Cyberpunk: Edgerunners hit Netflix earlier this year and to many anime fans, the video game adaptation might take the crown for the top anime series of 2022. Following the story of a young man named David who comes across a technology that puts him on a plane few others can reach, the series explores Night City following its debut in the video game, Cyberpunk 2077. Now, to prep for the upcoming Game Awards, the anime series has begun a campaign in hopes of taking home the gold.
Edgerunners not just delivered an amazing anime series to fans, it sparked a resurgence in interest of the video game form which it was based, as countless new users dove into Cyberpunk 2077, the game that ran into some serious difficulties during its initial launch but has managed to turn things around in the following months. With the height of the anime's popularity boosting game player numbers to over one million current users, the series has become a success on multiple levels.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners' Official Twitter Account shared the new Rebecca poster in hopes of helping the series to win the Game Awards award, with the anime adaptation presenting a fascinating new side of Night City that became so popular that elements from David's story were added to the game:
Rebecca still needs your support: vote #Edgerunners in the Best Adaptation category of #TheGameAwards— Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (@edgerunners) December 2, 2022
Let's go! To the top then!
You can cast your vote here: https://t.co/4kBaC6tszz pic.twitter.com/r9Ccla5gOC
Here's what we had to say when it came to Netflix's Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and its star, David, in our review of the series, which received a perfect "5 Out Of 5" and is definitely a favorite of ours for 2022:
"The series isn't afraid to explore some dark territory, but what works so well about David's story is the light-hearted family he eventually finds in a gang of "Cyberpunks," a.k.a. mercenaries who use their advanced technologies as guns for hire, with the series giving us brief segments exploring each member of the crew's character and how the protagonist fits into their worlds. Edgerunners manages to deftly balance humor and nihilistic story beats shockingly well, while also getting you to root for David along the way."
Do you think Edgerunners should take the award for Best Adaptation at the Game Awards? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Cyberpunk.