This new teaser uses clips from both the Ver.1.0 and Ver.1.1 version of the stage plays as well as clips from the music concert. This is interesting to me since the Ver.1.1 state play was never released on DVD, so those are some scenes that I haven’t seen in over two years. <3
And here’s the teaser for the YoRHa Boys stage play that will be held from January 31st to February 4th.
It starts with a line we are all very accustomed to by now…
Everything is designed to be destroyed.
Throughout the video, various words stream across the screen, many of which are terms and locations vital to the story. Here is a quick list of the words that I spotted:
- 生存 – Survival
- 作戦 – Mission
- 武器 – Weapon
- 人類 – Humanity
- 沈黙 – Silence
- 疑念 – Doubt / Suspicion
- 学園 – School Academy
- 訓練 – Training drill
- 進化 – Evolution
- 命令 – Commands
- 夜の国 – Kingdom of Night
This is what North & South America are called during this time due to the Earth’s locked orbit. That particular side of the planet is perpetually trapped in darkness.
- 人類軍 – Forces of Humanity
5013 – The formation of the Forces of Humanity began. New “battle type” androids were constructed.
- アトランティス – Atlantis
11502 – The sunken city is discovered by the Bio-machines; the Forces of Humanity dub it “Atlantis”.
- 機械生命体 – Bio-machines
- 二期生 – Second Generation
- 九号 – No9
- カグヤ – Kaguya
11810 – This is the 6th satellite in Earth’s orbit where they were experimenting on Bio-machine cores; however, an explosion occurred during an experiment and entirely destroyed the satellite, which eventually plummeted into the ocean.
- ラボ – Lab*
11815 – This is the satellite that was put in use after the destruction of the Kaguya. The Lab was to be used for experimental research.
11937, July 7 – The lab is heavily damaged by fire.
- ブラックボックス – Black Box
11928 – The black boxes were first constructed.
- ヨルハ – YoRHa
11932, April – The new weapons, YoRHa, were constructed to fight the Bio-machines.
- 実戦部隊 – Active Combate Squadron
- 奪還作戦 – Rescue Mission
- 融合体 – Fusion body
- ヨルハ部隊 – YoRHa Squadron
- アンドロイド – Androids
- 実験部隊 – Experimental Squadron
11942, March 1 – The new experimental male squad rolls out and is dubbed “M002”.
- M部隊 – M Squad
- M002 – The experimental M Squad.
- クーデター – coup d’etat
11942, May 5 – A coup breaks out among the ranks of the M Squad but is brought under control two days later.
Tickets to the YoRHa Ver.1.2 MUSICAL and the YoRHa Boys Stage Play will go on sale on October 25!
Today’s issue of Famitsu magazine features 6 pages worth on . We get some more information regarding the Plug-in Chips that you equip to give you unique abilities in and out of battle. You are able to equip up to three different chips at once to give you added customization of your character and gameplay preferences.
We’re also introduced to a “new” character, Anemone; however she is not exactly new. She is a returning character from the YoRHa stage play, which you can read here.
Briefly, Anemone is a survivor from the 8th Machine War. She lived with Rose and several other Resistance androids on the islands of Hawaii.
|Highlight for further spoilers from the play: [ When the first generation YoRHa androids are sent on the Pearl Harbor mission, the Resistance teams up with them but are utterly decimated in the battle with the Bio-machines. The last we see of Anemone is when she is forced to kill YoRHa No21 because she was infected with the Bio-machine virus. We were lead to assume that Anemone died there as well. ]|
We’ve already seen a photo of Anemone in her green hood back in November, which I discussed in this post. It looks as though the eye insignia may represent the Resistance.
These pages of Famitsu listed Anemone’s voice actress as Kanou Chiaki, however, in Famitsu No.1468, they printed a correction. Anemone will be voiced by the same voice actress as Operator 21O, Hatsumi Meari.
Dengeki PlayStation will host their first Live Broadcast this Thursday, December 15 at 8:00PM (Japan Standard Time).
More gameplay footage and new info is scheduled to be released. Ishikawa Yui (2B), Hanae Natsuki (9S), Saito Yosuke (SQEX), Nishimura Eijiro (PG), and Tadatsugu (MC) will be on the show.
Fans have suggested that potential areas of discussion may revolve around the upcoming demo and/or Jump Festa this Saturday, December 17th. Remember, the new YoRHa/2B designed hoodie will be available first at the event before it’s brought over to the SQEX e-STORE.
Also, if you remember way back when Saito Yosuke started a poll on Twitter to ask fans whether they’d be interested in a themed PS4… This would be good timing to let an announcement like drop ahead of the demo! Perhaps we’ll hear more about this during this live stream…?
Personally… I won’t be able to watch this live as it’s happening since my company scheduled an “enkai” that night. I’m really sorry about that, but I will get home to report the new goodness as soon as I can! Thanks!!
Watch the live broadcast at the following sites:
I originally posted this as it relates to the DOD1.3 novella, but I’ve continued to edit and add to this as more and more aspects come to light.
The original timeline was published in the DOD3 Complete Guide, then scanned and edited by me. Please feel free to use this image as you wish–but I would greatly appreciate the credit for putting it together. The actual PSD file is almost 150MB worth of details and layers and many hours of work and research.
Also, try not to get bent out of shape to see that this image does not designate any specific shift in worlds between the DOD universe and. Interestingly enough, no where in the giant DOD/NieR timeline printed in the DOD 10th Anniversary -World Inside- book does it state any sort of jump to a parallel universe or other dimension. It merely continues through the course of time and shows how things potentially flow together. You may take that as you will.
Addendum: I understand that there was a discrepancy relating to DOD2 and where the novella “The Garden of Light” ought to be; however, I have kept the timeline as it was printed. If you feel that I ought to edit this to reflect where the novella should be, please let me know. My memory of DOD2 is very old, since I only played it once over ten years ago. If I get a lot of comments to edit this, I will.
According to the newest issue of ILCA P@pper (Vol.05), some sort of “Reality & Games” event will be announced soon. In very Yoko Taro fashion, information on this topic is quite cryptic at the moment, but hopefully we’ll have a clearer idea of what’s going on in the next issue of ILCA P@pper, however the exact release date has yet to be announced.
Although the announcement in Vol.03 of ILCA P@pper stated that the stage play “YoRHa” would be released on DVD today, February 28, there had been no information about where or how to purchase it until this tweet from Haruna Arai, the young actress who played Term B in the Earth cast:
— 荒井 暖菜 (@0215haruna) February 27, 2015
But, lucky us! The site is now up and you can order the DVD here: yorha.com/dvd.
2 DVD disc set of Earth and Heaven casts, priced at 6,800yen*. Comes in a tall DVD case with B5 insert booklet. Orders can only be made within Japan as far as I can tell since payment is only accepted upon arrival (about 1 week).
* Total Break-down of Cost:
- DVD: 6,800yen
- Tax: 544yen
- Shipping: 800yen
- C.O.D. Fee: 324yen
- TOTAL COST: 8,468yen
It was just released in Vol.03 of ILCA P@pper that the DVD of the YoRHa stage play will be released on Saturday, February 28th for 6,800yen! It will include two discs, one for each of the casts, Earth and Heaven.