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Netflix Reveals Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime, Moonrise Series

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Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime

More new anime series have come out of Netflix’s Geeked Week event. Alongside Uncle From Another World and a new slate of Junji Ito adaptations comes a new trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The anime series based on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 game was also accompanied by an entirely original animated series from Wit Studio: Moonrise.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is produced by anime Studio Trigger, which animated Kill la Kill, Promare, and BNA: Brand New Animal. The series premieres in September 2022 and will run for ten episodes. A standalone story not dependent on having played Cyberpunk 2077 or the original tabletop RPG, it focuses on the saga of David, a Streetkid living in Night City.

Check out the trailer below.

The trailer shows off the characters and sights of Night City, as well as spotlighting David and his companion Lucy, a young woman with her own cybernetic augmentations. In the Cyberpunk Edgerunners anime series, she’s shown with monowire whip arm implants, which also show up in the game.

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CD Projekt Red posted a much more detailed featurette about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on the official Cyberpunk 2077 Youtube channel. The featurette shows the pair interacting with the Maelstrom, a Night City gang characterized by extreme levels of cybernetic augmentation. Several Maelstrom members have their entire orbital areas replaced with mechanical eyes and have mantis blades implanted in their arms.

Besides the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, another new series is on the way to Netflix from Wit Studio, which animated BubbleRanking of Kings, Vinland Saga, and Attack on Titan‘s first few seasons, and is co-producing Spy x Family with Cloverworks.

It’s called Moonrise. It was announced last year and involves Mardock Scramble author Tow Ubukata. Netflix tweeted a poster and promised that the series would explore “the vast hardships of exploring outer space.” Info on the Japanese Netflix Anime Twitter account revealed that Masashi Koizuka is attached as director. He worked on seasons 2 and 3 of Attack on Titan.

The Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime will appear on Netflix worldwide in September 2022. Moonrise is in production.

Josh Tolentino
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