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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's New Video Reveals More Staff, January 7 Debut

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Yui Ishikawa's 2B, Natsuki Hanae's 9S highlighted in anime of action RPG

The official website for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, debuted a new "Promotion File 008" video on Sunday. The video highlights the action scenes with 2B and 9S, and it also reveals more staff members and the January 7 premiere for the anime.

The newly announced staff members include:

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels on January 7 at 24:00 (effectively, January 8 at midnight or January 7 at 10:00 a.m. EST). It will then run on other television channels. The anime will also stream on DMM TV and dAnime Store in Japan starting on January 7, and on other streaming services in Japan starting January 10. There will also be a special live-streamed program on Aniplex's YouTube channel on December 28, at 8:00 p.m. JST (6:00 a.m. EST), when the cast and staff will provide new information.

The anime's cast includes:

Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Hello WeGo!) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures, and Masuyama is also in charge of series composition alongside the original game's Yokō Tarō. Jun Nakai is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. MONACA is composing the music.

Square Enix describes the game's story:

NieR:Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.

Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on... A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.

The NieR:Automata game shipped for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in February 2017, followed by North America and Europe in March 2017. Square Enix also released the game on PC via Steam in March 2017, and on Xbox One in June 2018. The game launched on Nintendo Switch on October 6. The game has a combined shipments and digital download sales number of over 7 million.

Sources: NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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