The Nier Automata anime just got a trailer and release details

2B continues to carry the weight of the world on her hips.
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We have been waiting since February when a cryptic teaser came up, hinting at an anime adaptation for the popular Japanese action RPG Nier: Automata, for more details on the promising project. This weekend we finally got not one but two character trailers and some info on the upcoming anime.

While Aniplex Online Fest 2022we finally got a look at those Nier: Automata anime, named NieR:Automata Ver1.1a. The show featured two short character trailers for the video game’s central characters, 2 B and 9Sthe reflected their original gameplay trailers. The anime is set to release sometime in January 2023. You can watch the entire film NieR:Automata Ver1.1a aired below:

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The anime adaptation of the popular video game is being handled by A-1 Pictures, the anime studio behind the game developer Hideo Kojima’s new favorite series, Lycoris recoiland other anime video game adaptations like Persona 4: The Golden Animation, Granblue Fantasy The animationand 2016 Ace Attorney anime

During the broadcast, Game Director Yoko Taro said, appears as a disembodied headsheds some light on the meaning of the anime’s code-like name, saying it’s referring to the fact that the show’s plot will differ from that of the 2017 video game.

“The anime title has the addition ‘Version 1.1a“, because the title Nier: Automata was a story that we made as a game, so it wouldn’t be an interesting story for an anime to copy it as is,” Taro said during the broadcast. “So I brought up the idea of ​​changing things.”

NieR:Automata Ver1.1a‘s Director Ryouji Masuyama recalled that an executive at anime production company Aniplex was surprised by Taro’s switcheroo narrative idea. Apparently, Taro responded by saying, out of concern for fans, “We want to make as few changes as possible,” they said Nier/Drakengard Believers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the anime won’t go full stage play or Final Fantasy XIV: Dark Apocolypse. It probably won’t add an entirely new storyline to the universe’s already packed lore, so you can put your yarn and corkboard away… for now.

For those wondering if Nier: Automata‘s banging soundtrack will also feature in emotionally devastating scenes in the anime, fear not because the game’s composer, Keiichi Okabeand his music production studio Monaca will also handle the music for the anime.

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Speaking of returning, it has been confirmed that voice actors Yui Ishikawa and Natsuki Hanae will reprise their roles as 2B and 9S, respectively. Time will tell if English-language cast members Kira Buckland and Kyle McCarley will also reprise their roles as the android duo, and we’ll see how Crunchyroll recently confirmed this kotaku that it will replace McCarley as the voice actor for Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama Mob Psycho 100scheduled for release on October 5th. McCarley claims his departure was a result of the world’s largest anime streamer refusing to sit down and negotiate a possible contract for future anime shows to be held under SAG-AFTRA union deals.

NieR:Automata Ver1.1aThe release date of will come a few months after the game’s Nintendo Switch port, Nier: Automata: The End of YoRHa Editionwhich will be released on October 6th. The end of the YoRHa edition includes previously released add-ons such as the “3C3C1D119440927” DLC as well as some new console-exclusive costumes. The Nier Automata anime just got a trailer and release details

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