After the third episode aired, it was officially announced that the anime adaptation of the video game NieR: Automata She has been suspended indefinitely. The press release stated that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the production schedulewhich led to the decision to cancel the series.
According to the announcement, the first through third episodes (which have aired so far) will be re-aired in Japan starting January 28, although this does not mean that the series will continue when this re-airing resumes In fact, there is no estimated date for the series to resume.
Although the production claims that the COVID-19 pandemic is the reason for this suspension, many fans in the original release's comments questioned that this was the real reason. In fact, it must be remembered that many productions by aniplex They are faced with near-impossible production schedules (extremely tight deadlines, no possibility of rescheduling) leading to looming production problems. Unfortunately, COVID-19 eventually became the perfect excuse for this type of situation.
The series has been airing since January 7 without officially confirming the number of episodes yet, while the platform crispy roll is responsible for sales in the West.
- Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is responsible for directing the anime at the studios A-1 Pictures.
- Yoko Taro (Yoshinoya Kyoudai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare) is responsible for writing and supervising the scripts, along with Ryouji Masuyama.
- Jun Nakai (Re:CREATORS, Tor: Jieitai Kanochi Night, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) is responsible for character design and animation direction.
- monk (Shangri-La Frontier, Summer Time Render, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai) composes the soundtrack.
Summary of NieR: Automata
NieR: Automata tells the story of the androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their struggle to reclaim the machine dystopia invaded by powerful machines. Mankind was expelled from Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a last ditch effort to retake the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now the war between the machines and the androids continues... a war that may soon reveal a long-forgotten truth to the world.
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