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Great Pretender Anime: WIT Studio Unveils Video, Manga Adaptation

During the Anime Expo 2019, WIT Studio (Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, Seraph of the End) announced a 23-episode long original anime television series.

Written by Ryota Kosawa and directed by Hiro Kaburag, the story revolves around con-artists trying to swindle their way to the top. The title of the series is — The Great Pretender.

1. Release Date & Highlight

The first season of The Great Pretender will be released exclusively on Netflix worldwide. It will premiere first in Japan on June 2 and will be released later for the rest of the world.

Great Pretender Anime: WIT Studio Unveils Video, Manga Adaptation
Makoto Edamuro and Kudo

Alongside this, it will also air on Fuji TV’s +UItra programming block starting July 8.

The season will be split into two cours and will consist of 23 episodes in total. Lets hope that the release does not get postponed like several others due to the delays caused by the pandemic.

Great Pretender Season 1 Released – Where to watch

2. Manga Adaptation Announced

A manga adaptation for the anime will start on June 10. It will be illustrated by Daichi Marui and released on Mag Garden’s Mag Comi website and LINE Manga service.

Great Pretender Anime: WIT Studio Unveils Video, Manga Adaptation
Great Pretender | Source: Anime News Network

3. Teaser Trailer

A trailer for The Great Pretender was uploaded on its website on May 22:

TVアニメ「GREAT PRETENDER」(グレートプリテンダー)公式プロジェクトPV
Great Pretender TV Anime PV

4. About Great Pretender

Great Pretender is an original Japanese anime television series produced by Wit Studio, directed by Hiro Kaburagi and written by Ryota Kosawa.

The series revolves around Makoto Edamura and Kudo, a duo of partners in crime who are supposedly Japan’s greatest swindlers/con-artists. They try to trick a Frenchman, but they get out-swindled by him as he turns out to be Laurent Thierry, a much higher-level ‘confidence man,’ in control of the mafias.

A bigger picture opens for Edamura once he starts getting engaged in the Frenchman’s dirty jobs.

Source: Great Pretender

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