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NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime's 2nd Part Premieres on July 5

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Full key visual also presented

The staff for NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a, the television anime of Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR:Automata action role-playing game, announced on Wednesday that the anime's second cours (quarter of year) will premiere on July 5. The staff also presented the full key visual drawn by character desginer and chief animation director Jun Nakai. (The staff teased three different segments of the visual up until now.)


The second part will premiere on the Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels on July 5 at 11:30 p.m. (10:30 a.m. EDT). It will also run on YTV, Chukyo TV. Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation, Sapporo TV, and Animax.

LiSA performs the new opening theme song "Black Box."

The first cours of the anime premiered in January 2023. The staff delayed episode 4 that year from January 28 to February 18. The anime's production committee cited COVID-19 as the reason for that delay. The staff then delayed episodes 9 and beyond in March 2023, citing the impact of the increase in COVID-19 infections on its production schedule. Episodes 9-12 aired all at once on July 23. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired.

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.

Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Hello WeGo!) directed the first cours at A-1 Pictures, and Masuyama was also in charge of series composition alongside the original game's Yokō Tarō. Jun Nakai designed the characters and served as chief animation director. MONACA composed the music.

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

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