The Nier: Automata anime debuts January 7th on Crunchyroll

An image from Nier: Automata Ver1.1a.
Image: Aniplex

Nier: Automata, Yoko Taro’s quirky but heartfelt action RPG, is being adapted into an anime that will begin streaming on Crunchyroll on January 7th. The show was first announced in February 2022 and is officially titled Nier: Automata Ver1.1a.

Based on the synopsis from Crunchyroll, it seems like Nier: Automata Ver1.1a’s story sticks relatively close to the game, though Taro said in a recent video that there will be some changes. Part of what’s interesting about the game is its 26 different endings and a narrative that takes place across a few different perspectives, and we’ll have to wait and see if and how the show ends up including those.

If you’re curious, here’s the synopsis. I’ve left the punctuation exactly as it was provided.


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