This year’s most hyped anime ‘Great Pretender’ is all set to globally premiere its season 1 on Netflix. Know about its release date, plot, trailer & more.
Great Pretender is an original Japanese anime crime comedy television series produced by WIT Studio. It is directed by Hiro Kaburagi (Kimi ni Todoke) and written Ryota Kosawa. The plot revolves around a con man who is said to be “Japan’s greatest swindler” cons people with his other accomplices. By far, it is said to be the most popular and hypes anime this year with a huge fanbase in Japan. Now, with a growing amount of anime lovers internationally as well, it is safe to say that this anime series will do wonders in every country after being globally released on Netflix. Let’s have a look at all details related to Great Pretender season 1.
Great Pretender Season 1: Release Date
The anime series has already been released on Netflix Japan first on June 2, 2020. Also, the first episode of Great Pretender released on July 8, 2020, on Fuji TV +Ultra programming block in Japan. Now, international anime fans are desperately waiting for its global premiere. To soothe the hearts of anime lovers all across the world, Netflix has officially confirmed that the series will be coming to Netflix worldwide on August 20, 2020.
When small-time con man Makoto crosses paths with gentleman thief Laurent, their heists will turn the globe upside down! Wit Studio's new original anime series Great Pretender arrives August 20th. pic.twitter.com/3ZaUQfnUnz
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 21, 2020
Is There a Trailer?
Yes, the trailer is there on Netflix. But unfortunately, the official trailer has no English subtitles and is only available in Japanese. The trailer for season 1 released on May 8, 2020.
How Many Episodes Are There In Season 1?
The anime series will have 23 episodes in season 1 which has already premiered on Netflix Japan. The episodes were streamed in advance on Netflix Japan with five episodes every week beginning on June 2, 2020. But it will be available on Netflix for the rest of the world on August 20, 2020.
What’s The Plot Of Season 1?
The plot of the show deals with Makoto Edamura, who is considered as Japan’s greatest swindler. He works alongside his partner Kudo. Makoto gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook. The first season will reveal the plans of the protagonist and whether he will continue to maintain his greatest position as a swindler or he himself will be tricked? The plot is hard to say as it has only been released in Japan. We will found out more after the series releases globally.
However, it is yet another excellent anime by WiT studio with outstanding visuals and great execution.
Who Are The Characters?
Great Pretender has pretty great characters and even the star cast and voice over has been done by the amazing cast as well.
- Makoto Edamura (the protagonist) voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi
- Laurent Thierry (An expert French con man) voiced by Junichi Suwabe
- Abigail Jones (An athletic) voiced by Natsumi Fujiwara
- Cynthia Moore ( One of Laurent’s associates) voiced by Mie Sonozaki
- Kudo (A con-man) voiced by Yōhei Tadano
- Kim Si Won (A Korean con-woman and one of Laurent’s associates) voiced by Kujira
Freddie Mercury’s song “The Great Pretender” serves as the show’s theme song. Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band ‘Queen’. He was considered one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music. This is the first time Mercury or Queen’s soundtrack will be heard for a Japanese anime series. We can now imagine how great and huge this series is and also the fact that it has the greatest musician soundtrack makes it even more successful.
However, all the international anime fans should watch the most hyped anime series of 2020, Great Pretender on Netflix on August 20, 2020. Also, stay tuned for more such updates.