Up until now, there weren’t many anime series that would take the crown from Spy X Family as the anime to beat this year for anime of the year, but Studio Trigger and Netflix just blew all expectations out the window and not only created a one of a kind experience to watch but now is the anime to best and that anime is Cyberpunk: Edgerunner.

The series takes place within the world of Night City in Cyberpunk 2077 and follows David, a Hispanic teen who during a few turn of events had to leave his old life and become an edgerunner. We meet the rest of the group of edgerunners that took David under their wing and we see how the life of an edgerunner is, for better or for worse. There are four rules in the world of Night City and they are:

  1. Style over Substance
  2. Attitude is Everything
  3. Always take it to the Edge
  4. Break the Rules

and this series has an abundance of all of these. Studio Trigger shined here, from the opening credits to the ending credits, this is the best work and effort they had done in years. I think the only other works that can compare to edgerunner would be the Little Witch Academia series and BNA: Brand New Animal.

The series is only 10 episodes long and I think it is a right fit for it. Do I want to see another season of edgerunner, no I don’t because it would ruin what this series is about, and it is not the cyberpunk way. If you love this series and want to see Night City for yourself, play Cyberpunk 2077 or Cyberpunk RED tabletop game. Cyberpunk Edgerunner is out now on Netflix.