Three episodes have already aired for NieR Automata Ver 1.1a, the anime adaptation of the game from 2017, NieR Automata, by the A1-Project, which has featured Sword Art Online series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01, and Lycoris Recoil. Producing by Ryouji Masuyama (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann). Directing by, of course, Yoko Taro, the creator of the NieR universe, also the project head to help oversee the script too.
Will the anime version be the same as the game?
Which Masuyama, the director, said that “I want to keep the originality of NieR Automtata,” but with the game with multiple Endings, that’s almost impossible. Anime came out boring. that means this animation will definitely have a different content from the game itself. But the story of the main structure remains the same. We can wait and see that the anime will end as heartbreaking as the game version or not?!?
The story of NieR Automata will follow the story of NieR Repticant. After the Gestalt Project failed in 5012 A.D., aliens appeared and sent the Machine Lifeform to invade the human world once again. Causing humans to migrate to the moon and established the Council of Mankind to develop and send advanced androids to fight the aliens, which have fought for thousands of years.
It wasn’t until 11945 A.D. that the Machine Lifeforms evolved to become self-learning and the fight for humanity was not over yet. The council has sent the YoRha to operate on Earth again. This is the main story that takes place in the game and the anime itself.
NieR Automata Ver 1.1a Anime Review
The first episode will cover the story and introduce us to the two protagonists. Androids belonging to YoRha, “2B” and “9S” are assigned to the mission on Earth. Before encountering stories of strange events and many mysteries that occur in the next episode.
The anime copied the scene exactly as the original in the game in every shot. respect the original until the fans of the game must be delighted, CG has been brought to help with some visual work, which is honestly not as beautiful as hoped.
Causing the quality of some scenes to drop a certain level. But in terms of action scenes, they are all made out well, smoothly, typical A1-Project standard.
And besides maintaining the NieR Automata style, there are also many Easter Eggs from previous games in the same universe like “Drag on Dragoon” (Drakengard) and “NieR Replicant” hidden in the anime.
There is no disappointment in the voiceover. Because it still uses the original voice actors from the game to give the voice to the anime as well. And we’ve also seen 2B and 9S express more emotions through animation. Which makes us want to know the story of their relationship in the future.
Another thing that fans of the game will really like is the soundtrack, where the anime has used all the soundtracks directly from the game. making it possible to get into the story perfectly. We could tell you that the newcomers who have just joined will probably like it quite a lot.
As for the OP opening theme, “Escalate” was performed by unique vocalist Aimer, and the ending song ED by Amazarashi was “Antinomy”. It guarantees the beauty of both the opening and ending soundtracks and the anime’s instrumental music too!
And with the original game, there are up to 26 different endings. Make the anime adapted and modified accordingly. Plus, many ending scenes still appear to watch each other in a funny way at the end of the anime as well as a puppet drama.
At this point, we, the author, see that this is a very cool idea because the fans of the game themselves can experience the ending scene that has been through again. And viewers who haven’t played the game have the opportunity to know other endings in the game as well. In addition, the puppet drama is still very funny. 2B and 9S play a joke, expressionless face with super cute. But at the same time, it was so sarcastic that the fans of the game like us have seen and it is secretly painful in their hearts too.
Where to watch
You can watch NieR Automata Ver 1.1a copyrighted,Thai subtitles. through the BiliBili website.
For this edition of NieR Automata, it’s an anime adaptation of a game with a similar name. The first 3 episodes haven’t disappointed the fans or the new viewers much. If there is a bad point, it is the CG that is so stiff that the visual work drops down. but replaced by other parts such as interesting stories, smooth action scenes, the emotions of characters that express more than in the game, and hidden Easter Eggs. Makes this anime look fun for both game fans and newcomers who want to follow the story of the NieR universe.