Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a major addition to Netflix's anime library, with Studio TRIGGER coming on board to expand on the environment that was first explored in the CD Projekt video game, Cyberpunk 2077. With reviewers and the anime community generally loving David's story in this technologically advanced world and its underworld exploration, the director at TRIGGER has taken the opportunity to celebrate the television series' release via new art that brings together David and his new crew of cyberpunks.
The Official Studio TRIGGER Twitter Account shared this stellar new artwork from director Imaishi, showing off both David and the new crew that he made following his discovery of some advanced technology that grants him abilities that allow him to move at light speed and make him a valuable asset within the underworld operation:
【配信開始まであと0日⚡️】— TRIGGER Inc. (@trigger_inc) September 13, 2022
In our review of Edgerunners, we made note of the flashy animation used in bringing this new tale in the world of Cyberpunk to life:
"There are some truly staggering visuals along the way and TRIGGER can capture them with ease. Series like Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star were able to surround their characters with amazing technology while also making their protagonists relatable and making their tech seem mundane at the same time. Edgerunners excels at this, allowing the extraordinary to feel down to Earth. The animation here is as energetic and exciting as is necessary for a story involving androids leaving behind light image versions of themselves while holding onto a gun bigger than their own arm, and I was reminded of visuals from the classic anime film Redline when witnessing some of the battles displayed here."
If you're unfamiliar with the story of David as he attempts to navigate his way through the underworld of this technologically advanced future, Netflix shared the following official description for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners:
"Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner-a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk."
Have you had the chance to experience this video game adaptation on Netflix? What other video game franchises do you believe are worthy of receiving an anime adaptation of their own in the future? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and Cyberpunk.