NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a Second Cour Premieres July 5

    Glory to mankind!

    Aniplex announced the second cour of the NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a anime will premiere on July 5 at 11:30 p.m. JST on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 channels in Japan. LiSA will perform the new opening theme song “Black Box” for the second cour, which will have 12 episodes.

    Chief animation director and character designer Jun Nakai designed a new key visual for the NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a second cour. Check it out below, via the anime’s official Twitter account:

    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 and was affected by various production delays. 

    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] | Muck Rack:

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