Reyvateils Return For Ar Tonelico Hymmnos Concert Complete Box Set

By Spencer . October 26, 2012 . 2:58pm

Krushymneth_logoOh cool, Gust is still doing stuff with Ar tonelico. The Krut Hymneth box set includes a complete collection of the Ar tonelico Hymmnos concert series on six CDs plus other goodies.


A book called Krut Hymneth: The Song that Speaks to God with ancient documents that are 2,000 years old – in Ar tonelico time. You also get a CD with songs from the Ar tonelico OVA, a surround sound DVD with a 5.1 channel mix, a partial Ciel no Surge soundtrack CD, and three brand new songs sung by… well by Reyvateils you choose. Gust opened a voting site and it looks like a tight race between Misha and Cloche for the first song!


The Krut Hymneth box set comes out on February 6, 2013 for 15,540 yen ($195).



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  • Luna Kazemaru buy or not to buy

  • Yeah…….. my wallet is going to hate me even more now.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I just want an HD collection of the first two games.

    And while they’re at it, also do the same for Mana Khemia and the Atelier Iris trilogy.

    • Brandonmkii

      The problem with sprite-based games like those are that they’d have to do all of the sprites from scratch. That’s a TON of work to do for ports. Gust would probably go that far for a remake or something, but I can’t see them doing something along the lines of a collection like other companies have done with Metal Gear, God of War, ICO/SOTC, Z.O.E., etc. It would be awesome, don’t get me wrong, just extremely improbable. 

      • Spirit Macardi

        They could just put a filter on it like Capcom does.

        I don’t even care so much about HD, just having those games on one disc (and presumably bug fixed).

        • even if it’s just a ps2 classic on psn release, i”ll be very happy XD

    • Andar

      I’m not sure how this would pan out for Gust, or if we would ever see such releases in the West should they do so, but if such a situation were to occur, I’d buy every one of these again. The ‘middle age’ of Gust’s games are among some of my favorite games ever (as if my Disqus profile is no indication).

      • Spirit Macardi

        I don’t see a reason why we wouldn’t get them. After all, the games already have English voice tracks that could be reused, and Nippon Ichi is great about releasing Gust titles over here.

  • Welp there goes my money again!

    • Ginko29

      Same here. I already bought the 6 CDs displayed at the end of the article but I may get this box set anyway… >_>

  • Hell yeah! Love the Ar Tonelico songs.

  • SolidusSnake

    Definitely getting this. Should be worth every penny unless you already have all (or most) of these Hymnos CDs.

    Edit: Misha and Cloche what the hell?!? JACQLI OR GTFO

    • Endy Operin

      Take a look at the voting page. Jacqli and Misha with Cloche compete for different songs.

      • SolidusSnake

        Yeah, I saw that. My opinion is that Jaqli should get all 3. Failing that, it woulda been nice to get one from her and one from Shurelia, but what can ya do.

        • aquagon

           Err, no. The Reyvateils we can choose are just because each one of the three main singers is making an entirely new song for the boxset, so we can’t make a cross-choosing for Reyvateils whose voices belong to an entirely different singer.

    • Tenno Seremel

      What do you need robo’s song for? :3

  • Xerain

     Well at least it’s only one DVD of surround sound mix. I had long feared such a boxed set would come into existence featuring surround sound mixes of everything. Then I’d really have to buy it despite already owning the 6 main CDs.

  • Andar

    Do your best Lady Cloche!

    (secretly rooting for Jacqli though)
    I’m also intrigued that Infel is an option there.

    • aquagon

       It’s just because Akiko Shikata also was the Hymmnos singer for her. Honestly, I’d rather have Shikata’s new song be by her than by any of the main Reyvateils.

  • Raze

    Reading this news makes me remember when I try to learn Hymnos languange…

    Was yea erra melinas tes the kruth hymneth


    • Linhua

      … was that an attempt just then…?

      • aquagon

         Yes, because the grammar and spelling has some errors.

        • Linhua

          … may I ask just what method or material you’ve been using to decipher the Hymmnos Language…?

