Netflix Streams New Episodes of WIT Studio's Great Pretender Anime in Japan on September 21
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The official Twitter account for Wit Studio's original television anime series Great Pretender announced on Wednesday that "Case 4" (episodes 15-23) of the anime will premiere on Netflix in Japan on September 21.
The account teases that "Case 4," titled "Wizard of Far East," will take place in Shanghai and Tokyo. The story will feature the "Suzaku Association," a group engaged in children trafficking, and Laurent's past.
The anime's "Case 1" (episodes 1-5) premiered on Netflix in Japan with English subtitles on June 2, followed by "Case 2" (episodes 6-10) on June 9 and "Case 3" (episodes 11-14) on June 16. Netflix is streaming the anime exclusively worldwide, but it is streaming in Japan ahead of the rest of the world.
Netflix began streaming the anime outside of Japan on Thursday.
The show's themes are "credit fraud" and "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...!
Hiro Kaburagi (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, My Little Monster, 91 Days) is directing the series at Wit Studio. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, FLCL) is designing the characters. 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.
Yamada composed the opening theme song "G.P." The late Queen singer Freddie Mercury's cover of The Platters song "The Great Pretender" is the anime's ending theme song. This is Japan's first television anime to feature a song by Mercury as its theme.