‘NieR: Automata’ Anime Slated for an Early 2023 Premiere

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.

アニメ『NieR:Automata Ver1.1a』Promotion File 001:2B
Animation “NieR: Automata Ver1.1a” Promotion File 001: 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.

アニメ『NieR:Automata Ver1.1a』Promotion File 002:9S
Animation “NieR: Automata Ver1.1a” Promotion File 002: 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:

CharacterCastOther Works
2BYui IshikawaMikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
9SNatsuki HanaeTanjirō Kamado (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Pod 042Hiroki YasumotoSado Yasutora (Bleach)
Pod 153Kaoru AkiyamaMitsuko 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:

PositionStaffOther Works
DirectorRyouji MasuyamaBlend S
Series CompositionYokō Tarō, Ryouji Masuyama
Character DesignerJun NakaiBlue Exorcist
Music ComposerMONACANanana’s Buried Treasure
Animation ProductionA-1 PicturesFairy Tail

I hope all this newly revealed information hyped you up for the anime because it definitely did that for me.

About NieR

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.

Source: NieR: Automata Anime’s Official Website


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