On August 1, 2022, Netflix released a new trailer and key visual for the upcoming anime TV series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners by Studio Trigger inspired by CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 game. The anime is set to premiere in September 2022.
You can watch the trailer on Netflix’s official YouTube Channel here:
The trailer teases, “Welcome to night city, where chrome exceeds the flesh”. Right away we see the police battling against powerful cyborgs. Next, we see a young David attending school. Later, we see young David’s mother driving him somewhere in a car and telling him, “You have to become an elite and reach the top of Arasaka Tower.”
Unfortunately, right after that David’s mother is gunned down right before his eyes and he is unable to do anything to stop it. At this point we understand more about David’s motivations for wanting to become “chipped” later in the series and know more of his backstory.
The main characters are highlighted: the scrappy David, the tough-guy Maine, the tomboy Dorio, the cold and deadly Kiwi, the scoundrel Pilar, the hotheaded and feisty Rebecca, and the femme fatale Lucy. We get to see David telling Lucy, “I promise to take you to the moon”, which makes Lucy kiss him!
You can see the new key visual here:
Who are the Japanese cast members?
CD PROJEKT RED Japan’s official Twitter account revealed the Japanese cast:
- KENN – David
- Aoi Yuki – Lucy
- Hiroki Touchi – Maine
- Michiko Kaiden – Dorio
- Takako Honda – Kiwi
- Wataru Takagi – Pilar
- Tomoyo Kurosawa – Rebecca
- Kazuhiko Inoue – Faraday
- Yurika Hino – Gloria
- Kenjiro Tsuda – Ripperdoc
What is the plot of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners?
The story centers on a street kid named David Martinez, who is trying to survive in Night City – a futuristic, technologically advanced place where people are obsessed with making improvements to their bodies using cybernetic implants, and other kinds of body modifications. With everything to lose our hero decides that in order to stay alive he must become an “edgerunner” – a mercenary outlaw that is also known as a “cyberpunk”. But with our hero’s reckless attitude will he be able to survive the corruption and dangers of this dystopian world?
Who are the members of the production team?
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners production team members include:
- Director – Hiroyuki Iamishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare)
- Animation – Studio Trigger
- Character designer and animation director – Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal)
- Creative director – Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill a Kill, Promare)
- Scriptwriters – Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder’) and Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.Gridman, SSS.Dynazenon creative director)
- Assistant director – Hiroyuki Kaneko
- Assistant character designers – Yuto Kaneko and Yusuke Yoshigaki
- Music composer – Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill games)
- Showrunner and executive producer – Rafal Jaki
- Other executive producers – Dylan Thomas, Taiki Sakurai, Yoshiki Usa
- Producers – Satoru Homma, Bartosz Sztybor, Saya Elder
You can read more about the opening theme song, and who will star in the English dub here: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners OP trailer, casting of Zach Aguilar revealed
What is the game Cyberpunk 2077 about?
The open-world, action-adventure story takes place in Night City – a megapolis obsessed with power, glamour, and body modification using cybernetic implants. You play the game as V, who is a mercenary outlaw searching for a one-of-a-kind cybernetic implant that will grant its user immortality. Within the game, you can customize V’s cyberware, skillset, and playstyle to keep things interesting. As V explores the world his choices affect the story and world around him with interesting twists.
In November 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC.
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