Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Anime Praised By Hideo Kojima
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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the anime based on the Cyberpunk 2077 game is all over social media for a while, and recently Hideo Kojima and Kazutaka Kodaka also shared their love and support for the show.

Kojima said the following on the post:

“I just watched ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ in one sitting! Awesome! Great! Under the recent domestic anime situation, there was a feeling that famous Japanese studios were consumed by the overseas market, but not this one! This is a miracle of squeezing the trigger to the world! For my generation, the world view and visuals remind me of Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s ‘Cyber City Oedo 808’.”

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime premiered on September 13, 2022 on Netflix.

The game developer CD PROJEKT RED unveiled the Japanese cast which include:

  • KENN as David
  • Aoi Yūki as Lucy
  • Hiroki Touchi as Maine
  • Michiko Kaiden as Dorio
  • Takako Honda as Kiwi
  • Wataru Takagi as Pilar
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Rebecca
  • Kazuhiko Inoue as Faraday
  • Yurika Hino as as Gloria
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Ripperdoc

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Hiroyuki Imaishi as the Director
  • Animation Studio: Trigger
  • Yoh Yoshinari as Character Designer, Animation Director
  • Hiromi Wakabayashi as the Creative Director
  • Masahiko Otsuka, Yoshiki Usa as the Scriptwriters
  • Hiroyuki Kaneko as the Assistant Director
  • Yūto Kaneko and Yusuke Yoshigaki as Assistant Character Designers
  • Akira Yamaoka as the Music Composer

The anime has been described by the company:

”Cyberpunk: Edgerunners tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a 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.”

The original Cyberpunk 2077 game has been described:

”Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”


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