Bukiya no Oyaji

Bukiya no Oyaji (Marie)
Appearance in Atelier Marie.

Bukiya no Oyaji (Elie)
Appearance in Atelier Elie.

Gerhard (Lilie) Appearance in Atelier Lilie.

Appearance in Atelier Elkrone.

Japanese Name 武器屋の親父

Old Man of the Weapon Shop

Birthday August 30th
Age 38 (Atelier Marie)

44 (Atelier Elie)
18 (Atelier Lilie)

Occupation Blacksmith
Height 173 cm (5 '​8 '​ '​) (Atelier Lilie)

175 cm (5 '​9 '​ '​)

Weight 88 kg (189 lbs)
Appears In Main Series
Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg
Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2
Atelier Lilie: The Alchemist of Salburg 3

Side Series
Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate
Atelier Marie, Elie & Anis: Message on the Gentle Breeze
Atelier Marie & Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate

Voice Fumihiko Tachiki (Marie/Elie/Elkrone)
Ryoutarou Okiayu (Atelier Lilie)
This article features information from a game released only in Japan. The editors of this wiki are English speakers, which may cause certain translations or information to be incorrect.

Bukiya no Oyaji, also known as Gerhard, is a character in Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of SalburgAtelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 and Atelier Lilie: The Alchemist of Salburg 3.

He is sometimes counted as a version of Hagel Boldness, despite statements that they are not the same person.

His singing voice has a bad reputation and he has been permanently banned from Salburg's singing tournament. Bukiya no Oyaji is still very confident in his singing voice despite this, and is even convinced he has fans.


Atelier MarieEdit

Bukiya no Oyaji serves as the blacksmith who makes weapons for soldiers and adventurers. At one point in his life, Bukiya was also an adventurer who travelled alongside Dio Schenk. When the two retired from adventuring, Bukiya started up his own weapon shop. 

Although he may have a gruff and intimidating outward appearance, he is a laid back individual with a kind heart. He is not an individual to show his feelings, but he is very sensitive about his baldness. 

If Marie's reputation is over 200, Bukiya may ask her to make him a hair growth formula. If Marie gives Bukiya the item, he will reward her with the Star and Moon wand. This wand will signifigantly increase her power and allow her to perform special abilities in battle. 

Atelier ElieEdit

Bukiya no Oyaji continues to work as a blacksmith in Salburg when he appears six years later in Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2. He still yearns to have a full head of hair!

On certain days he will be away from the shop's main counter and instead be in the basement - "the weapon workshop". The player will then have the opportunity to enhance their equipment in exhange for money.

Upon certain conditions, he will come to Elie's workshop with requests. If the player tells him that they don't want to hear his singing, he will challenge Elie to enter the singing tournament. It's necessary to see Elie's performance to obtain the "Holy Melody" artwork as well as to obtain a certain ending.

Atelier LilieEdit

Gerhard, who later in life also becomes known as "Bukiya no Oyaji (Weapon Shop Father/Old Man)", is an adventurer who likes to tweak equipment and also enjoys apple pies and singing. Gerhard is available as a playable party member and will have several romantic events with Lilie[1].

Atelier ElkroneEdit

A man called "Bukiya no Oyaji" is the shopkeeper of a weapon shop in Elkrone. His real name is unknown and he is very sensible about his baldness. He was once an adventurer. His blacksmith skills are one of the world's bests[2].

Trivia Edit

  • He appears in Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia in the E level of Aurica's cosmospbere. His name was translated as Weapon Shop Old Man in the English language version of the game.


  1. [] Atelier Series Official Chronicle
  2. [1]エルクローネのアトリエ 〜Dear for Otomate〜

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