The official website of the upcoming NieR: Automata anime unveiled a new character PV and visual on Nov 25, 2022, featuring Adam and Eve. The cast details for the two were also revealed.
Adam and Eve are brothers who are described as mysterious machine lifeforms that resembles androids.
The newly announced voice cast and their comments are as follows:
- Daisuke Namikawa as Adam
“…the visuals are beautiful! The character is both gorgeous and mechanical at the same time. So, I am trying to create a sense of mystery and ambiguity in the character.“
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eve
“From the time I participated in the game, I was impressed by Eve’s unique and interesting sensibility.
I am happy to be able to present Eve to you in the form of an anime adaptation, and above all, I am filled with personal joy at being able to play Eve again every time I stand in front of the microphone.
I am always striving to deliver to you a more refined version of Eve’s personality, which is different from that of the video games.“
Other cast members include:
- 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
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 Ver 1.1a will start airing in January 2023 in Japan.
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.
When rumors about the game’s anime adaptation had surfaced online, fans were skeptical about the development, arguing that the story of the game was too complex to be adapted properly into an anime.
Source: Official Website