Although I must admit that I was not particularly enamored with the video game CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 (too many bugs and glitches on release that undermined my enjoyment) I highly doubt I’ll have this issue with the next Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edge Runners.
A game based on the video game, and which has just received an absolutely explosive and mind-blowing trailer.
The trailer shows off the utterly gorgeous Cyberpunk: Edge Runners art style, crazy action and fabulous character designs, all set to Beethoven’s captivating soundtrack Ode to Joy.
And a trailer, by the way, that’s NSFW in nature — loud, violent, and with nudes.
New Cyberpunk: Edge Runners The trailer came with a key visual featuring Lucy (seen below), one of the anime’s protagonists, as well as a September 13 release date on Netflix worldwide.
Cyberpunk: Edge Runners is a 10-episode standalone series directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill), with Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academy) as character designer and animation director, and screenplay adapted by Yoshiki Usa (Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder‘).
This gorgeous animation is, of course, from Studio Trigger (Darling in the Franxx), because no other studio could achieve something so vibrant and wild.
Netflix describes Cyberpunk: Edge Runners This way:
In a dystopia riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but reckless street kid strives to become an edgerunner: an outlaw mercenary.
Look at it fresh out Cyberpunk: Edge Runners trailer, and mark your calendars because this one looks like one anime no true fan should miss.
In the meantime, you can find more information, more trailers, and behind-the-scenes info on the anime’s official website.