Cyberpunk: Edgerunners Budget – How Much Is The Budget For Cyberpunk: Edgerunners?

We estimate that Cyberpunk: Edgerunners had a budget of around $3,400,000 (at least).

Studio Trigger’s exact budget for the anime hasn’t really been made public, however, 3 years ago, Kazuya Masumoto, a producer from Trigger Studio, made it known to the public that in their studio, it would typically take over 200-300 professionals to work on an animation series.

He said that it would take at least around 50 million yen (~340,000 USD) per episode, to make all the people involved in the project happy. Most of these “people” would be the staff and the production companies.

If this is true, then it would have taken at least $3.4 million to make Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Below is the exact statement given by the producer from Trigger Studio:

“An animation project usually requires 200-300 professionals in participation to be completed. If we consider a reasonable cost that would make everyone linked with the project – both the staff and the production companies (profits and employment costs) – happy, the cost would be around 50 million yen (~$US 460K) per episode. (1) A 12 episode anime in this scenario would be costing around 600 million yen (~$US 5.5M). At such a production cost the production companies would be able to make a profit and have enough income to train new production staff properly.”

You can read more about this budget information on a Reddit post by CosmicPenguin_OV103.


Reddit post by CosmicPenguin_OV103


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