Songs and music from the anime Cyberpunk: The Edge Runners - full soundtrack

Today we're going to talk in detail about how the world of the anime series Cyberpunk: Runners on the Edge was created and who the author of the very tracks that are so beloved by all the fans.

The anime Cyberpunk: Running the Edge: popularity and soundtracks

Japanese animation is gaining enormous popularity these days. anime. These terrific graphic cartoons and series are broadcast both on television and on various Internet resources. Some of them have an original plot, and some based on video games or book series that have already been created.

Today in our article we will look at the recently released animated series "Cyberpunk: Running the Edge." and find out why the soundtrack to it became so popular.

A Little About Anime: Why Cyberpunk: Runners on the Edge Has Gained Such Mad Popularity

Main character David Martinez
Main character David Martinez

"Cyberpunk: Running the Edge." - anime series, which was officially released on Netflix in September of this year. The animated series was based on the game Cyberpunk 2077The game is based on Mike Pondsmith's board game Cyberpunk 2020. The video game was created according to the cyberpunk rules of the 1980s; it reflects the real problems of people faced with technologies that are unusual for them.

The game takes place in North America, in the large city of Knight City. Megapolis can not exist without robotics, which helps to solve everyday problems in the city. Due to the collapse of the country, corporations are starting to own the city, but the power is also trying to challenge the Bandits.

Heroes of the anime series
Heroes of the anime series

"Cyberpunk: Running the Edge" is prequel of the game and its action unfolds about a year before the events of the video game. According to the plot of the series, the people in Knight City are maniacally dependent on various body modifications and modern technology. The protagonist David Martinez is attending an elite school, and his mother is working as hard as she can to ensure her son a decent future. In an accident, a woman is killed, and David gets a combat-enhancing implant, and soon becomes mercenary.

The anime caused positive The critics have been very appreciative of the film. They note that the action that the creators have brought to the animated series is a unique and stylish adaptation of the cyberpunk world. Thanks to the popularity of the anime, sales of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 have increased, which has become top seller game in the fall of 2022.

The title track and the music video that has garnered millions of views

The soundtrack for "Cyberpunk: Running the Edge" was officially released by Netflix in early October, after the premiere of the anime itself. The composition "I Really Want to Stay At Your House" Rosa Walton performs.

A music video was released for the song, in which the heroes The anime is David and Lucy. On the official Netflix YouTube channel, the video has garnered over 7.5 million views.

"This Fire" is the track from the opening credits that many people are looking for

Franz Ferdinand Group
Franz Ferdinand Group

Introductory composition "This Fire" was released by the Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand in 2003. The song was written by musicians Alex Capranos and Nicholas McCarthy, and was recorded in the band's own studio. A year after the release of the track, a new version of the song was released, which was produced by Rich Bones; it was his version that was taken by the creators of the anime for the opening credits.

This song was released single in England and the U.S. and reached No. 17 in the U.S. chart and No. 8 in the U.K. chart. In Australia, the song ranked 29th on Triple J's list of the 100 hottest songs of 2004.

The official music video for the song "This Fire" is inspired by the style of Soviet art and is filmed in a constructivist theme. The clip reflects the spread of "world hypnosis.

The rest of the tracks from Cyberpunk: Running the Edge

In 10 episodes of the anime series were used More than 50 tracks; there are five to eight in each series. Here is a selection of some of them:

«Whos Ready for Tomorrow» Rat Boy

The first track from the debut episode of the series was sung by the singer Rat Boy. He provided his song for use in the game Cyberpunk 2077; later the composition was widely used in the anime series.

«Friday Night Fire Fight» Aligns

The track played on the radio in the video game was written by a group from Brooklyn Aligns. The song is a hit for the radio, put through electric sound. The composition was used in episode 2 of the anime Cyberpunk: Running the Edge.

«The Other Room» Earth Trax

The song "The Other Room" was used in episode 4 of the show. Under the YouTube video, users tagged it as good bass song.

«Cyberwildlife Park» Marcin Przybylowicz

The composition from Episode 5 was written by Polish composer Marcin Przybylowicz, who was sound engineer Cyberpunk 2077 video game.

«Kevin» Antigama

Track in the style of grindcore from the Polish group Antigama adds to the frenzied energy of the anime series that was so praised by the critics.

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