JAPAN: Nier: Automata has been the most talked about title among anime fans since its announcement. After the anime news surfaced, no new updates were shared with the fans, but now as the Aniplex Online Fest is going on, the series has received two new promotional videos and a release date.
In addition to the release date and promo clips, the event also unveiled the cast members joining the team and new key visuals for the upcoming anime series. Given the massive updates, fans have been highly anticipating the series.
Nier: Automata anime received key visuals, promo clips, and voice cast details
Nier: Automata is a popular 2017 PlayStation 4 and Windows video game that follows the action RPG (role-playing game) genre. The game was developed under the banner of Platinum Games, while Square Enix published the title. Serving as a sequel to Nier (2010), the game allows the player to experience the post-apocalyptic world brimming with machines. The hack and slash gameplay style and the game’s story premise bagged high praise from players.
In February 2022, Nier: Automata received an anime announcement that brought together gaming and anime enthusiasts. Now, the makers have revealed new details at Aniplex Online Fest 2022 regarding the upcoming series. The anime is officially titled ‘’NieR: Automata Ver1. 1a’’ and is set to debut in January 2023.
The anime also bagged two new character promo videos featuring 2B and 9S. Both characters also received key visuals. The makers also dropped the voice actors’ update. Yui Ishikawa will join the team as 2B. Natsuki Hanae will voice 9S. Hiroki Yasumoto and Kaoru Akiyama will round up the ensemble cast as Pod 042 and Pod 153.
Ryouji Masuyama will add his directorial vision to the Nier: Automata anime. A-1 Pictures, known for Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, and The Seven Deadly Sins, handled the animation. Monaca will score the music, and Jun Nakai has joined the team as animation director.
In addition to the Nier: Automata anime, Aniplex Online Fest revealed Mashle: Magic and Muscles’ teaser, the Eisen Flugel theatrical anime movie, and many more updates.