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Great Pretender: Freddie Mercury’s Classic is Opening Theme Song

Over the years, the popularity of Great Pretender has increased by leaps and bounds. It has broken vernacular and geographical constraints and reached a worldwide audience. And what’s more, it does not fail to delight viewers with new projects and ideas.

The Great Pretender anime’s official site has revealed a promotional video (PV) for the anime. This PV is causing a lot of huhhub as the theme song of the anime is “The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury of Queen.

Check out the PV which is the talk of the town right here:

Great Pretender PV

This is a huge step for the anime industry as Great Pretender is the first to feature a song by Freddie Mercury. The official website describes the PV as “Experience the drama weaved by scammers (conmen) ahead of the anime!”

The song, with its beautiful ups and down, perfectly captures the many moods of the characters. The videography matches the beats of the song and are aesthetically pleasing.

An event has been scheduled on the day of the anime’s distribution on Netflix, 2nd June. This event with the cast and staff will be streamed on Netflix and Toho Animation’s Youtube channel.

Great Pretender: Internet goes Haywire with Freddie Mercury’s Song
Great Pretender

Great Pretender is produced by WIT studio and directed by Hiro Kaburagi. It is written by Ryota Kosawa and licensed by Netflix. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is in charge of character designing, and the music composer is Yutaka Yamada.

The main cast includes :

  • Makoto Edamame played by Chiaki Kobayashi
  • Laurent Thierry played by Junichi Suwabe
  • Abigail Aby Jones played by Natsumi Fujiwara
  • Paula Dickins played by Mie Sonozaki

The anime is about a bunch of swindlers who con people. Who amongst these conmen will commit the ultimate scam? Will the protagonists get tricked themselves? To know more about the series click here:

Great Pretender Anime: WIT Studio Unveils Video, Manga Adaptation

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.

Great Pretender: Internet goes Haywire with Freddie Mercury’s Song
Great Pretender

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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