Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Is An Anime Set In The Cyberpunk Universe

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:14
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Topic(s): E3 2020
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CD Projekt Red
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CD Projekt Red
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November 19, 2020
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RPG
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Produced By Studio Trigger And Netflix

During today's Cyberpunk 2077 live stream, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was announced. It's a new anime produced by Studio Trigger and Netflix and will launch in 2022.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will be a standalone anime story set in the Cyberpunk universe. The show will consist of 10 episodes and will follow a street kid "trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city". With everything to lose, the protagonist chooses to become one of the titular Edgerunners, mercenaries who are also known as "cyberpunks" (see what they did there?). You can check out the announcement trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners right here:

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has a pretty impressive pedigree behind it. The show's being produced by CD Projekt Red and directed by Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann head honcho Hiroyuki Imaishi. Other key personnel involved in Edgerunners include Little Witch Academia character designer Yoh Yoshinari and Kill la Kill creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi. This will all be topped off by an original score created by legendary Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.

Director Imaishi says he's always found cyberpunk to be a tricky genre, but he's excited to be working with CD Projekt Red on this property. He goes on to say that he understands it'll be hard to please fans of both gaming and anime, but that he "[loves] a challenge". Cyberpunk 2077 game director Adam Badowski describes the anime as a "love letter" to all things cyberpunk and to animated storytelling. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere in 2022. We'll likely learn more about the show as we get closer to its release date.

Are you looking forward to checking out Cyberpunk: Edgerunners? Let us know in the comments below!

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