During the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire: Episode 1 livestream on Thursday, Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red revealed that they will be teaming up with Japanese animation studio Studio Trigger for a Netflix Original anime adaptation titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in 2022. The anime series will take place in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077 and will feature an original story.
The Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime will have a total of 10 episodes and will debut on Netflix in 2022.
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).
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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners synopsis from Cyberpunk:
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.
Source: Cyberpunk official website
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