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‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ mixes romance, sci-fi

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Cyberpunk Edgerunners, an anime just released on Netflix, may just have saved the failed video game Cyberpunk 2077. `Cyberpunk’ anime saves a failed video game

Running out of TV shows and movies to stream? The Purbalite is here to help, with another installment of our What to Binge Watch feature.

The animated Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners drops viewers into the capitalist dystopia known as Night City, an independent city-state run by mega-corporations with names like Arasaka and Militech. 

Following an easily preventable tragedy, made fatal by tiered healthcare, David Martinez turns to crime-ridden streets to make some money. Martinez gets involved with a group of cyberpunks: criminals who have enhanced their bodies with cyberware.

The group uses crime to cope with the corrupt and unchecked corporate society they find themselves in. The more implants they get, the stronger they become, but there is always a lingering fear of cyber-psychosis. This disease drives the afflicted insane, and it is directly linked to the amount of technology they have installed in their body.

Edgerunners is also well-known for its romance, as a love story blossoms throughout its 10 episodes. A relationship between David and the crew’s netrunner, Lucyna Kushinada, becomes the focal point of the show, easily becoming the highlight of the entire experience. 

The series is full of adult comedy and excessive violence, which does fit the world but could be off-putting to viewers who are not expecting it.

Finally, the soundtrack deserves to be highlighted, including the track “Who’s Ready For Tomorrow?” by IBDY and Ratboy. Even more so, though, the iconic “I Really Want to Stay At Your House” track by Rosa Walton and Hallie Coggins has become synonymous with the franchise.

Be warned, though: there are no happy endings in Night City. 

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Multimedia Editor Sean Galentine is a junior in his second year on the Purbalite. He can usually be found listening to music or playing games.
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