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NieR:Automata Ver1.1a Anime Finally Sets Return Date

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It’s been a long wait since the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime took a break due to COVID-19 related delays, but a return date is finally in place. The anime adapting the game by Yoko Taro will return to screens in Japan on July 23, and best of all, it won’t be starting over from the beginning!

All four upcoming episodes will air on the same day with the official website noting that episodes 9, 10, 11 and 12 will debut on Tokyo MX starting at 7:00pm on July 23. International distribution details have yet to be determined for the remaining episodes, but hopefully streaming won’t be too far behind. 

Ryouji Masuyama is directing the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime, which is being produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online) and is available to stream on Crunchyroll.


The distant future, 5012.

The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa.

Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena…

This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.

Via Crunchyroll News