As a part of its Geeked Week festivities, Netflix simply confirmed off a teaser for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime sequence produced by Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red and Japanese animator Studio Trigger. First introduced again in 2020, Edgerunners is a 10-episode sequence a couple of Night City road child who turns outlaw—in different phrases, a cyberpunk.
The teaser is barely a couple of minute lengthy, however there’s nonetheless rather a lot to see, together with some implausible shots of Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City in anime kind, fight with weapons and cyberware, a pleasant take a look at a number of of the characters, plus a thumping rating. It additionally serves up a launch window—Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will launch on Netflix in September.
While I’m not personally an anime fan and even all that a lot into Cyberpunk itself, this nonetheless appears to be like fairly dang good. Studio Trigger co-founder Hiroyuki Imaishi (recognized for Gurren Lagann, Kill La Kill, and the 2019 movie Promare) directed the sequence. The rating is by Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
In addition to the teaser, Netflix additionally launched a brief however eventful clip from the sequence, wherein a shady take care of the Maelstrom gang appears to be like prefer it’s truly a setup for a rescue mission:
In the clip, a hostage is launched from a protected as a part of some type of settlement, however issues go sideways rapidly. A couple of mantis blades come out of some forearms, a lot of gang members lose their limbs, another person’s total head goes splat, after which the great guys all share a collective thumbs-up. Violent, positive, however by some means fairly heart-warming on the similar time. Teamwork makes the dream work.
I can not assist however discover there isn’t any dialogue spoken both within the teaser or the clip, and there are not any voice actors listed on the show’s IMDB web page. Is Edgerunners a show with no spoken traces? That can be fairly attention-grabbing (and it might spare us from having to listen to the time period “choomba.”) I’m positive we’ll study extra about Cyberpunk: Edgerunners because the September airdate will get nearer.