Atelier Ryza’s Special

UPDATE 12/23/2019

The contest has ended. Thank you very much for all your entries.
Please continue to post your Atelier fan-art and cosplay pictures on social media using the hashtag #AtelierFanArt !

We would like to thank everyone for all the support and feedback about Ryza and her companions,
ever since Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout was released.
To drive more interest ahead of the game’s launch, we held a fan-art contest.
Thank you for sending us your beautiful artworks or cosplay photos featuring Ryza, Klaudia and their friends.
From all entries received, the game’s producers as well as illustrator Toridamono will select their favorites.
Those selected will receive prizes such as a signed illustration by Toridamono!


How to submit entries

Attach your artwork and photos and send them to the following email address

Submit email

General Rules

The image should be sent in .JPG format,
A4 dimensions, short size 1200px or more (it can be either portrait or landscape format).
Please also include your pen name (alias),
the title of your illustration and country of residence.
In the e-mail subject line, please put “Atelier Fan-Art / Cosplay Contest”.

*Artwork and photographs created specifically for this contest,
as well as works you have created previously will also be accepted!


Gust Prize
(1 winner each for the first half / second half)
- Commemorative crystal plaque
- Ryza promotional poster signed by Toridamono
- Just like Ryza! Matching Blue Puni T-shirt
Toridamono's Fan-Art Prize
(1 winner each for the first half / second half)
- Acrylic Print signed by Toridamono
- Just like Ryza! Matching Blue Puni T-shirt
Cosplay Prize
(1 winner each for the first half / second half)
- Just like Ryza! Favorite Hat
- Just like Ryza! Matching Blue Puni T-shirt
Regional Prizes
(8 winners each for the first half / second half)
- Just like Ryza! Matching Blue Puni T-shirt

Winners’ artworks/photos will be featured on the game’s website, TGS2019 KT booth, etc.

One more thing! There will be a random draw where 10 participants of the second half of the
“Atelier Ryza FAN-ART/COSPLAY Contest” will receive an Atelier Ryza clear file & acrylic key holder!

Note: The acrylic key holder character cannot be selected.

Submission Guidelines(first half)

Theme Draw your version of Ryza / Become Ryza with your creative cosplay
Show us your version of Ryza, Klaudia or other favorite characters!
Submission Period: July 10, 2019 ~ August 19, 2019

Results of the first half!

Submission Guidelines(second half)

Theme Ryza & Friends' Summer Memory
Submit your artwork of an original, imagined scene from Ryza’s town life or adventure.
Submission Period: October 1, 2019 ~ October 31, 2019

Results of the second half!

Character design

3D model

  • Ryza
  • Klaudia
  • Lent
  • Tao
  • Empel
  • Lila

Character design

  • Ryza
  • Klaudia
  • Lent
  • Tao
  • Empel
  • Lila
Character details

Submission Precautions

  • ・The artwork and photographs must feature character(s) from Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and Secret Hideout. Submissions that feature original characters or other characters who are not in Atelier Ryza will not be accepted.
  • ・Multiple separate submissions are allowed.
  • ・When submitting via e-mail, please use a file transfer service, or, if your submission is smaller than 3MB, attach your work to the e-mail message. Please note that any data that we receive will not be returned.

Terms of Submissions

  • ・Any works which depict discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, etc., or which have the possibility to cause distress or discomfort to any third party will not be accepted.
  • ・Any submissions that infringe upon any copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third parties, submissions that use works, or parts of works, created by third parties, will not be accepted. Entrants must ensure that any artwork and cosplay photographs submitted are submissions created by the entrant and not created by others, nor has the artwork and/or cosplay photographs submitted are modifications of other people’s work. Any submissions found not to be originally created by the entrant will be disqualified.
  • ・All contestants must be 18 year of age or older.
  • ・Any of the submissions may be displayed on any of the official Koei Tecmo group social media accounts, official website, live streams/broadcasts (including archived videos) and/or the Koei Tecmo Games booth at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019, and by making a submission you agree that you will not dispute the use of your submission by Koei Tecmo Games.
  • ・Entrants will be required to provide their physical address information for the purposes of sending out the awards. Personal information will only be used for the purposes of running this event, including contacting the entrant and/or sending prizes. Entrants' personal information will be maintained in accordance with the privacy policies of the Koei Tecmo group and may be kept for a certain period as deemed necessary. Entrants' personal information will not be offered to or shared with any third party without the consent of the entrant, except as required by law upon request by courts, government, or similar organization.
  • ・We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this campaign at any time without advance warning. Koei Tecmo Games shall not be responsible for any incorrect or misdirected entries and accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation, or inability to participate, in this contest.
  • ・By making a submission (by any acceptable means, including the submission through e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook accounts) to this contest, you automatically are deemed to have fully understood all terms and conditions of this contest and agreed to comply with all of them.
  • ・If you have any questions, please contact us via the following address

