A teaser for Studio Trigger’s new anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which is based on CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 video game, debuted on Netflix on Tuesday. It reveals that the anime will premiere on the platform on September 13.
The anime at Trigger is being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare), with Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) serving as the character designer and animation director. New hires include Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill, Promare) as creative director, Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions “The Elder”) and Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.Gridman, SSSS.Dynazenon creative director) as scriptwriters, Hiroyuki Kaneko (Star Wars: Visions “The Elder”) as assistant director, Yto Kaneko, Yusuke Yoshigaki, and A
The opening theme will be the rock song “This Fffire” by the band Franz Ferdinand.
The English dub’s David Martinez will be portrayed by Zach Aguilar.
Along with Dylan Thomas, Taiki Sakurai, and Yoshiki Usa, Rafa Jaki serves as both the show’s creator and executive producer. Producers include Saya Elder, Satoru Homma, and Bartosz Sztybor. 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.
As CD Projekt explains, the original game was:
Taking place in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, beauty, and body alteration, Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure narrative. You take on the role of V, an illegal mercenary searching for an immortality-granting, one-of-a-kind implant. Explore a huge metropolis where your decisions affect the plot and the environment around you while customising the cyberware, skill set, and playstyle of your character.
The “open-world, action-adventure tale” by CD Projekt was made available in November 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.