On Thursday, Netflix announced that it is partnering with Universal Studio Group’s Universal Content Productions (UCP) and Japan’s Science SARU to create an anime series based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series. The anime will feature the same cast as the 2010 live-action film adaptation, who will be reprising their roles.
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O’Malley himself will be writing and serving as executive producer for the project, along with BenDavid Grabinski, who will also act as showrunner. Science SARU, known for their work on DEVILMAN crybaby and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, will be handling the animation, with Eunyoung Choi as producer and Abel Góngora as director.
The team also includes some familiar faces from the live-action film adaptation, including Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the film, as well as his producing partner Nira Park, the film’s co-writer Michael Bacall, and Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, and Adam Seigel.
It’s worth noting that Wright had hinted at the possibility of an anime adaptation of the series back in 2020. O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series has had a significant impact on the world of comics and entertainment, with the original graphic novel series winning a Harvey Award and the film adaptation gaining a cult following.
The anime adaptation is sure to excite fans of the series and introduce a new generation to the world of Scott Pilgrim.