The Nier Automata anime just got a trailer and release details

2B continues to carry the weight of the world on his hips.
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We have been waiting since February, when an enigmatic teaser hinted at an anime adaptation for the popular Japanese action-RPG To deny: 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.

During Aniplex Online Festival 2022we finally got to see the To deny: automata animated, named NieR: Automata Ver1.1a. The show featured two short character trailers for the video game’s central characters, 2B and 9Swho reflected their original gameplay trailers. The anime is scheduled to release in January 2023. You can watch the full NieR: Automata Ver1.1a released below:

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The animated adaptation of the popular video game is handled by A-1 Pictures, the animation studio behind the game’s developer Hideo Kojima’s new favorite series, Recoil of Lycorisand other anime video game adaptations like Persona 4: The Golden Animation, Granblue Fantasy The Animationand 2016 ace lawyer animated.

During the show, game director Yoko Taro, appearing as a disembodied headshed some light on the meaning of the anime’s codename, saying it’s tied to the show’s storyline deviating from that of the 2017 video game.

“The title of the anime has the affix ‘Version 1.1a‘ because the title To deny: automata was a story that we created to be a game, so copying it as is wouldn’t make an interesting story for an anime,” Taro said on the show. “So I brought up the idea of ​​changing things up.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1ait is The 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 that, out of concern for the fans, “We want to make as few changes as possible”, so the Nier/Drakengard worshipers can breathe easy knowing the anime won’t go full play Where Final Fantasy XIV: Dark Apocalypse. It probably won’t add a whole new plotline to the in-universe’s already jam-packed lore, so you can put down your thread and your bulletin board…for now.

For those wondering if To deny: automatonsThe banger soundtrack will also make an appearance during emotionally devastating scenes in the anime, never fear because the game’s composer, Keiichi Okabeand its music production studio Monaca will also handle the music for the anime.

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Speaking of returns, voice actors Yui Ishikawa and Natsuki Hanae have been confirmed to reprise their respective roles as 2B and 9S. Time will tell if English-language performers Kira Buckland and Kyle McCarley will also reprise their roles as the android duo, seeing how Crunchyroll recently confirmed Kotaku that he replaces McCarley as Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama’s voice actor in Mob Psycho 100which is scheduled for release on October 5th. McCarley claims his departure is the result of the world’s largest anime streamer’s refusal to sit down and discuss negotiating a potential contract for future anime broadcasts to be under SAG-AFTRA union contracts. .

NieR: Automata Ver1.1aThe release date of will come a few months after the port of the game on Nintendo Switch, Nier: Automata: The End of the YoRHa Editionwhich will be released on October 6th. The end of YoRHa editing will include previously released add-ons like the “3C3C1D119440927DLC as well as new console-exclusive costumes.