Nier Automata anime release date, where to watch, story and more

by Ana Lopez

It’s fair to say that Nier Automata is one of the best RPGs of the last generation, with its captivating story, lush environments, and enigmatic characters that will make you want to understand what’s going on. The story is complicated and it takes several playthroughs to really understand what’s going on – it sounds like the perfect base for anime, right? Fortunately, it’s not just us who think that, because there is one Nier Automata anime along the way, and we took it upon ourselves to dive into all the pertinent information you need to know, including release speculation, story details, and who the voice actors are. Until the anime releases, of course, this isn’t set in stone.

If you want to stay up to date with the latest details about the game on Switch, check out our Nier Automata Switch release date guide. You can also check out our Nier Automata 2B guide, Nier Automata 9S guide and Nier Automata A2 guide content to discover more about the legendary series.

Anyway, here’s everything you need to know about the Nier Automata anime.

2B fights a machine

When is the Nier Automata anime release date?

The Nier Automata anime is now streaming! Episode one was released on January 7, 2023 and the series will air weekly. You can look at it Crunchyrol in the US and UK.

What is the name of the Nier Automata anime?

The official name of the Nier Automata anime is Nier Automata Ver. 1.1a, as a nod to the minor story changes between the game and the anime adaptation.

What is the Nier Automata anime format?

The Nier Automata anime series is a TV show rather than a movie or limited series.

What is the Nier Automata anime story?

Details on what to expect from the anime adaptation are scarce, except that it will be slightly different from the game’s story. It feels safe to assume that at least some of what you experience during Nier Automata’s journey will appear in the anime. We certainly expect to see a lot about the proxy battle between the man-made androids and alien-made machines.

A close-up of 2B

Which company is behind the Nier Automata anime?

We know that Aniplex is behind the production of 2B’s TV debut. If you’re an anime fan, you might be familiar with Aniplex, as the work includes Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Fate/Grand Order, Persona 5: The Animation, Sword Art Online, The Promised Neverland, and more. Given its impressive portfolio, it feels safe to say that the Nier Automata anime is in good hands.

Who are the Nier Automata anime voice actors?

We don’t know much about the voice cast of the Nier Automata anime, but we do know that voice actors Yui Ishikawa and Natsuki Hanae will return to voice 2B and 9S respectively.

There you have it, everything you need to know about the Nier Automata anime. If you need something to play while you wait for release, our list of the best Switch RPGs has some great suggestions, as does our guide to the best anime games.

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