ILCA P@pper Vol.05


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.

Might this have something to do with his “YoRHa” stage play? Nier 2? His “Thou Shalt Not Die” manga series? The questions outweigh the answers…


Play Game “We’re doing a ‘Play Game'”


Stay tuned to Vol.06 of ILCA P@pper for more information on an up-coming event related to the new concept of the “Play Game”.

Thou Shalt Not Die – Upcoming Dates


Here are a couple important dates to put on your calendar!

Thou Shalt Not Die // 君死ニタマフ事ナカレ Vol. 1

Release Date: 10/24/15 Amazon

Thou Shalt Not Die // 君死ニタマフ事ナカレ Vol. 2

Release Date: 11/25/15 Amazon

Thou Shalt Not Die // 君死ニタマフ事ナカレ
Meet and Greet Signing with Yoko Taro and Moriyama Daisuke

Date: 11/08/15 Animate

Tokyo Game Show 2015


Here are all the photos and videos that I took on the way to and at TGS. The second half are pictures from the Cosplay Collection Night of the cosplay group “Movi’n!” who featured characters from NieR! Be sure to visit their page on Twitter from the link below.


On the way to TGS!


I rode from Yokohama to Tokyo in the Green Car and enjoyed a little drink. This is one of my frequent standbys. <3


I was planning on doing two cosplays: Kung Fury and the “girl in black” from NieR2. I was pretty much already wearing my Kung Fury cosplay (minus the gloves and headband), so the entirety of my NieR2 cosplay was in the suitcase.


Stopped for lunch at BK, just out of Kaihin Makuhari Station.


The main entrance… everyone stops to take a photo. <3


This is a view of Halls 1-3 just to show how many people were present… Wow. It was real fun dragging my suitcase through that.






















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Click the image to see more photos!

Visit their Twitter page! (Click the image)

Cosplay group “Movi’n” at TGS2015 as characters from NieR! (Kaine: Rimuta, Nier: Rui, Yonah: Maya, Emil: MIRO, Devola: Shisui Nene, Popola: Asagiri Kaito)


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Kung Fury hits 20 million views on YouTube!

Congrats to David Sandberg and his Kung Fu posse of talented actors, crew, staff, backers, fans… anybody and everybody who had a hand in making this hell of an amazing ride through time, as seen through an 80s tinted lens.

Kung Fury hits 20 million views

Kung Fury hits 20 million views!

I was pretty late to the party since I never used Reddit prior to watching, so I wasn’t able to help out during the Kickstarter phase. In retrospect, I’m really upset about that, but I hope there will be another chance sometime to help support the creative innovation of this team.

It’s not much nor very good, but here’s a little photo edit of me during an “I’m bored!” solo photo session one night in celebration of the 20 million views. ^^;

And if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:


Square Enix’s iPhone/Android Game “Rampage Land Rankers” Will Feature a NieR Stage


The new RPG by Square Enix for iPhone and Android, which was revealed this past April, will feature unique dungeons from other SQEX games such as NieR Replicant (7/16), Dewprism (7/17), and Valkyrie Profile (7/18).

The Town Cursed by Shades: The Aerie, 1F

The Town Cursed by Shades: The Aerie, 1F

You've encountered a Shade and enter battle.

You’ve encountered a Shade and enter battle.

The Shade from NieR uses a stomp attack that causes paralysis. The spherical shades attack with magic bullets that are all too familiar. Hook also makes an appearance, as seen below.

Pre-registration to obtain some free in-game items will close by the end of tonight (Japan time). The game is currently available for downloads but cannot be played until 11am tomorrow morning.

Producer: Ichiro Hazama
Planning/Supervisor: Mitsunori Takahashi
Character Illustration: Tetsuya Nomura, Roberto Ferrari
Creative Producer: Tetsuya Nomura
Director: Mitsunori Takahashi
Project Manager: Masashi Fujiwara, Kei Iwamiya
Development: Hexa Drive

Vocals & Lyrics: ChriS Ito
Music: Takeharu Ishimoto
Guitar: Hirokazu Ogura
Bass: T$UYO$HI (P.T.P/The Bonez)
Drum: ZAX (P.T.P/The Bonez)

Information for iOS via iTunes:
Category: Games
Updated: Jul 16, 2015
Version: 1.0.5
Size: 97.6 MB
Rating: Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Family Sharing: Yes
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Languages: English

Download Screen (iPhone)

Download Screen (iPhone)

Title Screen

Title Screen



Hook is back!

View many more images here.


NieR RepliCant: The Aerie
BGM: Cold Steel Coffin
Part of the “Legend” set of Dungeons

Other Videos:

The Trailer

Basic Gameplay


Joint Battle

The Mission


Related News and Links

Official Site
iOS version on iTunes
Android version on Google Play
Dengeki Online
Game Watch

Game Biz
Weekly Ascii
Article by Siliconera, April 16

YoRHa Summary


Since very few people have even heard of Yoko Taro’s stage play, I wanted to either translate the script or at least write a brief summary of its contents. I asked for permission to translate it directly, but due to various copyright issues and the fact that I am just a fan hardly doing any official work, I doubt I will be given an official OK.

Therefore, I’ve decided on the latter, only writing up a [hopefully] brief summary of the play. I will continue updating this in segments until it’s completed.

I’ve found several typos and inconsistencies between the script and what actually happens on stage. For right now, I will merely describe and/or translate the script as it is and make edits later.

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NieR New Project – Famitsu Staff Interview

A couple days ago, Famitsu released the online version of their staff interview with the developers behind the new NieR title. This interview was originally published in Issue No.1385 of Famitsu magazine, released on June 25. These are my notes that I took while reading the article.

Front row (R to L): Yoko Taro, Saito Yosuke Back row (R to L): Okabe Keiichi, Taura Takahisa, Yoshida Akihiko

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NieR New Project: Dengeki Online Scans

I’ve posted my translations from the most important parts from the Dengeki interview in a previous post, but here are my scans of the actual article in the magazine. I’m very sorry, though; my scanning/editing skills are not that great, so I cannot splice the pages as seamlessly as others with more skill can. You can also view these images in the DOD/NieR Image Gallery here.

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