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WIT Studio Announces Great Pretender Anime for 2020 (Update 2)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime revealed with 23 episodes

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2019 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Wit Studio announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Thursday that it is producing the Great Pretender anime for release in 2020. The director stated that the anime will run for two cours (quarters of a year) for a total of 23 episodes. A flyer distributed at the panel revealed art for the project.

A teaser website for the project also states that it will reveal more information on Saturday.

Update: Wit Studio revealed the anime's staff on Thursday. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, FLCL) is designing the characters, and Hiro Kaburagi (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, My Little Monster, 91 Days) is directing the series. Ryota Kosawa (Parasyte live-action film, Always: Sunset on Third Street live-action film series) is writing the scripts, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul anime franchise, Vinland Saga) is composing the music. Maiko Okada is the producer.

Update 2: The official website for the anime opened on Sunday and revealed that the show will have a theme of "credit fraud" and will be a "happy and comedic drama between worldly famous swindlers." The site describes the anime:

Makoto Edamura is supposedly Japan's greatest swindler. Together with his partner Kudo, they try to trick a Frenchman in Asakusa but unexpectedly get tricked instead. The Frenchman, whom they tried to swindle, turns out to be Laurent Thierry- a much higher-level 'confidence man,' in control of the mafias. Edamura is yet to find out what fate awaits him, after having engaged in the Frenchman's dirty jobs...!

Sources: Wit Studio panel at Anime Expo (Kyle Cardine), Great Pretender's website

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