After the broadcast of the third episode of the NieR: Automata Ver1.1a TV anime, the official Twitter account announced that the series will be on hiatus starting with episode four. The broadcast date of the fourth episode of the series has not been confirmed.
— TVアニメ『NieR:Automata』（ニーア オートマタ） (@NieR_A_ANIME) January 21, 2023
the producers of NieR: Automata Ver1.1a revealed in the anime official website that the hiatus is due to the “unforeseen circumstance” of COVID-19 having an effect on the production of the series. Episodes one through three will air instead of the next episodes starting on January 28.
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Inspired by the popular role-playing game series created by Yoko Taro and developed by PlatinumGames, NieR: Automata Ver1.1a It is directed by Ryouji Masuyama (MIX-S), who is also serving as the series composer, at A-1 Pictures with character designs and lead animation direction by Jun Nakai (GATE) and music by MONACA (Daylight Savings Representation).
Crunchyroll is streaming NieR: Automata Ver1.1a as it airs in Japan, describing the series as such:
The far future, 5012.
The sudden aerial invasion of Earth by
Newly sent to Earth 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where in the midst of their mission, they encounter a myriad of mysterious phenomena…
This is the story of these
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