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Disambig This article is about the anime series. For other uses, see Edgerunner (disambiguation).

In a dystopia riddled with corruption and cybernetic implants, a talented but reckless street kid strives to become an edgerunner: a mercenary outlaw.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an anime series and prequel spin-off of Cyberpunk 2077 produced by Studio Trigger under the supervision of CD Projekt RED. It premiered on Netflix on September 13, 2022.

The TTRPG Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Mission Kit expands on the world and characters' backgrounds.

Overview[]

Edgerunners tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid — David — trying to survive in Night City, 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.[1]

Characters[]

Main Cast & Characters[]

Minor Characters[]

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Locations[]

The anime takes place in Night City and the Eastern Wastelands of the surrounding Badlands. Parts also take place on the Moon.

Episodes[]

Episode Title Runtime Release Date
01 Let You Down 24m14s September 13, 2022
02 Like A Boy 24m12s September 13, 2022
03 Smooth Criminal 24m20s September 13, 2022
04 Lucky You 24m12s September 13, 2022
05 All Eyez On Me 23m30s September 13, 2022
06 Girl on Fire 25m48s September 13, 2022
07 Stronger 24m14s September 13, 2022
08 Stay 24m16s September 13, 2022
09 Humanity 25m18s September 13, 2022
10 My Moon My Man 26m54s September 13, 2022

Production[]

We are making the anime that both Cyberpunk fans, and those not so familiar with the game can enjoy.

— Hiroyuki Imaishi, Night City Wire

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Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) directed the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill), character designers Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia), and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.GRIDMAN, Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare). The original score was composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).[1]

Edgerunners was showcased on June 8th at the Netflix's Geeked Week 2022.[2][3]

A preview event hosted by CD Projekt RED showcasing the first three episodes of Edgerunners in English took place on September 12, 2022 on [1].[4]

Containing 10 episodes, Edgerunners premiered on Netflix on September 13, 2022.[5]

Both the opening and ending songs were chosen by CD Projekt RED, while the rest of the soundtrack was chosen by Studio Trigger.[6]

Credits[]

  • Creator: Rafał Jaki
  • Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Assistant director: Yoshiyuki Kaneko
  • Animation studio: Trigger
  • Executive producers: Rafał Jaki, Dylan Thomas, Taiki Sakurai, Yoshiki Usa
  • Producers: Saya Elder, Bartosz Sztybor, Satoru Homma
  • Animation producers: Shunsuke Shida, Naoko Tsutsumi
  • Screen story: Bartosz Sztybor
  • Script: Masahiko Otsuka, Yoshiki Usa
  • Creative support: Hiromi Wakabayashi
  • Character designer: Yoh Yoshinari
  • Assistant character designers: Yuto Kaneko, Yusuke Yoshigaki
  • Background director: Masanobu Nomura
  • Color design: Yukiko Kakita
  • Composite director: Tetsuya Kawata
  • Editor: Masato Yoshitake
  • Sound director: Hiroki Urakari
  • Sound effects: Hiroki Nozaki, Airi Kobayashi
  • Original score: Akira Yamaoka
  • Opening animation director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Opening storyboard: Kai Ikarashi
  • Opening staff: Shigeto Koyama, Hiromi Wakabayashi, Tuyoshi Kusano, Yoshiyuki Kaneko, Eiji Tsuchida, Koji Aramaki, Shoichi Kita, Ryoma Sanpei
  • Opening song: This Fffire by Franz Ferdinand

Notes[]

  • The first episodes (1-6) take place sometime in 2076, while the following episodes (7-10) take place a few months later that same year.[7][8]
  • The Japanese script uses less streetslang than the English dub. Slangs like "choom," "eddies," and "preem" are not spoken, and multiple instances of "edgerunners" are replaced with the synonymous "cyberpunk."
  • Characters from Cyberpunk 2077 with a speaking appearance in Edgerunners are played by the same voice actors in the English dub as they are in the game, including Adam Smasher, Wakako Okada, and Delamain.

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