The Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunner introduced fans to Rebecca, whose tall personality coupled with her diminutive stature promptly transformed her into one of the show’s most beloved characters. However, there has been some debate as to how old Rebecca is on the series, with Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red’s comments that the character is a “loli” sparking a bit of controversy. How old is Rebecca on the show really?
How old is Rebecca in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners?
Rebecca is likely to be between 18 and 21 years old in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. While her age is not confirmed on the series, there are several clues as to how old she is.
In one episode, Rebecca is seen at a bar drinking alcohol before distracting the car owner who David is trying to steal. Her voice, which acts in both the English and Japanese dubs for the series, is also remarkably mature, in contrast to the childlike performances usually reserved for loli characters in anime. There is also a time warp in the show, meaning Rebecca ends up being older than she appears in her debut episode.
Loli is a charged term typically used to refer to adult female characters who appear younger than they are, although it can also be used to describe underage characters. Various shows use loli characters to portray someone as a minor without actually having a minor character on their show. In Rebecca’s case, the character appears to be a loli in the sense that she appears underage when in fact she is an adult. Producer Saya Elder described how CD Projekt Red was initially uncomfortable with having a loli character on the show before creators insisted Studio Trigger on their inclusion.
“She’s the best girl, but I feel a little guilty for saying that because I was one of the people on the creative team who actually dropped Rebecca from the original cast during pre-production,” Elder said. “CD Projekt Red got the character design for Rebecca first and they said, ‘She’s a loli. There are no lolis in Night City. It doesn’t match the Cyberpunk 2077 aesthetic. but [Studio] The trigger was like ‘No, the loli has to stay’.”
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