Netflix’s Scott Pilgrim Anime Premieres November 17, Reveals Teaser Trailer

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© Netflix, Science SARU

Netflix has revealed an official teaser trailer for its upcoming Scott Pilgrim anime series, which will premiere on November 17, 2023 for a total of eight episodes. 

The trailer highlights many action-packed scenes from the series, set to a song performed by the in-universe band Sex Bob-omb

The series is directed by Spanish animator Abel Góngora (Star Wars: Visions: “T0-B1” director), with original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, 2010 live-action film director Edgar Wright, and BenDavid Grabinski involved as executive producers. Joseph Trapanese and chiptune pop rock band Anamanaguchi are composing the series’ musical score. Science SARU is the animation production company, with Eunyoung Choi as producer. 

The ensemble voice cast features many of the 2010 film’s original cast members, which includes Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Mae Whitman as Roxy Richter, and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau. 

O’Malley’s graphic novel series was published by Oni Press from August 18, 2004 to July 20, 2010. Six collected volumes were released in total. The series also inspired a mobile comic and video game adaptation. 

A previous animated short titled Scott Pilgrim vs The Animation produced by Titmouse Inc. aired on Adult Swim on August 12, 2010. 

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© Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press

Oni Press describes the first volume of Scott Pilgrim as: 

Scott Pilgrim wants Ramona Flowers to be his girlfriend. However, she’s got baggage in the form of seven evil exes, all of whom Scott must defeat to win her heart! The first two are Matthew Patel (and his demon hipster girls) and Lucas Lee (movie star famous for… skateboarding?). Can Scott focus long enough to take them out?

Source: Netflix YouTube Channel, Netflix Anime Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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