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Synonyms: NieR:Automata: Nagai Hanashi, NieR:Automata: Long Story Short, NieR:Automata: Mijikai Hanashi, NieR:Automata: Short Story Long, NieR:Automata: Shounen YoRHa, NieR:Automata: YoRHa Boys
Japanese: NieR:Automata
English: NieR:Automata
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Type: Novel
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 5, 2017 to Jul 27, 2018
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Eishima, Jun (Story), Yoko, Taro (Story)


Score: 8.231 (scored by 17521,752 users)
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Ranked: #3992
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Popularity: #1718
Members: 11,553
Favorites: 251


Ranked #399Popularity #1718Members 11,553
NovelEishima, Jun (Story), Yoko, Taro (Story)
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /30


In the NieR:Automata series:

1. Nagai Hanashi (Long Story Short)
2. Mijikai Hanashi (Short Story Long)
3. Shounen YoRHa (YoRHa Boys)


The first two volumes of NieR:Automata were published in English by VIZ Media from October 9, 2018 to April 9, 2019, and the third volume was published by Square Enix on October 27, 2020.

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Nov 11, 2019
--Disclaimer before getting into the review--

This review is aimed at people who have at least played through the video game Nier: Automata and have gotten through all of the canon endings (A-E), not for people using the books as an introduction into the series. As such, this review will contain information that is learned when playing through the game and will be a spoiler for those who have not. Additionally, the books themselves handle this spoiler information as common knowledge for readers, thus treating them a lot more loosely and effectively minimizing their impact for first time readers. In my opinion, the game is the ...
Mar 5, 2023
The Nier Automata concept, it's lore, history and the depth of the characters is immense. Being retold from game form, to light novel, to anime each medium seems to have it's advantages, so I thoroughly recommend all (apart from Short Story Long)

Ideally, play the game first. The deepest meaning, the most intense battles. You feel it more. However both the LN and the anime series are great for when you have the hole left by completing the game and it's multiple endings.

Short Story Long, if I'm honest, feels superfluous and experimental. A series of short tales surrounding the main characters. They don't get enough time ...
Feb 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I was going to a play the game before picking up the book. Then I’ve said to myself, “wait, if I read the book first I could offer a unique view of someone who haven’t played the game judging the novel, that could be interesting”. Not the best decision I’ve made reader experience-wise, but here it goes. So, keep in mind this review is from the point of view of someone who barely knows anything about the world of Nier;Automata.

Right from the start I should say that this anthology is not newcomer friendly. It’s not where you should start your journey with the franchise. ...

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Poll: NieR:Automata Chapter 1 Discussion
Wlad- - Oct 24, 2017
12 repliesby CrimsonRuin »»
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"NieR: Automata" video game is getting an anime adaption judging from a recent web domain registration
deg - Feb 5, 2022
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Teaser, A-1 Pictures studio (according to leaks) is handling the anime adaptation
CQLLIST - Feb 23, 2022
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English translation's available online...finally
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