A Quick Look at the NieR:Automata Novel “A Short Story”

※ Spoiler Warning ※

Today, October 24, saw the release of the second novel from the series. Here’s the quick look at the book!

 

◾️ A Short Story

▶︎ Table of Contents:

The Fire of Prometheus, by Yoko Taro – p.3-30
YoRHa Ver.1.05, by Eishima Jun – p.31-158
The Memory Cage, by Eishima Jun – p.159-188
Bunker, by Eishima Jun – p.189-206
Little Flowers, by Yoko Taro – p.207-220
The Great Sea of Tranquility, by Eishima Jun – p.221-248
The Memory Thorn, by Eishima Jun – p.249-276
Emil’s Memory, by Eishima Jun – p.277-318

YoRHa Ver.1.05: A Few Notes
● The novelization of the YoRHa stage play looks pretty accurate from the original script. Many of the lines of dialogue are exactly the same; it just has additional narration in between. It is split into sections that are all designated by a precise timestamp like this:
1208/8:05】

● It appears like they entirely cut out No2’s line where she mentions her “false memories” of living on a peaceful farm with her grandmother… Hmm…

● There’s a new narration from No2’s perspective after the No4 detonates in the server room. It is…beyond emotional. Maybe it’s because it’s the first bit of new material from the play’s script that’s got me wrapped up again, but… As No2 crawls out of the rubble, saved by a miracle, she hears the voices of her fallen comrades: No4, No16, and No21. They all give her a little encouragement to keep living. The last portion of the chapter shows Pod saying “Good morning” to A2 in the desert…

Emil’s Memories: A Few Notes
This is pretty much Ending Y… It ends with Emil screaming the same lines he says during his last fight… but it ends with him being reunited with three of his most beloved people… <3 …prepare the tissues…

 Cover Long After Androids Dream of the Glory of Mankind, Magical Experimental Weapons Continue Rolling


The Fire of Prometheus


YoRHa Ver.1.05


(Left) The Memory Cage, (Right) YoRHa Ver.1.05


▲ Orbital Base Station “Bunker” – Observation Diary

Little Flowers

The Great Sea of Tranquility

The Memory Thorn

Emil’s Memory

Emil’s Memories  “Welcome home, Emil. You’ve done well.”

 

 

Kawano Marina Joins the YoRHa Ver.1.2 Musical!

This just in!

Kawano Marina, vocalist of the “Weight of the World” Japanese Version, joins the YoRHa Ver.1.2 Musical!

Open Auditions For Bio-machines in the Up-coming YoRHa Plays!

UPDATE: October 14, 2017

Auditions to become a Bio-machine on stage or other extra Resistance roles in the plays has been opened to *all* ages. So, if you’re currently in Japan and are free to participate, send in your application before 6PM on Friday!

▶︎ Auditions are for both the “YoRHa Ver.1.2” musical and the “YoRHa Boys Ver.1.0” stage play.

Check the tweet here for more info!

“YoRHa Boys” Stage Play Auditions

We’re getting more and more news on cast members for the up-coming “YoRHa Boys” stage play, so I will keep editing this post to add in the new information. Here’s the cast list that we know of thus far:

 


▼ No9 will be portrayed by Saito Naoki:

▼ No22 will be played by Terasaka Hiroki.

▼ No21 will be played by Murata Hisashi:

▼ No2 will be played by Ueda Shinichiro.

▼ No6 will be played by Doi Yuuto.

▼ No4 will be played by Oguri Ryo.

No4 is not a Scanner, but rather a Sniper. This unit type was originally used on the old DearStage web site in which No12, portrayed by Ichikura Yuna, was listed as a Sniper. This could have been an “transitional” designation between Gunners and Pods.

▼ No3 will be played by Shouji Masato.

▼ The role of the boy’s “teacher” will be played by Kikuta Daisuke.

Ishikawa Yui to Play the Role of No2 in the New YoRHa 1.2 Musical!

It was just revealed that Ishikawa Yui, the voice actress of 2B in , will portray No2 on stage in the new updated musical YoRHa Ver1.2. She also wrote a little bit about this on her personal blog here.

