Cyberpunk Anime Edgerunners Gets New Poster and Synopsis

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We already know about the anime based on the wildly successful Cyberpunk 2077 video game but it has been a while since we got an update on the project. Luckily, we now have a new poster for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners along with its synopsis!

The official Netflix Geeked Twitter account recently posted updates on its upcoming anime projects that are based on video games. The thread included the new official poster for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners as well as its synopsis.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners "follows a street kid trying to survive in a tech and body mod-obsessed city of the future. With everything to lose, he chooses to become an edgerunner, a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk." Take a look at the first poster below.

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The upcoming anime is a spin-off of Cyberpunk 2077 that is being produced by CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger. Hiroyuki Imaishi will direct the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, character designer Yoh Yoshinari, and Yuto Kaneko. The screenplay is being written by Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka while Silent Hill's Akira Yamaoka is composing the original score.

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Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD Projekt Red Head of Studio, previously expressed his excitement for the upcoming project.

“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” Badowski said. “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: Edgerunners has not yet been given an official release date. However, the anime is expected to premiere on Netflix later this year. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: Cyberpunk 2077's Next-Gen Version Explained