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NieR Automata Episode 4 Delayed as the Anime Goes on Hiatus

Being a part of the anime winter season 2023, NieR Automata anime, based on a video game of the same name, was released three weeks ago. That means it has already given us three episodes written by the 52-year-old video game director and screenplay writer Yoko Taro. Well, what’s disturbing is that after three enticing episodes, we will not get to watch the fourth episode anytime sooner.

A tweet posted on the official Twitter account of NieR Automata started surfacing last weekend. The post not only informed us about the episode getting delayed, but we also learned that the reason behind the delay was Covid-19 cases in Japan. No date has been confirmed for the show’s return, but the anime will re-run the three episodes for the next three Saturdays.

NieR Automata fans disheartened over anime’s hiatus

NieR Automata has got delayed, and we don’t know how long the anime will take to make a comeback, as the post states that it’s an indefinite hiatus. That means we don’t know how much we have to wait for the further episodes of the anime.

Fans were already unhappy with the CG animation of the animated television show, and now this hiatus is making this video-game-to-anime adaptation experience even worse for the community. In a couple of months, the fourth season of one of the most popular anime, Attack on Titan, will get released. Due to the average animation and the delay, NieR Automata might get overshadowed, and the series might not get the viewership it deserves.

How many episodes does NieR Automata anime have?

NieR Automata anime will run in two cours and will have 24 episodes. When the anime was announced for the first time, the involvement of Taro and the anime director Ryouji Masuyama created hype among fans all over the world.

As mentioned, the anime will re-run its first three episodes in Japan for the next few weeks, but you can already binge-watch those on Crunchyroll.

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Aparna Ukil
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Aparna is an Entertainment writer at Forever Geek who loves everything about K-Dramas and Anime. Besides these, she also enjoys watching the latest TV shows and movies, explicitly falling under the horror genre. She started her professional journey in the retail industry, but her admiration for films and TV shows pulled her into the field of Entertainment writing. She began her writing career by working for Otakukart, Sportskeeda, and Game Revolution before getting an opportunity to write for Forever Geek. When she's not writing, she can be either found exploring new cafes in the town or trying out a different brand of Red Wine.

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