Fans of Studio Trigger’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series, which is based on CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 video game, include game developers Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear, Death Stranding), Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa), and many more.
Earlier this week, Kojima tweeted: “In one sitting, I just finished watching “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners”! Awesome! Great! Recently, it seemed as though popular Japanese studios were devoured by the international market, but not this one, given the local anime circumstances. Squeezing the trigger to the world is a wonder! My generation is reminded of Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s “Cyber City Oedo 808″ by the worldview and aesthetics.”
In the meanwhile, Kodaka tweeted: “I enjoy “Cyberpunk” the anime. including the challenging situation.” Additionally, he used the occasion to promote the anime Akudama Drive, his own fictional take on a cyberpunk environment, saying, “If you loved it, you might also like ‘Akudama Drive’!”
By Studio Pierrot and Too Kyo Games, Akudama Drive is an original animation. In October 2020, it had its Japanese debut. The initial plot draft is attributed to Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa video game series).
The first of ten 30-minute episodes of the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners aired last Tuesday.
The anime at Trigger is being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare), while the character designer and animation director is Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal). New hires on staff include the following: As the creative director, Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill, Promare), Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.Gridman, SSSS.Dynazenon creative director), Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder’), Hiroyuki Kaneko (associate director), Yto Kaneko, Yusuke Yoshigaki, and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill games), along with
The anime, according to Netflix:
A street boy striving to live in Night Metropolis, a technologically advanced and body modification-obsessed city of the future, is the subject of the 10-episode series. Since he stands to lose everything, he turns becomes an edgerunner, a mercenary criminal also known as a cyberpunk, in order to survive.
In November 2020, CD PROJEKT RED published the “open-world, action-adventure tale” for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.