Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Creator Rafal Jaki Releases “NO\NAME” Original Manga
Rafal Jaki, known as the creator for the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime series (served as the showrunner and executive producer), has released his original manga titled NO\NAME. The manga was co-created alongside artist MACHINE GAMU. You can check a promotional video for the manga below.
NO\NAME is currently available on the Manga Plus Creators website by Shueisha. The manga’s synopsis is described as:
No\Name is a Dark Action Mystery set in Northern Europe where supernatural powers are attributed through a person’s name, given to everyone by the government. A man fighting with wolf companions & a werebear girl investigate a missing child’s case for the government-run Naming Agency.
Rafal Jaki is the creator of the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime, which was released on Netflix exclusively on September 13, 2022. The original series was animated by Studio Trigger under the direction of Hiroyuki Imaishi and assistant direction from Masahiko Otsuka. Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kanekodid the character designs, Akira Yamaoka composed the music, while Masahiko Otsuka and Yoshiki Usa wrote the script. The series’ theme songs included “This Ffire” by Franz Ferdinand as the opening theme and “Let You Down” by Dawid Podsiadło as the ending theme.
The main Japanese cast includes:
- Kenn as David Martinez
- Aoi Yuuki as Lucy
- Michiko Kaiden as Dorio
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Faraday
- Yurika Hino as Gloria
- Takako Honda as Kiwi
- Hiroki Touchi as Maine
- Wataru Takagi as Pilar
- Tomoyo Kurosawa as Rebecca
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Ripperdoc
Prior to his work on Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Rafal served as the business development director for the game Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red, to which the anime is based from. He also worked on the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt expansion pack, as well as the crowdfunded comic series The Witcher: Ronin.