‘NieR:Automata Ver1.1a’ Uploads to Crunchyroll (New Character Trailers)

Buckle in and prepare for a high-stakes sci-fi adventure in NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, the new anime series based on the PlatinumGames/Square Enix Drakengard spinoff sequel RPG, created by Yoko Taro. Produced by A-1 Pictures (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Sword Art Online), the show will unleash a wave of android soldier action on Crunchyroll starting Saturday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m. EST / 9:30 a.m. PST.

NieR Automata: Ver1.1a
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Synopsis: The distant future, 5012. The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa. Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.

Ahead of the series debut, Crunchyroll this week unveiled a series of character trailers. (You can also watch the official trailer released previously here.)

“2B” Trailer (voiced by Yui Ishikawa)

“9S” Trailer (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)

“Commander” Trailer (voiced by Chiaki Kano)

“Pascal” Trailer (voiced by Aoi Yuki)

“Adam” & “Eve” Trailer (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa & Tatsuhisa Suzuki)

“Lily” Trailer (voiced by Atsumi Tanezaki)

The voice cast also features Ayaka Suwa as A2, Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042, Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153, Keiko Isobe as Operator 60 and Mary Hatsumi as Operator 210.

NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is directed by Ryoji Matsuyama, who also handled series composition with creator Yoko Taro. Jun Nakai (Michiko & Hatchin, Samurai Champloo, Mardock Scramble movies) is the project’s character designer and chief animation director. Music by MONACA.

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