->This nation has a job called "adventurers." It all happened before Arland became a republic. People wanted to explore, adventure, or develop the frontier. The knights of Arland were weak, so the citizens joined them and helped out. It happened gradually, but that system was later institutionalized. Adventuring is now a real job. My mother was one of those adventurers. I hear she's actually famous, too, but we haven't heard from her in years. My father and sister both think she's already... but I don't think so.
-->--From the Story in the game's manual

''Atelier Totori'' is the second ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' game in the Arland Trilogy, preceded by ''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland'' and succeeded by ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''. It was released in 2010 and in late 2011 in the West. Like many Atelier games, it can be described as one-part {{JRPG}}, one-part TimeManagementGame and three-parts ItemCrafting with a dollop of {{Moe}} for flavour.

''Atelier Totori'' tells the story of Totooria Helmold (just call her "Totori"), a young adventurer travelling across Arland on a grand quest to discover what happened to her MissingMom. Having been taught the art of alchemy by Rorona Frixell (the protagonist of the previous game), Totori slowly develops her skills as an alchemist to aid others and her own journey, with the goal of becoming a famous adventurer firm in her mind.

As a direct sequel to ''Atelier Rorona'', the game plays very similarly with some noticeable improvements to the interface, balance and general design. It also possesses a somewhat more adventurous story than is typical for a main series ''Atelier'' game, with a clear and serious goal from the start and several climactic, plot-central battles.

A UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita UpdatedRerelease titled ''"Atelier Totori Plus"'' was released in Japan in November 2012, and American/European territories in March 2013 over the UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork. It made headlines when [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/02/25/looks-like-tecmo-koei-will-publish-atelier-totori-the-adventurer-of-arland-plus-in-the-west/ the Australian Classification Board classified it]] as R18+[[labelnote:*]]Restricted to 18 or older; this rating was introduced in January 2013 as a compromise to simply ''banning games outright''.[[/labelnote]] for "High Impact Violence" and "References to sexual violence", despite the fact that the original version of the game was rated as a relatively innocent PG. (In contrast, [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the ESRB]] rated ''Totori Plus'' as T, and PEGI gave it a "12".)

