What’s the SHAFT Headtilt doing in my Atelier?


What? What in the world is the SHAFT headtilt doing in my Atelier Escha & Logy? Has it reached critical mass and is now spilling into other studios?! Does the angle increase the more infected a studio is? What happens when it exceeds a 90 degree angle? The world.. may never know.

Although, this is a perfect time to mention that I have been watching the show. It’s my guilty pleasure for this season. Really. Yeah. I think I’ve lost my soul to the moé faction permanently. Don’t worry. I still watch all of the AOTS of the season. (Yay for recursive acronyms/phrases. Because they always seem to piss somebody off.) Speaking of recursive acronyms, SHAFT can be one as well. I present this to you: SHAFT headtilts are full tilts.

Have fun with that one.

Okay, sorry. If you’re expecting at least a minor blurb about this show, here’s one. I mentioned this show was a guilty pleasure. I lied, because I’m fully basking in the pleasure of moé blobs, sitting here in my chair being fucking relaxed while the show bombards me with moé radiation. I’m just more inclined than the average anime fan to watch shows that don’t aim to have epic branching storytelling full of deceit, love, anger, love, treachery, drama, love, power-levels and hearts. Escha Malier, our female protagonist, is one easy going alchemist. She spends all her time being cute, while wonderful flashes of inspiration for alchemy occur at the perfect moment. To be fair, the anime has to shorten the time players of the game spend on the crafting menus. So we get hilariously short scenes of intense alchemic creations being synthesized in mere seconds. I’m sure it’d at least be three minutes of menu navigation in the game before you realize which item you were supposed to be crafting several in-game days ago. (Accuracy and validity of statements are probably off, since I haven’t played the games. Yet.)

I also didn’t expect Marion to sit so squarely in my love-sights. The combo of short black hair, white work blouse, knee length skirt, and stockings are too perfect. And she’s 26 years old. If she’s looking like that at the age of 26, I’d totally.. uh, start a family with her. Mmhmm.

Hang on. Does this mean she just might oust Chihiro’s (TWGOK) title as being the only character I’ve ever claimed to be ‘my waifu’? I think so!

What’s the SHAFT Headtilt doing in my Atelier?