Towards the end of episode 2, we are given a glimpse of a glowing nest made of bio-machines leaving its viewers at the edge of their seats anticipating the next Nier Episode 3 airing this January 21st, 2023.
Humanity has inhabited the moon after the Earth was invaded by a machine known as Machine lifeforms or Bio-machines, who are a race of sentient robots. The latest episode reveals a lot about the state of humanity, focusing more on the world-building aspect of the plot.
We are introduced to the human resistance force and given further insight into the lore surrounding these sentient machines.
But with answers, many questions arise, and even more fan theories and speculations.
But before unwarping the exciting developments in the latest episode, let us have a look at the release date of Nier Ep 3.
Nier: Automata Episode 3 Release Date
The Nier: Automata is one of the most hyped anime airing this season and its next episode has kept its viewers on the edge of their seats.
Nier Episode 3 is set to release on Saturday, 21 January 2023.
The release date and time for different time zones are listed below:
- Japanese Standard Time: 3 am, Saturday, January 21
- Pacific Standard Time: 9:30 am, Saturday, January 21
- Central Standard Time: 11:30 am, Saturday, January 21
- Eastern Standard Time: 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 21
- British Standard Time: 5:30 pm, Saturday, January 21
- Central European Time: 6:30 pm, Saturday, January 21
- Indian Standard Time: 10:00 pm, Saturday, January 21
- Australian Central Standard Time: 2:00 am, Sunday, January 22
Nier: Automata Ver1.1a is available to be streamed on Crunchyroll and VRV.
Talking about some more popular anime, Tsurune Season 2 Episode 3 and High Card Episode 2 are also going to air this week.
Nier:Automata Ver1.1a Episode 2 Recap:
The year is 5012 and the earth is taken over by sentient alien robotic life form. These rogue ‘machines’ have pushed humans to the verge of extinction forcing humanity to build settlements on the moon.
To fight back against these machines the YoRHa was established to continue and hopefully lead humanity to hail as the victor.
YoRHa uses androids to deploy air bourn attacks on the machines to win back earth.
The first part of the episode begins with us looking at the world through the perspective of conscious and tame machines reading books and planting flowers, exhibiting that not all machines are rogues and seek to kill.
The machine plants flowers along with three other robots.
The story of their god and his blessing of emotions upon the machines were unveiled through bits of cardboard puppet animation in between the episode providing insight into the history and culture of these mysterious beings.
In irony to the stories, rogue machines suddenly attack the human resistance force. But they are quickly overpowered and forced to flee.
The rogue machines destroy everything in their path along with flowers.
We cut to 2b waking up who was being looked after by 9s. They are ordered by the commander to explore the machine activity near the desert.
The resistance force makes a plan to blow up the bridge across and water channel but the detonator fails are they are left with no way to escape. But then suddenly 2b and 9s intervene and burst apart the bridge saving the humans.
The episode ends with giving us shots of a glowing cocoon made of machines ending at a massive cliffhanger.
Nier: Automata Ver1.1a Episode 2 Review:
The audience who is not familiar with the Nier: Automata game series seems captivated by the storytelling and this unexplored post-apocalyptic world.
The slow-paced nature of this episode is kind of disappointing for some after the intense action sequence of the first episode. But much of the audience enjoyed this episode for its exploration of its rich world.
Though viewers who have not played the game will still have many questions, which will be made clearer in the upcoming episodes.
The music pieces played throughout this episode have won the hearts of the fans. The music director by Yukio Nagasaki who has worked on many animes of which the most recognizable being One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Bleach, has done a fantastic job in this anime’s soundtracks.
Those who have played the game, are satisfied with the adaptation though the events in this episode were not in the game. But the directional choice to establish the nature of the machines and a proper introduction to the human resistance teams is important from the narrative standpoint of a TV show.
The overall episode was positively received, and the viewers were eager to see the upcoming plot point to be revealed.
Nier: Automata Ver1.1a Episode 3 Spoilers
The glowing nest which we were given a peek at, at the end of episode 2 hosts “Adam” a white-haired machine who plays the role of the main antagonist alongside his brother “Eve”.
2b and 9s are told to explore the deserts since some machine activity has been detected from the desert. There they find the machine exhibiting normal human behavior like the machine in the first episode.
A peculiar cocoon-like structure stands above them made of these machines. It bursts open to reveal a humanoid white-haired machine.
Our heroes prepare themselves to face this unexpected foe and certainly uncover the mystery surrounding its appearance.
Nier Episode 3 English Sub will be out for everyone to watch very soon. In the meantime, we recommend everyone to read our My Hero Academia 378 article.
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