Cyberpunk: Edge Runnerswhich takes place in the lore and especially in the Night City of the video game Cyberpunk 2077, finally has a release date on Netflix, on September 13. The animated series produced by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Promare, Kill la Kill) will have the heavy task of doing better than the game, the latter having been largely shunned at its launch because of its too many bugs.
The series will take us through the eventful journey of a street kid from Night City who will eventually become an Edgerunner, that is to say a rather “listed” outlaw. The artistic direction of the series is quite radically different from that of the game, and offers us here a style that is necessarily very close to Japanese anime. As a reminder, Netflix has already produced a fairly large number of series adapted from video games, such as DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, Castlevania, The Witcher, or even Dragon’s Dogma.