Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime Announced During Night City Wire

There's a Cyberpunk anime in the works, brought to life by some of anime's biggest names.

The first-ever Night City Wire episode aired today, focused on all things Cyberpunk 2077. Aside from gameplay and a new trailer, Night City Wire also lifted the lid on a brand-new Cyberpunk anime, called Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

It's a collaboration between Studio Trigger and Netflix set for release in 2022, and there are several anime luminaries attached to the project according to Gematsu.

Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill, Promare) will act as director, with Masahiko Otsuka (Promare, Gurren Lagann) as co-director. Kill la Kill's Hiromi Wakabayashi is creative director, while Little Witch Academia's Yuto Kaneko and Yoh Yoshinari serve as character designers.

Finally, the anime's composer is Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.

The goal with Cyberpunk Edgerunners is to explore more of the Cyberpunk lore and side stories than the developers can fit into the game. And there's a lot of Cyberpunk lore, as evidenced by CD Projekt Red's Pavel Sasko's massive notebook full of gameplay ideas about Cyberpunk's story and side quests.

Today's Night City Wire also gave us a look at Cyberpunk's prologue (and Keanu Reeves) along with a big look at how braindancing works in Cyberpunk.

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We'll be getting another episode in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Cyberpunk 2077 news, and if you're just tuning in to Cyberpunk 2077, check out some of our other coverage of it in the links above.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 25th 2020

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