New episodes of the NieR Automata anime will be delayed yet again. Like the previous postponement, this is due to COVID-19 forcing the animation studio to suffer a schedule slip during production. As a result, the team decided to postpone episodes 9 and beyond. As for when the show will return, viewers will need to check the NieR Automata Ver1.1a social media accounts.
The first time the NieR Automata anime was delayed happened during late January 2023. At the time, the committee postponed episodes 4 and beyond. In Japan, it re-ran the first three episodes during the show’s usual time slot. However, in mid-February 2023, the show returned. Thus it may be likely that this hiatus will not be for a very long time. Of course, it is hard to say for certain since there is no telling how much the committee had already worked on behind the scenes.
NieR Automata Ver1.1a is an anime adaptation of the popular NieR Automata game. Though it has similar story beats, there are a few differences between the show and the source material. For example, Lily has taken up Anemone’s place as the leader of the Resistance androids.
NieR Automata Ver1.1a is available on streaming services such as Netflix. It is unknown when the hiatus for the NieR Automata will end.