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Great Pretender (グレートプリテンダー Gurēto Puritendā) is an original Japanese crime comedy anime television series produced by Wit Studio, directed by Hiro Kaburagi and written by Ryōta Kosawa.

The series premiered on July 8, 2020 on Fuji TV's +Ultra anime programming block. The first case (Los Angeles Connection) received a June 2, 2020 release on Netflix in Japan ahead of its television debut.

The series' first three cases (Los Angeles Connection, Singapore Sky, and Snow of London) were released worldwide on Netflix on August 20, 2020.

Synopsis

Makoto Edamura is a swindler who is saids to be "the biggest swindler in Japan". One day, after trying to rob a foreigner, Edamura discovers that all his money was stolen. Chasing the man to Los Angeles, he discovers that the foreigner is Laurent Thierry, a French swindler who has ties to international criminal organizations. After Edamura follows Thierry and thwarts his big drug deal, Edamura is tied up and left to die on the famous Hollywood sign.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Part
Main Characters
Makoto Edamura (EGF).jpg Makoto Edamura
"Edamame"
Chiaki Kobayashi Alan Lee 1-2
Makoto Edamura (Child) (EGF).jpg TBA
(child; ep. 4)
Griffin Robert Faulkner
Laurent Thierry (EGF).jpg Laurent Thierry Junichi Suwabe Aaron Phillips 1-2
Laurent Thierry (Child) (EGF).jpg Ami Naitō
(child)
Kaia Lilien
Abigail Jones (EGF).jpg Abigail Jones Natsumi Fujiwara Kausar Mohammed 1-2
Cynthia Moore (EGF).jpg Cynthia Moore Mie Sonozaki Laura Post 1-2
Secondary Characters
Seiji Ozaki (EGF).jpg Seiji Ozaki Shunsuke Sakuya Kirk Thornton 1-2
Kim Si Won (EGF).jpg Kim Si-Won Kujira Karen Huie 1-2
Eddie Cassano (EGF).jpg Eddie Cassano Atsushi Ono Fred Tatasciore 1
Sam Ibrahim (EGF).jpg Sam Ibrahim Fuminori Komatsu Abe Martell 1
Clark Ibrahim (EGF).jpg Clark Ibrahim Chikahiro Kobayashi Ariyan Kassam 1-2
James Coleman (EGF).jpg James Coleman Yoshito Yasuhara Trevor Devall 1
Salazar (EGF).jpg Salazar Ryōta Takeuchi Alain Mesa 1
Lewis Müller (EGF).jpg Lewis Müller Kenji Nomura Neil Kaplan 1
Isabelle Müeller (EGF).jpg Isabelle Müller Mayumi Sako Lipica Shah 1
Thomas Mayer (EGF).jpg Thomas Meyer Daisuke Hirakawa Eric Tiede 1
Dorothy (EGF).jpg Dorothy Yuka Komatsu Laura Stahl 2
Liu Xiao (EGF).jpg Liu Xiao Shūhei Sakaguchi Vic Chao 2
Akemi Suzaku (EGF).jpg Akemi Suzaku Gara Takashima Sachiko Hayashi 2
Ishigami (EGF).jpg Ishigami Tomokazu Seki James Taku Leung 2
Chen (EGF).jpg Chen Tsuguo Mogami TBA 2
Recurring Characters
Kudo (EGF).jpg Kudo Yōhei Tadano Mike Pollock 1-2
Miki Edamura (EGF).jpg Miki Edamura Ayumi Tsunematsu Veronica Taylor 1-2
Christina (EGF).jpg Christina Yurika Hino Tiana Camacho 1
Inspector Anderson (EGF).jpg Inspector Anderson Atsuki Tani Jamieson Price 1
Tom (EGF).jpg Tom Atsumi Tanezaki Griffin Robert Faulkner 1
Sapata (EGF).jpg Sapata Ryō Sugisaki TBA 1
Marie (EGF).jpg Marie Yūki Wakai Cassandra Lee Morris 1
Fara Brown (EGF).jpg Fara Brown Takako Honda Julie Nathanson 1
Tim (EGF).jpg Tim Shūgo Nakamura Rich Orlow 1
Manager (EGF).jpg Manager Shinya Hamazoe TBA 1
Gavin (EGF).jpg Kawin Hana Satō Erick Abbate 2

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Part 1
Officer Wada (EGF).jpg Officer Wada Ikkyū Juku Joe Ochman 2
Razzie (EGF).jpg Razzie Akio Ōtsuka Neil Kaplan 3
Ed (EGF).jpg Ed Hiroki Gotō Wolf Williams 4
Paula Dickins (EGF).jpg Paula Dickins Sayuri Sadaoka Karen Huie 5
Shougo Nakanoshima (EGF).jpg Shogo Nakanoshima Yōhei Tadano Steve Kramer 6
Danny (EGF).jpg Danny Shiro Gō Michael Sorich
Dyshana (EGF).jpg Dyshana Haruka Ōminami Carrie Keranen
Toto Vialli (EGF).jpg Toto Vialli Volcano Ōta TBA 7
Kevin (EGF).jpg Kevin Wataru Komada TBA 8
Caio Bisconti (EGF).jpg Caio Bisconti Yūki Inoue Kyle McCarley 9
Part 2
Komada (EGF).jpg Komada Wataru Komada Vic Chao 15
Emma Thierry (EGF).jpg Emma Thierry Aya Endō Claire Dodin 18
Hugo (EGF).jpg Hugo Kenta Sasa J.B. Blanc
Benjamin (EGF).jpg Benjamin Soichi Abe Dave B. Mitchell 19
Vittorio (EGF).jpg Vittorio TBA TBA
Artist Girl (EGF).jpg Artist Girl TBA TBA 23

Additional Voices

Credits

Transmission via Streaming

Company Date Category Format Content Classification Country
Netflix-logo.png August 20, 2020
(Part 1)
Anime /
Netflix Original Series
Digital 14 eps TV-MA United States United States
November 25, 2020
(Part 2)
9 eps

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