A Quick Look at the NieR:Automata Novel “A Short Story”

※ Spoiler Warning ※

Today, October 24, saw the release of the second novel from the series. Here’s the quick look at the book!

 

◾️ A Short Story

▶︎ Table of Contents:

The Fire of Prometheus, by Yoko Taro – p.3-30
YoRHa Ver.1.05, by Eishima Jun – p.31-158
The Memory Cage, by Eishima Jun – p.159-188
Bunker, by Eishima Jun – p.189-206
Little Flowers, by Yoko Taro – p.207-220
The Great Sea of Tranquility, by Eishima Jun – p.221-248
The Memory Thorn, by Eishima Jun – p.249-276
Emil’s Memory, by Eishima Jun – p.277-318

YoRHa Ver.1.05: A Few Notes
● The novelization of the YoRHa stage play looks pretty accurate from the original script. Many of the lines of dialogue are exactly the same; it just has additional narration in between. It is split into sections that are all designated by a precise timestamp like this:
1208/8:05】

● It appears like they entirely cut out No2’s line where she mentions her “false memories” of living on a peaceful farm with her grandmother… Hmm…

● There’s a new narration from No2’s perspective after the No4 detonates in the server room. It is…beyond emotional. Maybe it’s because it’s the first bit of new material from the play’s script that’s got me wrapped up again, but… As No2 crawls out of the rubble, saved by a miracle, she hears the voices of her fallen comrades: No4, No16, and No21. They all give her a little encouragement to keep living. The last portion of the chapter shows Pod saying “Good morning” to A2 in the desert…

Emil’s Memories: A Few Notes
This is pretty much Ending Y… It ends with Emil screaming the same lines he says during his last fight… but it ends with him being reunited with three of his most beloved people… <3 …prepare the tissues…

 Cover Long After Androids Dream of the Glory of Mankind, Magical Experimental Weapons Continue Rolling


The Fire of Prometheus


YoRHa Ver.1.05


(Left) The Memory Cage, (Right) YoRHa Ver.1.05


▲ Orbital Base Station “Bunker” – Observation Diary

Little Flowers

The Great Sea of Tranquility

The Memory Thorn

Emil’s Memory

Emil’s Memories  “Welcome home, Emil. You’ve done well.”

 

 

A First Look at the NieR:Automata Novel – A Long Story

I just got the novel and flipped through it today. It was 318 pages and seems to follow the narrative of the game well from what I’ve skimmed through thus far.

* Any mistakes or further details will be updated ASAP! <3


■ Table of Contents and More

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: 2B’s Story – Activation
  • Chapter 2: 2B’s Story – Resonance
  • Chapter 3: 2B’s Story – Contact
  • Chapter 4: 2B’s Story – Alienation
  • Chapter 5: 2B’s Story – Confrontation
  • Chapter 6: 2B’s Story – Reunion (Ending A/B)
  • Chapter 7: 9S’s Story – Loss
  • Chapter 8: 9S’s Story – Pilgrimage
  • Chapter 9: 9S’s Story – Obsession
  • Chapter 10: 9S’s Story – The Truth (Ending D)
  • Epilogue

There are several “side” moments in chapters that give a personal look into the character’s thoughts and additional scenes. My summaries below alternate between an omniscient third-person view to a first-person view from a specific character. Please accuse any awkward shifts between views and/or tenses. 😛

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A NieR:Automata Novel Has Been Revealed!

The Square Enix e-STORE has just posted a novel up for pre-order at the following page (click the image):

Title: A Long Story
Teaser: When Androids Dream of the Glory of Mankind, Do Machines Dream of Mankind?
Author: Eishima Jun
Supervision:
Yoko Taro
Publishing Date:
August 5, 2017
Pages: 322 pages (tentative)
Size: B6 (tentative)
Price: 1,008 yen

When you purchase this novel from the SQEX e-STORE, it will come with the following bookmark as a bonus:

Written by Eishima Jun with supervision by Yoko Taro. The story is to take place during the events of the game and give us a better insight into the characters.

“When I said, “Eishima-san is more knowledgeable about, so she can write the novel without me supervising it,” she was like nope.”