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    After the new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer released today, CD Projekt Red announced its new project: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Developed in partnership with Netflix, Studio Trigger and CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a standalone anime set in the same universe as Cyberpunk 2077. It has been in the works since 2018 and will be 10 episodes-long once it airs with the following premise:

    “We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD PROJEKT RED Head of Studio. “We’ve devoured just about all the cyberpunk fiction there is to watch, read, and play; it’s a genre that leaves so much room for creativity, and has had such a strong influence on us. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS is our love letter to cyberpunk as a whole, and to stories told in animated form.”

    CD Projekt Red will be producing the series, while Studio Trigger will handle the animation of the world of Cyberpunk. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) will direct the series and the original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).

    “We at TRIGGER are thrilled to work with CD PROJEKT RED to create a brand-new story set in the world of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. It’s a huge challenge to adapt this universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on,” said Masahiko Otsuka, CEO, Studio TRIGGER. Director Hiroyuki Imaishi adds, “I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work. This is why I’m very excited to be working with CD PROJEKT RED on this project. It won’t be easy to please both game and anime fans, but I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to the production. We’ll do our best to meet and exceed expectations.”


    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere in 2022.

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  3. ChaosEternal

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    What the hell, they managed to get Studio TRIGGER on board? What kinds of strings did they pull? Hopefully they won't be too constrained by the game. This could have some real potential so long as they're allowed to work their magic.
     
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    Weaboo?
     
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    when there is a bunch of nerds,there's gonna be anime fans?:rofl2:
     
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    Cool, so real anime then and not Adi Shankar grade garbage.
     
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    cyberpunk, videogame & an anime? what's there not to like!? :D
     
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    Selling chickens before they've even hatched.
     
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    " Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will premiere in 2022."
    Just in time for the launch then.
     
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    shhh...
    you're not supposed to leak the that delay till Night City Wire Episode 23
     
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    I mean, everyone here is joking about anime, but the Matrix did have the Animatrix, too.

    I really should get started on The Witcher 3 one of these days....
     
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    OMG Saya is so pretty. Not too much said to give a veriditc yet, so until is released we will know.
     
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    yeah but animatrix bombed basically, I own it but even I think it wasn't a good idea overall
     
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    "netflix"
    Ah fuck...
    "Studio Trigger"
    OH YEAAAA
     
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    Are they really selling anything here? Everybody either already has a Netflix subscription or they don't, this one single anime isn't going to drastically up their subscriber count. Now, Castlevania, The Witcher, AND Cyberpunk 2077? Between the three that's a pretty solid line-up of game-based shows.
     
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    Studio Trigger isn't a stranger to working with videogame studios - they offered their talents for Nintendo, Bamco and even WayForward before that, so in a way it's natural that they'll agree to make a full-fledged licensed adaptation at some point. The question is whether the anime will be any good (as much of a technical powerhouse as they are, their general filmography is hit-or-miss), but time will tell.
     
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    I'm honestly more excited for this than I am for the actual game
     
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    Deep Deep Deep inside we are all just


    (i do like anime tho lol)
     
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    lmfao. that's the first time i've seen that video and i regret nothing
     
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    Cyberpunk be like: Hey, we learned you love waiting so here's a show coming out in just 2 years!
     
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