Anime adaptations of video games have got to be the best kind solely for their visual appeal. The latest one to hop on this train is NieR: Automata, and looking at their promos, one can quickly figure that they’re aiming for the top spot.
Otaku gamers might be familiar with this top-rated game jam-packed with action, but it’s a whole new world for anime-only fans. Given that they’re entering a new territory, the franchise is brave enough to make a strong start with the trailers and teasers.
Unlike its first teaser, NieR: Automata anime’s latest ones are character promo videos for the protagonists 2B and 9S. As per the videos, the anime’s official title is ‘NieR: Automata Ver1.1a’ and is slated for a January 2023 debut.
The first character video, titled ‘Promotion File 001: 2B’, features the female android 2B.
It introduces 2B with her monologue in the background as she takes down a number of mecha foes with her god-tier sword skills.
From her voice and demeanor, 2B seems like a serious character who isn’t very expressive and seems cold. Despite being an android, she seems to have an understanding of the world and its complexities.
The second character video is titled ‘Promotion File 002: 9S’ and features the male android 9S.
Unlike 2B, 9S seems to be more expressive and somehow cheerful for an android. 9S seems to be more like the brains of the team with all kinds of information about the mission.
Instead of living in reality, 9S looks like a curious soul who wants to explore the world and see what it has to offer.
Moreover, the videos also reveal the cast who will be playing these characters and some more:
|2B||Yui Ishikawa||Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)|
|9S||Natsuki Hanae||Tanjirō Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)|
|Pod 042||Hiroki Yasumoto||Sado Yasutora (Bleach)|
|Pod 153||Kaoru Akiyama||Mitsuko Kanzaki (Re:Stage! Dream Days)|
Looking at the star-studded cast lineup, I can safely say that this anime is going to be epic.
The franchise has also disclosed the anime’s staff lineup, and we have it right here for you:
|Director||Ryouji Masuyama||Blend S|
|Series Composition||Yokō Tarō, Ryouji Masuyama||–|
|Character Designer||Jun Nakai||Blue Exorcist|
|Music Composer||MONACA||Nanana’s Buried Treasure|
|Animation Production||A-1 Pictures||Fairy Tail|
I hope all this newly revealed information hyped you up for the anime because it definitely did that for me.
NieR is an action RPG franchise. It was first released in 2010. It was released as NieR Replicant in Japan for Playstation 3 and NieR Gestalt for Xbox 360.
The gameplay lets the players assume the role of a teenage guy or a man who goes on to encounter several monsters to find the cure to the Black Scrawl disease. NieR Automata will receive an anime soon.