Originally premiering in January, NieR: Automata Ver1.1a took the story from 2017’s genre-bending action-adventure RPG and condensed it into a tight season of anime which manages to capture not only the visual styles of the game, but also the essence of its messaging. Unfortunately for some, the show launched with no English dub. Luckily, the official dub has now been announced, with 2B, 9S and A2’s actors reprising their roles.
Making the announcement on Twitter, the official NieR: Automata Animation Project account said: “Presenting the English dub cast of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a! Catch the English dub streaming every Saturday on @Crunchyroll starting March 18th!”
Alongside the announcement a trailer was released, showing the three primary characters being voiced by their video game counterparts – with Kira Buckland back as 2B, Kyle McCarley returning as 9S and Cherami Leigh voicing A2.
While perhaps an unsurprising announcement to some, the status of NieR Ver1.1a’s dub was somewhat up in the air as McCarley was previously removed from a different Crunchyroll project [Mob Psycho 100] due to Union related disagreements. As such, it is exciting to see not only McCarley, but all three main voice actors back for the anime. The English dub for NieR: Automata Ver1.1a premieres on the 18th of March.
KitGuru says: Have you watched the anime? Were you waiting for the dub? Are you glad to see the cast returning? Let us know down below.