After quite a bit of back-and-forth with the NieR Automata anime release date, what with Aniplex announcing it as January 7, 2023, then Crunchyroll walking it back to “January,” it is finally confirmed. The show will begin airing on January 7, 2023 in Japan. Crunchyroll will handle streaming of it outside Japan. In addition, the latest reveal shared the NieR Automata anime opening and ending theme songs, as well a peek at Devola and Popola in the show.
With regards to the songs, the two groups performing the NieR Automata anime opening and ending theme songs should sound familiar. Episodes will begin with Aimer’s “Escalate.” Most recently, Aimer performed the opening for the Demon Slayer Entertainment District arc. That song is “Zankyo Sanka.”
The ending theme will be “Antinomy” by Amazarashi. People might recognize the group for the many anime theme songs it performed. For example, it performed the 86 opening “Kyokaisen” and My Hero Academia opening “Sora ni Utaeba.” It also previously worked on NieR Automata music, as it performed “Deserving of Life” for the game.
Finally, here’s the new NieR Automata anime release date trailer, which features snippets of the new themes and appearances from characters. Devola and Popola pop up at the 35 second mark.
The NieR Automata Ver1.1a anime will debut on January 7, 2023.