YoRHa Musical – Notes and Spoilers

This post is a Work In Progress.
Updated: 18.02.15 20:50

I had the rare opportunity to participate as PRESS for the YoRHa Musical dress rehearsal yesterday. Although I was busy concentrating on taking photos, I was still able to follow along with the musical and have a couple bits of news regarding how the musical is different from the previous plays.

Below will be a bunch of spoilers on this topic and also the details on the story. If you haven’t followed my previous articles on the YoRHa stage play, I suggest you check out this page and the links at the bottom first.

First off, here’s a non-spoiler that was revealed by stage director Matsuda Ichidai on twitter:

▲ He says that Yoko Taro wrote the Japanese lyrics to the songs that were originally only in Emi’s “chaos language”. This includes No2’s solo to the song “Voice of No Return” and No21’s solo to “Grandma”.


YoRHa Boys Stage Play – Notes and Spoilers

This post is a Work In Progress.
Updated: February 6, 2018 12:55am (JST)

I just got back from the YoRHa Boys Stage Play, so here are some initial notes and spoilers! Click on the button to below to view the spoilers! (You’ve been warned!!)


YoRHa Boys Stage Play – 20180204

This post is a Work In Progress.

I have a ticket to the afternoon show today, the second to last show before the production wraps. I got to the venue early to buy goodies, but since we had to random draw numbers for placement in line, I was pretty well in the back and photos sold out quickly. Oh, well!

Here’s a couple pics for now:

The YoRHa Musical and YoRHa Boys Stage Play, Interview by Famitsu

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<YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2>

Today (January 4th) is the first meeting for the “YoRHa Musical Ver.1.2”, but as for actual practices…

Matsuda: Practices will start from tomorrow (January 5th). We plan on working on making the play over the course of the next month.

After this meeting once everyone has had their first look at the script, do you ask the cast what they think about it?

Yoko: No… because I didn’t finish it until early this morning!


Matsuda: I got his E-mail around 2:30 this morning and finished reading it around 6am. (haha)

I understand there’s usually not much time to cover the play, but for the playwright to finish the script just before the first meeting…

Matsuda: It’s not all that unusual. Just, the play this time around is on a much larger scale… (voice trails off)

Yoko: SoRRy for making you wait!

So, you’re comment in the end of the year issue of Famitsu, where you said “I haven’t finished writing the script,” you weren’t joking… Since the “YoRHa Musical” is essentially the third run of the stage play, I assume that the fundamental story will remain untouched, but are there any details that have changed?

Yoko: For the previous plays, I wrote the original manuscript but Asakusa Kaoru write the script, but this time I took Asakusa’s script and made some edits to it to make it more my style. I ended up taking out a couple characters and creating a new character that Maria Yuriko will be playing.

A new character!? Judging from her name, it seems like she’s a member of the Resistance.

Matsuda: Definitely watch out for that. As I read the script, by removing some of the characters, I think the relationship between characters is much clearer and more fleshed-out… I think it’s been improved a lot.

Yoko: The previous versions of the play were set up to be “Girls Theater” where a lot of young girls perform, but this time around, that wasn’t necessary any longer, so it wasn’t necessary to actively aim for a large cast. I think the number of cast members is appropriate this time.

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YoRHa Musical: NicoNico Douga and Blu-ray Announced!

We got quite a bit of new information regarding the YoRHa Musical & YoRHa Boys Stage  Play tonight during the long game creator’s talk on NicoNico!

They also announced that both the musical and boys stage play will be broadcast on NicoNico!! You can purchase your tickets from the link below!

▶︎【 Get your tickets here!!


There will also be a blu-ray release as well!!

▶︎ See also: New promotional videos for both the YoRHa Musical and the YoRHa Boys Stage Play!!

First Look at the YoRHa Musical and Stage Play Costumes

Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito participated in a live interview with Furukawa Mirin on Twitch tonight in which they dropped several photo teasers of the recent costume photo shoot. Vocalist Kawano Marina from DearStage and the NieR:Automata Music Concert was also present during the interview.

Here’s a quick look at the few photos they shared…

No2 (aka A2)


The original No2? Notice that this photo is part of the YoRHa Boys photoshoot. Given the cast list, it seems as though this stage play will *not* be all-boys only, but there will also be some female actors involved as well.

Term Alpha & Term Beta

YoRHa Boys: No21

YoRHa Boys: No2

A Black Box in the making…

Virtuous Treaty, Virtuous Contract, Cruel Oath, Type-3 Sword

Sources: Furukawa Mirin on Twitch

“Musical YoRHa Ver1.2” Teaser 1.2

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 NieR:Automata 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

“YoRHa Boys” Stage Play Teaser1.0

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.