NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Second Cour Gets a New Key Visual

    12 new episodes on the way.

    Aniplex revealed a new key visual for the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime’s second cour and confirmed a 2024 premiere window. The second cour picks up directly after the events of episode 12, which premiered last July. 

    NieR: Automata Ver1.1a made its debut on January 7, 2023 as an anime adaptation of NieR: Automata game with additional scenes & context. Produced by A-1 Pictures, the anime delves into the stories of YoRHa androids 2B, 9S, and A2 in a dystopian Earth taken over by machine lifeforms. The first cour ran until July 23, 2023, due to various production delays. 

    NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Second Cour Key Visual

    The new NieR: Automata Ver1.1a second cour key visual depicts 2B in a defeated state, teasing what’s to come in a major operation. NieR: Automata Ver1.1a will premiere in 2024, but an exact release date has not been announced yet.

    Check out the new key visual below, via the anime’s Twitter account:

    Here’s the staff and English cast of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a:


    • Original Work: NieR: Automata (Square Enix)
    • Director: Ryoji Masuyama
    • Series Composition: YOKO TARO /Ryoji Masuyama
    • Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
    • Action Director/Prop Design: Shun Tachibana
    • CG Action Director/Blender Supervisor: Masaki Inada
    • Blender Supervisor: Takahiro Kawakoshi
    • 2D Works: Mie Hiraga
    • Military Advisor: Kenichi Kaneko
    • Art Supervisor: Hiroshi Kato (totonyan)
    • Art Director: Hirofumi Sakagami (totonyan)
    • Art: totonyan
    • Art Setting: Takeshi Takahashi
    • Color Setting: Takahiro Mogi
    • CG Director: Yusūke Noma
    • Sub CG Director: Takeshi Ōkawa
    • Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima
    • Editor: Akinori Mishima (Mishima Editing Room)
    • Music: MONACA
    • Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki
    • Production: A-1 Pictures
    • Production Committee: Council of Humanity

    English Cast

    • 2B: Kira Buckland
    • 9S: Kyle McCarley
    • A2: Cherami Leigh
    • Commander: Colleen O’Shaughnessey
    • Pascal: Alexis Tipton
    • Adam: Greg Chun
    • Eve: Ray Chase
    • Lily: Erica Mendez

    The first 12 episodes of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a are available now to stream on Crunchyroll. The second cour will likely include another 12 episodes, bringing the total number of episodes to 24. 

    Lastly, here’s an overview of the anime, via Crunchyroll:

    The distant future, 5012. The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa. Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.
    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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