Cyberpunk Edgerunners: Release date, trailer, story & more
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners didn’t hold back on the dark and gritty action of the game
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an upcoming Netflix anime series set in the neon-soaked world of Cyberpunk 2077. Here’s everything you need to know about the show – including the release date window, trailer, and story.
The sci-fi streets of Night City will return once again when Cyberpunk: Edgerunners makes its debut on Netflix. This vibrant standalone anime aims to capture all the violence, over-the-top action, and futuristic body modifications from the game.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, the series will also focus on original characters and highlight themes that were not present CD Projekt RED’s title.
So, whether you’re a fan of Cyberpunk 2077 or just wish to add another Netflix show to your watchlist, then we’ve covered everything you need to know about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners release date
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere on Netflix on September 13, 2022.
The show was created by CD Projekt RED in cooperation with Studio Trigger – the Japanese animation studio behind Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, and Darling in the Franxx.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners story
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a standalone 10-episode anime series set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. The story revolves around a street kid trying to survive in Night City – a technology and body modification-obsessed metropolis.
In order to make a living in this harsh environment, the protagonist becomes an Edgerunner. These mercenary outlaws are known to use violence to achieve their goals, with local law enforcement often keen to crack down on their activities.
The anime also appears to be focusing on the mental and physical repercussions of Cyberware, the body modifications that many people in the Cyberpunk universe have. While they can be used to enhance and strengthen a person, this show will look at the toll these changes have on the psychic and stability of those who choose to go down that pathway.
The show aims to capture both the visceral violence of the game, while also covering themes and topics that weren’t explored in CD Projekt RED’s title. This means viewers who haven’t experienced the game can still enjoy Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners trailer
The first full trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was released by Netflix on August 1, ahead of its release on September 13. Prior to that, a teaser was also released that gave fans a quick taste of what to expect from the upcoming anime.
Following the earlier teaser, the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners trailer showcased snippets from the series, giving viewers a look at the main protagonist and his motley mercenary crew. Not only has the game’s bloody and often brutal action been maintained, but Cyberpunk’s signature sound and technological body modifications seem to be in full force.
The latest trailer to drop is the offical NSFW trailer which gives viewers their best look yet at the gritty and intense animation style that the show will lean into. This new trailer also further highlights that this will be a more mature anime, with nudity, blood and gore all on display during the two minute clip.
Make sure you check out the trailer above to see how Studio Trigger has used its vibrant animation style to bring Night City and its characters to life.
So, there you have it, everything you need to know about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Be sure to check out our TV and movies page for all the latest news and updates.