NieR:Automata‘s fourth episode, which was delayed due to production issues caused by COVID-19, will be broadcast on February 18. There are no details about potential further delays.
The first three episodes of NieR:Automata anime were rebroadcasted in Japan. The staff includes:
- Director: Ryoji Masuyama
- Series Composition: Ryoji Masuyama and Taro Yoko
- Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
- Music: Monaca
- Animation: A-1 Pictures
Crunchyroll is 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.
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.
Source: Official Website
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