NieR: Automata anime reveals its first preview and premiere date
During the event Aniplex Online Fest 2022 More information was revealed for the previously announced anime adaptation of the video game by Square Enix Y Platinum Games, NieR: Automata. The highlight in, without a doubt, a couple of promotional videos that were published on the official channel of aniplex to introduce the main characters of the play, 2B and 9S.
In addition, it was announced that this series will be released in January 2023 and that the studio in charge of producing it will be neither more nor less than A-1 Pictureswho are recognized in the industry for being the animating house of the franchise of sword art online.
Finally, in a mutual interview that took place between the animation director of the series Ryōji Matsuyama and the creator of the game Yoko Tarōit was mentioned that this project will not be a faithful adaptation of the game, but it will be a new story, starring the iconic characters of this franchise.
Two new visuals for the series were also released.
The production of the video game began in 2014, with the creator of the series Yoko Tarōthe producer Yusuke Saito and the main composer Keiichi Okabe returning to their respective roles, and the artist Akihiko Yoshida taking charge of character design. The game was praised for its story and themes, its gameplay, and its music. Some visual and technical issues were criticized, but sales exceeded expectations; as of July 2021, the game had sold over 6 million copies worldwide.
- Yui Ishikawa like 2B.
- Natsuki Hanae like 9S.
- The series will be directed by Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) in studies A-1 Pictures.
- Ryouji Masuyama will also participate in the composition process of the series alongside Yoko Tarō (Yoshinoya Kyoudai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare).
- Jun Nakai (Re:CREATORS, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) will be in charge of character design and will also serve as animation director.
- The soundtrack will be in charge of the composer MONACA (Shangri-La Frontier, Summer Time Render, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai).
Synopsis for Nier: Automata
NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S, and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine dystopia, overrun by powerful machines. Humanity has been driven from Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a last-ditch effort to retake the planet, the human resistance sends in a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, the war between the machines and the androids continues… A war that could soon reveal a long-forgotten truth of the world.
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