The fans rejoice! Netflix is developing an anime adaptation of the 2010 cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. All of the original cast members of the film will return and will be animated by the same studio behind it. CRYING DEVILMAN.
Scott Pilgrim was born as a comic, which began serialization in 2004 at Oni Press. Written and illustrated by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, the comic came to an end in 2010, the same year it was adapted into the live-action film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and has since become a cult classic.
Bryan Lee O’Malley will return to the franchise as an executive producer, writer and co-showrunner alongside Ben David Grabinski. They had the following to say about the exciting announcement:
We’re getting the band together again! Cera and Winstead, Bhabha, Culkin, Evans, Kendrick, Larson, Pill, Plaza, Routh, Schwartzman, Simmons, Webber, Whitman, and Wong. A stellar cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And, with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.»
The series will be directed by Abel Góngora and animated by Science SARU.
Edgar Wright, who previously directed the film adaptation, is returning as executive producer and had this to say about the upcoming anime:
“One of my proudest and most enjoyable accomplishments in my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim. Since the film’s release in 2010, we’ve done Q&As, memoirs, and benefit readings, but there’s never been a chance to get the whole group together on a real project. So far… Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski, have created a Scott Pilgrim anime series that not only expands the universe, but also… well, just look at it. I am more than happy to announce that I have helped persuade the entire original cast to return to voice their characters in this epic new adventure. You are in luck.
Co-executive producer Eunyoung Choi also showed her excitement for the upcoming anime:
It’s official: we’ve been obsessed with Scott Pilgrim! This series has been a wild ride, full of exciting new experiences for everyone at Science SARU. Working with such incredible artists and animators under the visionary leadership of director Abel Góngora has been a dream come true. Our team is thrilled to bring the world of Scott Pilgrim to life. We can barely contain our excitement, this is going to be epic!”
Who are the cast members of the Scott Pilgrim animated?
Fans will be incredibly excited to learn that the film’s cast has agreed to return and reprise their roles!
If you don’t have time to watch the video, you can find the chart below of the full cast list.
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