The first key visual and main PV of the original anime “GREAT PRETENDER” have been released. This work is a crime story which includes the following staff; Sadamoto Yoshiyuki as character designer (known for “Neon Genesis Evangelion”), Kaburagi Hiro as director (known for “91Days”), WIT STUDIO for the animation production (known for “Attack on Titan”), and Kosawa Ryouta as scriptwriter (known for the drama “The Confidence Man JP”), who will be working for an anime series' script for the first time.
“GREAT PRETENDER” is essentially about “the strongest deception (con game)”.
The story depicts the adventure of a novice swindler named Edamura Masato, a self-proclaimed “Japan's greatest swindler”, who was tricked by a conman (swindler) and mafia leader, Laurent Thierry. From that moment, the protagonist will be involved in an incredible “con game” traveling around the world.
The main staff involves eminent members coming from various genres: Kaburagi Hiro as director (known for “Hozuki's Coolheadedness” and “91 Days”), Kosawa Ryouta as scriptwriter (known for “Always: Sunset on Third Street” and “The Confidence Man JP”), Sadamoto Yoshiyuki as character designer (known for “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Summer Wars”), and WIT STUDIO for the animation production (known for “Attack on Titan” and “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”).
The first key visual shows the main characters of the series, including the novice swindler Edamura Masato (Edamame), the traveler and confidence man Laurent Thierry, the confidence woman Abigail Jones (Aby), and the FBI agent Paula Dickins. The background depicts villainous characters coming from around the world who are about to be targeted, as well as a lot of treasures, such as jewels, paintings, and rolls of banknotes.
In addition, the first main promo video introduces the story of Edamame being tricked by Laurent and then heading together to a mafia place. Fans will be able to see a glimpse of the charm of this work by enjoying new cuts and voices of attractive characters, powerful action scenes, and more.
“GREAT PRETENDER” will be aired on Fuji TV's “+Ultra” and other TV channels from Jul. 8, 2020. In addition, the film will also be distributed exclusively on Netflix from Jun. 2.
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