NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Delayed Due to COVID-19 Again

Aniplex has announced that the NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime has been delayed once again, with episode nine not releasing next week as was previously expected. COVID-19 is stated to be the cause of this delay, and the team intends to announce the new episode schedule at a later date.

This is immensely unfortunate for a multitude of reasons, including the fact the anime was previously delayed due to COVID-19 and only resumed last month. Although ultimately, the staff’s health and safety should be considered first and foremost, so I’m glad they’re delaying the project rather than forcing and rushing it.

Episode eight of the anime is set to release on Crunchyroll later today, alongside the debut of the English dub.

The NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime soundtrack will release in April 2023 with 15 tracks.


We provided intricate coverage for an interview conducted by Shuhei Yoshida with NieR series director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and composer Keiichi Okabe.

Aniplex has shared the creditless opening and ending sequences for the NieR:Automata Ver 1.1a anime.

NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is now available for Nintendo Switch worldwide. The first iteration of the game, simply NieR:Automata, is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC, with the Xbox version containing the colosseum DLC without extra purchases.

The game has a physical release with a reversible cover, and it is not a Cloud version. It includes all existing DLC and new NieR Replicant & Re[in]carnation costumes.

NieR:Automata was initially released in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One release in 2018. The game follows characters named 2B and 9S, who are agents of Yorha, an organization tasked with various combative and information-gathering missions. This entry became highly popularized for its storytelling and characters in a fusion of action, exploration, and shmup elements.

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