New Studio Trigger series launches this fall
Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the brand new anime series set within the neon nightmare universe of CD Projekt RED RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The new video gives us our first look at the animated show in action, following on from its initial announcement back in 2020.
The minute-plus teaser chooses to go with an “assault on the senses” vibe, foregoing plot details or character introductions for wild visuals, atmospheric vistas, and pulse-pounding music. The anime instinctively carries the vibe of its production team, Studio Trigger, which is known for its acclaimed work on shows such as Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, and Star Wars: Visions. In this trailer, we get a lil’ of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners violence, a lil’ of its romance, a lil’ of its crazy tech, and, of course, the obligatory Akira-esque bike chase.
It’s a pretty good debut, but we’ll have to wait for the first episode to really get a taste of the action.
The rough narrative outline for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners concerns the escapades of a young street punk who, with nothing left to lose, falls in with a band of digital mercenaries-for-hire, known in the universe as “Edgerunners”. The 10-episode anime will follow the protagonist and their new comrades as they pick their way through the oppressive, opulent, and highly hazardous neon nightmare that is Night City.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will launch exclusively on Netflix this September.