The previously announced NieR:Automata anime adaptation revealed two trailers and visuals along with January 2023 premiere. Studio A-1 Pictures is animating the adaptation of the highly popular game. The anime is titled NieR:Automata Ver1.1a.
The staff for NieR:Automata anime includes:
- Director: Ryoji Masuyama
- Series Composition: Ryoji Masuyama and Taro Yoko
- Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
- Music: Monaca
- Animation: A-1 Pictures
Yui Ishikawa is voicing 2B, while Natsuki Hanae is 9S. Hiroki Yasumoto and Kaoru Akiyama are voicing pods 042 and 152 respectively.
NieR:Automata is an action role-playing game originally released in 2017. PlatinumGames developed it as a sequel to the 2010 Nier game, with Square Enix as the publisher. Initially, the game was available on PS4 and Windows (through Steam), but an Xbox One version was also released a year later. 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.
The plot of the game is described as:
NieR:Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.
Creative director Yoko Taro, game producer Yosuke Saito, designer Takahisa Taura (who supervised Automata), made appearances during the 5th Anniversary stream in which the anime was announced, along with Keiichi Okabe, who is one of the music composers of the game.
Source: Aniplex Online Fest 2022, Official Twitter
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