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Netflix Announces Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Release Date With New Fast-Paced Trailer

The sun is setting, the machines are warming up and the curtain on Netflix and CD Projekt Red is about to rise Cyberpunk 2077 anime spinoff, Cyberpunk: Edgerunner.

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

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Created in collaboration with world-renowned animation studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, SSSS.Gridman/Dynazenon), The animated version of CD Projekt Red’s 2020 RPG world revolves around a street kid named David Martinez who must struggle to survive in the more seedy elements of Night City.

Along the way, David will team up with and battle a host of body-mod-obsessed metropolitan citizens, including the eponymous Edgerunners – an anime-exclusive title for those who use their technological enhancements to work outside the law and big corporations overthrow.

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

Trigger’s latest trailer for the series, released on August 30, gives fans their first in-depth look into the life of David (CV: Kenichiro Ohashi, Judai Yuki in Yu-Gi-Oh GX) and Netrunner Lucy (CV: Aoi Yuuki, Mabel in Uncle from another world), a sought-after techie who wants nothing more than to escape from Night City and her dangerous past.

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Opening with David and Lucy sitting on a rooftop, the trailer begins with the former sharing his life story, telling his companion about his childhood spent with his mother in a struggling single-parent household and admitting that he stays in the city because he lives there its walls were her dream.

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

The scene then transitions into a montage of various action scenes interspersed into an intense sequence in which David commits his body to a cybernetic modification and becomes an edgerunner.

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

Along with the intense gunfire and explosions of the montage, the trailer features some of the series’ supporting cast, including David’s aforementioned mother (CV: Yurika Hino, Mei Terumi in Naruto/Boruto), which appears thanks to a glitch:

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

Military veteran and mercenary Maine (resume: Hiroki Touchi, Estarossa in The seven deadly sins), a solo Edgerunner equipped with the Cyberware Projectile Launch System whose aspirations to “make it big” are held back by his crew’s own prioritization over attaining glory:

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

Pilar (CV: Wataru Takagi, Zeus in Recording of Ragnarok), a weird and grumpy techie edgerunner who, along with his sister, usually works with Main and his crew to do mercenary jobs:

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

And Rebecca (CV: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Young Vash the Stampede in Trigun Stampede), Pilar’s sister’s spunky, trigger-happy solo edgerunner:

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

The intense, almost feverish dream-like trailer awakens from what superficially belongs to the cyberpunk Franchise “braindances,” gasping when a man looks over at him and whispers in his ear, “Psycho, isn’t it?”

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners – Official Trailer | Netflix, Youtube

Additionally, CD Projekt Red, Netflix and Trigger unveiled a brand new key visual featuring a headshot of Lucy.

Source: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022), Netflix

All ten episodes of Cyberpunk: Edgerunner will debut on Netflix on September 13th.

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