The official website of NieR: Automata anime revealed a character promo video and visual featuring Lily on Nov 26, 2022.
The voice cast for Lily was also unveiled.
Atsumi Tanezaki has been cast to voice Lily in the anime.
My name is Atsumi Tanezaki, and I will be playing the voice of Lily in the TV anime “NieR: Automata Ver1.1a”.
I am very nervous to join the cast who have been playing the same role since the game… The difficulty of the story and the character of Lily makes me almost forget how to breathe every time I play the role.
I will do my best so that both those who are familiar with the work and those who are new to it can enjoy it.
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
- Daisuke Namikawa as Adam
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eve
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