News of Netflix Scott Pilgrim anime show divides Internet as fans fear the worst

While some wondered an anime would work perfectly, one segment wondered if this was the right move

                            News of Netflix Scott Pilgrim anime show divides Internet as fans fear the worst
A still from 'Scott Pilgrim vs The World' (IMDb)

'Scott Pilgrim', the critically acclaimed hit graphic novel series, will be back again, this time in anime style. Per a THR report, Netflix and UCP, the division of Universal Studio Group behind 'The Umbrella Academy' are reportedly developing the brand-new adaptation. The site also added that Bryan Lee O’Malley, Pilgrim’s artist-creator, is writing and executive producing with BenDavid Grabinski ('Are you Afrirad of the Dark?'). It appears that the duo will be showrunners if the project moves forward.

SARU, an animation house is in talks to provide the animation with Eunyoung Choi will serve as producer and Abel Gongora as director. Wright and producing partner Nira Parkwill get executive producer credits alongside Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, Adam Seigel, and Michael Bacall. 'Pilgrim' is a fantasy and part rom-com that follows on the titular character and a garage band called Sex Bob-omb. Things change when he meets Ramona Flowers. However, his challenge begins when his past seven relationships pop up.


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The news though has garnered mixed responses from fans. "Ugh, I was excited, then I saw the cartoon part. And anime, which is so busy I don't know what's going on. Why do they need so many lines every time they move?? & Why do they keep taking great things & making them cartoons in the first place??" read one of the tweets. This was seconded by another who wrote, "From an “old guy”- please don’t ruin #ScottPilgrim with anime!! My now 14 year old grandson loved #ScottPilgrim Saved Vs The World. Cool action. Cool music, especially that duel with the Saito Twins. I was born in 1948 so I probably don’t understand cartoons like anime."

The negative responses continued. "While I always wanted an animated adaptation of the comics, I'm not sure how I feel about Netflix being involved...we'll just have to wait and see, I guess.... ". There was also one segment that felt it was a great idea. "Honestly Netflix has had a good track record with adaptations into an animated series (Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Arcane, etc), and the comic is basically a storyboard waiting to be animated, so unless they go out of their way to f it up, it seems like a good thing."

"Reminder that Scott Pilgrim it's originally a graphic novel, and therefore it's not limited to having only a live action adaptation. I don't know why some people complain, it's usually the other way around when they fuck something up. Animated Scott Pilgrim it's the best thing," a fan opined. "The comments are pretty bizarre here. An animated series for Scott Pilgrim would be great, and Netflix tends to not fuck up animated series (Castlevania). Also the amount of people here not aware of that Scott Pilgrim was a comic with anime inspirations is quite baffling to me," another remarked.







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