Netflix has revealed the opening title sequence for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an all-new anime series set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077.
During the Studio Trigger 10th Anniversary and Announcement panel at Anime Expo 2022, fans caught the first episode of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Unfortunately, the rest of us won’t see that until the show’s premiere in September. It’s an original story ripped straight from the mean streets of Night City, so a playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t necessary ahead of time.
Here’s the official synopsis: The series tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in Night City — a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future,” the official plot synopsis for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners reads. “Having everything to lose, he stays alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.
You can check out the opening credits for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners below. The opening track is This Fffire by Franz Ferdinand.
Alongside the opening credits, Studio Trigger also showed the first episode of the series to those in attendance and confirmed that Zach Aguilar, the English voice actor of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba’s Tanjiro Kamado, will be lending his voice to main character David Martinez.
The 10-episode series will also focus on a netrunner named Lucy and a recent official clip revealed that part of the story will take place in the same location as The Pickup mission from Cyberpunk 2077. For those unfamiliar, that is the mission where V and Jackie have to pick up the robot spy-spider from the Maelstrom gang.
Studio Trigger, best known for Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia, is working closely with CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Hiroyuki Imaishi of Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, and Promare fame will direct the series alongside Hiromi Wakabayashi, with Yoh Yoshinari undertaking character designer and animation director duties.
Netflix has been teasing this project for ages, so it’s good to know that it’ll still come out, despite Cyberpunk 2077 not living up to the hype initially.