NieR Franchise's YoRHa Stage Play Gets Manga
posted on by Alex Mateo
Megumu Soramachi (Zombie Land Saga, Chivalry of a Failed Knight manga) launched a manga titled YoRHa Shinjuwan Takashika Sakusen Kiroku based on the Butai Shōnen YoRHa stage play series on Square Enix's Manga Up! app on Saturday. The stage plays are based on the NieR franchise.
The franchise's first stage play, Butai Shōnen YoRHa Ver.1.0, debuted in Tokyo in January 2018. The stage musical Ongakugeki YoRHa Ver.1.2 ran in Tokyo that February. The Butai Shōnen YoRHa Ver.1.3a play then ran in Tokyo and Osaka in July 2019. The Butai YoRHa Ver.1.3aa stage play was scheduled to run in Tokyo this March, but it was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, the play was recorded without an audience, and a Blu-ray Disc release shipped on October 9. The game inspired a new stage play titled Butai Shōjo YoRHa Ver1.1a with an all-female cast that ran at Tokyo Tatemono Brillia HALL from December 3 to 6.
The now-defunct Japanese game developer Cavia (Drakengard, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles) developed the original NieR game as a spinoff of the Drakengard series in 2010. Square Enix released versions of the game for two different consoles: NieR Gestalt for the Xbox 360, and NieR Replicant for the PlayStation 3. NieR Replicant featured a different character design for the protagonist, and minor differences in the plot. NieR was the last game Cavia developed before being disbanded and absorbed into AQ Interactive Inc. in July 2010.
The NieR:Automata sequel shipped for the PS4 in Japan in February 2017, followed by North America and Europe in March 2017. Square Enix also released the game on PC via Steam in March 2017, and on Xbox One in June 2018. The game has a combined shipments and digital download sales number of 4.5 million.
Source: Megumu Soramachi's Twitter account