NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime unveiled the non-credit opening video following the broadcast of the anime’s first episode on Saturday. Studio A-1 Pictures is animating the adaptation based on SQUARE ENIX’s game under Ryoji Masuyama’s direction. Aimer is performing the opening theme song “escalate.”
Square Enix published the NieR:Automata game on February 23, 2017 in Japan, originally on Sony’s PlayStation 4, and later adapted into other consoles. Taro Yoko wrote the script and directed the production, and he is part of the anime production as one of the two people who are in charge of the series composition.
Crunchyroll will be streaming the 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 YouTube
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