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NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 Release Date, Announced, & Trailer Revealed 

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 greenlit with trailer!

If you’re a fan of role-playing games and appreciate the work of A-1 Pictures, a renowned studio that has brought us critically acclaimed series like Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online, Black Butler, and The Seven Deadly Sins, then you’re in for a delightful experience.

Nier: Automata Ver. 1.1a is an RPG game that has been developed by PlatinumGames, a well-known video game developer. Additionally, an anime adaptation of this game has been produced by studio A1 Pictures and has already been released on small screens during Winter 2023.

The planet Earth has been taken over by extraterrestrial beings, who engage in combat through the use of a formidable army of Machine Lifeforms.

In response, the human race has created advanced androids, which have been deployed to fight against the Machine Lifeforms. The conflict has since escalated into a prolonged proxy war.

The story follows a new addition to android forces called YoRHa, whose models 2B and 9S are sent to earth to investigate local machine behaviours and aid resistance forces.

As the proliferation of extraterrestrial lifeforms persists, humanity looks to the latest line of android soldiers, YoRHa, to champion their cause. Amidst their operations, the YoRHa soldiers chance upon enigmatic phenomena that continue to baffle and intrigue.

The viability of the human race in the face of an ongoing extraterrestrial uprising remains uncertain. Only time can reveal the outcome of this conflict.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season One was well received by fans, and after its conclusion, many were wondering if there will be a second season or not.

Luckily, we now have an answer to that question, so keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is rated 7.5/10 and ranked #1512 with 247k members on MyAnimeList


WHAT IS The NieRAutomata Ver1.1a SEASON 2 release date
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NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season One aired from 8th January 2023 to 23rd July 2023 for 24 episodes.

The airing of the broadcast was postponed twice due to unforeseen production difficulties. These difficulties were exacerbated by the recent resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which created additional challenges for our team.

The initial period commenced with the third installment and extended from January 28 until February 18.

The broadcasting of episodes 9-12 of the second season commenced following the conclusion of the eighth episode. Notably, these episodes were aired back-to-back in July 2023.

Following the conclusion of season one, the show s’ official X account announced the renewal for NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 with NieR:Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 trailer teaser.

Although an official NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 release date is yet to be confirmed, the sequel is tentatively scheduled to air in 2024.

Studio A-1 Pictures has a stacked production schedule with four new animes listed for 2023 and the first quarter of 2024.

Nevertheless, the studio has renewed for a sequel which is great news for NieR: Automata Ver1.1a fans.

The first season aired in two cours, but the studio is yet to confirm the episode count for NieR:Automata Ver1.1a Season 2.

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 18th January 2023
NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2Yet to be Announced

The anime has been one of the biggest reasons for the game s’ booming success as it passed 7.5 million copies in sales in April 2023. 

You can check out the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 announcement below:


NieRAutomata Ver1.1a Season 2 PLOT
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In the finale of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 1, “Flowers for m[A]chines”, commanders go against the orders and use the bunker laser to destroy Adam.

The signal emanating from Adam has been detected by the Pods in the crater. In response, 2B and 9S have been dispatched to eliminate him.

When they arrive, Adam is already wounded, and before dying, he accepts his fate as it will reunite him with Eve. 

Adam s’ death also shuts the nearby machines, which puts an end to their ambush.

As per the recent developments, 9S was found to be infected with a logic virus, which was a result of hacking Adam. In order to prevent further harm, 2B was forced to take the difficult decision of mercy killing 9S, which led to her breaking down over his unfortunate demise.

However, it was later discovered that 9S had managed to save himself by transferring his consciousness to a nearby Machine.

In the aftermath of the credit scene, while 9S undergoes repair at the Bunker, he establishes a connection with the Bunker’s server. Detecting an aberration, 9S takes measures to avoid syncing his and 2B’s data with the Bunker server.

During the course of his investigation, the protagonist inadvertently triggers the defense mechanism of the server he is investigating. Subsequently, he comes across two identical girls attired in red dresses who claim to be observing the androids. With their assistance, the protagonist – 9S – is able to uncover the truth about Project YoRHa.

The protagonist discovers that the human race has been extinct for a significant period of time and that a project known as YoRHa was initiated to boost the morale of the androids by deceiving them into believing that humans are still residing on the Moon.

Upon awakening, 9S promptly responds to 2B’s request for backup. It is worth noting that while he was engaged in this activity, he was being secretly observed by an unidentified individual, a girl donning a red dress.

The upcoming sequel of the anime will be a continuation of its first season, as it is based on the game rather than a source material such as NieR: Automata Ver1.1a manga.

In the upcoming season 2 of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a, it is highly anticipated that the secret of command will be unveiled. It is expected that this revelation will provide valuable insights into the game’s mechanics and storyline.

As such, fans and enthusiasts of NieR: Automata are advised to keep a close eye on the upcoming season and stay updated on any announcements and developments.

Based on the frames presented in the teaser, it is evident that the upcoming content will feature a continuation of the A2 storyline, as well as delve into the past of Devola and Popola.

Within the preview, an individual of higher rank is observed reading a statement regarding the forthcoming phase of the war.

Observations reveal that there are instances where 9S and 2B engage in combat against machine lifeforms.

During the ongoing conflict between YohRa and Androids, there was a moment when Devola and Papola were observed to be in a precarious situation.

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Source by A1 Pictures

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is directed by Ryouji Masuyama with series composition from Yoko Taro.

The characters in this anime have been designed by the well-known Jun Nakai, while the music has been composed by monaca. The anime boasts two theme songs, namely the opening track “Escalate” by Aimer, and the closing track “Antinomy” by Amazarashi.

Animation is produced by studio A-1 Pictures with Hirofumi Sakagami serving as art director.

You can find the list of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a characters and voice cast below:

2BYui Ishikawa
9SNatsuki Hanae
Pod 042Hiroki Yasumoto
Pod 153Kaoru Akiyama
CommanderChiaki Kanou
Operator 60Keiko Isobe
Operator 210Meari Hatsumi
PascalAoi Yūki
AdamDaisuke Namikawa
EveTatsuhisa Suzuki
LilyAtsumi Tanezaki
A2Ayaka Suwa
EngelsYosuke Saitou
WataTomoaki Maeono
ConnaTakahiro Shimada
RoseUi Hinagata


Source by A1 Pictures

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a Season 2 has been announced, with the creators aiming for a 2024 release window.

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