Results of the second half

Thank you very much for all the entries for the second half of the contest!
Since there were so many wonderful entries, we increased the Cosplay Prize to 3 winners.
Seeing the many works filled with memories with Ryza and friends deeply moved us.
Here are the winning entries.

  • Gust Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    With a BBQ under a blue sky, this is a truly summer situation! And to see the Stylish Weapon Skin DLC used like this is fantastic! The cheerful and lively faces of these friends make it a wonderful work of art. The way the boys are gazing at the meat is quite intense!

  • Toridamono's Prize



    Toridamono's Comment:
    They probably got tired after running under the hot sun. It's a wonderful illustration of everyone getting along happily, and it also puts the person looking at it at ease. It reminds us of pure and innocent feelings... Having multiple characters in one image requires a lot of power and can be technically difficult. But, this overcomes those issues and express each character's vividly for a really lovely piece!

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    Realizing that her daily life thought to be boring is in fact quite precious... a photo that expresses the growth of Ryza. The way the light shines is very beautiful.

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    A superb reproduction of "What should I make?" to "Complete!", it's like a live-action version of Atelier Ryza. The immense joy felt when completing synthesis really comes through.

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    The only submission that attempted Empel's cosplay! The thorough in-depth creation, including accessories, is so wonderful. The donut in his mouth and stash of donuts next to him is very much like Empel!

Regional Prize

  • トクナガさん

  • キムラジュンさん

  • シラスさん

  • とつきさん

  • えいちょさん

  • 刃天さん

  • 御楓さん

  • cubeheroさん
    『Atelier - Giant Puni?!』

  • vinchipotatoさん
    『A Day in Kurken』

Results of the first half

Thank you for all your entries!
There were so many wonderful entries that we increased
the Cosplay Prize from 1 to 3 winners and Regional Prizes from 8 to 12 winners.
It was an amazing and difficult task to select the winners.
Here are the winning entries.

  • Gust Prize


    『Summer Begins☆』

    Dev Team's Comment:
    Thank you very much for all the entries! They are all wonderful works, but we chose this piece because it conveys the excitement of heading on an adventure. You can feel the individuality of each character through their poses, and the mood conveyed by the 4 of them is splendid! We hope everyone enjoys the adventure that Ryza and her friends are about to begin.

  • Toridamono's Fan-Art Prize



    Toridamono's Comment:
    I was mesmerized by the unique colors! The way that Klaudia takes care of Tao is very touching. I could really feel the theme of this game - a summer adventure spent with friends. The overall quality is high and it is a wonderful drawing that conveys the relationship between these 4 characters.

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    It's Ryza's character reference sheet! We were moved to see not only her outfit, but finer details like her accessories and weapon reproduced. The pose angle is perfect! Every single part of it is cute.

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    A delicate and beautiful Klaudia with the night sea in the background. Not only her outfit, but the mood of her gaze and pose really match the setting, and it is a lovely picture to look at. It's almost like we can hear Klaudia whispering.

  • Cosplay Prize



    Dev Team's Comment:
    The blue sky, ocean and white sand are a great match for Ryza. Is this Kurken Island....!? The friendly smile and pose are very Ryza-like and very lovely!

Regional Prize

  • salzさん

  • とつきさん

  • あらまちさん

  • tatsukisanさん

  • たくぼんさん

  • altさん

  • 夏雪さん
    『Loneliest girl』

  • HAONIさん

  • 飯糰さん

  • Yaantiiさん
    『Best Friends! Ryza & Klaudia』

  • SmallRubisさん
    『Fun With Alchemy』

  • cubeheroさん
    『Mysterious Warriors』