不知道提到赛博朋克,大家脑子里跳出来的第一画面是什么?

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黑客?人工智能?虚拟现实?仿生人?这些其实都是赛博朋克的常见元素。

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所谓“赛博朋克“,英文名是Cyberpunk,是“控制论、神经机械学”与“朋克”的结合词。该背景大多描绘在未来,建立于“低端生活与高等科技结合”的基础上,拥有先进科学技术,再以一定程度崩坏的社会结构做对比。

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围绕着赛博朋克这个主题衍生出的作品也层出不穷。
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像我们熟知的电影《黑客帝国》:
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动画短片《爱,死亡,机器人》:
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动漫作品《超世纪福音战士》:
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诸如此类的作品都可以算作在赛博朋克这个大框架之下的代表,但似乎带着“赛博朋克”这个标签的产物质量也是良莠不齐。
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2020年知名公司CD PROJEKT RED所发行的游戏作品《赛博朋克2077》便在发行后饱受诟病,可能是因为游戏前期宣发效果很好,让许多玩家对游戏的心理预期提到很高。然而在正式上线后,层出不穷的BUG,玩法的阉割,系统的崩溃,导致了游戏的风评几近崩盘。
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今年,在网飞以及动画工作室Studio Trigger的联合打造之下,《赛博朋克:边缘行者》这一游戏改编动画作品面世。

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截至目前,豆瓣八万+人评分9.0,烂番茄鲜度100%,爆米花指数96%,IMDB8.5,收割了一众国内国外影评网站的超高评价。