!!The game provides examples of:
* AdventurousIrishViolins: This trope is invoked in the game's heartwarming musical score to accentuate Totori's innocently enthusiastic idealism.
* AlchemyIsMagic: Marc thinks Alchemy is like this, Totori insists that Alchemy is nothing like magic.
* BagOfHolding: Totori can carry all the components of a ship in her basket and still have room for puniballs!
* BagOfSharing: Averted with the party members, you only have access to those who are currently in your party. Justified between Totori's and Rorona's shops. Rorona is a master alchemist and set them up.
* BigDamnHeroes: Totori jumps in to save [[spoiler:Ceci and Melvia]] at the last second, but if the player is unprepared she may end up in the exact same situation.
* CookingDuel: Iksel just won't give up.
* CurbStompBattle: Gino is constantly on the receiving end from Sterk but Sterk himself suffers one at the hands of [[spoiler:Gio]].
* DatePeepers: [[spoiler: Rorona and Sterk do this to Totori and Gino in Gino's ending.]]
** [[spoiler: NotWhatItLooksLike: Gino and Totori are actually out adventuring and Sterk and Rorona are just looking out for their respective students.]]
* DeathIsCheap: Whenever the party is wiped out, they just go back to the last Atelier visited. Of course, the return adds a lot of days to the calendar, and even then every character is at 1 HP and will require more days to recover. If you're really far out there, you may wish you just died.
* {{Determinator}}: Totori might be the weakest main character in the series, but she won't give up and has the most LP of all characters.
* DownloadableContent: Adds Ceci, Iksel and Cordelia as playable party members.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Averted, sterk might look more intimidating but he's still a nice guy, now he looks even scarier he makes kids cry.
* EvilTowerOfOminousness: Liechtein Soehnle, it [[spoiler:holds a monster who is more than willing to gobble up a village or two every time he breaks out.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: A majority of Totori's costumes in Plus are swimsuits. Some of the new [=CGs=] invoke this as well.
* FetchQuest: How you get all of your money.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Flauschtraut, a sea monster which has blocked sea travel between Arland's continent and the rest of the world.]]
** TrueFinalBoss: HUGE SPOILER [[spoiler:Evil Face, the demon that killed Totori's mother. Though Gisela did manage to cripple said demon and prevent it from demanding sacrifices, and years later, would allow Totori to finish the job.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The opening of the game involves a sequence in which Peter tries to put Totori and Gino over a barrel by telling them that it costs 100,000 cole to hire his carriage, an amount they can't possibly raise in time before the next carriage rolls out. In NewGamePlus, however, you can easily have this amount and more because cole carries over a on a New Game Plus playthrough. Events, however, still play out exactly as if Totori and Gino don't have the money. Apparently the development team didn't think of everything, or they were just expecting the player to choose the option you get when you start a New Game Plus to skip this portion of the game.
* GratuitousGerman: Many move and weapon names. The tower Liechtein Soehnle at least ''sounds'' German.
* HairDecorations: It is easier to name the girls that don't have some sort of hair decoration.
* HumanSacrifice: [[spoiler: The village Piana came from is made of women who were meant to be this for a [[SealedEvilInACan devil sealed in a tower]].]]
* ImmortalLifeIsCheap: [[spoiler:To enter the tower you need a human sacrifice, thanks god Pamela is already dead.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Averted with the standard characters, all of whom use typical RPG weapons (though Marc's RocketPunch machine is a little strange). However, the DLC will allow you to fight with Iksel, who uses a frying pan, and Ceci, who uses a broom.
* ItemCaddy: Totori and Rorona's main use in battle.
* MissingMom: The entire reason Totori goes on her quest.
* {{Mondegreen}}: In the English Dub, It's really easy to mishear Ceci's name as "Sexy".
* MultipleEndings: As with its [[VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland predecessor]] and previous Atelier games, there are multiple endings depending on what you accomplish in the game, and your relationships with the other characters. The ending obtained is revealed by whomever is at the door when Totori opens it after the credits.
* NonStandardSkillLearning: All of Gino's skills are obtained through [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 doing his character events]].
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: While the game takes place over five years, the characters look ''exactly the same'' throughout.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Totori, Rorona and Sterk are almost always called by their nicknames as opposed to their real first names
* PantyShot: Mel constantly has them. Totori doesn't have them normally (unless she's throwing a two-handed bomb or tripping while facing away from the camera on the map), but there is one when the Guardian CG is displayed.
** Actually, if the artbook is anything to go by, her shirt is some form of leotard, so this may not really count.
* ProlongedPrologue: In all, it's over three months before your characters return home after getting their adventurer's licenses and really get going on things. Though you can skip straight to having your Adventurer's License on New Game Plus.
* RockPaperScissors: [[spoiler:If you get Sterk's ending, Sterk suggests this as the method of choosing when Rorona and Totori have an argument over which of them should get to take him out for the day. They insist he has to make the choice. He suggests a compromise that works for both of them.]]
* SideQuest: The game is nothing but side quests until you get your license extended.
* SpitTake: Sterk's reaction at Totori's question regarding "teacher's teacher" (which is, Astrid).
* TalkingToYourself: Played with. Hagel and Gerhard had the same voice actor, when Totori comments Hagel had the same voice as Gerhard, both of them meet up and compare their voice with each other. It becomes a BrainBleach for Totori.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Totori eventually gains the ability to to make an item that will teleport her back to either alchemy shop.
* TentacleRope: The CG that you get when you catch the Guardian. Which attacks both Totori and STERK.
* TimeManagementGame
* UnmanlySecret: Hagel doesn't like anyone to know that he designs and sews his own outfits. "You gotta keep it a secret, kiddo!"
* VisualInitiativeQueue
* YuriFan: A canon one in Filly.