Netflix releases first look at its futuristic animated series ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’
As part of Geeked Week, Netflix unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming anime series Cyberpunk: Edge Runnersgiving fans a look at the violent and stylish series produced by Studio Tigger and the developer behind the role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, CD Project Red.
The game Keanu Reeves stars and fans have been on a roller coaster ride with his development, introduction, and current status over the past few years. After a disastrous first release, CD Projekt Red reported that the game’s sales increased after it launched on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S around 2020.
Originally announced in 2020, Cyberpunk: Edge Runners is a 10-episode series about a Night City street kid who becomes an outlaw, a Cyberpunk. The trailer begins slowly with a constant heartbeat monitor sound, a mix of deliberate and slow cuts appear in the first half of the trailer revealing the energetic side of the main character as he constantly taps his foot. The most captivating part of the trailer is the night city setting shot. Car chases, shootouts, explosions, and drive-by shootings are all teased in the trailer. edge runners is crisp and flashy, staying true to the gaming aesthetic and the cyberpunk genre in general, whether it’s the bright lights of Night City or the gory explosions in the series’ gruesome fight sequences.
Hiroyuki Imaishi is directing the series with Masahiko Otsuka serving as an assistant director. Hiromi Wakabayashi will serve as the series’ creative director, and character designers Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko will be on board to give the characters their distinct looks. Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka are the authors of the adapted screenplay. Akira Yamaoka, a well-known composer, will compose the original score.
The series is set to release in September this year.