An all-new original anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, CD PROJEKT RED, Studio Trigger, and Netflix announced that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will launch in 2022.
This standalone, 10-episode story tells of a street kid that is trying to survive in a body and technology modification-obsessed city in the future. In a desperate attempt, he chooses to stay alive by becoming a mercenary outlaw known as an edgerunner, or cyberpunk.
In development since 2018, Hiroyuki Imaishi will direct the series. He will work alongside assistant director Masahiko Otsuka, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, character designers Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko. The adapted screenplay is a joint effort by Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka. Finally, the anime will feature an original score by Akira Yamaoka of the Silent Hill series.
Learn more with the announcement trailer below:
Cyberpunk 2077 – CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS announcement video
According to Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio:
“We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world. 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.”
Masahiko Otsuka, CEO, Studio TRIGGER, added:
“We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD PROJEKT RED to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on.”
Finally, Director Hiroyuki Imaishi had to say the following:
“I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD PROJEKT RED on this project. It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.”