The delayed episodes 9-12 finally premiered this weekend for the NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime, and with them came confirmation that the series will continue with a second cour. There’s no release date at the moment, but you can see a special trailer that came along with the announcement of production below.
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.
Source: Official Twitter