Episode 8 of the anime series NieR:Automata Ver1.1a has been delayed.
The new episode was delayed for an undetermined amount of time due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Regarding postponement of broadcasting and distribution after episode 9
Thank you for your continued support of the TV anime “NieR:Automata Ver1.1a”.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus “COVID-19” and the accompanying delay in the video production schedule, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution of episode 9 and beyond.
Regarding the broadcast and distribution schedule from episode 9 onwards, we will inform you again on the official anime website and official Twitter in the near future.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to wait for a while until the broadcast and distribution of episode 9.
Although it is a measure based on unforeseen circumstances, we are very sorry for the inconvenience and concern for the viewers who are looking forward to the work.
Thank you for your understanding.
March 19, 2023
NieR:Automata Ver1.1a is far from the last anime series to be delayed in the last few years. Most recently Uncle From Another World was delayed by months; the show premiered in July 2022 and only just aired its season finale earlier this month.
The series was announced in 2022 and is the latest project from A-1 Pictures. A-1 Pictures is known for their work on Kaguya-sama: Love is War and more recently Lycoris Recoil.