Bandai Namco has announced that in addition to the upcoming game, a Scarlet Nexus anime series is also in development. Legendary Japanese studio Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, etc.) is producing the anime adaptation. The series is currently scheduled to start streaming this Summer, around the game’s release.
If you live outside Japan, don’t worry. Funimation is going to be simulcasting the series on their service for Western audiences.
Solar calendar year 2020: grotesque organisms called Others have begun eating people. To take down this new enemy, the Other Suppression Force is formed. Saved by this elite team as a child, psychokinetic Yuito withstands the training to enlist. On the other hand, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s dreams tell her strange things, dragging the two into an unavoidable fate.–Scarlet Nexus Anime Official Synopsis
Like the game, the Scarlet Nexus anime doesn’t really brand itself as cyberpunk. But it has a strong cyberpunk aesthetic and borrows some ideas commonly used in the genre. Given it’s focus on the characters’ psionic abilities, you could call it psypunk or perhaps. . .brainpunk? Either way, it’s definitely cyberpunk-ish and probably worth looking into.
The game is being developed by Bandai Namco’s development arm and is currently scheduled to launch on June 25th. The anime series will begin airing around the same time.