What is the Best Place to Watch Nier: Automata Episode 4?

Following a recent covid-related delay, the release date and time for NieR: Automata episode 4 have been announced. The coronavirus epidemic nearly brought down the entire anime industry at its height, as well as many other global entertainment sectors.

The Misfit of Demon King School, Spy Classroom, Bofuri, and Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible new episodes have all been postponed globally due to the pandemic, which is regrettably still causing significant issues for the industry as a whole.

The good news is that NieR: Automata is finally scheduled to return this weekend after its COVID-related delay – here is everything fans need to know about the air date and time for episode 4.

What is the Best Place to Watch Nier: Automata Episode 4?

NieR: Automata Ver1.1a is available to stream on two distinct platforms in North America. The first website where NieR may be viewed is Crunchyroll, renowned as the most extensively used website for watching anime movies.

What is the Best Place to Watch Nier: Automata Episode 4?
What is the Best Place to Watch Nier: Automata Episode 4?

But VRV is the other place where you may view this anime. Although this option exists, the VRV platform is somewhat more constrained than the one on Crunchyroll. Hence, if you are interested in subscribing to one but are not currently doing so, we advise choosing Crunchyroll.

Nier: Automata Was One of the First Postponements From Winter Slate

The NieR: Automata Ver1.1a anime adaptation’s episode 4 was initially postponed indefinitely owing to a COVID-19 outbreak within the A-1 Pictures animation studio, as the official Japanese website reported. In a statement shared to both the website and Twitter pages, it was confirmed that:

“Postponement of Broadcast and Distribution Due to the Effects of the Spread of the New Coronavirus.”

A-1 Pictures, via official website: 

“Due to the impact on the video production schedule caused by the spread of the new coronavirus “COVID-19”, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution of episodes 4 and onward.”

The production team concluded the statement by adding:

“Although this measure is based on unforeseen circumstances, we apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may cause to the fans who have been looking forward to the work. We appreciate your understanding.”

Director of the NieR video games Yoko Taro stated,

“So, about episode 4 and onwards. it’s because of THAT thing that happened that now we’ll have to wait a bit longer…”


This wasn’t the first title from the current 2023 Winter slate to be postponed due to the resurging coronavirus pandemic, which is concerning to anime fans everywhere.

If you are interested in learning about further episodes that are still to come, such as: you can learn about them by reading our previous entries:

For several other shows, including Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, Ayakashi Triangle, KanColle, UniteUp, The Misfit of Demon King School, and Spy Classroom, additional broadcast delays have been announced.


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