Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has dropped at the end of a packed Summer 2022 season. It’s a collaborative effort between anime studio Trigger, known for big title adaptations like Kill la Kill and Star Wars Visions; and game studio CD Projekt Red, the developers of The Witcher game series and Cyberpunk 2077 (the world in which this anime is set).
Edgrunners follows young David Martinez as he struggles to make his way in Night City after the death of his mum, navigating between paying rent, going to school, and being alone. In steps Lucy, a netrunner for a gang of edgerunners who takes a liking to David after seeing his Sandevistan implant at work during a heist on a train. The two quickly learn from each other, and Lucy takes David to meet Maine, the leader of her crew, and we follow their adventures from then on as the crew is pulled between the megacorporations of Arasaka and Militech. An emotional tale of how struggling against the odds can often lead to heartache, we have compiled six recommendations we feel can scratch the same itch as Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.