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“NieR:Automata” which became a huge topic of discussion in the first half of 2017, the shock of which continues to stick in our minds more than the number of sales. For those of you who are experiencing “NieR Withdrawl”, we hope these pages will help to fill that void in your hearts.
Special Feature Diagest: Beware of Spoilers!
Interviews with the cast and staff,
A look back with comments from fans,
The Memory of “NieR:Automata”
It’s been about five months since the release of “NieR:Automata”. Since then fans have been thoroughly emersed in playing the game, enjoying watching official live broadcasts, listening to the soundtrack, carefully reading through the source materials, going to the collaboration with the Square Enix Cafe, playing through the DLC and customizing the characters with the unique costumes; I think people have been widly grinning with excitement. We’ve also got additional merchandise, the novelization, and the music concerts in Taiwan yet to look forward to, but at the official “Memory of Dolls” concert in May, we were treated to one more stage that lead to the development of the “NieR:Automata” project. Maybe you feel like you’re in that lull after the storm, a sense of calm yet great sadness!? For those suffering from “NieR Withdrawl”, we’ve gathered together a bunch of information in diagest form including several interviews with the cast and staff members, the results of the questionnaire from our readers, and much more. In one of the interviews with the staff, we talked with illustratior Yoshida Akihiko about the key visual that was used for the cover of the game in Japan, and we learned of the goggle-less version among other facinating miracles. A B3-sized poster is included in this issue, so please check it out.
There is a ton of spoilers throughout this special feature, so for anyone who has not yet completed the game at this time, it is recommended that you skip over these pages.
Distributed at the 2nd Nier:Automata collaboration with the Square Enix Cafe in April, we’ve included a product code on p.210 to download the “Pod Skin: Retro Gray”! Additionally, you are able to purchase digital copies of past issues of Famitsu magazine that feature NieR:Automata. Not only are introductory articles are included but also past articles, too. Items related to NieR have been compiled into a really nice digest format that would go well with this special feature on NieR:Automata. Check it out!
The “Pod Skin: Retro Gray” product code can be found in the download contents envelope.
Also check out the digital articles about NieR:Automata you can read on your iOS or Android!
- 2B’s Voice Actor: Interview with Ishikawa Yui (2 pages)
- 9S’s Voice Actor: Interview with Hanae Natsuke (2 pages)
- A2’s Voice Actor: Interview with Suwa Ayaka (2 pages)
- Rabid Dogs of NieR’s World: A Conversation with Yasumoto Hiroki & Yuki Aoi (4 pages)
- The Inspiration for “NieR:Automata” (2 pages)
- Report: Questionaire Results (4 pages)
- Messages from the Fans (2 pages)
- Message and Cosplay from Yui (2 pages)
- Taking a Look Back at “NieR:Automata” — Discussion with the Main Staff (3 pages)
- Present for the Readers