Kidney: vending machines will make its official anime adaptation next year, and the series is hyped up what to expect from its anime debut with a new teaser highlighting one of the game’s major new cast additions! The Kidney video game franchise has become hugely popular in recent years thanks to its success and response to Kidney: vending machines, so it wasn’t much of a surprise to find out that the franchise would be branching out with its new anime. This series will bring a whole new life to the video game’s characters, and that’s just the beginning of what to expect!
Kidney: Automata’s new anime (officially titled as NieR: Automata Ver1.1a) will hit the screens from January next year, and in anticipation of the new series premiere, a new teaser trailer has been released praising Chiaki Kano as Commander. She returns from voicing the character in the original video game, along with the other newly announced cast members of Keiko Isobe as Operator 60 and Meari Hatsumi as Operator 210. You can see a little bit of Commander in motion with the teaser below:
Currently scheduled to start in JanuaryNieR: Automata Ver1.1a director Ryouji Masayuma (who also composes the series with original game creator Yoko Taro) for A-1 Pictures. Jun Nakai serves as the character designer and chief animation director, while MONACA composes the music. Previously announced main voice cast members include returning faces from the game with Yui Ishikawa as 2B, Natsuki Hanae as 9S, Hiroki Yasumoto as Pod 042, and Kaoru Akiyama as Pod 153 all confirmed so far for the new anime.
NieR: vending machines version 1.1a will also have an original story not featured in the games, as previously noted by original creator Yoko Taro, but for what to expect from the new series, Square Enix is teasing the original video game release of NieR: Automata as such, “NieR:Vending machines tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their struggle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines. Humanity has been expelled from Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a last-ditch effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends an army of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now a war rages between machines and androids… A war that could soon reveal a long-forgotten truth of the world.”
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