LifeisXbox review for Cyberpunk: Edgerunners | CD Projekt released Cyberpunk in 2020, now two-years later the heated franchise receives an incredible anime series on Netflix. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners follows brand-new original characters. A Series that people need to see, regardless if you played Cyberpunk!
Watch it or skip it? WATCH!
Length: 10 episodes of 25 minutes.
Important cast: (voices) Aoi Yuuki – Ken’ichirou – Hiroki Touchi -Takako Honda -Kenjiro Tsuda
How was it?
Cyberpunk might have had a bad launch in the video game world but Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a fantastic series that uses the source material in a masterful way. A nonstop ride with extreme violence, memorable emotional moments, and meaningful characters. Studio Trigger did brilliant visual work by animating the cybernetic characters and the autonomous city players loved to explore, Night City. This Netflix series doesn’t shy away from full-frontal nudity, dismemberments, and heavy topics. A wise choice as that’s what Cyberpunk is all about. I loved my time on my Xbox playing Cyberpunk but the characters in Edgerunner are more interesting, even more so than Johnny Silverhand (Keanu Reeves). There is so much value in the storytelling. Davis and his military-grade Sandevistan are the main take but love interests, mysterious and weird-looking cast members steal the real show. Or is it the violence that deserves the spotlight? Because that’s something you simply can’t ignore… there are some insane scenes with heads exploding and guts everywhere.
Star of the moment and sleeper star
Star of the moment: Main character of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is David, he’s still in Arasaka Academy in Night City. He’s very addicted to watching humans going full cyberpsychosis. A mental disease that comes from an overload of cybernetic augmentations to the body. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has perfect character building, David goes through happy moments, love issues, losing important people and more importantly the connection between David and the watcher is incredibly well done.
Sleeper star: I’m not picking a character as sleeper star but the city! Night City is absolutely gorgeous, anime Studio Trigger made such good use of the source material. It is beautifully created and invites the watcher to pay attention to all the details, absolutely wonderful stuff!
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