You probably know about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World if you were a nerd in the 2010s. Originally published as a graphic novel series, Edgar Wright’s action comedy film is a successful continuation of the genre.
The comic books’ famous art style, however, will be adapted into an anime, so it appears like the tale will continue.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, a new animated series, will premiere this fall. So, here is all we know at the moment.
Scott Pilgrim Anime Release Date
The premiere date and official title for the Scott Pilgrim anime have both been revealed. On November 17th, 2023, Scott Pilgrim Takes Flight will debut on Netflix. After a long period of silence, and with the strikes casting doubt on most projects, the announcement that the show would be delivered before the end of the year came as a welcome surprise to fans.
Speculation that Netflix was developing a Scott Pilgrim anime series began in January 2022. On March 30, 2022, Netflix finally verified the rumor, saying that O’Malley, together with BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Happily), will create and executive produce the show.
Wright, who thinks an anime adaptation would be cool, has agreed to take on the role of executive producer. O’Malley will probably produce a true version of his literature, but according to Edgar Wright, comic book writer’s ideas are “way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books” and that’s why Netflix is interested in working with him.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: What Happens?
If you’ve seen the Edgar Wright film or read the Bryan Lee O’Malley book, you already know what happens in “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.” Scott Pilgrim encounters the lady of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, but he must overcome her seven bad exes in order to date her, as stated in the official Netflix synopsis. After that, the situation becomes much more intricate.
Even while the quest is central to the story, the anime is not likely to adhere strictly to the film’s narrative in many key areas. According to a report from Variety, the next animated film “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off” will be more faithful to the novel than the live-action film adaptation from 2010. The film diverged significantly from the plot as presented in the source material.
Edgar Wright’s film is a fairly close adaptation of the first book, with some minor changes and other sections omitted entirely. The further the film goes on, the less faithful it gets to the original material, yet the fact that it didn’t cover completely everything is not surprising given the amount of time it had to work with. Scott’s mission is to eliminate Ramona’s ex-lovers. The last graphic novel was released a scant one month before the film, so Wright and company likely had to wing it.
Fans may anticipate a far more authentic adaptation of the graphic novels thanks to the anime series’ expanded runtime of eight episodes, which will allow for a deeper dive into the story.
But don’t count on a perfect rhythmic match: Wright told Netflix’s Tudum that the show is “way more adventurous” than “just a straight adaptation of the original books,” so we know that the anime will not be a literal translation.
Who Plays the Lead Roles in “Scott Pilgrim”?
All of the original cast members have signed on for a cameo or main part in the sequel, “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” which is great news for fans.
Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers) are confirmed to star, and a dazzling cast announcement on Netflix’s YouTube channel names many more: Satya Bhabha (Matthew Patel), Kieran Culkin (Wallace Wells), Chris Evans (Lucas Lee), Anna Kendrick (Stacey Pilgrim), Brie Larson (Envy Adams), Alison Pill (Kim Pine), Aubrey
Evidently, “Scott Pilgrim” author Bryan Lee O’Malley is overjoyed that the film’s voice actors have decided to offer their talents to the anime adaptation. He said to Variety, “We’re getting the band back together!” “A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright.”
Edgar Wright went out to his previous cast members and urged them to work together again for the animated Netflix project. “I’m more than happy to announce that I have helped coax the entire original cast back to voice their characters on this epic new adventure,” stated the director. “You are in for a treat.” Variety has informed that further cast announcements are forthcoming.
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