New NieR: Automata Trailer Reveals Anime Release Date

Now on a new platform.
Now on a new platform. Square Enix

If you have been wondering when the anime adaptation of the critically acclaimed game NieR: Automata hits, studio A-1 Pictures has a treat for you. A revealed trailer titled Promotion File 008 just confirmed a premiere date for the upcoming anime.

NieR: Automata is slated to get a full debut in the anime realm on January 7, 2023. The reveal, as mentioned, came with a really stunning new trailer, giving fans a peek at what is to come. You can watch the new trailer below.

All previously released trailers and visuals show 2B (voiced by Yui Ishikawa) and 9S (voiced by Natsuki Hanae), but the Promotion File 008 trailer features only the voice of the main characters. The official title of Square Enix’s upcoming anime is NieR: Automata Ver1.1a. The release in January would be part of the winter 2023 anime schedule. To celebrate the confirmation of its release date, the studio has decided to release a trailer for the new series, something to excite old and new potential fans of both the original game and anime.

Ryouji Masayuma is helming and handling the series’ composition alongside A-1 Pictures’ very own Yoko Taro, the original game creator. Upon its release, fans can stream NieR: Automata Ver1.1a via Crunchyroll.

The complete cast for the TV anime is listed below:

  • Yui Ishikawa as 2B
  • Natsuki Hanae as 9S
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042
  • Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153
  • Chiaki Kano as Commander
  • Keiko Isobe as Operator 60
  • Meari Hatsumi as Operator 210
  • Aoi Yuki as Pascal
  • Ayaka Suwa as A2
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Lily
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Adam
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eve

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is set in a distant future, 5012. Mankind is on the edge of extinction after invaders from an unknown world unleashed a new type of threat called “machine lifeforms.” This forced humanity to take refuge on the moon. In hopes of taking Earth back, the Council of Humanity uses android soldiers but the war reaches a stalemate. To break this, the Resistance releases a new unit of android infantry known as the YoRHa. In a forsaken wasteland, the war between machine lifeforms and android soldiers continues.

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