NieR: Automata is a game that was able to hide numerous secrets and subvert the action RPG formula with its many endings, only yielding its final secret four years after its release. It’s a remarkable feat in an age where video games are dissected and deconstructed by fervent fans just days or weeks after their release.
The Square Enix-published game, released in 2017, is known for pulling off surprising twists and turns in its story while presenting a nihilistic outlook. The thematic and narrative richness of NieR: Automata thus make it ripe for an anime series adaptation.
The anime series will be produced by Aniplex, the same studio behind Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and The Promised Neverland. In NieR: Automata, the characters search in quiet desperation for meaning in a world embroiled in a war between human-crafted androids and alien-made robots, touching on timeless themes that form the core appeal of the game. While there isn’t much information about the anime adaptation, it will probably delve into those same topics.
No release date for the anime series has been announced yet, so fans will have to keep a lookout on either the show’s Twitter page or official site for the latest updates.