WIT STUDIO Produces Con Game-themed Original TV Anime GREAT PRETENDER for 2020

Ryota Kosawa (Parasyte live-action films) works on his first anime screenplays



At Anime Expo 2019, WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan) revealed its new original TV anime GREAT PRETENDER and its three main staff: director Hiro Kaburagi (91Days), character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion), and screenplay writer Ryota Kosawa (Parasyte live-action films). It will be the first anime screenplays for Kosawa, who recently worked on the mega-hit con game (confidence game)-themed live-action series The Confidenceman JP.



The con game themed original TV anime GREAT PRETENDER is scheduled to be aired on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block in 2020 (every Wednesday at 24:45). Its story will be told around the world, including Los Angels, Singapore, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The anime's official website introduces its synopsis as below:


Makoto Edamura is supposedly Japan's greatest swindler. Together with his partner Kudo, they try to trick a Frenchman in Asakusa but unexpectedly get tricked instead. The Frenchman, whom they tried to swindle, turns out to be Laurent Thierry- a much higher-level 'confidence man,' in control of the mafias. Edamura is yet to find out what fate awaits him, after having engaged in the Frenchman's dirty jobs...! Hiro Kaburagi x Yoshiyuki Sadamoto x Ryota Kosawa x WIT STUDIO - A high-end animated entertainment created by the best team of the century -





Source: "GREAT PRETENDERS" official website / Twitter


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