NieR:Automata anime returns with episode 2 on Saturday, January 14 and the preview for it has been revealed. The episode is titled “city e[S]cape” and the official website teases the plot as:
During the search on the ground, we found new data that had not been registered in the archive.
Transferring to the shared server. ____
The mission of the mechanical life form was to destroy androids.
However, the mechanical life form no longer had the will to fight the androids.
The mechanical life form found a small flower.
The mechanical life form felt a mysterious “something” beginning to grow inside of it.
Ryoji Masuyama is storyboarding and writing the script for the episode, while Satsuki Takahashi is directing. Jun Nakai is credited as the chief animation director. Aimer is performing the opening theme song “escalate”, while amazarashi is singing the ending theme song “Antinomy.” We got to hear the opening at the end of the first episode, but the ending hasn’t been introduced yet.
Crunchyroll will be streaming the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime and describes the plot 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.
Source: Official Website
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