Ar Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~

アルトネリコ2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩(メタファリカ)

Ar Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~
TitleAr Tonelico II ~Sekai ni Hibiku Shoujo-tachi no Metafalica~
Original titleアルトネリコ2 世界に響く少女たちの創造詩(メタファリカ)
AliasesAr tonelico 2: The Girls' Metafalica that Echoes to the World, AT2, ATII
LengthVery long (> 50 hours)
DeveloperGust
Publishers Banpresto
 NIS America
Relations
Shares characters
[unofficial] Ar Tonelico: An Ordinary life
Prequel
Ar Tonelico ~Sekai no Owari de Utai T...
Sequel
Ar Tonelico III ~Sekai Shuuen no Hiki...
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, MobyGames, GameFAQs, VGMdb, VNStat
Shops» US$ 59.99 @ PlayAsia
» US$ 89.99 @ PlayAsia

Description

Taking place in the desolate land of Metafalss, a tiny continent built upon the rim of a tower much like the first game's Ar tonelico, it revolves around two opposed factions: the ruling Grand Bell, which has recently declared war against the Goddess Frelia; and the Sacred Army, who believe that the Goddess enables Metafalss to exist. This ire against the Goddess stems from a failure centuries past at creating Metafalica, a paradise-like land spoken of in legend, which was interrupted by a vicious attack by her defenders. In addition to civil war, Metafalss is ravaged by outbreaks of I.P.D, a Reyvateil-specific disease which causes the victim to execute song magic uncontrollably and do much damage to herself and her surroundings.

Protagonist Croix Bartel, a knight of the Grand Bell, is regularly tasked with stopping the harm done by those afflicted. It is while on a mission to contain one such outbreak that Croix, together with his adopted sister Cocona, is put in quite a different situation. The Holy Maiden Cloche, the Reyvateil who leads the Grand Bell in the war, has come under attack by the Sacred Army. He is soon entrusted with protecting her while they escape. While attempting to hide from the Sacred Army, they encounter Luca, another Reyvateil who has known Croix since childhood.

Croix is soon to discover that neither the Grand Bell nor the Sacred Army are what they seem- and nor are Cloche or Luca. Unable to trust anyone except each other (and sometimes not even that), he and his companions struggle along their own path to thwart those who would manipulate them, discover the truth about the Goddess Frelia, and achieve the seven hundred year old dream of Metafalica.

[From TVTropes]

Like its prequel, Ar tonelico II features the Dive System, in which you can enter a Reyvateil's mind to help them with their inner doubts in visual novel-style sequences and by doing so unlock more powerful Song Magic. Diving is now more closely tied to the main storyline, and completing more than half of a Reyvateil's cosmosphere will require you to 'commit' to them and their ending.

Other new mechanics include Dualstall, in which the Reyvateils take baths together to increase their power; Bath Talk Topics, which occur during Dualstall and make the various Reyvateils fight more confidently alongside each other; and Infelsphere, a dreamlike realm closely linked to the plot in which the heroines deepen their bond with one another in VN-style sequences.

Protagonist

Croix Bartel
Croix Bartelクロア・バーテル 
AliasesChroah Vatel
MeasurementsHeight: 172cm, Weight: 58kg
Hair, Violet
Eyes, Black
Body, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Glasses, Plate Armor, Tank Top, T-shirt
Items, Lance
Personality, Loyal, Ore, Serious
Role, Boyfriend, Non-blood-related Brother, Warrior
Engages in, Fighting, Singing
Voiced byDerek Stephen Prince (English (Uncredited))
Yusa Kouji (Japanese)

Description

Croix Bartel is the main character of the game and a promising young knight who eventually finds himself involved in a battle far beyond his wildest imagination. He adopted a young girl called Cocona that was orphaned because of an IPD outbreak, and ended becoming a big brother for her. He becomes caught up in a rapidly-escalating civil war during one of his missions, soon finding himself directly protecting the Holy Maiden of Pastalia and in for an adventure that will decide the fate of the entire world.
Singer: Dahna
[Edited from Ar tonelico Wiki]

