Master Science With Atelier Rorona

By Spencer . August 28, 2009 . 4:10pm

imageWould you trust a PlayStation 3 character to tutor you in science? Gust thinks so because they are teaming up with Kotobukiya to make an Atelier Rorona theme science study guide. No, we’re not kidding about this either.


The fact book contains information on Nobel prize winners, the Big Bang theory, and even the human genome project — all of which are explained by Rorona, a fourteen year old alchemist. I believe the two fields are quite different, but if this helps people understand, dare I say, get interested in science more power to Gust and Kotobukiya.


This is almost as strange as the Starcraft English teaching book I found in a Korea last year…

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  • CleruTesh

    I do not find this incredibly odd. Alchemy is, in fact, the forefather of modern chemistry. Sure, the periodic table of elements only had five entries… but 500 years from now, I am sure people will consider our current system just as absurd and archaic.

    • CleruTesh

      I want to add, I believe it was Asimov who said “Any technology, sufficiently advanced, will appear as magic…” That just came to me when considering this topic.

      • CleruTesh

        You know how 9 is considered the “magic” number, because any multiple will add up to 9? Has anyone else noticed that the highest number of any number base will have the same properties? Sorry, I’m really drunk and bored right now.

        • C-c-c-c-combo breaker!!!
          Lol kidding, interesting posts my friend xD
          If I was fluent Japanese and rich, I would pick this up for fan reasons, Gust stuff is awesome, most of the time.

        • I was about to comment how alchemy wasn’t successful in many aspects (i.e. where’s the gold?), but chemistry so far has been relatively more productive. Chemistry’s still improving, (i.e. orbitals). Then I realized you’re drunk.

      • meganeshounen

        … if I remember correctly, that was Clark’s 3rd Law.
        “Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable to magic.” Or something to that extent, yeah, you’re right.

        Still, I’m still looking forward to the day para-magic/thaumaturgy is real…

    • Heh, I can’t argue that alchemy is the great-grandfather of chemistry. It is strange (and awesome) to see a fictional video game character used to sell study guides though.

      And Siliconera is probably the only site that would care about such an obscure thing.

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