'Great Pretender': Release date, plot, cast, music, trailer and all you need to know about the anime series on Netflix

'Great Pretender': Release date, plot, cast, music, trailer and all you need to know about the anime series on Netflix
'Great Pretender' (IMDb)

There's a crazy new anime drama series coming to Netflix. 'Great Pretender' is the story of international con artists and the scams they pull on the rich and gullible.

Here’s everything you need to know about the project:

Release date

'Great Pretender' premiered on July 8, 2020, on Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block in Japan. It will have its global release via Netflix on August 20.


'Great Pretender' revolves around a Japanese con artist who finds himself thrust into the big leagues when he tries to defraud an international scammer who takes him under his wing. Here's the official synopsis from Netflix: "Supposedly Japan's greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook."



Poster for 'Great Pretender' (IMDb)


Chiaki Kobayashi

Chiaki Kobayashi is a Japanese voice artist who has worked on a number of shows including 'Cells at Work!', 'Gundam Build Divers Re: Rise', and 'Vinland Saga'. In 'Great Pretender', he voices the lead character Makoto Edamura, nicknamed "Edamame".


Other cast members include Junichi Suwabe as international con artist Laurent Thierry, Natsumi Fujiwara as Abigail Jones, Mie Sonozaki as Cynthia Moore, Yōhei Tadano as Kudo, and Kujira as Kim Si Won alongside Atsushi Ono, Fuminori Komatsu, Yoshito Yasuhara and many more.


Hiro Kaburagi

'Great Pretender' is directed by Hiro Kaburagi, whose previous credits include '91 Days', 'Kimi ni Todoke', and 'My Little Monster'. The show has been developed by WIT Studio, the creators behind the anime adaptation of 'Attack on Titan'. 



The music for the series has been provided by Yutaka Yamada, who also did the music for the 'Tokyo Ghoul' series and for the live-action 'Bleach' movie. The opening theme song is 'G.P.' by Yutaka Yamada while the closing theme is 'The Great Pretender' by Freddie Mercury.


Netflix is yet to drop a trailer for the series. We'll be updating this section with the official trailer as soon as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned for more.


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