We’ve known for a while that we were getting a Cyberpunk 2077 anime at some point. We’ve since learned that it’s going to be called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and it’s going to be created by Studio Trigger. The series is due to be released on Netflix in September. Last month we got the first teaser trailer for the show. Now, Netflix has released the first full length official trailer.
The trailer as seen above focuses on introducing some of the show’s main characters. Namely David, Maine, Dorio, Kiwi, Pilar, Rebecca, and Lucy. The show is going to be a 10-episode standalone story set in the game’s glorious Night City.
ABOUT CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS
The series tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in Night City — a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he stays alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.-Netflix
Studio Trigger is best known for the series Kill La Kill and the film Promare. The studio was founded by Hiroyuki Imaishi, a former Gainax employee and director of the hit anime series Gurren Lagann. Many would argue that Studio Trigger’s unique style and attitude is perfect for a Cyberpunk 2077 show. Or any cyberpunk show, for that matter. We do not disagree one bit.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is of course based on the hugely successful Cyberpunk 2077 game by CD Projekt Red. The game released in 2020 and to date has sold over 18 million copies, even as its development and release were fraught with controversy and technical problems.
That won’t stop us from enjoying Cyberpunk: Edgerunners though. It looks incredible, which is to be expected from a Studio Trigger project. We can’t wait to watch this and talk about it in September when it gets released on Netflix.