Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Series Coming to Netflix in 2022

By on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:30 pm. Filed in News under Cyberpunk 2077.

The upcoming Netflix original anime is set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 and is being developed by Studio Trigger.

CD Projekt Red, the developer behind Cyberpunk 2077, is producing a new anime for Netflix. “We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said game director of Cyberpunk 2077, Adam Badowski. The news came as part of today’s Night City Wire premiere, which featured new gameplay and details for Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Announcement

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a new upcoming 10-episode anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, has been in the making since 2018. It is expected to be available for streaming some time in 2022 on Netflix. The new series was announced today during the first-ever Night City Wire broadcast, put on by CD Projekt Red for their upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077. The acclaimed developer and publisher is producing the show, while the animation is being done by Studio Trigger, the Japan-based animation company responsible for the production of animes like Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia. The story will be about the journey of a street kid who becomes an Edgerunner in an unforgiving, technologically obsessed world―something all of us understand too well.

With Studio Trigger comes Hiroyuki Imaishi as the director and Masahiko Otsuka as assistant director. The two worked on Gurren Lagann and Promare together, an anime series and a movie, respectively. “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.”

Both Masahiko Otsuka (Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann, Promare) Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.GRIDMAN, Promare) are responsible for the adapted screenplay. “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,” Masahiko Otsuka said.

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Other notable people are Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill) as creative director, and Yoh Yoshinari (BNA: Brand New Animal, Little Witch Academia) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia) as character designers.

Accompanying the story and visual styles is the original music of Silent Hill series composer, Akira Yamaoka. Badowski voiced his excitement about the reveal. “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,” said Badowski. “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.”  This is definitely a great way for Studio Trigger to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Although Cyberpunk: Edgerunners won’t arrive until 2022, Cyberpunk 2077 is set to release this November. Stay tuned for more details.

Larryn Bell
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Larryn is a content creator and editor who has written guides and features for various gaming websites. She is always on the lookout for games with engaging stories, challenging puzzles, or unique gameplay mechanics.

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Cyberpunk 2077 is a role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. Adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise, the game is an open world, non-linear RPG with an FPS style in which players are able to heavily customize their character to suit their play style. Gun play, exploration, player choice and activities such as hacking are to feature heavily throughout the game with missions, quests and objectives being completed in a variety of different ways. The world will have dynamic weather and a day/night cycle to make it truly immersive.