Time to light up Night City
Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners got a new trailer today, and it looks both gorgeous and full of action. Today’s trailer lets us meet some of the main cast and see the set-up for the action, as well as how Night City is being adapted into anime form.
Anime fans who didn’t already know will probably notice right away that Studio Trigger is at the helm. Trigger is the studio behind productions like Promare and Kill la Kill, and boy, does it show in this new trailer. The fast action, berating line reads, and gorgeous style bleeds through in the new Edgerunners trailer.
It does, also, take some quieter moments. The story looks to follow David as he gets tied up in the back-alley gigs of Night City.
Alongside an incredible adaptation of the world and design, based off the tabletop RPG, Studio Trigger also seems to be taking cues from CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. The call tone, for instance, is the same one used in the video game. And a few of the vistas we see in the trailer are very similar to their 2077 look.
A cyberpunk future
Netflix has had some hits and some misses in the video game adaptation department as of late. On one hand, Castlevania is one of their big series and is currently headed into the Richter Belmont era. And League of Legends series Arcane has been absolutely stellar. But Dragon’s Dogma didn’t do quite as well on the animated front.
This is Studio Trigger, though, and I think that plus the potential of a good Cyberpunk adaptation is enough reason to tune in. There is still some Cyberpunk 2077 content on the way somewhere down the line, though CD Projekt Red seems like it’s mostly moving towards The Witcher for the future. I’m very much into Trigger’s take on Night City, though.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners hits Netflix next month, in September 2022.