After the broadcast of the eighth episode of the anime adaptation of the video game NieR: Automatait was announced that the series will once again go on indefinite suspension due to production problems derived from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the press release, the date for the resumption of the series will be informed as soon as it is decided by Aniplex and studies A-1 Pictures.
It should be noted that this is the second time that the series will go on indefinite suspension due to production issues due to COVID-19, however, some claim that this is not the actual reason for the suspension. According to “other unconfirmed sources”, it appears that many Aniplex productions are facing extremely tight production schedules, leading to looming production issues. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still an excuse for production companies in Japan.
The series has been broadcast since January 7, without yet officially confirming the number of episodes it will have, while the platform crunchyroll is in charge of its distribution in the West.
- Ryouji Masuyama(Blend S, Darling in the FranXX, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de) is in charge of directing the anime at the studiosA-1 Pictures.
- Yoko Taro(Yoshinoya Kyoudai, SINoALICE, Kimi Shi ni Tamou Koto Nakare) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts, along withRyouji Masuyama.
- Jun Nakai(Re:CREATORS, Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, Gin no Saji) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
- Monach (Shangri-La Frontier, Summer Time Render, Aharen-san wa Hakarenai) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Synopsis of NieR: Automata
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