Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a New Anime Set in Night City with New Characters

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

CD Projekt Red has announced a brand new anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners that the developer is creating alongside Studio Trigger and Netflix. The show will premiere in 2022 exclusively on Netflix and it is based in the same Night City as that of Cyberpunk 2077 however it will focus on entirely new characters and story.

The official press release of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners describes the series as:

CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

CD Projekt Red is the main company behind the show as it will be producing the anime series with a creative team with people who have worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. According to the developer, work on the series has been underway since 2018. Studio Trigger is a criticall-acclaimed Japan-based animation company and they will be working on the animation of the anime.

Check out the reveal trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners below.

Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) is taking the reign as the director of the series with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill), character designers Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yuto Kaneko(Little Witch Academia), and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.GRIDMAN, Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare). The score of the series will be composed by Akira Yamoaka (Silent Hill series).

Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio, Adam Badowski said:

We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world. We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read, and play; it’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity, and has had such a strong influence on us. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.

CEO, Studio TRIGGER Masahiko Otsuka also said:

We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD PROJEKT RED to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi further added:

I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD PROJEKT RED on this project. It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.

Are you looking forward to seeing the new Cyberpunk: Edgerunner anime series when it comes out in 2022? Let us know in the comments section below.

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