Great Pretender is an original Japanese crime comedy anime TV series produced by Wit Studio.
The show premiered on July 8, 2020, on Fuji TV’s +Ultra anime programming block. It is directed by Hiro Kaburagi and written by Ryōta Kosawa.
The series is based on Japan’s greatest swindler Makoto Edamura whose life changes forever when he attempts to rob world-class con artist Laurent Thierry.
A manga adaptation by Daichi Marui with the same name was announced to run on Mag Garden’s Mag Comi and LINE Manga from June 10th, 2020.
The first compiled volume of the manga was shipped on July 10th.
As per Mag Comi Website’s Twitter account, Daichi Marui’s manga adaptation of the original TV anime series by Wit Studio will be going on a delay.
The Great Pretender manga scheduled to be published this month has been suspended for an undecided duration due to the mangaka Daichi Marui’s health issues.
[Notice of suspension]
“GREAT PRETENDER” scheduled to be published this month will be suspended for a while due to poor physical condition of Dr. Daichi Marui.
It is undecided about the future resumption.
We deeply apologize to all the readers who are looking forward to it.
Thank you for your understanding.English Translation, Twitter Translate
The first season of the crime comedy series has been divided into 4 arcs or cases – Los Angeles Connection, Singapore Sky, Snow of London, and Wizard of the Far East.
The fourth and final case “Wizard of the Far East” of Season 1 is set to be released on Septemeber 21st, 2020 exclusively on Netflix Japan.
Great Pretender is a successful blend of heists and comedic drama between two famous con artists leaving fans eagerly waiting for the manga adaptation of the same.
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.