Artist and Atelier Ryza Character Designer Toridamono previewed a pair of new figures based on the series. The new Ryza Cheongsam figure shows series protagonist Reisalin “Ryza” Stout and her best friend Klaudia Valentz dressed in stylized cheongsam. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
According to Toridamono’s post, the figures pictured are prototypes created by Phat! Company, a figure studio. Based on Toridamono’s designs for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy, the Ryza cheongsam figure incorporates a version of the iconic garment (also known as a qipao or simply “China dress”). Beside Ryza, another cheongsam figure is based on Klaudia Valentz, Ryza’s companion and party member.
The pair wear contrasting dresses, with Ryza dressed in black and Klaudia dressed in white. The figures also feature alternative hairstyles, focusing on hair buns and Chinese-style ornaments.
In the preview, Toridamono praised the “fresh look” of the figures. They also noted that the Ryza figure is sold separately from the Klaudia one. However, buyers of both figures can pose them together with their fingers intertwined, as shown in the photos.
Klaudia Valentz is a party member and major character in the Atelier Ryza series. She’s appeared in both existing games, and will be present in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & The Secret Key. Daughter of a wealthy merchant, Klaudia is a kind and refined society girl. She secretly practices the flute, hiding her efforts from her father. She befriends Ryza in the first game, and even stars in a DLC episode called “Atelier Klaudia.”
The Atelier Ryza cheongsam figures are in development, but do not yet have a price or release window. The next game in the series launches on March 23, 2023 in Japan and March 24, 2023 globally for the PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.