WIT Studio has a big new project coming up this summer with Great Pretender that looks to still be on track for its Japanese debut. The show dropped on Netflix on June 2nd, 2020 in Japan and now the official site has now dropped a new promotional video for the series that clocks in at 90-seconds and highlights some really solid material for the project to get excited about in regards to the fourth case that doesn’t have a date yet.
Interestingly, Netflix will be releasing it in batches with five episodes on the 2nd and 9th and then four on the 16th. The remaining episodes will be set for a date later. Each batch corresponds to a case within the show.
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…!