Nier: Automata is coming to the small screen. Starting next month, NieR:Automata Ver1.1a will begin airing in the United States on Crunchyroll.
You can check out the brand new trailer for the show below:
From the looks of it, Version 1.1a will follow the storyline from the video game, which was released in 2017 under a partnership between publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games. Series creator Yoko Taro is also involved in the project.
The film was produced at A-1 Pictures, a subsidiary of Aniplex. In the past, the producer has worked on series such as Black Butler, Your Lie in April, Fate and Sword Art Online. Version 1.1a is being directed by Ryoji Masuyama, who previously worked on KILL is KILL, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (No) Move On and Mission: 3.0+1.01 Three times at onceas Film Gurren Lagann.
NieR:Automata Ver1.1a will begin airing in Japan on January 7, 2023. At the moment, it’s not entirely clear when it will premiere on Crunchyroll. However, streaming services usually reserve the right to start showing anime in the West within 24 hours of their original airing time, so time will tell if Nier are treated equally.