Auditions to become a Bio-machineon 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.
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:
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
I went early to the first day of the Summer Comic Market (aka comiket / comike) to pick up the new merchandise! I was worried that it would all be sold out by the time I got there, but it was okay!! I managed to get one of each without a problem! Here’s a look at what was available (and may later be released on the SQEX e-STORE at a later date):
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
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)
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. 😛
The new 2B figure being developed by Flare was put on display Wonder Festival, an event held at Makuhari Messe to display and sell various anime and game related garage-kits and figures. This is still a prototype, but you can tell that they’ve at least added some color to the usually gray prototype.
There were no new details released at Wonder Festival regarding the prototype or when we can expect FLARE to release it. The promotional poster behind the figure was the same as what we’ve seen before when it was first announced.
＊ This is a work in progress that will be updated periodically. Please check back again to read additional updates.
“” which became a huge topic of discussion in the first half of 2017, the shock of which continues to stick in our minds more than the number of sales. For those of you who are experiencing “NieR Withdrawl”, we hope these pages will help to fill that void in your hearts.
Special Feature Diagest: Beware of Spoilers!
Interviews with the cast and staff,
A look back with comments from fans,
The Memory of “”
It’s been about five months since the release of “”. Since then fans have been thoroughly emersed in playing the game, enjoying watching official live broadcasts, listening to the soundtrack, carefully reading through the source materials, going to the collaboration with the Square Enix Cafe, playing through the DLC and customizing the characters with the unique costumes; I think people have been widly grinning with excitement. We’ve also got additional merchandise, the novelization, and the music concerts in Taiwan yet to look forward to, but at the official “Memory of Dolls” concert in May, we were treated to one more stage that lead to the development of the “” project. Maybe you feel like you’re in that lull after the storm, a sense of calm yet great sadness!? For those suffering from “NieR Withdrawl”, we’ve gathered together a bunch of information in diagest form including several interviews with the cast and staff members, the results of the questionnaire from our readers, and much more. In one of the interviews with the staff, we talked with illustratior Yoshida Akihiko about the key visual that was used for the cover of the game in Japan, and we learned of the goggle-less version among other facinating miracles. A B3-sized poster is included in this issue, so please check it out.
**Spoiler Warning** There is a ton of spoilers throughout this special feature, so for anyone who has not yet completed the game at this time, it is recommended that you skip over these pages.
Distributed at the 2nd Nier:Automata collaboration with the Square Enix Cafe in April, we’ve included a product code on p.210 to download the “Pod Skin: Retro Gray”! Additionally, you are able to purchase digital copies of past issues of Famitsu magazine that feature . Not only are introductory articles are included but also past articles, too. Items related to have been compiled into a really nice digest format that would go well with this special feature on . Check it out!
The “Pod Skin: Retro Gray” product code can be found in the download contents envelope.
Also check out the digital articles about you can read on your iOS or Android!
2B’s Voice Actor: Interview with Ishikawa Yui (2 pages)
9S’s Voice Actor: Interview with Hanae Natsuke (2 pages)
A2’s Voice Actor: Interview with Suwa Ayaka (2 pages)
Rabid Dogs of’s World: A Conversation with Yasumoto Hiroki & Yuki Aoi (4 pages)