In a crazy new video, Netflix introduces us to Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ six title protagonists — David, Maine, Dorio, Kiwi, Pilar, and Rebecca.  

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The anime, which isn’t set to premiere until September, expands on the Cyberpunk universe with a new independent story set in Night City. 

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While I don’t usually have great hopes for Netflix anime, Edgerunners is an exception. It’s the work of Studio Trigger, the team behind Kill la Kill and the co-creator of Gurren Lagann.  

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Studio Trigger’s vivid and vibrant art style shines through in the teaser, and I’m hopeful it will offer a more unique twist on CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 setting 

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Viewers are exposed to characters such as David, Maine, Dorio, Kiwi, Pilar, Rebecca, and Lucy, with more to follow.  

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Because the trailer was edited by Studio Trigger, expect to be visually and auditorily overloaded with three minutes of quick action, conversation, and a hearty dash of futuristic colour.

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Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) is directing the series, with Hiromi Wakabayashi as creative director (Kill la Kill).  

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Character designs are by Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal), while an original score written for the Netflix anime is by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series). 

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The series will include ten episodes, each lasting 30 minutes — a bit disappointing if the series is as binge-worthy as it appears. 

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A Cyberpunk anime adds to Netflix’s increasing catalogue of animated shows based on video games, including Castlevania, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, Arcane, The Cuphead Show, and the upcoming Tekken: Bloodline. 

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