Main characters

Amarie Gelade
Amarie Geladeアマリエ・ジェラード 
AliasesAmarie Jerhad
MeasurementsHeight: 168cm, Weight: 48kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 84-64-91cm
Hair, Braid, Curtained, No Bangs, Sidehair, Violet, Waist Length+
Eyes, Violet
Body, Average Height, Dark, Slim, Tattoo, Young-adult
Clothes, Collar, Gauntlet, Halterneck Dress, High Heels, Unusual Hair Ornaments
Items, Bow, Sword
Personality, Loner
Role, Comrade, Musician
Engages in, Fighting
Voiced byGotou Saori (Japanese)
Michelle Ann Dunphy (English (Uncredited))

Description

Age: 20
Likes: Playing with lyre, Soope
Dislikes: Trashy people

A young woman who works as a ranger in a forest and an adventurer. She encounters Croix and his friends in a forest and starts to travel with them. She always takes Soope with her. He's been with her for as long as he can remember.
She works as a professional lyre player, as well as a ranger. Her lyre is also a versatile weapon: it can become a sword and a bow in battle. Where she is from is unknown. Due to her darker skin, some believe she is a Teru, but she doesn't have a tail or horns, the symbolical physical features of the Teru, so it seems quite certain that she is a human.

[From official site]

Cloche Leythal Pastalia
Cloche Leythal Pastaliaクローシェ・レーテル・パスタリエ 
AliasesChroche Latel Pastalie, Cro-nee, Sister Clo
MeasurementsHeight: 165cm, Weight: 47kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 90-61-89cm
Hair, Blond, Long
Eyes, Brown
Body, Average Height, Halo, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Circlet, Evening Gloves, High Heels Boots, Mini-dress, Pajamas, Pleated Skirt, School Uniform, Slippers, Strapless Dress, Thigh-high Boots, Unusual Hair Ornaments, Veil, Wedding Dress, Wings, Yukata
Personality, Charismatic, Food Lover, Ignorant, Serious, Shy, Watashi
Role, Ambassador, Customizable Appearance, Famous, Girlfriend, Homunculus
Engages in, Fighting, Kigurumi, Singing
Voiced byKate Higgins (English (Uncredited))
Sawashiro Miyuki (Japanese)

Description

Age: 17
Likes: Gergo, ugly-cute creatures, Kurukuru dumplings, Pippen, fruit waffles
Dislikes: Grotesque things, horror movies, excessively sweet foods
Singer: Akiko Shikata

Said to be the "Most Valuable Life" in the world of Metalfalss. The stateswoman who represents the Grand Bell. She is also a Reyvateil.
Behind the 33rd Holy Maiden, she is an extremely charismatic idol and superstar among all people who support the Grand Bell.
She is especially popular of all the Holy Maidens in Metalfalss' history. Her speeches are very energetic, and she empowered the people with her eloquence in this stagnant phase in human history, so she has gained enormous popularity.
However, because she was raised in the Palace and has hardly gone out, she's socially ignorant and a bit awkward around people. That is probably why she is usually pompous and sometimes even intimidating.

[From official site]

Gengorou
Gengorouゲンゴロー 
AliasesGoro
Hair, Pink, Twin Braids
Eyes, Pink, Tareme
Body, Pale, Slim, Tiny
Clothes, Hat
Personality, Energetic, Kind, Outgoing, Watashi, Word Repetition
Role, Antagonist, Miko, Servant
Engages in, Mind Control, Singing
Voiced byNogawa Sakura (Japanese)

Description

Likes: Basking the sun in the Virtual World
Dislikes: Having to do customer service for Luca

Luca's mind guardian. She refers to herself as her "agent". Because Luca is a Dive Therapist and her "customers" come into the world where Goro lives, she has to take care of them. Because of her cute appearance and contrasting voice, most customers remember her name.
In that sense, she is a celebrity, whether she likes it or not. She's normally a smiling, cheerful, and cute girl, just like Luca. You can see Luca's strong desires in the big gem that she always rides on.

[From official site]

Infel
Infelインフェル 
Hair, Hime Cut, Long, No Bangs, Parted in Middle, Ponytail, Teal
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen, Tiny
Clothes, Dress, Glasses, Hat, Pantyhose
Items, Stuffed Toy
Personality, Bookworm, Rude, Short-tempered, Watashi
Role, Antagonist, Miko, Servant
Engages in, Fighting, Planning
Voiced byMatsutani Kaya (Japanese)

Description

Likes: Reading books, jokes
Dislikes: Dumb people, insistent people

Cloche's Mind Guardian. She is very business-like and places efficiency above anything else. She always mocks others with harsh remarks like, "You're so stupid," or "Are you dumb?" She even treats her master, Cloche, severely because of her functionalist personality.

