What Is It?
The 2022 Netflix Polish–Japanese cyberpunk web anime TV show Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
Here is how Wikipedia describes this anime TV show:
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Japanese: サイバーパンク エッジランナーズ, Hepburn: Saibāpanku Ejjirannāzu) is a 2022 Polish–Japanese cyberpunk web anime series based on the video game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red. The series was animated by Studio Trigger under the supervision of CD Projekt and premiered on Netflix in September 2022.
The anime is also a prequel and takes place about a year before the events of Cyberpunk 2077.
Upon its release, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners received highly positive reviews, with praise directed at its characters, animation, and worldbuilding.
In a dystopia overrun by corruption, crime, and cybernetic implants, an impulsive but talented street kid named David, after losing everything he has in a drive-by shooting, makes the choice to survive on the wrong side of the law as an edgerunner; a high-tech, black-market mercenary also known as a “cyberpunk”.
Production And Release
The series was announced during a “Night City Wire” livestream for the game on June 25, 2020, as a collaboration between CD Projekt and Studio Trigger.
Hiroyuki Imaishi directed the series with Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa writing scripts, Yoh Yoshinari designing the characters and serving as animation director, Yuto Kaneko and Yusuke Yoshigaki serving as assistant character designers, Hiroyuki Kaneko serving as assistant director, Hiromi Wakabayashi serving as creative director, and Akira Yamaoka serving as the show’s composer.
The anime’s opening theme is “This Fire” by Franz Ferdinand, while its ending theme is “Let You Down” by Dawid Podsiadło.