          … I’ve actually been planning to look into this language myself because I was literally blown away at how they could just up and create a language that bred this kind of beautiful music.

          • aquagon

             Look up the english Hymmno Server or the Hymmnos Conlang Wikia site. Both of these are filled to the brim with information on how to understand the language.

          • Linhua

            … wow this-… this is really good stuff here.

            … I should have known something like this existed by now.

            … i’ll be playing with this for a while… thanks, buddy.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Welp i already have all of the CD shown up there.^_^
    But, if i am going to get more extra thing for this box, i am okay to double dip lol.
    To think that i will need to log in on my old Salburg Id only to support Shurelia and Misha.^_^
    Go Go Klutz Administrator and Loli Misha.^_^

  • SprintsMcGee

    Seeing as I don’t have any of those CDs, I will def be attempting to get this.

  • XypherCode

    That’s very cool. :)

  • aquagon

    Hmm, although the article didn’t mention that the three new songs were decided to be sung by the series’ main three singers (Akiko Shikata, Haruka Shimotsuki and Noriko Mitose), each of them getting one song. That’s the reason why there are different Reyvateil groups competing each for a song.

  • Hidayat246

     the boxart for ar tonelico III is bad -__-“”””””

  • Learii

    i hope the next one get better =D

  • “$195”

    … OTL


  • Linhua

    … my vote will be for Misha & Luca hands down.

    … but Shurelia & Jacqli… I can’t seem to pick.

    … I guess it’s a win for me which ever wins that one.

  • Darkrise

    Dammit what about Mir and Tyria!? I would of course vote for Misha for the first!

    • aquagon

       Mir is in the list too, but Tyria can’t be there because KOKIA isn’t part of the singer line-up for the project.

  • Kai2591

    My heart jumped when I saw Cloche-sama’s picture on the front page :)

    I think I’ll buy this awesome compilation~

    • Mystena

      I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who (silently) screamed “Cloche-sama!” at the sight of the front page image.

      As for buying this compilation  I’m going to need to wait for more details on what’s in it. I already own all the Hymmnos musicals, most of the concerts/drama CDs and all the OSTs. That’s on top of all the recent (PS3 era) Atelier OSTs…Now I feel like playing AT2 again. I still haven’t mustered the guts to trudge through AT3. 

      • raymk

        Don’t worry I screamed her as well, and thats the CD i’m picking up just because.

      • Kai2591

         Haha good to know there are others as well :)

  • Locklear93

    *buys it*
    *puts every track NOT related to AT3 in MP3 player*

    • You! Fail!

      • Locklear93

        To each their own.  I adore the music in AT1 and 2.  My favorite song, period, is EXEC_PHANTASMAGORIA. The music in 3 I found loathsome, almost without exception.

        • Mostly just kidding, haha.

          AT 3 has the least amount of tracks I like though. My all-time favorite is EXEC_CHRONICLE_KEY/. absolutely lovely.

        • aquagon

           I may love Phantasmagoria, but I find repulsive for anyone who liked the music from the previous games to not have liked any of the songs from 3, especially the ones in which Akiko Shikata and Haruka Shimotsuki reprised their roles at composing and singing.

  • Bought! Want this so bad. :3

    • Jesse Thompson

      Where are you ordering it from?

      • Unsure. But as Fayharn listed, it would probably be from those sites.

  • Mister_Nep

    What sites would have this on order? I wanna pre-order this.

    • Jesse Thompson

      I concur with this question, anyone able to assist us?

      • Mystena

        -blah- someone already mentioned the places

    • Fayharn

      Probably, CD Japan, or from the Salburg shop itself. Since the release date is still far in the future, don’t expect it to open the preorder soon.

  • Anesia Hunter

     Luka, Jacqli… but…

    I’m have difficulty picking between cloche, misha and infel.

  • Visa Vang


    Holy Ar Tonelico…

    • aquagon

       Which isn’t even a valid song title.

  • Elly Honda

    this needs to be in my life.

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