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‘NieR:Automata Ver1.1a’ Series Cast, Trailer, and Image Revealed

The anime adaptation based on Square Enix and Platinum Games’ role-playing game that follows androids 2N, 9S, and A2 as they battle to reclaim Earth from alien mechanical beings, is set to release January 2023.

The official NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a website revealed a new trailer, image, and cast members for the upcoming anime adaptation of Square Enix and Platinum Games’ action role-playing game NieR:Automata.  

Ryouji Masuyama (The Secret World of Arrietty) directs, with A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) producing.  The series is set to release January 2023. 

The cast includes Chiaki Kano as Commander; Keiko Isobe as Operator 6O; Mary Hatsumi as Operator 21O; Yui Ishikawa as 2B; Natsuki Hanae as 9S; Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042; and Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153.

Square Enix states the game NieR:Automata “tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.  Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.”

Jun Nakai serves as chief animation director and character designer. Musical composition by MONACA. A-1 Pictures is producing the animation.

Check out the trailer:

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.