To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release, a video reviewing episodes 1 to 12 of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a has been released. At the end of the video, the franchise announces that the second cour (Season 2) is scheduled for release this year!
Cour 2 video announcement:
The first cour of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a was directed and composed by Ryouji Masuyama at studio A-1 Pictures, with character designs and chief animation direction by Jun Nakai and music by MONACA.
Crunchyroll streams the series in subs and dubs, describing it as follows:
The distant future, 5012.
The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by <Aliens> and their creations <Machine Lifeforms> led mankind to the brink of extinction. The surviving number of humans who took refuge on the moon to organize a counterattack using <android> soldiers to recapture Earth. However, the war reaches a stalemate as the <Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply infinitely. In turn, humanity deploys a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa.
Newly dispatched to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where amid their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena…
This is the story of these lifeless <androids> and their endless fight for the sake of mankind.
Source: Retrospective video
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