NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Season 2
Photo: A-1 Pictures

The first key visual from NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime‘s second season which was earlier teased as a second cour was unveiled.

Character designer Jun Nakai created the image, which shows 2B:

Photo: A-1 Pictures

On January 7, 2023 the anime NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a made its debut. Episode 4 was moved from January 28 to February 18 by the staff. The COVID-19 was listed as the cause of the delay by the anime’s production committee.

The team then postponed episodes 9 and later in March, stating how the rise of COVID-19 infections had an effect on their production schedule.

The English dub cast includes:

  • Kira Buckland as 2B
  • Kyle McCarley as 9S
  • Cherami Leigh as A2
  • D. C. Douglas as Pod 042
  • Abby Trott as Pod 153
  • Greg Chun as Adam
  • Ray Chase as Eve
  • Alexis Tipton as Pascal
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Commander
  • Cassandra Lee Morris as Operator 6O
  • Connor Kelly-Eiding as Operator 21O
  • Erica Mendez as Lily

The anime’s ending theme “Antinomy” is performed by amazarashi.

The anime’s opening theme “Escalate” is performed by Aimer.

NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime premiered on January 7, 2023.

New staff members include:

  • Action Supervision, Prop Design: Shun Tachibana 
  • CG Action Supervision, Blender Supervision: Masaki Inada 
  • Blender Supervision: Takahiro Kawakoshi 
  • 2D Work: Mie Hiraga
  • Military Research: Ken’ichi Kaneko 
  • Art Supervision: Hiroshi Katō
  • Art Director: Hirofumi Sakagami
  • Art: Totonyan
  • Art Setting: Takeyuki Takahashi 
  • Color Key Artist: Takahiro Mogi 
  • CG Director: Yuusuke Noma 
  • Sub CG Director: Takeshi Ōkawa 
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima 
  • Editing: Akinori Mishima 
  • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki 

The anime’s cast members include:

  • Yui Ishikawa as 2B
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Android Lily
  • Natsuki Hanae as 9S
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042
  • Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153
  • Chiaki Kanou as Commander
  • Keiko Isobe as Operator 60
  • Meari Hatsumi as Operator 210
  • Aoi Yūki as Pascal

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Ryouji Masuyama as the Director
  • Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Masuyama as the Series’ Composer
  • Jun Nakai as Character Designer
  • MONACA as Music Composer

Square Enix company portrays the series as following:

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.”

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