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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Comes to Netflix Geeked Week

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A new anime series sharing a setting with Cyberpunk 2077 will debut at the Netflix Geeked Week 2022 showcase. Netflix announced the presence of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in the lineup via the highlight reel promoting Netflix Geeked Week. The event will run from June 6-10, 2022.

Check out the promo below.

The clip positions Cyberpunk: Edgerunners alongside a number of other projects such as Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, Resident Evil, and The Sandman. Glimpses of an unidentified character and the series logo can be seen at the 00:27 and 1:23 timestamps.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a spin-off of Cyberpunk 2077, and shares the game’s basis in the Cyberpunk pen-and-paper RPG. It will focus on the story of a Streetkid struggling to survive in Night City, a place obsessed with technology and body modification. With nothing to lose, they become an Edgerunner, an mercenary fixer that operates outside the law.

The series is being produced by Studio Trigger, which animated BNA: Brand New AnimalPromare, SSSS.Gridman, and Kill la Kill, among other things. As a project linked to the studio’s 10th anniversary, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will be directed by studio founder Hiroyuki Imaishi, who directed Kill la Kill, and also directed Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann prior to founding Trigger. Character designer Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia), writer Masahiko Ohtsuka, and composer Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) are also on board.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was first announced in 2020, during the promotional cycle for Cyberpunk 2077. In the announcement video, the team said that they’re creating a series that both fans of Cyberpunk and those less familiar with the game can enjoy. Though initially targeted for a 2022 premiere, little else has been said about the project before now.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is in production. The Netflix Geeked Week event will run from June 6, 2022, to June 10, 2022. Cyberpunk 2077 is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, and PS5. Check out Siliconera’s review of the initial release of the game.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.