news culture No season 2 for Cyberpunk Edgerunners: 6 anime to console yourself on Netflix
The release of the animated series Edgerunners was an opportunity for many Netflix subscribers to discover a whole new universe, which in parallel relaunched the RPG from CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077 thus found a second life in September 2022. However, Japanimation fans should get used to the idea that a second season is not on the agenda. In order to pass the pill, the JV editorial staff offers you 6 anime in the cyberpunk genre, all available on Netflix.
- Altered Carbon: Resleeved
- Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045
- Love, Death & Robots
- Psycho Pass
We begin our journey in the lands of cyberpunk with one of the most important works of Japanese animation and even Japanese cinema. Akira is a 1988 anime film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo (Metropolis, Steamboy) and scripted in duet with Izo Hashimoto (Black Jack). This feature film that has become legendary among science fiction fans is the adaptation of the manga of the same name written and illustrated by the Japanese director himself, and prepublished between 1982 and 1990 in Kodansha’s Young Magazine for a total of six volumes. connected. Akira sets his story in 2019, 21 years after Tokyo was destroyed by a nuclear device. Now responding to the name of Neo-Tokyo, this megalopolis, plagued by corruption, anti-government riots and terrorism, is placed under martial law. In this context, Kaneda, the leader of a biker gang, is arrested while his best friend Tetsuo disappears following an accident involving an individual endowed with psychic powers.
- All about Akira on AlloCine.
Altered Carbon: Resleeved
It’s high time to take an interest in one of the Netflix Originals that made a big splash when it was released in February 2018. Adapted from the novel of the same name written by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon takes place in the year 2384 in a future where humanity has managed through technology to achieve immortality. While Man is now able to transfer consciousness and memory into a “fabricated” organic envelope, Takeshi Kovacs is extricated from his spiritual prison in order to solve the assassination of one of the richest individuals in the world. Rich in two seasons of live action, Altered Carbon is available as an animated film with Resleeved. Made in computer graphics, this feature film released in March 2020 focuses again and again on T. Kovacs and takes place 253 years after the events of the first season.
We’re taking a drastic change in tone, mood, and era with the upcoming film produced by Polygon Pictures and available exclusively on Netflix. Blame! is the anime adaptation of the eponymous manga written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei, and pre-published between 1997 and 2003 in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon. This computer-generated feature film, directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and scripted by Sadayuki Murai, propels what remains of humanity into the labyrinthine meanders of a sprawling technological city. Threatened with extinction by renegade machines, the survivors see the arrival of a stranger as their salvation. Killy the Wanderer is a quest of a person in possession of an artifact that could save the human race.
- All about Blame! on AlloCine.
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045
The following saga is one of the masterpieces of Japanese science fiction. Ghost in the Shell is originally a manga by Masamune Shirow whose debut dates back to 1989 in Kodansha’s Young Magazine. However, it was not until 1995 and the cinematographic work produced by Mamoru Oshii that the adventures of Major Kusanagi and Section 9 of Public Security became legendary, and established themselves as a pillar of SF around the world. The success is such that the saga continues with Innocence in 2004, and comes in series (Stand Alone Complex), in video games (First Assault – Stand Alone Complex) and even in Live Action film starring Scarlett Johansson (2017). On Netflix, alone SAC_2045 is available. This spin-off, which has not been unanimously accepted by fans, nevertheless remains a gateway to this universe among the most famous of science fiction.
Love, Death & Robots
In the year 2019, in March to be precise, Netflix offers its subscribers the first season of an animated anthology since passed to posterity. Love Death & Robots (or LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS) offers a series of independent stories set in cyberpunk universes (but not only) and addresses themes taken in affection by science fiction. Produced by Blur Studio (Halo Wars 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Valorant), this series, supervised by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Thor: The Dark World) and produced by Blow Studio, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digic Pictures, Sun Creature Studio, etc., among others, spans three seasons for a total of 35 episodes. In August 2022, Love, Death & Robots was renewed for a fourth season.
We end this overview of the anime available on Netflix capable of seducing fans of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners with the “Minority Report” of japanimation. OK, this comparison is easy, but not necessarily off the mark. Unlike most anime, Psycho Pass is not a manga adaptation, but indeed an animated saga produced by Production IG and broadcast between October 2012 and March 2020 for a total of 41 episodes and 3 films (The Movie, Sinners of the System, First Inspector). In 2112, the Japanese government entrusted the security of the country to a computer system capable of quantifying the criminal coefficient of citizens and identifying future outlaws. In this supposedly “perfect” world, Akane Tsunemori, a detective, joins the police force without knowing that her visions of Sybil, but also of good and evil are about to be upset.
No season 2 for Cyberpunk Edgerunners: 6 anime to console yourself on Netflix