Before i jump into the review of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners there is only one thing to say, JUST WATCH IT!!! The show is excellent. It does have its flaws but it is worth a watch and is damn good. It does not matter if you like the Cyberpunk 2077 game or not. Honestly, itn doesn’t even matter if you ever played the game, the anime is great.
Personally, I absolutely love the game but i am someone who played the game after a lot of bugs were fixed. I completely get not liking the game for the sorry state that it was released in. But there is one thing that everyone can agree upon, The world of Cyberpunk is insanely deep. The atmosphere in Night City is just excellent and the Anime by Studio Trigger gets that perfectly. So last warning before mild spoilers from now on, it won’t be much but i would advise going in blind
Mild spoilers for the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
In the show we follow David Martinez. He is a underdog who is enrolled into Arasaka’s educational system at Arasaka Academy. He lives with his mother Gloria who barely earns enough money to afford his consty corporate school. David is a street smart kind in the violent and brutal Night City. And just as his mom tries to get him get his life in order so that he can stop living in a the bad parts of the night city. And during all this his mom is killed randomly and off goes David on the deep end with cybernetics and the underworld.
He ends up meeting Lucy who is an Edgerunner(which refers to people who go to the edge with their cybernetic enhancements). Along with Lucy in a various shenanigans he ends up in an underworld gang. And that’s all i am going to say about the show. It is really well written and flows really good. It does have a few pacing problems by the end feeling a bit rushed but it is not glaringly bad.
Summary and Rating
Honestly after the Halo Show i have had almost no hope for Video game adaptations. But Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is an excellent show which manages to stand on its own with its great characters and writing.