The Nier: Automata anime is coming to Crunchyroll in January

An image from Nier: Automata Ver1.1a.
Image: Aniplex

Nier: Automata, Yoko Taro’s quirky but heartfelt action RPG, is being adapted into an anime that will be streaming on Crunchyroll early next year. The show, which was first announced in February and officially titled Nier: Automata Ver1.1a, will begin streaming January 7th, Crunchyroll spokesperson Tyler Schirado said in an email to The Verge.

Based on the official synopsis from Crunchyroll, it seems like Nier: Automata Ver1.1a’s story sticks relatively close to the game, though Taro said in a recent video that there will be some changes. Part of what’s interesting about the game is its 26 different endings and a narrative that takes place across a few different perspectives, and we’ll have to wait and see if and how the show ends up…

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Author: Jay Peters