New reveals from the NieR Automata anime series introduce three characters. Two are from the game proper and one is new to most people outside Japan. The latest character promos for NieR Automata v1.1a showcase the broadcast-ready looks of Adam, Eve, and the android Lily. The promos include brief teaser videos and key visual art shared via the official website and Twitter account.
The latest promo reveals a character from the deeper lore of NieR Automata: Lily. In the series, Lily is a member of the Android Resistance (the same group as Anemone from the game). She is a character in the Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR: Automata Story manga series. Lily participated in the Pearl Harbor Descent, a battle during the 14th Machine War and a key incident in the life of Android A2. However, Lily’s existence predates NieR Automata itself: She was originally a character from YoRHa, the stage play created by Yoko Taro that was eventually adapted into NieR Automata. Lily will be voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki, who played Chise from The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Anya in Spy x Family, Chihiro Morimura in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
The NieR Automata Adam and Eve reveal appeared on November 25, 2022. Adam and Eve are mysterious, advanced Machine Lifeforms born from a strange ritual in the Desert Region. Unlike the other Machine Lifeforms, Adam and Eve bear appearances and personalities much closer to those of the Androids and Humans. They play key roles in routes A and B of the game. As in NieR Automata, Adam is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa (Luka in Bayonetta, Waver in Fate/Zero), and Eve is voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Aymeric in Final Fantasy XIV, Noctis in Final Fantasy XV).
Check out some key visual art for the three in the gallery below.
The NieR Automata Ver.1.1a anime airs in January 2023 in Japan. Overseas broadcast plans have not yet been detailed. The game is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.