‘NieR: Automata’ is Receiving an Anime Series in 2023

It’s been revealed that the popular NieR: Automata will be making the jump to anime in 2023.

It was announced during the Aniplex Online Fest 2022 that NieR: Automata will be receiving an anime series officially titled NieR: Automata Ver1.1a to be released in 2023.The series will be directed by Ryouji Masayuma while Jun Nakai will be the character designer and chief animation director.

Along with this announcement came character visuals for the series leads 2B and 9S that you can see below:

It is currently unknown if NieR: Automata Ver1.1a will be a direct adaptation of the games but we do have an official synopsis for the series that reads as follows:

NieR:Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines. Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a will premiere in 2023.


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