NieR: Automata Anime Suspended Indefinitely Again

After the broadcast of the eighth episode of the anime adaptation of the video game NieR: Automataannounced that the series will be put on hold once again due to production problems derived from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the press release, the start date of the series will be announced as soon as it is decided Aniplex and studies Pictures A-1.

It should be noted that this is the second time the series has gone on indefinite hiatus due to production issues due to COVID-19, but some claim that this is not the actual reason for the suspension. According to “other unconfirmed sources”, it seems that many Aniplex productions are facing extremely tight production schedules, which is causing production problems to crop up. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still an excuse for production companies in Japan.

The series has been airing since January 7, with no official confirmation yet on the number of episodes it will have, and the platform crunchyroll which dominates its distribution in the West.

Production team

  • Ryuji Masuyama (Merge S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Cath wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios Pictures A-1.
  • Yoko Taro (Yoshinoya Kyodai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi and Tamou Koto Nakare) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, along with Ryuji Masuyama.
  • Jun Nakai (Re:CREATORS, Gate: Jietai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Monk (Shangri-La Frontier, Summertime Rendering, Aharen-san wakarenai) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.

Summary of NieR: Automata

The far future, 5012. Due to a sudden aerial invasion of Earth by

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