Updates from the Concert

Yesterday was the fantastic NieR Music Concert & Talk Live event in Roppongi. It was a perfect mix of music, interesting stories, and many new revelations about NieR:Automata.

My thoughts are rather scattered at the moment, but here’s a quick look at the show! I’ve just added a ton of the photos that I took, too! 😀

NieR:Automata – The Characters

2B-have-we-made-the-wrong-choicechara-quotes-2B-9S 2B: Is this a curse… or perhaps our punishment?


The above photo is the first glimpse we’ve seen of the type of aerial equipment that the YoRHa androids use to descend to the surface of the planet from the base station in orbit. It was first depicted in the YoRHa stage play, however, it was very difficult to imagine what it actually looked like (nothing was shown on stage).

Here’s the definition as was stated in the the YoRHa Ver.1.1 pamphlet:

F15 Equipment
An aerial flight unit used by the YoRHa squadron. It is capable of multiple transformations that include an atmosphere reentry mode, a high speed mode, and close-range battle mode. Its name was taken from an old weapon (probably a reference to the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle—This is also the type of aircraft that originally shot down the “dragon” in 2003).


News and Updates!!!

  • Will Emi Evans return to sing for Automata?
    Composer Okabe Keiichi stated that Emi will be back:

“Of course, Emi will be back to sing for Automata, but since the game will have a new feel to it, we wanted the music to portray this sense as well.”

  • 9S is a support AI character like Kaine and Emil were, except for the fact that you can actually play as him.
  • They are hoping to have another concert/event at the end of the year. Hopefully, this time they will either hold it at a larger hall or perform multiple days.
  • More to come…

Dreams of Rebooting
A short prose story on the last page of the NieR Music Concert & Talk Live Pamphlet.
Translated by: Fire Sanctuary

The fact that androids do not dream……
couldn’t be further from the truth.
During a process that restructures our memory while the body unit “sleeps,”
we can see flashes of fragmented images,
like a noise that lingers just below our perception.
That’s what we call “dreams”.

I wish I never had to wake from my dreams.
I wish the morning didn’t have to come.
Because the moment that I rise,
I don’t understand with what expression to face anyone.

Emotion is forbidden.

That’s why I can never let it show.
Like a precious treasure,
I lock my painful memories deep inside
so no one can see them.

When I’m forced to reboot,
a hatred awakens inside of me in order to fight.
And that’s…fine.

Because I’m just a weapon, created to kill.


Photos and Such…

At the end of the concert, a commemorative photo was taken. It's unfortunate that they didn't try to get the top balcony into the shot.

At the end of the concert, a commemorative photo was taken. First row (left to right): Goto Takanori, Okabe Keiichi, Taura Takahisa, Yoko Taro, Saito Yosuke, Hoashi Keigo; Back row (left to right): Onuma Miyuki, Ishida Hiroko, Himata Ayako, Tsuchiya Reiko, J’Nique Nicole (Nikki), Emi Evans, Nakagawa Nami, Ishikawa Yui, Kadowaki Mai; Photo by: Game Watch

And here are some photos that I took at the concert. You can find more in the image gallery here.

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