Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Is 100 Percent Canon; Cyberpunk 2077 Characters Also Confirmed to Appear

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is confirmed to be canon.

Today, CD Projekt Red held a Livestream to celebrate all things Cyberpunk, including the exciting new anime that is set to hit Netflix later this month, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The show is set to follow David, a young man trying to make his way in the beautifully dangerous futuristic utopia known as Night City.

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One day, David loses everything he’s ever held dear, only to be presented with a unique set of Cyberwear that will change his life. When talking about his journey, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners writer and producer Bartosz Sztybor also confirmed two important things about the upcoming anime (1:05:13 mark). The first is that the show is 100 percent canon, and that you’ll be seeing guns, clothing, and other important things from the game in this show.

In fact, you’ll also be seeing some well-known and beloved characters from the game in the show as well. While it hasn’t been confirmed as to who will be a part of it, Sztybor stated that the ones that will appear will be easy to recognize for fans of Cyberpunk 2077.

Alongside this news, a brand new english dub of the NSFW trailer that was released last week was revealed, which you can check out for yourself right down below, as well as an official description.

CD PROJEKT RED, the company behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, is producing the series with Rafał Jaki (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher: Ronin) as Showrunner and Executive Producer, with Satoru Homma, Bartosz Sztybor and Saya Elder serving as producers. The team at CD PROJEKT RED has been working on this new series since 2018.

Acclaimed Japan-based animation company, Studio Trigger, will serve as the animation studio on the series and bring the world of Cyberpunk to life with their signature, vibrant style. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) will direct the series along with creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill), character designer and animation director Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal), and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa (GRIDMAN UNIVERSE series, Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder’). The original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).

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. Having everything to lose, he stays alive by becoming an edgerunner — a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk

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Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.