Nier Automata Ver 1.1a is a fair adaptation of the game Nier Automata. In recent times, we have an increase in such adaptations and while most live actions fail to do justice to the games, the anime adaptations do fairly well. Shows like Arcane, Castlevania, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners are only to name a few, and Nier: Automata Ver 1.1a is one of those screen adaptations of a video game that properly do justice to the entire storyline of the game.
But the real question to ask would be – Is Nier Automata Ver 1.1a a better-choreographed show than Ufotable’s attack choreography?
Video games or books – Which are the better source materials nowadays?
Video games have a better way of representing the ideas of their creator. The beautiful visuals and the haunting undertones completely do justice to the concept of the plot. However, many people do not prefer books as source materials these days. This is because books, such as light novels and manga, fail to deliver the proper imagination and visual imagery to the reader.
- Nier: Automata Ver 1.1a is one such video game adaptation and it has splendid choreography and animation. The sequences are beautifully placed together and the concept is also fairly futuristic and extraordinary.
- This being said we have to understand that the limitations of such adaptations come with the game itself. Therefore, making a comparison between a book and a video game is also a far-fetched analogy, keeping in mind that both disciplines come with their own sets of limitations.
What is the story of Nier Automata Ver 1.1a?
We see the story of Nier Automata Ver 1.1a unfold through three members of the YoRHa army members – 2B, 9S, and A2. Earth has been taken over by extraterrestrials in the year 11954 AD, and humans have retreated to the moon. The story of these three members unfolds as they fight the 14th Machine War on Earth and realize the conditions of what’s left over aren’t as black and white as they seem.
The special trait of the game is not the graphics or the models, but the plot itself. The plot leaves a sense of dread and depression for those who play it, and thus it can be said that the expectations for the anime were pretty much the same.
Have Studio A-1 Pictures outdone Ufotable’s attack choreography with Nier Automata Ver 1.1a?
Most people believed that Nier Automata Ver 1.1a would be as good as the game and that the adaptation of the story would do justice to it.
- But the release of the anime has left fans with mixed feelings. The 2D animation might be commendable but the CGI lacks a lot of elementary stuff.
- The fights are also extremely well animated and most of the animation without the CGI is good and colorful. The use of the latter only makes it dull and monotonous.
Therefore, one can compare Nier Automata Ver 1.1a with the attack choreography by Ufotable, but it is clear from the deliverance of the former that Studio A-1 Pictures still has a long way to go to match the levels of choreography that Ufotable reached with shows like Demon Slayer, that too with the use of CGI. The element of perfection comes with an understanding of the plot, and Nier: Automata Ver 1.1a has to take that into consideration first.
We can surely say that Studio A-1 Pictures did a good job with Nier Automata Ver 1.1a but it is a long shot to make a claim such as this that Ufotable’s attack choreography has been defeated with just a mere adaptation of a game. Hold onto your horses, Ufotable still leads the charts and the hearts!