Studio Trigger, the creators of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, have dismissed CD Projekt Red’s concerns regarding the character of Rebecca. In a livestream, a CDPR producer admitted that Rebecca’s particularly childish design caused problems during the Edgerunners’ production, but Studio Trigger decided to stick with its original image nonetheless.
According to the CDPR developer, the studio went so far as to say “the loli must stay” when some in society voted to have her removed from the anime altogether. Despite that, it looks like the two teams are on the same page now, with the developer saying Rebecca is “the best girl.”
“She’s the best girl,” the developer said during an Edgerunner watch party, which took place just before the anime hit Netflix. “But I feel a little guilty saying that because I was one of the people on the creative team who kicked Rebecca out of the original cast during pre-production.”
Digging deeper into the details, it’s revealed why the Cyberpunk 2077 developer apprehended the character. “CD Projekt Red had Rebecca’s character design first and they were like ‘She’s a loli. Loli don’t exist in Night City. It doesn’t fit the Cyberpunk 2077 aesthetic”. But Trigger was like, ‘No, the loli has to stay.'”
Of course, as we can see in the clip, the conversation is very lighthearted, so it’s unlikely that’s exactly how the situation played out. However, it shows that some in the company weren’t entirely comfortable with Rebecca’s design when creating the series, especially because she looks quite young compared to the rest of the series. the distribution.
Granted, the show goes out of its way to establish that Rebecca isn’t a child as soon as she’s introduced (or at least, I hope, given what she did in her first episode… ). As many fans have pointed out, she also doesn’t look very childish in the English dub, nor does she become a love interest during the show. Of course, that doesn’t change the fact that its design is noticeably smaller and childish for those around it.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has ten episodes and is available now on Netflix.
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