Yoko Taro explains why the anime is paused after only three episodes

Last year was excellent in terms of anime based on video games and to open 2023 we had quite high expectations with the ‘NieR: Automata’ anime.

Its creators have started in a very faithful way to the original game and have been introducing some changes and new characters little by little… Although unfortunately, it seems that we will have to be patient to see how things continue.

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There were already some rumors about the issuance of ‘NieR: Automata Ver1. 1a’, and in the end they have been fulfilled. After the first three weeks with its first three chapters, the studio has reported that the production of the following episodes has had to be delayed.

Yoko Tarothe creative director of the games and who has also participated in the development of the anime, has confirmed the news from your Twitter account and that the delay is due to increase in COVID-19 cases in Japan.

“Regarding chapter 4 onwards, it’s because THAT thing happened, and now we have to wait a little longer,” Taro said on Twitter.

It is not the first time that COVID-19 has recently interfered again in the production of a series, although it is seen that at A-1 Pictures they have been especially rushed with the weekly work of ‘NieR: Automata Ver1. 1a’. Right now the studio is working on too many anime at the same time, and it seems that they have gotten a bit caught up in having a small bag of episodes prepared in advance.

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From this Sunday onwards the first three episodes of the series will be broadcast again to fill the gap in the grid, but it has not been confirmed that the fourth will be broadcast normally afterwards. For now there is no release date for the rest of the seasonwhich will consist of 24 episodes divided into two parts.

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