The official website of Nier Automata anime and Aniplex Youtube Channel dropped a creditless video for the ending theme song on Jan 15, 2023. The ending theme song is performed by Amazarashi and is called “Antinomy”.
The anime started airing in Japan on Jan 7, 2023. Check out the creditless ending theme below:
Previously a creditless version of the opening theme song was also revealed. The opening theme song is performed by Aimer and is called “escalate”.
Keiko Isobe as Operator 60
Meari Hatsumi as Operator 210
Natsuki Hanae as 9S
Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042
Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eve
A-1 Pictures is in charge of animating the adaptation. The staff members for the anime includes:
Director: Ryoji Masuyama
Series Composition: Yoto Taro, Ryoji Masuyama
Character Design/ Chief Animation Director: Jun Nakai
Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.
In the game players take the role of these combat androids from the YoRHa units across an open world. The story requires multiple playthroughs, each unlocking additional story elements.
The plot of the anime is described as follows:
A small number of humans who escaped to the moon began a counterattack operation using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the battle falls into a stalemate in front of <machine lifeforms> that continue to multiply infinitely. As the ultimate weapon, mankind dispatches a new android <Yorha> unit to Earth. <2B>, who was newly dispatched to Earth, joins up with <9S>, an advanced investigator, and goes on a mission, but in the midst of that, he encounters a number of mysterious phenomena… This is the story of a lifeless android who continues to fight for humanity.
When rumors about the game’s anime adaptation had surfaced online, fans were skeptical about the development, arguing that the story of the game was too complex to be adapted properly into an anime.