Ar NoSurge Shows Off Ciel NoSurge’s Kanon, And One Of Ion’s Special Costumes

By Sato . December 3, 2013 . 1:32pm

After showing off Ion and Cas from Ciel NoSurge, Gust recently revealed that Kanon, Ion’s former political rival, and an adventurous young Sharl by the name Tattoria will be joining the cast in Ar NoSurge. Dengeki gives us a look at the new characters, song magic creatures, and more.



In our earlier report, Gust introduced a “Purification” system, where the protagonist and heroine can enter a hot spring to install Genometrica crystals into their bodies for power ups. The above images show off Ion’s bathing suit costume she will be wearing when she goes for a dip in the waters.




Kanon previously appeared in Ciel NoSurge as Ion’s political rival, once considered a child prodigy. Her full name is actually Kanoile Kukururu Priciel. She is an extraordinary person, who happens to be the youngest in history to have had a contract with the king.


Despite her talent, she remains humble and isn’t one to be overconfident, and continued listening to the voices of the people, in order to gather support as an archbishop candidate.




Tattoria is a Sharl child who runs a chemist shop in a village called “Honokano”. She is often seen with an animal-type Genome called Vio. She seems to have an interest in a ruin called Kurth Hinmel by Honokano village, and gets in trouble by Vio whenever she tries to go exploring.


We previously got a look at some interesting creatures that are part of song magic, Dengeki shows us three more:


Toy Installer (Illustrated by JohnHathway)

This song magic creature seems to have appeared from a toy box, and transformed into some sort of dragon by connecting various toys together.


Sizoidrophia (Illustrated by Izumi Posuka)


This beast might show the appearance of a woman, but it uses its “Burst Value” ability to change the power of song magic to change forms.


Kikotsuyahime (Illustrated by Nagiryo)


Kokotsuyahime is a female sword-wielding song magic creature. Her face is covered by a mask, and one has yet to see what she looks like beneath it.


Ar NoSurge is slated for release on January 30, 2014, for PlayStation 3.

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  • Sentsuizan_93

    I-I-Ion….. *_*

  • ChiffonCake

    Ah, this game’s looking like it’ll be great. The graphics are fantastic, too, and dat logo.

  • Yan Zhao

    Basically just like bath time in Ar Tonelico 2! Now localize this!

  • This game looks so beautiful. It’s filled with so much life and color. The first thing I said when I saw Ion in her new outfit was “O_O! Damn Ion” lol

    I hope we get this one localized or maybe there are still plans to localize the others if this sells well.

  • z_merquise

    So these song magic creatures are more or less like summon magic cast by your characters, right? Too bad, because Kikotsuyahime (that masked swordswoman) would be more cool as a playable character.

    • MrTyrant

      Well at least some of them talk and have personalities. In older games you enter inside the girl head (Cosmosphere) and then you see imaginary situations as visual novels, each chapter of the cosmosphere resolve about something and song magic spirits are presented as characters who protect their owner inner self. Some of them also help and guide you.

  • MrTyrant

    I need this game in my life. I hope they confirm a localization after release.

  • The Ar Tonelico in this one strong it is.

    • IshimaruKaito

      lol right!

    • Kai2591

      So strong, it is so.

  • KuroNathan

    Thankfully this one has a much higher hcance of import compared to ciel no surge, I STILL WANT SURGE THOUGH

  • aquagon

    Only additions I have to make are that Kanon’s second and last names are romanized as “kkll Preciel”, similarly to Ion’s, as both have them (there’s nothing said about her full first name, though). Likewise, she’s considered a prodigy not for making contact with the king: it’s because she was able to sympathize with the King of Genoms, Cosal, at age 9, and get its help for using Song Magic, which was considered an impossible feat by everyone at the time.

    Additionally, Gust announced they have changed singers for her: while in Ciel Nosurge her songs were sung by Minami Kizuki, in Ar Nosurge her songs will be sung by Russian singer ORIGA, who said that she’s planning to make the lyrics for these songs in Emotional Song Pact and Russian.

    • Kai2591

      woah. They’re bringing Russians now? awesome~
      I just had a listen to Origa’s Inner Universe song from

      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and sounds like her singing style fits the kinds of songs in Akira Tsuchiya games.

      but will she/can she sing in Japanese too?

      • aquagon

        Most likely, she will. She also knows Japanese.

  • Callonia

    x.x Bring ciel no surge to usa already.
    I have yet to buy vita because ciel no surge have yet to come to usa.

    • Kai2591

      yeah! same here!
      I’ll only buy a Vita if Ciel gets localized :)

  • Dark Zerato

    I hope they won’t discard the Purification system when the localize this game.

    • Kai2591

      that won’t happen. The purification system is integral to the game. Besides, a similar system was used in Ar Tonelico 2.

  • I wonder what the combat is like? I remember really enjoying Ar Tonelico 2, but I don’t remember the combat. Wasn’t it turn-based?

  • Kornelious

    Hopefully NISA will get this…but they kinda seem to have their plate full.

    • I wish they’d localize stuff like this instead of Time and Eternity and Last Rebellion!

  • FlyingPony

    The characters look pretty sweet, and now I am looking forward for the plot and gameplay exposure,before finally begging somebody to localize this game.

  • Kai2591

    Damn, Ion. You so pretty~

    So I guess Earthes will get in the hot springs as well lol.
    Btw I hope he talks and has a voice. (Unless its actually better if he doesn’t for some good reason).

    Wait, Tattoria is a GIRL? Initially thought she’s a boy….that outfit yo.
    Seems like she’s the new Sasha! :)

    John Hathway and his obligatory vacuum tubes lol.

    And glad to know they still use Nagi Ryou’s art in this game in some form :)

  • Radiosity

    I was never too fond of Kanon’s design in Ciel. Now though? Totally would. And changing her singer to Origa? Oh God yes.

  • leingod

    Loving the characters… hope it turns into a good game!

  • Vash bane

    song magic……why does that sound so freaking familiar …*reads @Falmung:disqus post*

    ….unfortunately I have not finished the series and forgot about it ;_;.

    so this is a new game correct?and its not apart of the ar tonelico series
    (you know like in the same universe just separate times)?

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