WIT Studio has a big new project coming up this summer with Great Pretender, which will be a July 2020 Japanese broadcast before getting worldwide streaming later through Netflix. The series is directed by Hiro Kaburagi based on the scripts from Ryota Kosawa. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is on the character designs and Hirotaka Kato is serving as the chief animation director along with Kyoji Asano.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Makoto “Edamame” Edamura
- Junichi Suwabe as Laurent Thierry
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Abigail “Aby” Jones
- Mie Sonozaki as Paula Dickins
Plot Concept: 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…!