Wit Studio reveals the first PV and the star-studded staff lineup for its upcoming original TV anime series “GREAT PRETENDER” (グレートプリテンダー), which is scheduled to air this July.
“91 Days” and “Hozuki’s Coolheadedness” director Hiro Kaburagi (鏑木ひろ) joins hands with renowned Japanese TV drama scriptwriter Ryota Kosawa (古澤良太), who known for his work, “Legal High”, “AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo” and “The Confidence Man JP”. “FLCL” anime and movie series’ Yoshiyuki Sadamoto ( 貞本義行 ) is in charge of the character design.
The 23-episode anime will premiere on Fuji TV’s +UItra programming block and on BS Fuji in July. Netflix will stream the anime exclusively worldwide.
Makoto Edamura is probably Japan’s greatest swindler, together with his partner Kudo. However, when they try to trick a French man in Asakusa, they 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 Thierry’s dirty jobs…!
▍Characters and Cast
■ Makoto Edamura (枝村真人) – CV: Chiaki Kobayashi (小林千晃)
He called himself the “Japan’s greatest swindler” who makes a living running easy cons on well-meaning elderly and innocent travelers. Before his current life, he used to be honest and considerate. He collects capsule toys as a hobby, and is fond of coffee
■ Rolan Thierry – CV: Junichi Suwabe (諏訪部順一)
Rolan is an experienced French conman who travels around the world. He carries himself expertly and parts money from their owners with equal skill. He likes to dress smart and tell jokes. While on a sightseeing trip in Asakusa, he runs into Edamura when the latter tries to con him.
■ Abigail Jones – CV: Natsumi Fujiwara (藤原夏海)
Abigail is a conman who prides herself on her flexible and well-toned body. She has a tendency to be brusque and quick to conflict, and hides a secret within her childhood memories.
■ Pola Dickens – CV: Mie Sonozaki (園崎未恵)
She is a talented FBI agent who arrives in Los Angeles intending to take Laurent down. Driven and determined, she has earned the admiration of the local police.