NieR:Automata Ver1.1a TV Anime Postponed From Episode 9 Due to COVID-19

NieR:Automata Ver1.1a TV Anime Postponed From Episode 9 Due to COVID-19


Following the airing of the eighth episode of the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a TV anime, the official Twitter account announced the series will be on hiatus starting with episode nine due to impacts on the production schedule with the spread of COVID-19 infections. A return date for the series was not announced at the time of reporting. The series previously went on a hiatus after episode 3, with episode 4 returning to Japanese broadcast and streaming on February 18.



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Inspired by the popular RPG series created by Yoko Taro and developed by PlatinumGames, NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is directed by Ryouji Masuyama (BLEND-S), who also serves as the series composer, at A-1 Pictures with character designs and chief animation direction by Jun Nakai (GATE) and music by MONACA (Summer Time Rendering).


Crunchyroll is streaming NieR:Automata Ver1.1a as it airs in Japan, describing the series as such:

The distant future, 5012.


The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by and their creations led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the 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 and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.


Source: Official press release


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