The anime series will debut in Japan on Netflix on June 2 with the first 5 episodes
In a match made in heaven, the latest trailer for WIT STUDIO's upcoming TV anime GREAT PRETENDER mixes with legendary rock band Queen and the vocal performance of Freddie Mercury singing along to their smash hit cover of 'The Great Pretender.' The song will be the theme song for the series.
Announced during the release of the trailer is a special event on June 2 on Periscope and YouTube celebrating the release of the episodes on Netflix with director Hiro Kaburagi, screenplay writer Ryota Kosawa, Masato Edamura/Edamame voice actor Chiaki Kobayashi, and Rolan Thierry voice actor Junichi Suwabe.
Previously released visual:
GREAT PRETENDER will be broadcast on Fuji TV's "+Ultra" programming block from July 8, but have an early debut on Netflix from June 2, with the 1st five episodes coming to the streaming platform. The schedule for the TV anime on Netflix is as follows:
- CASE1 (Episodes 1 to 5): June 2
- CASE2 (Episodes 6 to 10): June 9
- CASE3 (Episodes 11 to 14): June 16
- CASE4 (Unknown episodes): Coming Soon
The anime's story will take viewers around the world to exotic destinations including Los Angeles, Singapore, London, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The anime's official website introduces the TV anime as such:
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: Comic Natalie
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