Great Pretender

Great Pretender

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Anilist - 7.2
Kitsu - 7.6


Average Rating

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: 4.26 ( 19 votes)


Type: ONA
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 2, 2020 to Sep 21, 2020
Producers: Production I.G, Fuji TV, BS Fuji, TOHO animation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Psychological
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Dual Audio, Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

This anime is great.

1080p and 868p are encoded from JPBD, audio in the BD version is supposed to be slightly better than the one in the regular version, subtitles are a mix of Foxtrot (01-10), Die-Hot (11-17), Team Confidence (18-20), and EMBER (21-23). Subtitles will be updated with either of Foxtrot, Die Hot or Team Confidence release when available.

720p Video is encoded from Warmachine’s Netflix rips and subs for ep 1-14 are from Die Hot while the remaining subs are from RatRips.

Dual Audio is available for episodes all the episodes, 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. 😀

Whats new?

  • Added dual audio for Wizard of the Far East arc
  • Added Team Confidence subs for episodes 15-17
  • Added dual audio batch for Wizard of the Far East arc separately
  • Updated the dual audio zip, they now contain all 23 episodes
  • Updated the post with BD encodes containing subs from Die Hot, Team Confidence and EMBER


Maiko Okada – Producer
Hiro Kaburagi – Director
Shouji Hata – Sound Director
Freddie Mercury – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

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


An absolutely stunning display of art and sound, like I’ve never seen before. This show can put movies to shame with its production quality.


Ocean’s Eleven but better..


Such a breath of fresh air and brings so many ideas to the table. The modern day baccano+durarara successor with a touch of ocean’s eleven.

Relaxed Kohai

Gas lighting the anime.


Lupin the IIIrd but with a different vibe.
Minutiae makes its awesomeness.


Love it!


The characters are great along with the animation, story and music.
I just wish it was getting more attention from people.



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