I honestly don’t know how to feel about this. To me, I began my love of this series from the original stage plays back in 2014… and the one person that carried that emotion for me was Endo Ruka… so if she will “suddenly” be replaced…

But then again, for those who only knew of this story after playing , I can understand how this was a must. I’m certainly not saying that Ishikawa *cannot* perform this role as well as Endo, but… it’s just a very curious situation I feel like I’m in now. It’s hard to even explain.

I know Ishikawa will do an awesome job, I’m just a little bit sad that Endo won’t return (maybe she’ll play Seed!?). I’m also worried about the other “returning” characters: No4, No16, and No21. I loved the original cast so much, it’s really, really difficult to accept anyone else in those roles. That’s really what I mean by all of this. The original actresses created the characters in my mind…and it feels really odd should anyone else be put in their shoes. 😛

Don’t worry; I’ll get over it. lol

I still hope that Matsukawa Takanori will at least get a role in the YoRHa Boys stage play. He had a relatively minor role in Yoko Taro’s stage play “Thou Shalt Not Die”, and as a Yoko fan himself, it would be really awesome to see him as one of the Scanners. I can entirely see him as 4S. <3

9/19 Live Broadcast

This is a massively incomplete post. Please check again soon.

There was a live broadcast to advertise the release of the concert on blu-ray… but there were several AWESOME announcements!! Here’s a couple pics from the broadcast!

      ▲ Arranged & Unreleased Tracks (2 Discs) to be released on December 20, 2017 – Tower Records


▲ Official music will be available in Joysound karaoke!!

  • Kaine / Salvation
  • Emil / Sacrifice
  • Ashes of Dreams
  • Song of the Ancients / Fate
  • Song of the Ancients / Devola
  • Weight of the World
  • Amusement Park
  • Pascal
  • Possessed by Disease
  • Emil’s Shop

▲ Official piano score book will be released on September 27th with an official guitar solo & band score available sometime after.

▲ New official merch!! Emil / YoRHa headphones, Emil / Bio-machine cushion, 2B / 9S timepiece, Emil Headlight.

▲ Closer look at the cushion!

▲ 3 color variations of the bracelet: all black, all red, mixed colors.
▶︎ 9S figure.

▲ “A Short Story” novel due out on October 24th, 2017.


▲ The return of that highly praised stage play is coming back!!!

Musical YoRHa Ver.1.2

▲ 8 shows from Friday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 13 at the THEATER1010 in Kitasenju.

▲ Tickets go on sale at the end of October!!!

▲ Follow the new official Twitter for the stage plays!! @YoRHa_STAGE

▲ Plus an original stage play spin off…
▲ Stage Play YoRHa Boys Ver 1.0
This was originally hinted at during the SQEX Cafe 2nd Live Broadcast.

▲ This play will run through Wednesday, January 31 through Sunday, February 4th at the Rikkoukai Hall in Shinbanba.

▲ Tickets will also become available at the end of October.

▲ Here’s a look at the new visual art for both the new musical and the new stage play.

Catch Phrases
Musical: YoRHa Ver 1.2 – “Kill Life”
Stage Play: YoRHa Boys Ver 1.0 – “Attack the Soul”

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A First Look at the NieR:Automata Novel – A Long Story

I just got the novel and flipped through it today. It was 318 pages and seems to follow the narrative of the game well from what I’ve skimmed through thus far.

* Any mistakes or further details will be updated ASAP! <3


■ Table of Contents and More

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: 2B’s Story – Activation
  • Chapter 2: 2B’s Story – Resonance
  • Chapter 3: 2B’s Story – Contact
  • Chapter 4: 2B’s Story – Alienation
  • Chapter 5: 2B’s Story – Confrontation
  • Chapter 6: 2B’s Story – Reunion (Ending A/B)
  • Chapter 7: 9S’s Story – Loss
  • Chapter 8: 9S’s Story – Pilgrimage
  • Chapter 9: 9S’s Story – Obsession
  • Chapter 10: 9S’s Story – The Truth (Ending D)
  • Epilogue

There are several “side” moments in chapters that give a personal look into the character’s thoughts and additional scenes. My summaries below alternate between an omniscient third-person view to a first-person view from a specific character. Please accuse any awkward shifts between views and/or tenses. 😛

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