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Review: 'Cyberpunk: Edgerunners'

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Image from Netflix

Jonah Unger

Four and a Half out of Five Stars

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer

“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners” is a short animated series on Netflix. The series wraps up in only 10 25-minute episodes. This series came out Sept. 13, 2022.

The series tells a full story from beginning to end. It doesn’t drag on for more views, nor are there filler episodes.

The series is rated TV-MA, as there is a lot of gore and violence, as well as choice language. 

The series was made in Japan along with the Japanese voice actors. However Netflix has a dub option, where the voice acting is above par, in my opinion.

 This Sci-Fi, dystopian story takes place in the same universe and city as the “Cyberpunk” video game that came out in 2020. The video game was also based off of a table-top role playing game called “Cyberpunk” in 1988. That is what makes this series so special: the amount of history behind the show.

The first episode begins introducing David Martinez, voiced by KENN (Japanese) and Zach Aguilar (English). David is a poor street kid who attends a prestigious school on the other side of town. He deals with the abuse of his peers, and struggles with day-to-day life. 

That’s until an unfortunate incident forces him to drop out. Upon leaving school, David decides to install a black-market piece of equipment that ultimately gives him superpowers.

Upon his discovery of his powers he runs into a crew of criminals that recruit him, a place where he finally feels like he fits. 

The series received an 8.5 on IMDb, as well as 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi.

As a viewer I am very pleased with the show, giving it a 4.5 out of 5. I think it was written well, directed well and voiced well. In addition, the animation is very aesthetically pleasing.



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