregnancy problem like we are. (Hell, my school didn't teach us about contraceptives until 11th grade Health Class, when I was SEVENTEEN. Good thing lesbians don't need condoms or I'd have been getting informed a little late to the party...)

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    Comment by kamiru
    13:32 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this game has nothing to do with underage sex though

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which makes such issues of age changing even more useless... malice is in the eye of the beholder.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:20 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    NOOOO~! I just pre-ordered the game! that's like the main reason i wanted to get it. (cries)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "The game itself has been well received internationally and is otherwise apparently unchanged (and thanks to the miracle of Blu-ray it includes Japanese voicing)"

    Big irony about this is that the game itself is around 2.2gb on the JP BLU-ray, so imagine the amount of data english voices would have used.

    Even totori is measly 4gb on complete filesize, truly the wonders of blu-ray discs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah sorry, this is the kind of shit pissing me off with "localizations", even more than not translating puns literally.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    14:40 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Western Localization = Being Ignorant and Moralistic

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:38 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh dear.. and here I read "lolification" instead of localizations.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gamestop Special Edition has Rorona on the cover, rendered in the beautiful art of Kishida Mel. I don't think even NISA's special edition has that, bunch of sellouts.
    Problem is the box is FUCKING HUGE. How am I supposed to fit it on my shelf?

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    12:14 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol way to avoid angry moralist fags and shit :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:41 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    at least now the said age/real age difference is now consistent with our porn industry :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just so long as they didnt de lolify them buy giving them disgustingly sized breasts that are bigger than me. Fucking yanks and their bit tittied obsession

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not lolis but still lolicious...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fucking pedophiles & their flat chested obsession.

    Can go both both ways, buddy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:38 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    JAJAJAJA Stupid gringos

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    Comment by Tateha
    07:16 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's an unfortunate causality of war, but if it means bringing more loli goodness into the western market, so be it. real fans know the truth, and that's what matters.

    although i'm still kinda pissed at what they did to the cover. fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:05 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh no, they changed a number! A NUMBER!

    Why does this matter again?

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    Comment by kamiru
    19:39 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    because having consensual sex with 17yo is rape( according to the stupid law), and with 18 is awwwright!

    see? number DOES matter!

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    Comment by Sorrior
    19:18 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think to most of us it's the principle of the thing. nKinda like how to some elite theatre/classical literature fans changing romeo and juliets ages would be considered bad.

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    Comment by Squeezel
    08:54 30/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not pedophile when I fake her ID. Right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 30/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll say this, you know the truth, ignore whatever edits the US/aussies make as long as those edits are just info, if they remove loli scenes then bitch to the heavens!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can deny the truth but you will never forget.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess they don't want trouble with those who are sensitive about how young girls portrayed in this game?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm buying this game even with the changes. Now that I know that Rorona is a loli, we can just choose to believe whether she is 14 or 17 on our own.

    It's not about the localization job. US media always makes a big deal about how "fictional" characters are dealt with in games. NIS is only trying to market and sell the game successfully. And I'm going to buy this to support them.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:46 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    When games with censorship still sell they will censor even more. Kick it in the bud.

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    Comment by kyosak
    04:05 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhhh ok...
    *goes back to playing Fifa11

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    who woulda guessed americans aren't as obsessed with sexualizing 12 year olds as the japanese are interested in seeing 8 year olds raped by monsters??

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with you. Loli stuff is just as popular over here in the United States as in Japan, if not MORE since we have more people overhere.

    Oh, and 12 year old (actually, from birth boys and girls) are ALREADY sexualized because they are BORN WITH GENITALS. Fully functional, at that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:42 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having genitals and being sexualized are two different things. One is an aspect of physiology... which by the way remains undeveloped until puberty. "Fully functional" are you retarded?
    The other is the process of making them a source of sexual enjoyment and pleasure for primarily other individuals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol.. sorry to disagree with you but you loli liking perverts are in the minority.

    don't try and say that its popular in america, its just popular to YOU and the internet areas you frequent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda sad really, the average guy around here will get off on anything with a big rack.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happening is not new,I remember seeing the Enzai game for sale at Jlist,and they changed all the shota characters to 18,which was pretty hilarious as they were blatantly young and a lot of them were under-18,so there were a lot of 18s there,lol.

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    Comment by Blackbird
    03:59 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really get it why they changed ages, why they not keep at it is?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Child Labor Laws?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    With the recent assault on the freedom of expression of fictional characters by many organized money making corporations, Japanese game makers now have to be extra careful when making their games to be available in foreign countries.

    NIS is just taking the extra steps necessary to avoid the attention of the people who may use the game's characters in a negative manner against Japanese culture. These "people" are politicians, reporters, lawyers, news corporations, or any person hateful enough to cause a nation to revise it's video game rating and regulation system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They should just stop allowing us to buy their games. It's probably better for everyone.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    09:45 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maybe Minori did have the right idea. Seems the west IS unable to cope with japanese games... -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And minori did not stop you from buying their game.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    19:59 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The best thing to do is to pray that in the near future, all of these assh*les that do these things are dead/few...

    That way we can get access to much more stuff from Japan without worrying about morals and ethics...


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    Comment by Megidola
    23:04 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hentai manga are very dangerous materials. What if someone got a paper-cut?

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    Comment by Megidola
    06:58 30/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is NIS, not Minori.

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