The official website of NieR: Automata anime announced on March 19, 2023, that the release date of episode 9 will be delayed due to the spread of COVID-19, which has affected the anime’s production schedule.
Episode 9 was originally set to air on March 26, 2023. The new broadcast date for the episodes will be revealed on the official sources at a later date.
Checkout the staff’s full statement below:
Thank you for your continued support of the TV anime “NieR:Automata Ver1.1a”.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus “COVID-19” and the accompanying delay in the video production schedule, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution from episode 9 onwards.
Regarding the broadcast / distribution schedule after episode 9, we will announce it again on the official anime website and official Twitter in the near future.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to wait for a while until the broadcast and distribution of episode 9.
Although it is a measure based on unforeseen circumstances, we are very sorry for the inconvenience and concern for the viewers who are looking forward to the work.
Thank you for your understanding.
March 19, 2023
NieR: Automata anime started airing in Japan on Jan 7, 2023.
- Chiaki Kanou as Commander
- Keiko Isobe as Operator 60
- Meari Hatsumi as Operator 210
- Yui Ishikawa as 2B
- Natsuki Hanae as 9S
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042
- Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153
- Aoi Yuuki as Pascal
- Daisuke Namikawa as Adam
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eve
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Lily
A-1 Pictures will be in charge of animating the adaptation. The following staff members have been revealed for the anime:
- Director: Ryoji Masuyama
- Series Composition: Yoto Taro, Ryoji Masuyama
- Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
- Music: MONACA
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.
Source: Official Website