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TV Anime 'Great Pretender' Premieres in Summer 2020

by Vindstot
Jan 23, 10:11 PM | 46 Comments
The official website of Wit Studio's Great Pretender original anime series revealed the main cast members and a teaser visual (pictured) on Friday. TOHO animation also posted a teaser promotional video, unveiling additional staff. The television anime will premiere on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block in Summer 2020. Netflix will stream the show exclusively.

Cast
Masato Edamura: Chiaki Kobayashi (Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019))
Rolan Thierry: Junichi Suwabe (No Guns Life)
Abigail Jones: Natsumi Fujiwara (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
Paula Dickins: Mie Sonozaki (Gantz)

Staff
Assistant Director: Ryouji Masuyama (Blend S)
Sub-character Design: Hirotaka Katou (Mahoutsukai no Yome)
Chief Animation Director: Hirotaka Katou, Kyouji Asano (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Art Director: Yuusuke Takeda (Vinland Saga)
Art Setting: Kazushi Fujii (Hoshiai no Sora)
Color Design: Yuuko Kobari (Space Dandy)
Concept Design: Youko Tanji (Ao no Exorcist Movie illustration book)
Director of Photography: Kazuto Izumida (Flip Flappers)
Design Works: Akiyo Okuda (Koi wa Ameagari no You ni animation director), Keita Shimizu (God Eater character design), Shousuke Ishibashi (Youjo Senki chief animation director)
Editing: Daisuke Imai (Houseki no Kuni (TV))
Sound Director: Shouji Hata (ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka)
Music Editor: Kouhei Chida (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai music director)

Hiro Kaburagi (91 Days) is directing the anime, with Ryouta Kosawa (Confidence Man JP live-action drama) in charge of the script and series composition. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) is designing the characters, and Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul) is composing the music. Maiko Okada (Shisha no Teikoku) is serving as the producer.

Teaser PV


Source: Mantan Web

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This looks crisp and clear, don't know why people are nick picking all the sudden, I think it'll be decent it as worst and very good at it's best.

Feb 15, 6:43 AM by InfernoPhoeniz12

Great trailer, I'll definitely check this one out when it starts airing.

Feb 14, 7:37 PM by terminador_2397

Y’all are worried that AOT is gonna tank cus of this show but didn’t Vinland and AOT S3 Part 2 come out in the same year? And didn’t they both do amazing???

Feb 8, 7:57 PM by Leila_Shaye

Is that Asta I hear?

Jan 28, 3:28 PM by Elessar44

It's not pulling my interest, but I like the atmosphere built from the trailer. Hope the show's soundtrack is like the trailer.
Also, why the low rating? I highly doubt most of the people who rated it even watched the first episode which premiered at a specific event. Seriously, everything I'm seeing sounds like total misinformation or typical petty BS so I'd appreciate to hear some reasoning, if you don't mind.

Jan 28, 3:06 PM by ChartTopper60

THIS IS SOME FAGGOT ASS COVER ART.SOME MADHOUSE GAMBLING BEBOP DEAD BEAT CHARACTER DESIGNER EVANGELION SHIT GARBAGE SHOW. I don't care about the narrative. You always have to present the show well

Jan 28, 1:40 PM by tonyfony

gadboyz said:
deg said:
WIT can still do Attack on Titan final season but with different staff like different animators lol since looks like the big animators and staff of WIT are working on this Great Pretender show instead

The you realize that staff and animators is more important than the studio itself. Like how OPM season 1 was mostly animated by freelance animators instead of Madhouse's one, even Saitama vs Boros was animated by Yutaka Nakamura, Bones's animator


yep i know talent > time too when it comes to anime production

i never meant to say that only the studio name matters here

Jan 26, 3:00 AM by deg

Paula and rolan : Nana shimura x eraserhead in bnha, aka grimmjow x sode no shirayuki in bleach.
Rolan and abigail aka leone and young giorno in golden wind

Jan 26, 2:44 AM by ronald_bastian

deg said:
WIT can still do Attack on Titan final season but with different staff like different animators lol since looks like the big animators and staff of WIT are working on this Great Pretender show instead

The you realize that staff and animators is more important than the studio itself. Like how OPM season 1 was mostly animated by freelance animators instead of Madhouse's one, even Saitama vs Boros was animated by Yutaka Nakamura, Bones's animator

Jan 26, 2:20 AM by gadboyz

showed up to have a giggle at the keyboard warriors in this thread, but actually intrigued by the PV so i'll be sliding this into my ptw list

Jan 26, 1:46 AM by Bird

PhantomTom said:
Wharf said:


not a bogeyman if it's true, troll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnMY3OlXv7g
lmao some random troll on MAL totally knows about how they feel.

LMAO Care to explain to me exactly how Great Pretenders is SJW? There's a single PV out, and the only hate it's getting is from assblasted AoT fans who are unironically review bombing it like a bunch of manchildren because some AoT staff members are attached to it.

