Yorha-2B: Literal Objectification


A week ago, the PS4 game NieR:Automata was released in North America. Its director, Taro Yoko, did an interview about various aspects of the game. At one point, the interviewer asked him why the main character, combat robot Yorha-2B, wore high heels. The first answer he gave was that he wanted something that would be strange to people today since the game takes place 10,000 years in the future. He could have left it at that, giving a bland answer to a loaded question. However, he gave another answer, one that he admits is the real reason for Yorha-2B’s design. What was that answer?

“I just really like girls.”

There it was — so few words, yet so much meaning. No dodges claiming sexual satire or social commentary. No apologies for “giving offense.” No justifications about how it makes 2B a strong woman. He designed 2B that way simply because he liked such designs. Earlier in the year, he even asked for a zip file full of art about 2B’s rear end. In this era of hypersensitive social justice witch hunts, it is refreshing to see a creator just say that he likes a given design element.

To finish things off, I will post my favorite fan drawings of 2B’s posterior.

For entertainment of a different sort, you could get a copy of my novella, Sword & Flower.

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4 Responses to Yorha-2B: Literal Objectification

  1. Andy says:

    I haven’t played the game yet but the character looks beautiful in motion. She’s sexy and classy at the same time. I predict a lot of female cosplayers dressing up as this one very soon.

    • Rawle Nyanzi says:

      She’s sexy and classy at the same time.

      Good to hear; that’s how I like them.

      I predict a lot of female cosplayers dressing up as this one very soon.

      I predict the same thing, except they can’t wear the blindfold unless they are blind themselves. They need to see where they’re going, after all. 🙂

  2. Good for Taro. Japan seems to have some kind of natural resistance to SJW convergence.

    You could rightly call me biased, though, because a) I also like girls, and b) Astlin’s dress from The Secret Kings is quite similar to 2B’s, except Astlin’s skirt is longer, and shorts are her preferred style of underwear.

    Seriously, it’s in the book.

    • Rawle Nyanzi says:

      Good to know about Astlin’s dress. I guess great minds really do think alike. Plus, it’s good to have a source of entertainment unperturbed by SJW idiocy.

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