Netflix’s latest anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, is a huge hit, drawing positive reviews from both anime and gamers.
Posted on September 15, 2022
Netflix and Studio Trigger have joined forces to bring viewers a new anime series called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, a spin-off series from CD Projekt Red’s game Cyberpunk 2077. Since its release on September 13, 2022, the Netflix show has garnered favorable reviews from anime and gaming fans, telling an intense story of an outlaw mercenary in 10 action-packed episodes, non-stop gore and nudity.
Netflix Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Is A Huge Hit
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells the story of David, a lonely street kid trying to survive in a dystopian city of technology and body modification. With everything to lose, David embarks on a journey to become an “Edgerunner” or “Cyberpunk”.
As an outlaw mercenary living on the edge and in constant danger, David must navigate a dangerous world or die trying. Viewers follow David as he survives in the futuristic body modification-obsessed Night City, where failure means death.
Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series is produced by famed anime agency Studio Trigger, the same studio that produced kill her kill her. After its premiere on Netflix, anime fans and gamers expressed a positive reception as evidenced by the mostly positive reviews.
At the time of writing, Netflix’s Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series has earned an outstanding viewership rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars (209 ratings) on Google. This review is in line with other review sites, attracting 8.7 out of 10 and 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb and My Anime List, respectively.
This action-packed anime contains plenty of gore and nudity scenes, which naturally require parental guidance. Although viewers have found several easter eggs in the anime alluding to the original game, the anime also expands on many other concepts that Cyberpunk 2077 has yet to do.
Since Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a Cyberpunk 2077 spin-off series from CDPR, and Trigger is the studio producing the series, anime and gamers can experience the best of both worlds.
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“Although it’s hard not to wish that Imaishi and co. had a little more room to expand their view of this world, Edgerunners feels exciting and new enough as it pushes the boundaries of its exciting and wildly inventive visual representation of game concepts,” said Polygon writer Kambole Campbell.
The show also sparked discussions on social media platforms. “I love the game and now the anime; this is absolutely perfect,” one Twitter user commented. “Talk about Nova; this show far exceeds my expectations,” said another.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is finally out! ⚡
— Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (@edgerunners) September 13, 2022
In summary, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a great mix of old and new. From CDPR’s original Cyberpunk 2077 game mechanics and David’s unique story to the animated version of the game. Studio Trigger is known for producing some of the best animations. They are also largely set to deliver even better storylines with outstanding character development.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is currently available to stream exclusively on Netflix.
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Written by Kelsey Knowles
Kelsey is a freelance guide writer at GINX Esports TV. She is a huge anime and cosplay enthusiast covering a plethora of games, ranging from Roblox to Tower of Fantasy; there’s nothing she can’t do. When she’s not writing content for GINX, you can probably find Kelsey sleeping or eating tons of anime. Do you have a location? Contact us via Twitter @kyuutansan.