Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is set to plug in on September 13, and Netflix has released a new trailer and images to hype up the insane anime adaptation.
Adapted by famed anime studio Trigger, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells an original story set in the Cyberpunk universe. The series is centered around a young street kid who dreams of becoming an edgerunner, or a mercenary outlaw. He seemingly teams up with Lucy, a skilled netrunner looking to escape her past.
While the synopsis might be typical, the trailer is anything but. The art style leans on the abstract and it’s very clear that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will have a different tone and vibe from the more serious Cyberpunk 2077 RPG from CD Projekt.
You can check out the NSFW trailer here as well as the new screenshots in the gallery below.
Studio Trigger is a Tokyo-based anime house best known for its expressive style. The studio has made anime like Kill la Kill, SSSS. Gridman, and Little Witch Academia.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a co-production with CD Projekt and therefore a spinoff from Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt’s RPG was released in 2020, and while it was an ambitious RPG on PC, the console versions suffered from severe technical issues. Though CDPR has promised to address these with regular updates.
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