CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS Anime on Netflix Announced, Releasing in 2020

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners an original anime series in the Cyberpunk universe announced, coming in 2022

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It’s an exciting day for gamers who also enjoy anime, CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS, an original anime series that is based in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 game’s universe. The anime will release on Netflix in 2022 without any exact date. Cyberpunk 2077 itself no introduction. Studio Trigger will produce the anime under the direction of Hiroyuki Imaishi. For those who are not familiar with Studio Trigger, they are responsible for producing hits like Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill, Promare, and many more. CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS anime will be coming on Netflix in 2022.

The story of CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS follows a street kid trying to survive in technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner – a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS Anime Staff, Release Date, and Story Details

The anime is based on the anticipated upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 video game by CDProjekt RED but as we’re not aware of the story of the game, the anime might have a different plot. The game itself doesn’t need any introduction as it has been years since CD Projekt RED has announced it to the fans. Below are some details related to the anime but first check out the awesome trailer down below.

Staff Details

  • Studio: Studio Trigger
  • Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare)
  • Assistant Director: Masahiko Otsuka
  • Creative Director: Hiromi Wakabayashi 
  • Character Designs: Yoh Yoshinari, Yuto Kaneko
  • Screenplay: Yoshiki Usa, Masahiko Otsuka
  • Music Composition: Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill)
  • Official Website

CD Projekt RED and Trigger Heads’ statements on Anime Adaptation

Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD Projekt RED Head of Studio said:

We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,

He added,

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.

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Masahiko Otsuka , CEO, Studio TRIGGER said:

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.

Director Hiroyuki Imaishi also added,

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.


The story of CYBERPUNK EDGERUNNERS anime will set in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe with possible a new story timeline than the game itself, according to the official website, the story will follow a street kid who is trying his best to survive in a city where body modification and technology is super advanced. With nothing more to lose, he becomes an edgerunner – a mercenary outlaw that is called a cyberpunk.


The anime will release on Netflix in 2022. So, what are your thoughts about CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS? Do you think Studio Trigger will do justice to the anime or will it be just like Darling in the FranXX?