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NieR:Automata 2 Reveals Updated Visual, July 5 Premiere Date

The NieR:Automata anime adaptation has revealed an updated version of the latest visual for its season 2 (announced as the 2nd cour), along with a July 5 premiere date. The official X also posted the description:
They are perpetually trapped… in a never-ending spiral of life and death. The official title of the anime is NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, and studio A-1 Pictures is in charge of the animation.

NieR:Automata 2 – Updated Anime Key Visual

The new opening song is titled “Black Box” and performed by LiSA. It has lyrics and composition by Hiromu Akita from amazarashi and arrangement by Yoshiaki Dewa. You can hear the preview in the recently revealed trailer.

The first season NieR:Automata Ver1.1a suffered multiple delays since its January 2023 premiere. The anime finally concluded by releasing all 4 of the final episodes at once in July of the same year. Studio A-1 Pictures also animated the first part of the adaptation, and the staff included:

  • Director: Ryoji Masuyama
  • Series Composition: Ryoji Masuyama and Taro Yoko
  • Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
  • Music: Monaca
  • Theme Songs: Aimer (opening), amazarashi (ending)

Yui Ishikawa and Natsuki Hanae are reprising their roles as the main duo 2B and 9S from the games. NieR: Automata anime is based on an action role-playing game originally released in 2017 by PlatinumGames (developer) and Square Enix (publisher).

Crunchyroll is streaming the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime, and they describe its story:
The distant future, 5012. The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa. Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.

Source: Official website
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