NieR:Automata Concert, Evening Show May 5th

So, it turns out that the final scene in the final live recitation story played out differently on stage than what’s actually printed in the script. This was potentially done to avoid spoilers for the actual performance. This particular ending wraps up the story in a much more positive manner than how it’s actually written in the script.

Since there is no direct print version of this anywhere, here is a rough translation that I made tonight, but please be aware that there could be some mistakes here. I pick up on page 200 of the script, then after the S.P. mark, it’s all new.

p. 200

2B: His personal data’s… lost…

Pod042: He may have deleted his own personal data, or it might possible for it to have been moved.

Pod042: According to YoRHa A2’s memories, it could also suggest that it escaped on the “Ark”.

Pod042: Report: The restoration of 9S’s personal data is highly unlikely.

***S.P.***

<2B begins crying… and never actually stops until the narration lines.>

2B: No, it can’t be… 9S… He can’t… I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye… Why… am I the only one left? Why??

<an alarm sounds several times>

Pod042: I’ve received a change in signal from your Black Box.

2B: I… don’t care… I don’t…!!

Pod042: Warning: The temperature within the Black Box is reaching critical temperatures.

<the alarm continues to sound several more times, but more incessantly>

Pod042: Warning: Bio-machines may become a threat. FFCS has stopped functioning. NFCS has stopped functioning. Beginning to transmit current status. Vitals for YoRHa Unit 2B are very low. Warning: Damage to YoRHa unit’s life energy. Suggestion: Head to a safe location for maintenance.

Pod153: Warning: The temperature within the Black Box is steadily rising.

Pod042: This information has already been relayed.

Pod153: Clarification. This is not coming from 2B’s Black Box but rather from 9S’s.

Pod042: Provision: 9S’s personal data has already been lost. Therefore, it would be impossible for it to restart…

<another alarm starts beeping>

<then it’s replaced by a long tone, followed by several beeps that resemble a heart monitor>

<9S appears out of the darkness on stage>

2B: Nines!

9S: Where am I? What…? 2B? What happened?

2B: I’m so glad… I’m so glad…

Pod153 (Narration): It’s unclear even know exactly what happened at that moment. Perhaps the Black Box absorbed an old copy of his data. Perhaps it had something to do with an influence by the aliens that we know so little about.

Pod042 (Narration): Everything in all existence was made to be destroyed.

Pod153 (Narration): They will always be trapped within the spiral of life and death.

Pod042 (Narration): But we will never give up.

9S (Narration): Even if this world is cursed, even if this world tries to punish us…

2B (Narration): Within that spiral, we will continue to fight…

2B & 9S (Narration): …as we sing the words of prayer.

  • Senso

    pure gold

  • Senso

    pure gold

  • Andre Jun

    Nice thx for the translation miss Rekka, so this is after ending E i suppose? and is there more narration after this? Hope that there is and thx so much for your job 😀

    • Yes, this should take place after ending E, and this is where the recitation ends. There is no more after this.

  • Andre Jun

    Nice thx for the translation miss Rekka, so this is after ending E i suppose? and is there more narration after this? Hope that there is and thx so much for your job 😀

    • Yes, this should take place after ending E, and this is where the recitation ends. There is no more after this.

  • t.m.minh

    thank for the scanning

  • t.m.minh

    thank for the scanning

  • Anonymous

    What is this? Is this what happens after ending E? What is the original script?

    • After ending E, haven’t had the chance to do any other translations of the script.

  • Anonymous

    What is this? Is this what happens after ending E? What is the original script?

    • After ending E, haven’t had the chance to do any other translations of the script.

  • mirthless

    I did hear rumors about the actual script being way more bleak than this, uh.

  • mirthless

    I did hear rumors about the actual script being way more bleak than this, uh.

  • Jake

    So is the rest of the script really what happened? Is A2 dead and is the Civil War bit still real? Don’t mind those aspects at all actually but still wanna get my facts straight.

    • mnb123456

      A2 isn’t really mentioned at all in the script (aside from her memories bit – so they recovered them), from what I know. When asked about her in the Q&A, Taro said:

      Q: In the stage play, there’s nothing to indicate
      that A2 woke up, but are we free to think that she re-awakened as well
      somewhere?

      Yoko: With regards to all such speculation, you’re absolutely free to think for yourself and assume whatever you please.

      • Character wise, I hope she’s finally found peace and that she *won’t* be reconstructed against her will. Her mission to avenge her comrades is over. I view her death as a gift after suffering so long, wasting her own life for revenge. At least then she will be reunited with her friends. It’s a sad scenario for her in this case, but… in the end, it’s actually the best one for her, I think.

        • mnb123456

          Maybe, but we see her reconstructed body in E, so I don’t think pods actually care :p She also realized the beauty of the world shortly before her death, and I know that might sound cheesy, but I’d love to see her get another chance in life.

  • Jake

    So is the rest of the script really what happened? Is A2 dead and is the Civil War bit still real? Don’t mind those aspects at all actually but still wanna get my facts straight.

  • Benderisgreat

    Good stuff. Thanks for posting!

  • pencil

    So they do end up going to the mall buying T-shirts :’)

  • Coballes19

    So… Does this 9S that awaken remember everything that happened in the game? I think the sudden waking up may mean that the data was in fact, not lost.