Manga series Verified Game Creator Biography will feature several chapters focused on Yoko Taro including details from his student life.
Square Enix announced a new Yoko Taro biography manga. The manga will be serialized starting February 21, 2021. The manga is officially titled 真説ゲームクリエイター伝：ヨコオタロウ編 , which can be translated to something like Verified Game Creator Biography: Yoko Taro Chapter.
Note that Verified Game Creator Biography is an already ongoing manga drawn by Kenji Yoshida. Sometimes, it focuses several chapters on a specific developer. This is what’s happening with Yoko Taro, and he’s the next featured developer. The manga series also actually have an official English name, but it’s typical Engrish: Game Creators of Biography.
On the latest NieR Reincarnation stream, series producer Yosuke Saito shared some additional details. He mentioned the manga is incredibly fun, and how it will also include details on all of Yoko Taro’s life as a developer. Including tidbits from Yoko Taro’s student life.
Moreover, the manga is based on Yoko Taro’s own words as he was interviewed for the occasion. The manga is also officially described as “a manga adaptation of Yoko Taro’s life”.
Yoko Taro also tweeted about his manga biography. We translated the tweet below:
Yoko Taro: “It seems like my life is getting a manga adaptation (Saying it like I’m unconcerned). By the way, NieR Automata‘s character designer Akihiko Yoshida was also featured in this manga series in the past”.
— yokotaro (@yokotaro) February 16, 2021
How to read the Yoko Taro Manga Biography
Verified Game Creator Biography is serialized on Cygames’ manga app Cycomi here. This will be the official way to get a hold of it, Some of the manga chapters are behind a paywall. And you need to download the Cycomi app to read all of it. This is way too complicated and with several approaches depending on where you live and what kind of payments methods are accepted. So can’t help you there.
The Yoko Taro chapters will start being serialized starting February 21, 2021. And needless to say it’ll only be in Japanese, so you won’t get anything if you don’t know the language.
With that said, NieR is an incredibly popular and mainstream franchise since NieR Automata. Yoko Taro is one of the most popular Japanese developers out there nowadays too. So there will probably be other means to get this manga. Some fans might end up sharing fan translations, so Google is your friend.
NieR Reincarnation will be launching on February 18 in Japan on mobile. Square Enix announced the gacha JRPG outside Japan as well. However, with no release date. The game is getting regular live streams in Japan, announcing new content.
Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito are also working on two new games at Square Enix.