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CD PROJEKT RED Japan has shared the title sequence for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an all-new original anime series developed in collaboration with Studio Trigger and Netflix. The stylish opening is accompanied by Franz Ferdinand’s “This Fffire” and was shared at the Trigger 10 Year Anniversary & Announcement Panel at Anime Expo 2022 today, where attendees got to see an edited version of the first episode and hear from Trigger’s Hiromi Wakabayashi and Yoh Yoshinari and CD PROJEKT RED’s Bartosz Sztybor and Saya Elder, the latter of whom has promised plenty of “boobs and butts” in the series, according to coverage from Anime News Network. An official teaser that Netflix shared for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in early June confirmed that the show would premiere on the streaming service in September 2022. It will tell “a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future.”

“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio, during the series’ announcement in June 2020. “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.”

CD PROJEKT RED, the company behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, is producing the series, with a creative team formed of talent from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Cyberpunk 2077. The team at CD PROJEKT RED has been working on this new series since 2018.

Acclaimed Japan-based animation company, Studio Trigger, will serve as the animation studio on the series and bring the world of Cyberpunk to life with their signature, vibrant style. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) will direct the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill) , character designer Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia), and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.GRIDMAN, Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare). The original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).

Source: CD PROJEKT RED Japan

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1 comment

  1. yea... I do want to watch this. The animation style reminds me of something and I can't quite place it. Not as 'refined' as Akira... That's it... it feels very Fist of the north star!

    Ok it is cleaner than fist of the north star... but here

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