29 JUN 2020

NETFLIX PARTNERS WITH CD PROJEKT RED AND STUDIO TRIGGER FOR GLOBAL ANIME

The futuristic series, was produced by the creator of the Cyberpunk 2077 video game and a team of talent from "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" and "Cyberpunk 2077" since 2018. Hiroyuki Imaishi will direct the series.

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Netflix is working with video game developer, CD Projekt Red and animation company, Studio Trigger for one of its most recent projects, anime series, “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.” “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 universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on,” said Masahiko Otsuka, CEO, Studio Trigger. Director Hiroyuki Imaishi said.

The producer of the series is CD Projekt Red, the company that created the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, along with a team of talent from "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" and "Cyberpunk 2077." The team has been working on this series since 2018. Popular 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.

The original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka. Hiroyuki Imaishi will direct the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, character designer Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko, and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka. “We are so excited to finally reveal that we are working on an anime in the Cyberpunk world,” said Adam Badowski, Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director and CD Projekt Red Head of Studio. “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.”

"Cyberpunk: Edgerunners" covers a 10-episode story about 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 edge runner, a mercenary outlaw also known as cyberpunk. “I’ve always loved cyberpunk as a genre, but always found it difficult to create as an original work," Hiroyuki said. "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."

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 universe into an anime, but we are eager to face it head-on. ” Masahiko Otsuka CEO, Studio Trigger