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Day 3 of Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022 event was all about the wonderful world of animation, and it certainly brought the goods for anime fans with the reveal of fresh details about previously announced projects and even some exciting new ones.


First up is a visual and trailer for the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk: Edgerunners series, which closed out the event by revealing a September 2022 release window.




An exclusive clip was also shared by the Netflix Geeked Twitter account.



Based on the video game by CD Projekt Red and TTRPG by Mike Pondsmith, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is being directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Promare, Kill la Kill) at studio TRIGGER for a 10-episode series, alongside these main staff members:


  • Assistant Director: Masahiko Otsuka
  • Scriptwriters: Yoshiki Usa, Masahiko Otsuka
  • Character Designers: Yoh Yoshinari, Yuto Kaneko
  • Music: Akira Yamaoka



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If horror is more your speed, another piece of major news was the announcement of a Junji Ito anime project for 2023 titled Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre, detailed by the man himself.



Ito states that he’s selected 20 stories to be adapted into anime for the first time, highlighting and showing off designs for Tomie, Souichi and The Hanging Balloons. The main staff who’ll be bringing the series to life are currently unknown.



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Continuing the horror trend, the first stills for sci-fi horror series Exception from renowned illustrator Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy) and creator Hirotaka Adachi were also unveiled.



Additional details about the anime, such as release date and cast, are yet to be revealed.



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Or if you’re more into the sci-fi aspect, a new anime from WIT Studio titled Moonrise, penned by Tow Ubukata (PSYCHO-PASS season 3) and directed by Masashi Koizuka (Attack on Titan season 3), is officially on the way, with a stunning poster to keep us intrigued until we can learn more.




There’s also character art for the first part of The Seven Deadly Sins: The Grudge of Edinburgh‘s two-part spin-off film that’s coming to Netflix this December.



And finally, Netflix announced that they would be streaming Atelier Pontdarc’s anime adaptation of Shindeiru Hotondo’s Uncle from Another World manga, which is due to begin airing this July in Japan.



RELATED: Uncle from Another World Sets Summer 2022 Broadcast in 1st Trailer



You can watch the full Netflix Geeked livestream event, which revealed other animation-related news, right here:



Source: Netflix YouTube account, Netflix Geeked Twitter account, Oricon



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