Night City gets a Facelift in this Cyberpunk 2077 Anime
Cyberpunk 2077 is getting an anime adaptation, courtesy of Studio Trigger and Netflix. It’s a surprisingly muted affair by the studio behind Gurren Laggan and Kill la Kill, but given the standard they’ve set up, that’s a very relative metric.
Stylish and colorful, the intro sequence is positively dripping with Cyberpunk’s branding and style. But don’t let the mirrored aesthetic fool you – it’s not a full adaptation of the game’s plot. It will be set in the same universe, though, carrying the name Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
This is far from Studio Trigger’s first venture into the video game world. While they didn’t work on CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, they did have a hand in Fire Emblem: Fates and Indivisible.
Here’s how Cyberpunk: Edgerunner describes itself, on the official Netflix page. “The series tells a standalone, 10-episode 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.”
As far as development goes, Cyberpunk: Edgerunner has spent a while in the tank. The anime was first announced before the game even came out. June 25th, 2020, to be exact. Now, over 2 years later, we can plainly see the fruits of their labor. And to call fans “excited” would be a massive understatement – see for yourself in that video’s comments.
Speaking of – we’d love to hear from you, directly, what you feel about this project. Elated? Cautious? Express yourself to your heart’s content in the comments down below!