Cyberpunk Edgerunners is the new Netflix anime, produced in partnership with CD Projekt Red and Studio Trigger. The anime has been gaining great prominence and among the most watched productions of the service. In addition, the anime was highly praised, thanks to its plot as well as the quality of the animation.
The history of Cyberpunk Edgerunners is lightly inspired by the famous game franchise released in 2022. The series takes viewers back into the game world and the journey through Night City. With that, the production is enchanting with the aesthetics, concepts and soundtrack of the game.
The episodes feature a street kid named David. His mother Gloria is overworked and unfortunately ends up dying after a car accident. Distressed and beaten by bullies, David decides to get implants to improve his body.
However, these implants belong to a psychotic man named James Norris. In turn, there are concerns that David might adopt some of his psychotic traits. After the final episode, fans question whether season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunners will be produced. Well, here’s what we know.
The 2nd season of Cyberpunk Edgerunners
Going straight to the point, season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunners, has not yet been confirmed by either party. In this case, much of the responsibility for a renewal comes from Netflix itself. After all, despite the involvement of other studios, the production is original to the service.
At this moment, an evaluation of the production takes place. That is, the service will analyze some factors that it deems important for a renewal. These include viewership, engagement or mentions on social media, and even the length of time the series remains in the Top 10.
Despite being popular thanks to the franchise, the anime failed to top Netflix’s top 10 in any country. Of course, this is something common. After all, most of the service’s rankings are occupied by the most popular series and movies.
Certainly, Netflix will confirm the 2nd season of Cyberpunk Edgerunners in the next days. Whether the series will be canceled or renewed, only time will tell.
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Season 2 premiere of Cyberpunk Edgerunners
At this point, any prediction of the date can be considered speculation. However, based on the period in which the series was announced, we can have an accurate premiere forecast. We first heard about the series in July 2020.
However, production only started in April 2021. The voice cast recordings lasted until September 2021. About a year later, the anime was released on Netflix. Bearing in mind that a good part of the animations and decisions led to all this delay, we imagine that the new year will not experience such difficulties.
That is, if Netflix soon confirms Season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunnerswe should see the premiere taking place between October November 2023.
The end of season 1
Throughout the anime, the phrase edgerunner is street slang, referring to those who live on the edge. Cyberpunks have fully immersed themselves in the technologically advanced world around them. Found on the other side of the law, they have various hardware installed.
While they don’t work for megacorporations, there are exceptions like the Maine crew. Gloria collected the Sandevistan speedware from a cyberpsychosis, a condition called in which the cybernetic implants itself into the overload of a patient’s body.
This is how we see Maine perish in Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Lucy notes at one point that, David doesn’t have his own aspirations. He tends to adopt what those close to him want. When Gloria is alive, David was content to live her dream.
Gloria would like David to become successful and rise to the executive level of the Arasaka Tower. When David takes over the edgerunner team, he embraces Maine’s hope of keeping his team safe. In this way, he seeks to turn them into one of the best mercenary groups in Night City.
At the end of the series, David begins to fall apart because of the extensive cybernetic facilities in his body. Thus, he makes Lucy’s dream hers. She wants to go to the moon, and he does everything to make her dream come true. Cyberpunk Edgerunners.
Faraday and Arasaka set up David to be forced to use the cyberskeletons. But, things get out of hand and David starts to become a cyberpsycho. But, Smasher was the real owner of the suit. Faraday and two of Arasaka’s top executives are killed during the confrontation between David and Arasaka’s agents. However, David is no match for Smasher. He makes sure that Lucy and Smasher kill him.
Possible plots for season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunners
There are still not many details about the story of Season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunners. However, if the studio decides to continue with production, it is possible that the story will be told from Lucy’s point of view.
Season two might follow her as she embarks on revenge on Adam Smasher for killing David. Or, as she assembles a new team of misfits to destroy Arasaka and the Militech group, the evil corporations that are still on the loose at the end of season one.
In any case, producers should disclose news about the plot, only when Netflix makes the renewal official.
Hideo Kojima praised the anime
Apparently, it’s not just the fans who are enjoying it. Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Hideo Kojima, known for works such as Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, stated, through his social networks, to be delighted with the anime. (Via Eurogamer).
“I just watched Cyberpunk Edgerunners in one go! Amazing! Fantastic! Given the recent domestic anime situation, it seems that famous Japanese studios were consumed by the foreign market, but not this one! This is a miracle to introduce Trigger to the world!”
Check the statement:
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! pic.twitter.com/Q2fzRJDAVw
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 20, 2022
What to watch while you wait?
The indecision about the 2nd season of Cyberpunk Edgerunners it’s big. Exactly for this reason, fans will have to wait a long time if the series returns for new episodes. Thus, we have separated a list of several productions that, in some way, resemble the anime and that you may want to watch:
Akira (Netflix);Neon Genesis Evangelion (Netflix);86 (Crunchyroll);Cowboy Bebop (Netflix);Psycho-Pass (Netflix e Amazon Prime Video).
So are you looking forward to season 2 of Cyberpunk Edgerunners?
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