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NieR:Automata Anime Announces Second Cour

NieR:Automata anime announced a second cour after today’s finale of what was initially the first season of the anime. After multiple delays, the anime that premiered in January aired its final four episodes earlier today in a single block. The announcement trailer is out, but without a premiere date:

In January of this year, NieR:Automata Ver1.1a delayed the fourth episode, which ended up premiering on February 18. In March, the ninth episode was also pushed back, this time indefinitely. On June 23, the franchise announced that the remaining episodes would all air together. Studio A-1 Pictures animated 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 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). In 2021 a remake version of the game, titled Replicant ver.1.22474487139., was released. NieR games are a part of Yoko Taro’s Drakengard universe.

Crunchyroll describes the plot of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime as:
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.

NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is returning to Anime Corner polls for this week.

Source: Official Website
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