YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2 Recap and Exclusive Interviews from the Cast and Crew

It’s been almost exactly two months since the performances of the YoRHa Musical by now, but I am finally able to share my officially endorsed article and recap of the dress rehearsal, which includes several exclusive interviews from the cast and crew!

Read the Article Here!

As a quick overview, you can find personal comments and interviews from the following members:

  • The Cast
    Ishikawa Yui (No2)
    Takana Reina (No4)
    Mochida Chihira (No16)
    Hanana Mio (No21)
  • The Music Team
    Emi Evans (vocal)
    Goto Takanori (guitar)
    Kawaji Emi (piano)
  • Extended Interview with Tanaka Reina

I may write an afterward eventually detailing my first experience as official press.

YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2 – Scene 15 Monologue with No2 and No4

This is just a quick message. Comparing the script from the new YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2 with the script for the YoRHa Ver.1.1 Stage Play, this scene has *not* been changed in the slightest. Merely, my English translation has changed a little bit since then.

This is my translation directly from the musical script that was sold at the show:

No2: Our memories… are pseudo memories.

No4: They’re false memories programmed in order to promote diversity and evolution on the battlefield.

No2: In my memories, I lived in the country with my grandma.

No4: In my memories, I hung out a lot with my friends at school.

No2: Everyday, grandma and I would tend to the farm and knit… …The cold of the rain, the ferocity of  storms. The silence of the snow. The gentle warmth of spring…

No4: After school, we’d go eat the most delicious things, have fun dressing up, playing games…

No2: Since we lived in the country, I couldn’t have everything I wanted. But because the other villagers looked out for me, including my grandma… stranely, it wasn’t so hard.

No4: As long as I had my friends, I could endure my studies. We’d laugh day after day; no matter what hardships came our way, we were able to overcome them.

No2: ……My grandma taught me “kindness,” a gentle heart to cares for others.

No4: ……My friends taught me “hope”, a strong heart to laugh even in the face of difficulty.

No4: Holding tightly onto these false memories, we fight.

No2: But they are also our precious memories.

No2 & No4: The time… draws near…

No2 & No4: Our final moments… are about to begin…

YoRHa Musical – Notes and Spoilers

This post is a Work In Progress.
Updated: 18.02.15 20:50


I had the rare opportunity to participate as PRESS for the YoRHa Musical dress rehearsal yesterday. Although I was busy concentrating on taking photos, I was still able to follow along with the musical and have a couple bits of news regarding how the musical is different from the previous plays.

Below will be a bunch of spoilers on this topic and also the details on the story. If you haven’t followed my previous articles on the YoRHa stage play, I suggest you check out this page and the links at the bottom first.

First off, here’s a non-spoiler that was revealed by stage director Matsuda Ichidai on twitter:

▲ He says that Yoko Taro wrote the Japanese lyrics to the songs that were originally only in Emi’s “chaos language”. This includes No2’s solo to the song “Voice of No Return” and No21’s solo to “Grandma”.

 

YoRHa Boys Stage Play – Notes and Spoilers

This post is a Work In Progress.
Updated: February 6, 2018 12:55am (JST)


I just got back from the YoRHa Boys Stage Play, so here are some initial notes and spoilers! Click on the button to below to view the spoilers! (You’ve been warned!!)

 

YoRHa Boys Stage Play – 20180204

This post is a Work In Progress.


I have a ticket to the afternoon show today, the second to last show before the production wraps. I got to the venue early to buy goodies, but since we had to random draw numbers for placement in line, I was pretty well in the back and photos sold out quickly. Oh, well!

Here’s a couple pics for now:

YoRHa Boys Ver.1.0 Stage Play Preview by Famitsu and More!

Although they haven’t said much in terms of the content of the story, we now have the first look at the YoRHa Boys stage play in action! (Beware of potential spoilers!!)


▲ No3 without his goggles on….!


▲ No21 helping No9 to stand in front of the Instructor.


▲ No9


▲ Looks like No3 is not feeling well with No6 looking concerned… The words on the backdrop includes words such as “loss”, “death”, and “where?”


▲ This looks like No9 walking toward the title screen.

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The YoRHa Musical and YoRHa Boys Stage Play, Interview by Famitsu

<< This is an early release of the translation. >>
If there are any typos or other mistakes,
these will be corrected in the next day or so.
Thanks for your understanding!

<YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2>

Today (January 4th) is the first meeting for the “YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2”, but as for actual practices…

Matsuda: Practices will start from tomorrow (January 5th). We plan on working on making the play over the course of the next month.

After this meeting once everyone has had their first look at the script, do you ask the cast what they think about it?

Yoko: No… because I didn’t finish it until early this morning!

Eh!?

Matsuda: I got his E-mail around 2:30 this morning and finished reading it around 6am. (haha)

I understand there’s usually not much time to cover the play, but for the playwright to finish the script just before the first meeting…

Matsuda: It’s not all that unusual. Just, the play this time around is on a much larger scale… (voice trails off)

Yoko: SoRRy for making you wait!

So, you’re comment in the end of the year issue of Famitsu, where you said “I haven’t finished writing the script,” you weren’t joking… Since the “YoRHa Musical” is essentially the third run of the stage play, I assume that the fundamental story will remain untouched, but are there any details that have changed?

Yoko: For the previous plays, I wrote the original manuscript but Asakusa Kaoru write the script, but this time I took Asakusa’s script and made some edits to it to make it more my style. I ended up taking out a couple characters and creating a new character that Maria Yuriko will be playing.

A new character!? Judging from her name, it seems like she’s a member of the Resistance.

Matsuda: Definitely watch out for that. As I read the script, by removing some of the characters, I think the relationship between characters is much clearer and more fleshed-out… I think it’s been improved a lot.

Yoko: The previous versions of the play were set up to be “Girls Theater” where a lot of young girls perform, but this time around, that wasn’t necessary any longer, so it wasn’t necessary to actively aim for a large cast. I think the number of cast members is appropriate this time.

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YoRHa Musical: NicoNico Douga and Blu-ray Announced!

We got quite a bit of new information regarding the YoRHa Musical & YoRHa Boys Stage  Play tonight during the long game creator’s talk on NicoNico!

They also announced that both the musical and boys stage play will be broadcast on NicoNico!! You can purchase your tickets from the link below!

▶︎【 Get your tickets here!!

AND……

There will also be a blu-ray release as well!!

▶︎ See also: New promotional videos for both the YoRHa Musical and the YoRHa Boys Stage Play!!

First Look at the YoRHa Musical and Stage Play Costumes

Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito participated in a live interview with Furukawa Mirin on Twitch tonight in which they dropped several photo teasers of the recent costume photo shoot. Vocalist Kawano Marina from DearStage and the NieR:Automata Music Concert was also present during the interview.

Here’s a quick look at the few photos they shared…


No2 (aka A2)


No9

The original No2? Notice that this photo is part of the YoRHa Boys photoshoot. Given the cast list, it seems as though this stage play will *not* be all-boys only, but there will also be some female actors involved as well.


Term Alpha & Term Beta

YoRHa Boys: No21

YoRHa Boys: No2

A Black Box in the making…

Virtuous Treaty, Virtuous Contract, Cruel Oath, Type-3 Sword


Sources: Furukawa Mirin on Twitch