I Hope Nier: Automata’s Anime Can Replicate Its Best Moments
I tend to be warier of anime adaptations than I am movie adaptions. There are many good ones. There’s a Persona 5, The Animation, that attempts to make a 100-hour game into a series of anime. The problem with anime game adaptations is usually time. Because games are longer than other media, a season of anime cannot feasibly give every second of the source material the time it needs. Nier Automata is an excellent example of how Nier can adapt a game where the action is central to its best moments.
Square-Enix released a teaser video for the anime adaptation of Nina: Automata this morning. Although it doesn’t show much, the teaser lasts 30 seconds and ends with art by 2B and a pod looking off into the distance.
It is not clear how many episodes the Niner: Automataanime might include. We don’t yet know how long the animated story of A2, 9S and 2B will be allowed to breathe. However, if you think about the most memorable moments of Nuer: Automata, many of them were dependent on the interactive aspect. Particularly the final ending. We might see these moments added to the animation format rather than playing it straight.
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