The official Twitter account of NieR: Automata anime announced on March 15, 2023, that Crunchyroll will be streaming the English dub of the anime starting March 18, 2023.
A trailer along with the cast was also released to commemorate the announcement.
NieR: Automata English dub cast includes:
- Kira Buckland as 2B
- Kyle McCarley as 9S
- Cherami Leigh as A2
- Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Commander
- Alexis Tipton as Pascal
- Greg Chun as Adam
- Ray Chase as Eve
- Erica Mendez as Lily
The anime started airing in Japan on Jan 7, 2023.
Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.
In the game players take the role of these combat androids from the YoRHa units across an open world. The story requires multiple playthroughs, each unlocking additional story elements.
The plot of the anime is described as follows:
A small number of humans who escaped to the moon began a counterattack operation using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the battle falls into a stalemate in front of <machine lifeforms> that continue to multiply infinitely. As the ultimate weapon, mankind dispatches a new android <Yorha> unit to Earth. <2B>, who was newly dispatched to Earth, joins up with <9S>, an advanced investigator, and goes on a mission, but in the midst of that, he encounters a number of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of a lifeless android who continues to fight for humanity.