Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is one of the most highly-anticipated anime titles coming to Netflix in the near future. It's a spinoff of CD Projekt Red's popular Cyberpunk 2077 game that will take you deep into the world of edgerunners, a type of mercenary outlaw, as they traverse the dystopian and futuristic Night City.
Although Netflix, Studio Trigger, and CD Projekt Red haven't revealed much details about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Netflix has shared more updates about the 10-part story at the Geeked Week 2022 virtual event.
You can read everything we know so far about the anime spinoff, including its release date, plot, trailer, cast, and crew.
When is Cyberpunk: Edgerunners coming to Netflix?
Update: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is now available to stream on Netflix.
During Geeked Week 2022 virtual event on June 8, Netflix announced that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will be released in September 2022. On Aug. 17, the anime's official website announced its release date: Sept. 13, 2022.
What will Cyberpunk: Edgerunners be about?
Netflix confirmed that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will be set in the same futuristic world as the videogame, the dystopian Night City. The show's official synopsis confirms that the 10-episode standalone series will tell the story of:
"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 cyberpunk."
Since this is about a kid, it's likely that there will be less sexual content in the Netflix series compared to the videogame. The story will likely not stray too far from its source material, but expect the series to find different ways CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger can use the dystopian setting to tell a new compelling story.
Netflix hasn't provided any additional details about the plot of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, but we will update this article once we get the latest scoop.
It looks like the protagonist of Edgerunners was referenced in the Cyberpunk 2077 game two years ago.
As pointed out by @Vesn4_ on Twitter, a drink called The David Martinez is available to purchase from the Afterlife bar in Night City. While taht doesn't sound exciting, fans of the RPG will know that only legendary figures in the world of Cyberpunk get drinks named after them at Afterlife.
The trailer for Edgerunners revealed that Martinez is a street kid from Santo Domingo that turns personal tragedy into an opportunity to get inside the world of edgerunners. The description of the drink also alludes to this storyline, as it talks about making an impact and aiming high.
Did Netflix already release a Cyberpunk: Edgerunners trailer?
Netflix has already released a full trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, and the official Cyberpunk 2077 YouTube channel already released the announcement video featuring commentary from the acclaimed Japan-based animation company, Studio Trigger.
Watch the announcement video for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners below:
Watch the new Cyberpunk: Edgerunners trailer released during Geeked Week 2022:
On Aug. 1, Netflix released a new trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which gives us a lot more cyberpunk visual stimuli. Watch it here:
On Aug. 30, Netflix released an NSFW trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on YouTube.
An English dub version of the same trailer has been released:
Netflix also released the opening credits of Edgerunners, which you can watch below:
Who are the cast and crew of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners?
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an anime spin-off collaboration co-produced by Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger, the Japanese studio well known for their series such as Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop, Little Witch Academia, and more.
Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi is set to direct Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, while Yoh Yoshinari will be in charge of character design.
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Here's the English cast for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners:
- David — Zach Aguilar
- Lucy — Emi Lo
- Maine — William C. Stephens
- Dorio — Marie Westbrook
- Kiwi — Stephanie Wong
- Pilar — Ian James Corlett
- Rebecca — Alex Cazares
- Falco — Matthew Mercer
- Gloria — Gloria Garayua
- Ripperdoc — Borge Etienne
- Faraday — Giancarlo Esposito
As far as we know, unlike the videogame, Keanu Reeves is not involved.
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