Great Pretender

Great Pretender

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Only BADs are our targets! Trick you! Deceive you! Cheat all fortunes of you! You can hear our stories in LA, Singapore, London, Shanghai and Tokyo, Why? Our "CON GAMEs" stage, is the whole WORLD! Edamura Masato 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 mafia. Edamura is yet to find out what fate awaits him, after having engaged in the Frenchman's dirty jobs...! (Source: Official Website) Episode 1 was previewed at a screening at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4, 2019. The episodes were streamed in advance on Netflix with five episodes every week beginning on June 2, 2020. Regular broadcasting began in July 9, 2020 on Fuji TV's +Ultra block.

User Rating: 3.78 ( 2 votes)


Type: ONA
Episodes: 23
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jun 2, 2020 to ?
Producers: Production I.G, Fuji TV, BS Fuji, TOHO animation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: Action
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: None

Encoder's Notes

This anime is great.

Video is encoded from Warmachine’s Netflix rips and subs are from Die Hot. As of now, only three cases are out. Case 4, episodes 15 to 23 drops on September 21st. After that it’ll take a few more days for them to be subbed if everything goes as expected.

It’s Dual Audio now, with the English dub and the Signs track muxed in from KS’ release. While Japanese audio and Die Hot subs would be my go-to recommendation, I gotta admit the English VAs did a nice job. It’s amusing how Laurent calls Edamame’s accent “a weird jumble of different dialects” when he’s the one who sounds the weirdest. Anyway, I’ve totally omitted Netflix’s English subs because it doesn’t even come close to Die Hot.

Almost forgot, the first 10 minutes of the first episode in the English dub audio is still Japanese because that’s how it’s supposed to be. Don’t come complaining about it. :D

Characters & Voice Actors


Theme Songs

OP1: “G.P.” by Yutaka Yamada
ED1: “The Great Pretender” by Freddie Mercury



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