What is “YoRHa”?

  • Quick Definition
    The storyline of “YoRHa” was the product of Yoko Taro. He collaborated with MONACA and DearStage among others to create a story that involves traditional Japanese idols who sing, dance, and later perform in the YoRHa stage play. This story later became the basis for the game NieR:Automata.


  • Collaboration between Yoko Taro, MONACA, and DearStage
    “YoRHa” originally was the brain child of Yoko Taro with an association with MONACA and DearStage. He had the idea to “do something new” by getting involved into the “idol” scene in Akihabara. So, with his connections at MONACA and by extension DearStage, they selected three idol vocalists already performing in other groups produced by DearStage and created the group “YoRHa”. They performed the “First ACT” in May 2012.The group continued to meet an additional 6 times throughout 2012 and 2013. In 2014, they performed the “Second ACT” and also released a single CD of two songs: Normandy and Guadalcanal. This same group of vocalists is accredited by the name “YoRHa” for the boss battle themes on the Drakengard 3 soundtrack. The music for the YoRHa CD was composed by Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) with lyrics written by Kikuchi Hana. Mysteriously, a version of the Normandy song appears embedded in the data on the Drakengard 3 game disc.


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Source: Please understand that the information on this page has been translated and compiled by me from various sources such as the YoRHa Ver.1.1 pamphlet that was sold at the live performance of the stage play, the YoRHa CD and companion booklet, and others. I would appreciate it if you could cite your source should you like to share any of the information found here.