And again, I'm the troll. My sides.


I went till october of 2019 and I found that -
Only 4 accounts that have given it a low rating who have given AoT a higher rating and around 30-40 bot accounts who have given every AoT season and Great Pretender a 1.

Do some research before stating something, otherwise, you look like an idiot.

Jan 25, 11:43 PM by ThatShiny_Hex

Wharf said:
PhantomTom said:

LMAO Care to explain to me exactly how Great Pretenders is SJW? There's a single PV out, and the only hate it's getting is from assblasted AoT fans who are unironically review bombing it like a bunch of manchildren because some AoT staff members are attached to it.

And again, I'm the troll. My sides.


Imagine getting triggered by ratings on flipping myanimelist lmao. Is that seriously what you brought up? california setting, characters, theme, etc
yes you are the troll. Acceptance is the first step towards rehabilitation after all.

You are retarded. Seek help.

Jan 25, 3:40 PM by PhantomTom

PhantomTom said:
Wharf said:


not a bogeyman if it's true, troll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnMY3OlXv7g
lmao some random troll on MAL totally knows about how they feel.

LMAO Care to explain to me exactly how Great Pretenders is SJW? There's a single PV out, and the only hate it's getting is from assblasted AoT fans who are unironically review bombing it like a bunch of manchildren because some AoT staff members are attached to it.

And again, I'm the troll. My sides.


Imagine getting triggered by ratings on flipping myanimelist lmao. Is that seriously what you brought up? california setting, characters, theme, etc
yes you are the troll. Acceptance is the first step towards rehabilitation after all.

Jan 25, 3:10 PM by Wharf

Wharf said:
PhantomTom said:

So angry that the staff got bored of AoT and decided to do something else that he immediately jumps to ~le SJW boogeyman just because the show is set in America and theres one (1) black character in it.

And I'm the troll. You're a funny guy.


not a bogeyman if it's true, troll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnMY3OlXv7g
lmao some random troll on MAL totally knows about how they feel.

LMAO Care to explain to me exactly how Great Pretenders is SJW? There's a single PV out, and the only hate it's getting is from assblasted AoT fans who are unironically review bombing it like a bunch of manchildren because some AoT staff members are attached to it.

And again, I'm the troll. My sides.

Jan 25, 2:02 PM by PhantomTom

PhantomTom said:
Wharf said:


> 2020
> SJWs still exist
If there weren't any, the word would not be used. stop reddit posting on MAL, troll.

So angry that the staff got bored of AoT and decided to do something else that he immediately jumps to ~le SJW boogeyman just because the show is set in America and theres one (1) black character in it.

And I'm the troll. You're a funny guy.


not a bogeyman if it's true, troll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnMY3OlXv7g
lmao some random troll on MAL totally knows about how they feel.

Jan 25, 1:54 PM by Wharf

Wharf said:
PhantomTom said:

>2020
>still saying "SJW"

You're a salty fanboy and I hope S4 gets picked up by Studio Deen so you get mad.


> 2020
> SJWs still exist
If there weren't any, the word would not be used. stop reddit posting on MAL, troll.

So angry that the staff got bored of AoT and decided to do something else that he immediately jumps to ~le SJW boogeyman just because the show is set in America and theres one (1) black character in it.

And I'm the troll. You're a funny guy.

Jan 25, 1:35 PM by PhantomTom

moodie said:
Wharf said:
Please tell me they didn't sacrifice season 4 of AOT for this. Please. This looks like it's there to pander to Western SJW critics. It gives off some very similar vibes from the trailer
As if Attack on Titan didnt pander to the west? Lol

Anyways this looks way better than any season of AOT. Glad they decided to drop that dead weight and move on to more ambitious projects. Keeping the A team hostage for a long running is a mistake. Now if only Bones can drop Boku no Hero.

"More ambitious" this looks like everything I've watched that isn't anime lmao

Jan 25, 1:13 PM by Zeckrin

PhantomTom said:
Wharf said:
Please tell me they didn't sacrifice season 4 of AOT for this. Please. This looks like it's there to pander to Western SJW critics. It gives off some very similar vibes from the trailer

>2020
>still saying "SJW"

You're a salty fanboy and I hope S4 gets picked up by Studio Deen so you get mad.


> 2020
> SJWs still exist
If there weren't any, the word would not be used. stop reddit posting on MAL, troll.

Jan 25, 11:25 AM by Wharf

I recently watched the anime "Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai", Yes, I'm late. But, I thought after having noted it (9), that I would like the same kind but with a little brother and a big sister. Can someone tell me the name of such an anime? :wesmart: Its for a friend .

Jan 25, 10:20 AM by Aymane301

Now that's a good bunch of cast and staff if I've ever seen any!

Jan 25, 10:12 AM by Bunille

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