Great Pretender (TV)

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Plot Summary: Makoto Edamura is a con man who is said to be “Japan's greatest swindler.” One day, after trying to pickpocket a foreigner, Edamura finds that all of his money was stolen instead. Chasing the man down all the way to Los Angeles, he learns the foreigner is Laurent Thierry, a French con man who has ties to international criminal organizations. After Edamura follows Thierry and thwarts his big drug deal, Edamura gets tied up and left to die on the famous Hollywood sign.
Number of episodes: 23
Vintage:
2020-06-02 (Netflix Japan)
2020-07-08 (Fuji TV)
Ending Theme:
"The Great Pretender" by Freddie Mercury
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Interview: Wit Studio (Jul 12, 2019)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiro Kaburagi
Series Composition: Ryota Kosawa
Storyboard:
Hiro Kaburagi (ED; eps 1-2)
Kotomi Deai (ep 5)
Ryouji Masuyama (ep 4)
Shūhei Arita (ep 2)
Takahiko Kyōgoku (ep 3)
Episode Director:
Hiro Kaburagi (ED; ep 1)
Kotomi Deai (OP)
Ryouji Masuyama (ep 4)
Takashi Katagiri (ep 2)
Tetsuaki Matsuda (ep 3)
Tomoko Hiramuki (ep 3)
Yoshiyuki Shirahata (eps 1, 5)
Yukiko Imai (ep 5)
Music: Yutaka Yamada
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Art Director: Yūsuke Takeda
Chief Animation Director:
Hirotaka Katō
Kyoji Asano
Animation Director:
Akiyo Okuda (ep 3)
Atsuko Nozaki (ep 4)
Erika Nishihara (ep 5)
Hideyuki Arao (eps 1-2)
Keita Shimizu (eps 1, 5)
Mayuko Kato (ep 3)
Miyako Kamiya (ep 5)
Shōsuke Ishibashi (ep 2)
Yusuke Shimizu (ep 5)
Sound Director: Shōji Hata
Director of Photography: Kazuto Izumita
Art Setting: Kazushi Fujii
Assistant Director: Ryouji Masuyama
Color design: Yuko Kobari
Conceptual Design: Yōko Tanji
Editing: Daisuke Imai
Key Animation:
Atsuko Nozaki (ED)
Tomoyuki Ohshita (ep 1)
Music Editing: Kōhei Chida
Sub-Character Design: Hirotaka Katō
Chiaki Kobayashi as Makoto "Edamame" Edamura
Junichi Suwabe as Laurent Thierry
Mie Sonozaki as Paula Dickins
Natsumi Fujiwara as Abigail "Aby" Jones
Stefano Paganini as Laurent Thierry (foreign language dialogue)

Atsuki Tani as Captain Anderson
Atsushi Ono as Eddie Gassano
Kujira as Shi Won Kim
Youhei Tadano as Kudou

Akio Ohtsuka as Rahji (ep 3)
Atsumi Tanezaki as Tom (ep 4)
Ayumi Tsunematsu as Miki Edamura (ep 2)
Ryouta Takeuchi as Salazar (ep 1)
Volcano Ōta as detective (ep 1)
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
(none)
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Internet Streaming: Netflix
English cast
(none)

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