Cyberpunk Edgerunners was announced overnight, a 10-episode anime that will premiere on Netflix in 2022.
Set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077, 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,” CD Projekt Red advised. “Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.”
Studio Trigger, a Japan-based studio, will animate the series. 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 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 original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD Projekt Red Head of Studio. “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.”
Cyberpunk 2077 heads to Windows PC, XboxOne and PS4 on 19 November. A Stadia release will follow where available in 2020; a next-gen release on Xbox Series X and PS5 is planned for 2021. A new trailer for the game appeared alongside our new preview; its below as well.