Cyberpunk’s Netflix anime, Cyberpunk Edgerunners, was a massive hit among viewers and gamers alike. It was so popular that it created a resurgence for the game it was inspired from, Cyberpunk 2077, which, after the show debuted, saw over a million players log into Night City daily. However, even with its massive popularity worldwide, Cyberpunk Edgerunners Season 2 may never actually hit the screens, according to a recent interview on Famitsu with CD Projekt Red’s Japan country manager, Satoru Honma.
Cyberpunk Edgerunners Was Planned as a “Standalone Work”
According to a translation from VGC, Honma goes on to say,
“However, just to be clear, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was planned as a standalone work, so there’s no such thing as ‘we are actually working on Season 2 in the background.
Even if we could make more anime in the future, I don’t know if it would be Season 2 or something completely different.”Satoru Honma, CD Projekt Red’s Japan Country Manager
While this might feel like bad news for fans that want to continue to follow the story of the Edgerunners and the rough, cybernetically-enhanced street kids–it is a relief knowing that even if a Cyberpunk Edgerunners Season 2 doesn’t happen, there’s a possibility for other, standalone works in the Cyberpunk universe.
In fact, recently, CD Projekt Red recently announced a follow-up to the original Cyberpunk 2077 game, codenamed Orion, and a full-length novel called Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence, which should hit shelves sometime in 2023.
Cyberpunk Edgerunners Season 1 was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and created by Studio Trigger. The studio is well-known for other works like Kill la Kill, and Little Witch Academia, among others. Maybe–if there’s enough demand worldwide, CDPR and the studio can change their minds about making Cyberpunk Edgerunners Season 1 a standalone work.
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