[From official site]

Jacqli
Jacqli蛇刳 
MeasurementsHeight: 153cm, Weight: 34kg
Hair, Black, Blunt Bangs, Long, Sidehair, Straight
Eyes, Violet
Body, AA Cup, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Teen, Younger Appearance
Clothes, Ankle Boots, Coat Cape, Dress, Futuristic Suit, Maid's Dress, Sailor Suit, School Uniform, Sport Bloomers, Sports Shoes, Swimsuit, T-shirt, Wedding Dress
Personality, Antisocial, Misanthrope, Secretive, Smart, Stoic, Tsundere, Watashi
Role, Hacker, Homunculus, Maid
Engages in, Fighting, Singing, Teasing
Subject of, Confinement
Voiced byMiyazaki Ui (Japanese)
Wendee Lee (English (Uncredited))

Description

Jacqli is a playable character in its sequel Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica.
She is also reputed to be the strongest Reyvateil in the world. She had waged a war against humanity and Shurelia in the past - a war that resulted with great devastation to Sol Ciel and her subsequent imprisonment.
Singer: Noriko Mitose

[Edited from Ar tonelico Wiki]

Leglius Branchesca
Leglius Branchescaレグリス・ブランシェスカ 
MeasurementsHeight: 191cm, Weight: 93kg
Hair, Blue, Curtained, Short
Body, Adult, Dark, Muscular, Scar, Tall
Clothes, Baggy Pants, Cape, Knee-high Boots, Tank Top
Items, Shield
Personality, Honorable, Serious, Workaholic
Role, Captain, Coworker, Soldier
Engages in, Fighting
Subject of, Grief
Voiced byDavid Vincent (English (Uncredited))
Terasoma Masaki (Japanese)

Description

Age: 38

The captain of the Grand Bell Knights and Croix's superior. Most of the time, he placed his mission above all else.

Luca Trulyworth
Luca Trulyworth瑠珈・トゥルーリーワース 
AliasesLuca Truelywaath
MeasurementsHeight: 157cm, Weight: 42kg, Bust-Waist-Hips: 78-56-78cm
Hair, Blue, Bun, Ponytail, Shoulder-length, Side Tail, Twin Tails
Eyes, Brown
Body, Pale, Slim, Teen
Clothes, Bridal Gauntlet, Cape, Cloak, Detached Sleeves, Dress, Flat Cap, Futuristic Suit, Gloves, Hairpin, Knee-high Boots, Loafers, Loose Socks, Microskirt, Mini-dress, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Thigh-high Boots, Thigh-high Stockings, Towel, Unusual Hair Ornaments, Witch Hat, Zouri
Personality, Clumsy, Friendly, Funny, Kind, Pretending, Secretive, Watashi
Role, Childhood Friend, Customizable Appearance, Girlfriend, Half-orphan, Massage Therapist, Waitstaff
Engages in, Cooking, Singing, Teasing
Voiced byKoshimizu Ami (Japanese)
Laura Bailey (English (Uncredited))

Description

Age: 19
Likes: Crafting, Leaf, peanut donuts, tomato juice
Dislikes: Kurukuru dumplings, raw tomatoes, bell peppers
Singer: Haruka Shimotsuki

Always cheerful and amicable, she is a childhood friend of Croix, who lived together until he moved to Pastalia. Now she is Croix's girlfriend, and people think they make a good couple. She works in Rakshek as a Dive Therapist using her Reyvateil abilities.
Even though some people hold negative connotations for this occupation, she's proud of what she does. She likes to heal people's mental wounds. She is popular among her customers and other people because of her agreeable personality. However, she seems to harbor a lot of secrets under her cheerful exterior, proving to be rather pessimistic and angry at times. Her Japanese surname "waath" means "revive" in Hymmnos language.

