During the Drop 01 event this past Wednesday, Netflix delighted fans by unveiling a sneak peek of “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.” This highly-anticipated anime series, a collaborative effort between Netflix, Universal Studio Group’s Universal Content Productions (UCP), and Science SARU, brings to life Bryan Lee O’Malley’s beloved Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Mark your calendars, as the series is set to make its grand debut on November 17.
Related | Top 20+ Best Cultivation Manhua to Read
What’s even more exciting is that the anime will feature the return of the original cast from the 2010 live-action film adaptation, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” This means fans can look forward to seeing their favorite characters portrayed by the same talented actors, ensuring a nostalgic and thrilling viewing experience.
- Alison Pill as Kim Pine
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers
- Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
- Ellen Wong as Knives Chau
- Brie Larson as Envy Adams
- Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim
- Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells
- Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers
- Mark Webber as Stephen Stills
- Johnny Simmons as Young Neil
- Chris Evans as Lucas Lee
- Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves
- Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel
- Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter
- Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram
O’Malley, alongside executive producer BenDavid Grabinski (of the new Are You Afraid of the Dark? series), also serves as the show’s co-showrunner and writer. Japan’s Science SARU, known for its work on DEVILMAN crybaby, The Heike Story, and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, handles the animation, with CEO Eunyoung Choi overseeing production and Abel Góngora (renowned for “TO-B1” in Star Wars: Visions) directing the project.
Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the 2010 live-action film adaptation, assumes the role of executive producer, joined by his producing partner Nira Park, co-writer Michael Bacall, and Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt, Jared Leboff, and Adam Seigel.
Scott Pilgrim follows the escapades of a Toronto indie rocker in their twenties as they navigate job hunts, apartment woes, and confrontations with the seven nefarious ex-partners of their newfound love interest.
Back in 2020, Wright subtly hinted at plans to explore the material through animation. He mentioned ongoing discussions with Bryan Lee O’Malley and Jared about the potential of adapting the Scott Pilgrim books into an anime format.
Notably, O’Malley contributed an exclusive cover illustration to Viz’s Shojo Beat magazine in March 2008. This special issue featured an in-depth interview with O’Malley, an enlightening art tutorial, and a delightful four-panel comic created by the talented author. In 2018, Anime News Network had the opportunity to interview O’Malley, delving into his creative work and the profound influence of manga on his artistic journey.
Source | Netflix’s YouTube channel