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!

Live Performances by Goto Takanori and Kawaji Emi at the YoRHa Ver.1.2 Musical!

Guitarist Goto Tanakori and pianist Kawaji Emi will be performing live at the up-coming YoRHa musical!!

This is beyond awesome news for any fan of their work! This just keeps getting better!!

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:

▶︎ Scanner No22 will be played by Terasaka Hiroki.

▶︎ Scanner No21 will be played by Murata Hisashi:

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

Famitsu Issue No. 1464 – New Character Returns from the YoRHa Play

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.


Source: Weekly Famitsu, Scans by Fire Sanctuary

Dengeki PlayStation Live Broadcast 12/15

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:

Gearing Up for TGS 2016!

Like every year around this time since I moved to East Japan, I need to think what to wear to TGS.

One thing that’s important to understand about TGS is that… the crowds are insane. Imagine the last train from Shinjuku on a Friday or Saturday night, but way worse.

I’m not a crowd person. I don’t like to be squished between sweaty strangers who are trying to make it to a certain booth for free stuff. I’m not a cosplayer who spends the night in town so they can get up early and get in line to change into their costumes. I’m just an average, semi-otaku, anime/game freak. Nothing special about me, but I do occasionally want to show my appreciation for the series and titles that I love.

Last year, I brought two costumes to play around in:

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I first went semi-dressed as a female Kung Fury so that I wouldn’t have to wait in line to put anything on… and I brought a small suitcase with my 2B costume to change into later. Apparently, I got the the venue a little later than expected and walked around longer than I thought as Kung Fury that… there really wasn’t any time to switch over to 2B. orz I really don’t know why I tried at all.

So, this year I was thinking what I should do. I don’t have the patience to try any actual cosplay this time around, but I still wanted to do something fun… so I thought, why not get a custom made T-Shirt with something NieR related?

Back in January, I asked a friend of mine on DeviantArt to illustrate a couple characters for me. One was, of course, 2B from the up-coming , and the other was an illustrated version of my YoRHa OC, No34, that I cosplayed back in 2014 for Halloween. Here’s what she came up with:

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Shortly after going to see the first run of Yoko Taro’s stage play YoRHa, I thought up my own character, with stats and her own backstory.

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You can read more on YoRHa No34 and view more of my crazy cosplay photos of her here.

Long story short, I just received the T-Shirt that I had custom made… and I’m really happy with it! I still need to try it on and take a couple pics, but… That will have to be a little later. ^^

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How Humanity Survives: A New “Original Gestalt”

One of the main hang-ups connecting the ending of NieR with , its distant sequel, has been the fact that… Well, humanity should be extinct. Completely and utterly gone. Dead.

Whether he realized it or not, by offing the Shadowlord, Nier essentially doomed all of humanity. Or did he…?

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