A-1 Pictures gave fans a new look at more of the upcoming NieR Automata anime, and the latest update from the show profiles Pascal, a gentle and peace-loving Machine Lifeform. The official Twitter account for the show shared a new poster featuring Pascal in NieR Automata Ver. 1.1a (the formal title for the series). It also showed brief trailer teasing some of the character’s scenes. Furthermore, the official website was also updated with a game created by Pascal.
Check out the trailer below.
The trailer showcases brief glimpses of Pascal in NieR Automata Ver. 1.1a and features a line promoting mutual understanding between the Machine Lifeforms and the YoRHa androids. Pascal’s voice actor is also confirmed to be Aoi Yuuki. Aoi Yuuki also played characters like Hibiki Tachibana in the Symphogear series, Tsuyu Asui in My Hero Academia, Tatsumaki in One Punch Man, Okita in Fate/Grand Order, and Futaba in Persona 5.
A-1 Pictures also shared a new key visual poster featuring Pascal in a field of flowers.
Lastly, the official anime website also features a game “created by Pascal.” A news update on the site stated that “Uncle Pascal made a game” and invited folks to try it out. The game, which is available at this link, is titled Go! Machine Lifeform. It’s a simple, vertical-scrolling browser title, in which players must pilot a machine lifeform around various obstacles.
In the NieR Automata game, Pascal was leader of a village of Machine Lifeforms. Unlike the Machines throughout most of the game world, the village was filled with Machines that had disconnected from the Machine network and embraced nonviolence. Committed to seeking peace between the Machines and Androids, Pascal had educated his adopted “children”, teaching them things like philosophy and history. He has interactions with all the principal characters in the game as well, including 2B, 9S, and A2.