If you’re an anime lover and looking for something new to binge, Netflix has you covered. Cyberpunk Edgerunners has been receiving one-of-a-kind reviews. Not only does it land on some breathtaking visuals, but the sheer storytelling will leave you in awe.
Some viewers may ask: Is it really worth watching? What if I have not played the game before? Does this mean I won’t understand the references or the characters? To answer all those questions and more, Best of Netflix has come up with a few reasons you cannot miss out on this show. But before the onset of the reasons, a quick glance over the synopsis of the series.
The story follows the life of a street kid who struggles to live in a “cyberpunk” world. This world is filled with people obsessed with modifying the body and technology in general. There is a love story at the heart of the show in this setting: Lucy and David. Exploring their love for each other whilst protecting each other, the two meet a challenging fate.
Now onto the reasons why you simply cannot miss the show. We have curated a short list of five stern reasons you absolutely cannot skip this anime.
Five reasons to be binge-watching Cyberpunk Edgerunners:
5. Production at its best
For any anime lover, the production plays a massive role in making or breaking a show. Studio Trigger was the animation studio in charge of creating some really breathtaking visuals for the show. They did more than justice to the characters and the setting in which the show is based- the cybernetic dystopia of 2077.
A catastrophic amount of time was acquired to get perfection on each cell, resulting in the animation and character design which is one of a kind. Night City is captured in all its glory. Fast-paced fight scenes adorned with witty editing. The show has got it all and more.
4. If you have played the Cyberpunk 2077
If you have played the game, you might just be able to recognise settings. Rest assured, this show is not near as bad as the game’s release. Diving into the world of Cyberpunk might just push you to fall in love with the game all over again.
Additionally, watching a show based on a game you have played just adds another layer between audiovisual entertainment and engagement. A puritan will be able to connect better with the characters and definitely will be able to relate with the characters many times.
3. If you haven’t played the game
However, if you are one of the newbies to this dystopian world of struggle to remain human, do not worry. The creators of the show were very considerate of all sections of the audience. Both gamers and non-gamers.
Thus, they decided to set the story independent of the game Cyberpunk 2077. The story does have certain similar instances to establish the relation to the game. However, a first-time watcher will have no problem whatsoever viewing the series.
2. Plot and mature themes
Anime, or animated series in general, are often not fully triumphant in discussing mature themes. Either a lot has been invested in the production, the special FX or the VFX. The story often takes the backseat under the burden of big-budget projects.
However, Cyberpunk Edgerunners did not sway at their promise of a brilliant story. The show manages to press quite a few right buttons when it comes to appealing to our feelings. The team did a luminous job of narrating the story that they did within ten episodes only.
1. Exceptional sound design
Finally, we reach the sound design. The aspect of the show that it was probably praised the most for. Of course, aside from the spine-chilling fight scenes. Even at the most mundane scenes ever imagined, the show managed to add music that will fight a battle to leave your mind. One of the trailers even had Beethoven’s Symphony number 9, but its Cyberpunk edition, playing all over. Sophisticated fight scenes synced to the rhythm of a classical yet contemporary rendition spewing perfection on screen. Pure eccentric beauty.
In conclusion, we have chosen five ways to request you to watch this marvel of a show. Not only is it a huge success for Netflix, but it is also another step towards making the anime kingdom an even bigger success than what it already is. Check out the latest trailer of the show below.