NieR: Automata ver. 1.1a

NieR: Automata ver. 1.1a Anime English Promos Begin with 2B

Aniplex USA officially began its promotional efforts for the NieR: Automata ver. 1.1a anime series by uploading English-subtitled versions of the promo trailers. As with the initial announcement, the wave begins with a trailer covering YoRHa No. 2 Type B (“2B” for short).

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Unveiled in September, NieR: Automata ver. 1.1a is the animated adaptation of the 2017 action game NieR: Automata. The version number and comments by game creator Yoko Taro are there to suggest that the story as told in the series won’t be exactly the same as the game. Many voice actors from the game will be returning to reprise their roles. 2B is voiced by Yui Ishikawa, who also voiced characters like Mikasa from Attack on Titan, Enterprise from Azur Lane, and Violet Evergarden from Violet Evergarden.

Aniplex USA also updated the official English-language website for NieR: Automata ver. 1.1a to include character biographies released up to this point. These include:

  • YoRHa No. 9 Type S (9S)
  • YoRHa Type A No. 2 (A2)
  • Adam and Eve
  • Pascal
  • The YoRHa Commander and the Bunker Operators
  • Lily, an Android Resistance member detailed in the Pearl Harbor Descent Record – A NieR: Automata Story spin-off manga

The individual trailers are likely to follow ahead of the show’s January 2023 debut. Studio A-1 Pictures is producing NieR: Automata ver. 1.1aunder the Direction of Ryoji Masuyama, who worked on shows like Gurren Lagann, The Idolm@ster, and The Secret World of Arrietty. Character designs and Animation Direction for the anime are being provided by Jun Nakai, with music by MONACA.

The NieR Automata anime debuts in January 2023. It will stream on Crunchyroll. The game is immediately available on various platforms like the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


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