NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a Previews Adam and Eve

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The NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a anime has released a brief trailer and visual for twin brothers Adam and Eve, the human-like machines that serve as antagonists for androids 2B and 9S. 

As in the video game, Adam and Eve are voiced by Daisuke Namikawa and Tatsuhisa Suzuki respectively. 

NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a will premiere in January 2023. It is inspired by the 2017 open world action-RPG NieR: Automata, which sees a group of androids battling to reclaim Earth from an army of alien-created machines in the far future. Nier creator Yoko Taro said that the “Ver 1.1a” affix in the anime’s title is due to the original title being “a story we created to be a game, so copying it as is wouldn’t make an interesting story for an anime. So I brought up the idea of changing things around.” 

NieR: Automata was developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix as a sequel to 2010’s Nier, which is set thousands of years before the events of Automata. Like the first game, which was developed by the now-defunct Cavia, NieR: Automata combined third-person hack-and-slash gameplay with shoot-em-up and side-scrolling elements. 

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Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S, The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls assistant director) is directing NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a and has co-series composer credits with Yoko Taro. Other staff include Jun Nakai (Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files {Rail Zeppelin} Grace note) as character designer and chief animation director and MONACA (Assassin’s Pride) as music composer. 

Meanwhile, the returning cast from the game includes Yui Ishikawa as 2B, Natsuki Hanae as 9S, Chiaki Kano as YoRHa’s commander, Keiko Isobe as Operator 6O, Meari Hatsumi as Operator 21O, and Aoi Yuuki as Pacal.


Sources: Aniplex YouTube channel, @NieR_A_ANIME

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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