[Edited from official site]

Prince Targana
Prince Targanaタルガーナ皇太子 
MeasurementsHeight: 183cm, Weight: 66kg
Hair, Blond, Short
Body, Tall, Young-adult
Clothes, Cape, Leggings, Plate Armor, Shirt
Personality, Charismatic, Confident, Hotblooded, Serious
Role, Childhood Friend, Commander, Knight, Lonely, Noble, Prince
Engages in, Fighting, Swordsmanship
Voiced byMidorikawa Hikaru (Japanese)
Mike Vaughn (English (Uncredited))

Description

Age: 20
Likes: Fencing, dignity and traditions of his royal family
Dislikes: The current government

The charismatic leader of the Sacred Army, and the Alfman Regime's rival force. He is actually the purest-blood heir of the Pope, who used to control the world before Alfman's coup. He is also Croix's childhood friend.
Very prideful. He ruthlessly eliminates whoever defiles the Royal Family. His love for old traditions that his clan has long preserved is behind his angers and ruthlessness to traitors.
His dream is to regain the throne and the Pope's Regime. For this purpose, he and Chester established the Sacred Army.

[Edited from official site]

Side characters

Alfman Uranos
Alfman Uranosアルフマン・ウラノス 
MeasurementsHeight: 182cm, Weight: 76kg
Hair, Ahoge, Beard, Black, Short
Body, Adult, Tall
Clothes, Coat Cape, Cufflink, Gloves, Suit
Personality, Mysterious, Narcissist, Serious
Role, Executive
Voiced byKoyasu Takehito (Japanese)

Description

Age: 43

Alfman is the Chancellor of the "Grand Bell" organization Croix works for. He wields a lollipop gun to scare his subordinates. There seems to be ulterior motives to his actions, and he is extremely self-loving. He is an intimidating man and takes the idea of Metafalica very seriously. Cloche, in particular, finds it difficult to work with him.

[From Ar Tonelico Wiki]

Chester Lu Whinoah
Chester Lu Whinoahチェスター・ル・ウィノア 
MeasurementsHeight: 176cm, Weight: 60kg
Hair, Short, White
Body, Adult, Average Height, Dark
Clothes, Gloves, Headphones, Sunglasses
Role, Bodyguard
Subject of, Grief
Voiced bySuwabe Jun'ichi (Japanese)

Description

Targana's right-hand man and the founder and leader of the Sacred Army. He lost his lover Sonia years ago during an IPD outbreak, and has been troubled by it ever since.

Cocona Bartel
Cocona Bartelココナ・バーテル 
MeasurementsHeight: 130cm, Weight: 30kg
Hair, Long, Ringlet, Twin Tails, V Bangs, Violet
Eyes, Violet
Body, Kid, Olive, Short, Slim
Clothes, Bandages, Belt, Platform Shoes, Short Shorts, Unusual Hair Ornaments, Wristband
Items, Dual-Wield Weapon
Personality, Energetic, Third Person
Role, Non-blood-related Sister
Engages in, Fighting
Voiced byKaren Strassman (English (Uncredited))
Shimura Yumi (Japanese)

Description

Age: 11

Cocona is Croix Bartel's adopted little sister. She gets along with him quite well (lovingly calling him him "Cro") though thay are not related by blood, she is actually a Reyvateil herself, but she has not yet matured and is unable to use Song Magic fully. However, she is able to craft a little fireball in combat, showing that she can at least command the most basic Song Magic that all Reyvateils can use. She fights using an special hair ornament, which can turn into a double-bladed baton. This weapon idea was originally created by Croix for her.

[From Ar Tonelico Wiki]

Frelia
Freliaフレリア 
AliasesFRELIA_ANSUL_SOL=MARTA
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm, Weight: 41kg
Hair, Antenna, Green, Shoulder-length
Eyes, Amber
Body, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Teen, Wings, Younger Appearance
Clothes, Ballerina Shoes, Detached Sleeves, Futuristic Suit
Personality, Low Self-esteem, Shy
Role, Homunculus
Engages in, Dancing, Singing
Subject of, Bullying, Psychological Trauma, Suspended Animation
Voiced byMorinaga Rika (Japanese)

Description

Frelia is the Administrator of the Second Tower of Ar tonelico; and also the one that created and maintains its existence. She is called the "Goddess" by the people of Metafalss, and resides in the satellite Sol Marta, located in the highest reaches of the atmosphere. From there, she was supposed to overlook the region of Metafalss, and make sure that nothing out of normal ever happened there. Her main characteristics are her wings and hairstyle, which give her the appearance of a fairy, and her shy personality.

