Cyberpunk: Edgerunners creates an engaging story about a young man from a low-income family in Night City, a futuristic city obsessed with technology and body modification. Against all odds, he chooses to stay alive, becoming a mercenary, an actual cyberpunk.
The series is under the charge of Studio Trigger; the direction is Hiroyuki Imaishi (Kill la Kill), the assistant director is Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann), the creative director is Hiromi Wakabayashi (Darling in the FranXX), the character design is from the hands of Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia). The music is by Akira Yamaoka (Sakasama no Patema).
The Cast of the Anime
The anime features well-known voice actors such as:
- Aoi Yûki as Lucy, where she has voiced in animes such as Tanya Degurechaff in Youjo Shenki, Nami in Kanojo, Okarishimasu or Madoka in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
- Kenichiro Ohashi, who voiced anime characters such as Leopold Vermillion from Black Clover or Akihito Kanbara in Kyôkai no Kanata
Our main character and on whom the story depends most throughout the series, his tireless search for what to do next and the doom he shows, makes the character embraced by younger adults and the social disposition we have in today’s society. His determination and willingness to conquer and protect his own demonstrates the character’s values and morals.
She was one of the bridges between David’s old life and his new one. Her innocent appearance and rather introverted demeanor stark contrast to her cyberpunk life. Don’t be fooled; she’ll kill you in the twinkling of an eye.
We all know that the release of Cyberpunk 2077 was not the best; the game at the beginning was full of bugs, some of which made the game completely unplayable. But one thing the game managed to achieve was the environment that all sci-fi fans always wanted to experience. The idea of a dystopian city has always been sold to us in classics such as Bladerunner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, or anime classics such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
With all that said, one of the things that most people might enjoy knowing is that to watch and understand the anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, you don’t need to have any previous knowledge about the game.
If by any chance, you are afraid to dive into this series, I understand. As I mentioned, the game was in awful condition when it was released, which hurt all its fans who waited so many years for its release. But fear not, the animated series of Cyberpunk 2077 is by no means a waste of time. Studio Trigger is one of my favorite animation studios, especially the way they use animation and color to create a stunning environment full of action. Certain moments in the anime make it up there with some of the best animation movies/series. If you’re hungry for some action and aren’t afraid of some blood and gore, I can’t recommend it better.
It’s been a while since I was so stunned by an animated series, everything in this 10-episode anime shines, and that’s why I congratulate the studio for having given everything and having achieved it!
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