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The plot centers around one David Martinez, a young punk living in the fictional dystopian, Sci-fi metropolis of “Night City.” David exists in a state of existential frustration as he attends a private school for self-absorbed, classist brats, with only his loving mom, Gloria, as company.?
故事围绕着大卫·马丁内斯展开,他是一个年轻的朋克,生活在虚构的反乌托邦科幻大都市“夜之城”。大卫生活在一种存在主义的沮丧状态中,因为他进入了一所私立学校,那里的学生都是自私自利的阶级主义者,只有他可爱的妈妈格洛丽亚陪伴。
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After a terrible twist of fate, David comes across military-grade cybernetics his Mom had been smuggling, and decides to “chrome up,” by implanting them inside his body.?
在经历了可怕的命运转折后,大卫偶然发现了他母亲走私的军用控制仪,他决定进行“改造”,将它们植入自己的体内。
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From there, David eventually meets Lucy, a “Netrunner,” a futuristic hacker who winds up getting David involved in her crew of? “Edgerunners,” futuristic mercs, “fixers” and smugglers who skirt the edge of the law and mortality to get jobs done for big payouts.?
在改造时,大卫遇到了露西,她是一个未来主义的黑客,名叫“网络行者”,她最终让大卫加入了她的“边缘行者”团队,这是一个未来主义的雇佣兵、“中间人”和走私者,他们绕过法律和死亡的边缘,完成任务,获得巨额报酬。
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David then quickly falls for Lucy as he tries to help Lucy fulfill her dreams while being pursued by the mega-corporations that rule over the city.
而大卫很快就爱上了露西,他试图帮助露西实现她的梦想,但同时也被统治这座城市的大公司追杀。
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With the show’s amazing animation, score, direction and writing it can be hard to point to which specific element that cements this animated production as one of the best shows of the year.?
这部剧的动画、配乐、导演和编剧都非常出色,很难指出哪一个具体的元素让这部动画作品成为本年度最好的剧集之一。
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The animation and design by Yoh Yoshinari are a visual feast as he uses his talents and experience gained from working on classics like “Neon Genesis Evangelion” to create exhilarating and heart wrenching sequences throughout the series while also giving the main cast and even side characters designs that make each of them stand out.?
吉成曜的动画和设计是一场视觉盛宴,他利用自己的才华和在《新世纪福音战士》等经典作品中获得的经验,在整个系列中创造了令人振奋和揪心的镜头,同时也为主要角色甚至支线角色设计,使他们每个人都脱颖而出。
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The animation is worth repeating as the show is breathtakingly R-rated! Even the trailer has brutal action sequences and other graphic imagery all synchronized to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy! With bright colors and fast-paced animation that shocks and exhilarates the audience with each shot.?
这部动画值得重复观看,因为它在限制级影片中的表现也是惊人!甚至预告片也有残酷的动作场面,甚至还有一些画面和贝多芬的欢乐颂联动!明亮的色彩和快节奏的动画,每一个镜头都让观众震惊和兴奋。
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Some audiences may take umbrage with the level of graphic content on display, but it would’ve been to the show’s detriment if the visuals were toned down and wouldn’t fit with the setting.
一些观众可能会对展示的图像内容的水平感到不满,但如果视觉效果被淡化,与场景设定不符,这将导致对最终的呈现效果有所影响。
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Akira Yamaoka, famous for composing the Silent Hill franchise, serves as the show’s composer, and Studio Trigger could not have chosen a better composer for this job.?
因创作《寂静岭》系列而闻名的山冈明担任这部剧的作曲家,而Trigger工作室很难找到更好的作曲家来完成这项工作。
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Yamaoka’s skills shine, with beautiful and poignant tracks to emphasize the melodrama and tragedy, especially with how he integrates standout songs like “I Really Wanna Stay at Your House,” by songwriter Rosa Walton that are so raw at times that helps make the audience shed a few tears.?
山冈的技巧非常出色,优美而尖锐的歌曲强调了剧情和悲情,尤其是他如何融合了一些出色的歌曲,比如像罗莎·沃尔顿作词作曲的《I Really Wanna Stay at Your House》,这些歌曲有时非常原始,会让观众们真情实感的流下眼泪。
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By far the most important aspect of? “Edgerunners” is the series direction and writing. The show writers and director Hiroyuki Imaishi manage to capture the punk ethos of “Cyberpunk” with compelling characters like Lucy and David and their crew of “Edgerunners.”?
到目前为止,《边缘行者》最重要的方面是系列的方向和写作。该剧的编剧和导演今石洋之设法抓住了赛博朋克的朋克精神,塑造了一些引人注目的角色,比如露西、大卫和他们的“边缘行者”团队。
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These are characters with their own personalities, dreams and flaws and much like a typical protagonist written by Imaishi, they’re filled with white-hot passion, raging against a world that would suck out the life from them to fuel its classist hegemony. The narrative’s conclusion, while tragic, fits with the setting.?
这些角色都有自己的个性、梦想和缺陷,就像导演笔下典型的主角一样,他们充满了白热化的激情,愤怒地反抗这个世界,这个世界会吸走他们的生命,为其阶级主义霸权提供动力。故事的结局虽然悲壮,却与背景相契合。
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Despite this, the story of David and Lucy matters because of how their relentless pursuit of their dreams despite the odds leaves a tremendous impact on the audience long after the ending.
尽管如此,大卫和露西的故事很重要,因为他们不顾一切地坚持追求自己的梦想,在结局后很长一段时间里仍给观众留下了巨大的影响。
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无论是之前的《英雄联盟:双城之战》再到现在的《赛博朋克:边缘行者》,这些游戏改编而来的动漫作品都取得了不错的成绩,让许多可能原本不了解游戏的人对游戏角色甚至游戏本身都产生了一定的兴趣。
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改编并不是乱编,只有在改编后的故事本身足够优秀的前提下,观众们才会愿意去愿意去为此买单,否则即便原著的影响力再大,也不过是砸了自己的招牌罢了。
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今日词汇

metropolis??/m??tr?p?l?s/??n. (国或地区的)首都,首府;大都会,大城市;教会省份的首领;殖民地的起源城市或国家
exhilarating??/?ɡ?z?l?re?t??/? ?v. 使高兴,使兴奋(exhilarate 的现在分词)adj. 使人兴奋的;令人高兴的
synchronized? ?/?s??kr?na?zd/??adj. 同步的;同步化的? ?v. 使协调(synchronize 的过去分词);同时发生;校准
umbrage??/??mbr?d?/??n. 不快,生气;树荫;怀疑
hegemony?/h??d?em?ni/??n. (尤指国家的)霸权,支配权,领导权
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英文部分摘自wcuquad:behind the remote cyberpunk edgerunners review