The NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime previously went on hiatus due to the impacts on production as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and now it’s about to go on break again. The series returned with episode 4 on February 18, and the next hiatus will start with episode 9.
There’s currently no return date in place, so stay tuned for further announcements.
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Based on the game created by Yoko Taro and developed by PlatinumGames, the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime is directed by Ryouji Masuyama, who also handles series composition for the A-1 Pictures production. Crunchyroll has been streaming the series as it airs and describes it like so:
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