[From Ar Tonelico Wiki]

Lakra
Lakra洛螺 
MeasurementsHeight: 154cm, Weight: 44kg
Hair, Eye Covering, Long, Parted in Middle, Sidehair, Straight, White
Eyes, Violet, White
Body, Magic Tattoo, Makeup, Pale, Slim, Teen, Younger Appearance
Clothes, Armband, Collar, Hairpin, Veil
Personality, Mysterious, Stoic
Role, Girlfriend, Homunculus
Subject of, Suspended Animation
Voiced byWatanabe Akeno (Japanese)

Description

Age: 32

A mysterious woman sealed within the Second Tower. <hidden by spoiler settings>Her real name is Sonia.

Misha Arsellec Lune
Misha Arsellec Lune彌紗・アルトセルク・リューン 
Aliasesミシャ
MeasurementsHeight: 164cm, Weight: 48kg
Hair, Odango, Parted to Side, Short, Tiny Braid, Twin Braids, Violet
Eyes, Brown
Body, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Bun Covers, Catsuit, Pendant Necklace
Role, Friend, Homunculus
Voiced byKaren Strassman (English (Uncredited))
Nogawa Sakura (Japanese)

Description

Age: 18

Raki
Rakiラキ 
MeasurementsHeight: 156cm, Weight: 196kg
Eyes, Kitsuneme
Body, Average Height, Teen
Clothes, High Heels Boots, Miko's Dress, Plate Armor
Personality, Stoic, Taciturn
Role, Robot, Servant, Villain
Voiced byWatanabe Akeno (Japanese)

Description

Age: 19 (appearance only)
Likes: Surfing, martial arts
Dislikes: Shutdowns, defragment

The Guardian of the Goddess who lives up in the heavens. In the past, she led the Divine Army several times to kill people who tried to create Metafalica. Very calm. It seems she has absolutely no emotions.

[From official site]

Reisha Trulyworth
Reisha Trulyworth聆紗・トゥルーリーワース 
AliasesReisya Truelywaath
MeasurementsHeight: 170cm, Weight: 49kg
Hair, Blond, Blunt Bangs, Bun, Ponytail, Sidehair, Straight, Waist Length+
Eyes, Violet
Body, Average Height, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Crop Top, High Heel Sandals, Ribbon Hair Tie, Wedding Ring
Role, Farmer, Mother, Widow
Engages in, Cooking
Subject of, Grief
Voiced byShioyama Yuka (Japanese)

Description

Age: 37
Likes: Her daughters, singing, cooking
Dislikes: Funboons, the Grand Bell

Luca's mother. She lives with Luca in Mint Block. She runs farms in Mint Block and makes a living with her daughter. She lost her other daughter and Luca's sister, Leyka, during an I.P.D. outbreak, and her husband, Batz, died trying to protect Leyka.
She and Luca have been living together ever since, but when Luca revealed to be a Reyvateil at the age of 9, their relationship has been bad. Now, they hardly ever communicate at home, and even if Luca talks to her, she can only give her cold responses.

[From official site]

Sasha
Sasha沙亜紗 
MeasurementsHeight: 127cm, Weight: 26kg
Hair, Brown, Long, Ringlet, Spiky Bangs, Twin Tails
Eyes, Brown, Tareme
Body, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
Clothes, Geta, Ribbon Hair Tie, Shorts
Items, Handbag
Role, Shopkeeper
Voiced byYasuda Saki (Japanese)

Description

Age: 10

Owner of the General Store near Rakshek. She is very fond of Croix and Cloche, and looks like she has a little liking to Luca, too. She usually refers to Croix as "Cro-nii" and Cloche as "Cro-nee".

Spica Neal
Spica Nealスピカ・ニール 
Hair, Braid, V Bangs, Waist Length+, White
Eyes, Green
Body, E+ Cup, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
Clothes, Garter Belt Stockings, Glasses, Hair Tie, Hat, High Heels, Necktie, Skirt Suit
Role, Friend, Pharmacist, Shopkeeper
Engages in, Teasing
Voiced byMiruno Jun (Japanese)

Description

Age: 26

After the events of Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia, Spica works as a pharmacist and is shown as a good friend of Jacqli. She still has secret items that become available after a certain amount of events, using the same password. However, she now sells accessories and consumable items at a very high price.

[From Ar Tonelico Wiki]