fbpx

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime … based on Cyberpunk 2077 game universe (news).

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More

Netflix, is producing an original anime series, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, set in the same game universe as Cyberpunk 2077.

That’s ‘edge’ runner, not blade, got it?

This will be 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 — aka, a cyberpunk mercenary outlaw.

Japan-based animation company, Studio Trigger, will serve as the animation studio and Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) will direct the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill) , character designer 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).

Hiroyuki Imaishi told SFcrowsnest, “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.”

The score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).

The series will stream on Netflix in early 2022.

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime ... based on Cyberpunk 2077 game universe (news).

Cyberpunk Edgerunners Netflix anime … based on Cyberpunk 2077 game universe (news).

Tags: ,

Category: Anime/manga, Scifi

About the Author ()

Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

Leave a Reply

SFcrowsnest