NieR: Automata Anime Will Return in July

NieR: Automata Anime Will Return in July

On the official website for the anime adaptation of the video game "NieR: Automata", titled as "NieR: Automata Ver1.1a", a new promotional video for the second part of the project was revealed. The video confirms that the premiere is scheduled for next July in Japan, and shows a snippet of the opening theme titled "Black Box" and performed by LiSA.

The first part premiered during the Winter-2023 season (January-March) and had a total of twelve episodes, going through a large number of delays due to production problems. It should be noted that in an interview between the animation director of the series Ryoji Matsuyama and the creator of the video game Yoko Taro, it was explained that this project will not be a faithful adaptation of the game, but will be a completely original story, starring the iconic characters of this franchise.

Production Equipment

  • Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures Studios.
  • Yoko Taro (Yoshinoya Kyoudai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare) is writing and supervising the scripts, alongside Ryouji Masuyama.
  • Jun Nakai (Re:CREATORS, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • MONACA (Shangri-La Frontier, Summer Time Render, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
NieR: Automata Anime Will Return in July

Synopsis of NieR: Automata

In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by alien-created "mechanical life forms," humanity prepares for its final battle. Forced to retreat to the Moon in search of safety, humans pin their hopes on a group of artificial androids known as YoRHa soldiers. Led by the multi-purpose battle droid YoRHa 2-gou B-gata "2B," the group will fight to wrest control of Earth from their invaders.

As the war against the machines intensifies, the YoRHa slowly begins to see the first shards of the truth that underlies the brutal conflict. Faced with harsh reality, the unflinching warrior 2B begins to question her very existence and the extent to which she must sacrifice herself for the good of humanity.

Source: Comic Natalie