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.
※ Spoiler Warning ※
Today, October 24, saw the release of the second novel from the series. Here’s the quick look at the book!
◾️ A Short Story
▶︎ Table of Contents:
● The Fire of Prometheus, by Yoko Taro – p.3-30
● YoRHa Ver.1.05＊, by Eishima Jun – p.31-158
● The Memory Cage, by Eishima Jun – p.159-188
● Bunker, by Eishima Jun – p.189-206
● Little Flowers, by Yoko Taro – p.207-220
● The Great Sea of Tranquility, by Eishima Jun – p.221-248
● The Memory Thorn, by Eishima Jun – p.249-276
● Emil’s Memory＊, by Eishima Jun – p.277-318
＊ YoRHa Ver.1.05: A Few Notes
● The novelization of the YoRHa stage play looks pretty accurate from the original script. Many of the lines of dialogue are exactly the same; it just has additional narration in between. It is split into sections that are all designated by a precise timestamp like this:
● It appears like they entirely cut out No2’s line where she mentions her “false memories” of living on a peaceful farm with her grandmother… Hmm…
● There’s a new narration from No2’s perspective after the No4 detonates in the server room. It is…beyond emotional. Maybe it’s because it’s the first bit of new material from the play’s script that’s got me wrapped up again, but… As No2 crawls out of the rubble, saved by a miracle, she hears the voices of her fallen comrades: No4, No16, and No21. They all give her a little encouragement to keep living. The last portion of the chapter shows Pod saying “Good morning” to A2 in the desert…
＊ Emil’s Memories: A Few Notes
● This is pretty much Ending Y… It ends with Emil screaming the same lines he says during his last fight… but it ends with him being reunited with three of his most beloved people… <3 …prepare the tissues…
▲ Cover – Long After Androids Dream of the Glory of Mankind, Magical Experimental Weapons Continue Rolling
▲ The Fire of Prometheus
▲ YoRHa Ver.1.05
▲ (Left) The Memory Cage, (Right) YoRHa Ver.1.05
▲ Orbital Base Station “Bunker” – Observation Diary
▲ Little Flowers
▲ The Great Sea of Tranquility
▲ The Memory Thorn
▲ Emil’s Memory
▲ Emil’s Memories – “Welcome home, Emil. You’ve done well.”
Guitarist Goto Tanakori and pianist Kawaji Emi will be performing live at the up-coming YoRHa musical!!
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 13, 2017
— 後藤 貴徳 Takanori Goto (@pippi_pinopino) October 13, 2017
This is beyond awesome news for any fan of their work! This just keeps getting better!!
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!
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:
- Teacher – Kikuta Daisuke
- No2 – Ueda Shinichiro
- No3 – Shouji Masato
- No4 – Oguri Ryo
- No6 – Doi Yuuto
- No9 – Saito Naoki
- No21 – Murata Hisashi
- No22 – Terasaka Hiroki
▼ No9 will be portrayed by Saito Naoki:
▼ No22 will be played by Terasaka Hiroki.
「少年ヨルハ」の主人公のひとり、二十二号役は寺坂尚呂己さんになりました！ 殺陣指導での真剣さ、また絶叫演技のひたむきさ、そして膝審査の美しさ！？で見事ヨルハ部隊に選ばれました！！ pic.twitter.com/RNbGIt245k
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 15, 2017
▼ No21 will be played by Murata Hisashi:
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 16, 2017
▼ No2 will be played by Ueda Shinichiro.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 18, 2017
▼ No6 will be played by Doi Yuuto.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 27, 2017
▼ No4 will be played by Oguri Ryo.
No4 is not a Scanner, but rather a Sniper. This unit type was originally used on the old DearStage web site in which No12, portrayed by Ichikura Yuna, was listed as a Sniper. This could have been an “transitional” designation between Gunners and Pods.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 28, 2017
▼ No3 will be played by Shouji Masato.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 28, 2017
▼ The role of the boy’s “teacher” will be played by Kikuta Daisuke.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 29, 2017
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.
— 舞台「ヨルハ」公式 (@YoRHa_STAGE) October 11, 2017
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
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.