Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Coming in September, Previews Visuals in Teaser Trailer and Clip

Image source: Netflix YouTube channel

Netflix’s Geeked Week event revealed that the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime will arrive on the streaming platform in September. Various promotional material for the show were also released, including a teaser trailer, visual, and clip.

The clip shows the main characters in battle with Maelstrom, a gang that can be found in both the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG and the Cyberpunk 2077 video game that the anime is inspired by. Neither the trailer nor the clip contain a preview of the characters’ voices, but they provide a good look at Cyberpunk: Edgerunners‘s visuals and main leads, as well as a taste of the show’s energy and violence.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will have 10 episodes. It is described as a standalone story “about a street kid trying to survive in Night City — a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he stays alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.”

Cyberpunk began as a tabletop role-playing game developed by Mike Pondsmith, with the first edition of the game being released in 1988. Later editions titled Cyberpunk 2020, Cyberpunk V3.0, and Cyberpunk Red were released in 1990, 2005, and 2020 respectively. In December 2020, The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red released its Cyberpunk 2077 first-person open world RPG, which was announced in 2012, after several delays. CD Projekt Red is also involved with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Image source: @NetflixGeeked

The staff of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners includes Hiroyuki Imaishi (Promare, Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann) as director, Masahiko Otsuka (PromareGurren Lagann) as assistant director, and Yoh Yoshinari (BNA: Brand New Animal and Little Witch Academia director) and Yuuto Kaneko (BNA: Brand New Animal animation director) as character designers. Other staff include Yoshiki Usa (Working Buddies!SSSS.DYNAZENON creative producer) as series composer, Usa and Otsuka as scriptwriters, and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill video game series) as music composer.

Sources: Netflix YouTube channel, @NetflixGeeked

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