Edgerunners Trailer Shows Off Night City’s Flashing Lights

Fans of the Cyberpunk genre have plenty of reason to get excited, with Cyberpunk: Edgerunners releasing a new NSFW trailer ahead of its release on Netflix. The upcoming anime comes from Studio Trigger and CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the 2020 video game. cyberpunk 2077. The series is based on the world created by Mike Pondsmith in his cyberpunk tabletop RPG.

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In the action-packed, gore-filled, and neon-drenched trailer, fans get to see the two main characters, David (Kenichiro Ohashi) and Lucy (Aoi Yûki). The couple lives in Night City, one of the most dangerous places on the planet, full of drugs, weapons and cybernetic body modifications that can change who you are completely. “Either you lose your mind or you die, there is no middle ground.” in the world of cyberpunk, body modifications can lead to cyberpsychosis, an anxiety-ridden state of paranoia that leads to violent attacks by citizens who have hardware implementations. We will certainly see this in the series, which was heavily teased in the trailer. The 2 minute long NSFW look at Cyberpunk: Edgerunners can be found below.


The official synopsis of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners from Netflix says, “The series tells a 10-episode standalone story about a street kid trying to survive in Night City, a city of the future obsessed with technology and body modification. Having everything to lose, he stays alive.” becoming an edgerunner – a mercenary outlaw aka cyberpunk”. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners it hits Netflix next month and hits the streaming giant on September 13.

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The social hierarchy within Night City is a central theme of edgerunners

Mirroring our real world, the social hierarchy of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners It will be a recurring theme. The income gap between the richest of Night City and the poorest of the poor is an astronomical disparity. Tensions between the groups are part of what drives the conflict within the series, according to the team at Studio Trigger. During a meeting with Netflix Anime, Studio Trigger discussed the world and background of Night City and its inhabitants.

“In the world of Cyberpunk, the corpos (corporate) are the people with power. It’s similar to real life but social inequality is growing. There is a clear disparity between the corpos and the gangs that are at the bottom of the social spectrum Even in a society like this, violence reigns. Against violence, status or wealth become irrelevant. Violence overthrows social disparity. Gangs use this method of violence in the belief that they can overthrow social inequality. But choosing a life of violence comes with its own consequences that they must deal with.”

Although specific plot details for the show are still unknown, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners It will undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful animation projects of recent times. The mesmerizing city lights and neon colors sum up everything the Cyberpunk genre is all about. Fans can’t wait to see more when Studio Trigger’s latest anime hits Netflix on September 13.

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