The popular graphic novel series “Scott Pilgrim” is making a comeback in the form of an anime series on Netflix. The show, which was first announced in January 2022, has now been ordered to series, and fans of the franchise are thrilled. The most exciting news is that the entire main cast of the film “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” will be returning to voice their characters in the Scott Pilgrim vs the World anime series. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming “Scott Pilgrim” anime series.
“One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of ‘Scott Pilgrim,’” said Wright. “Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&As, remembrances, and charity read-throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the whole gang on an actual project. Until now… You are in for a treat.”
“We’re getting the band back together!” said O’Malley and Grabinski. “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 excitement around the return of the “Scott Pilgrim” cast is palpable, with fans of the franchise eagerly anticipating the release of the anime series. Many are thrilled to see the entire main cast from the 2010 film returning to voice their characters in the show, bringing a sense of familiarity and continuity to the project.
Michael Cera‘s portrayal of the titular character, Scott Pilgrim, was a fan favorite in the original film, and fans are excited to see him reprise his role in the upcoming anime series. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s performance as Ramona Flowers was also widely praised, and her return to the role has fans eager to see how the character will be portrayed in the new format.
Scott Pilgrim the Anime: Crew
Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator of the “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novel series, will co-write and executive produce the anime version along with BenDavid Grabinski. The pair will also serve as co-showrunners.
With Science SARU will providing the animation, Eunyoung Choi of Science SARU will executive produce with Abel Gongora onboard to direct. Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the film, will executive produce via Complete Fiction alongside Nira Park. In addition to their previous work on projects such as “La La Land” and “The Girl on the Train,” Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff, and Adam Seigel of Marc Platt Productions are set to executive produce the upcoming show, along with Michael Bacall. UCP will be in charge of production.
Scott Pilgrim the Anime: Plot
The “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novels follow the titular character, a slacker and bassist living in Toronto, who falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers. However, before they can date, he must defeat her seven evil exes. The graphic novel series spanned six volumes, with the most recent dropping in 2010.
The film adaptation was released in 2010 and has since gained a cult following. The upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs the World Netflix anime series is expected to expand the “Scott Pilgrim” universe and take fans on a wild ride.
Scott Pilgrim the Anime: Music
Anamanaguchi, who composed music for the Scott Pilgrim vs the World game, will provide original songs for the show. Anamanaguchi is an American band that’s well-known for creating music that blends elements of chiptune and rock. Their unique style has won them a lot of fans, and they’ve worked on a variety of projects over the years. They will work on the Scott Pilgrim Anime score with Joseph Trapanese.
This announcement has also garnered attention from fans. Music played an important role in the original film, and the inclusion of new songs from Anamanaguchi suggests that music will continue to be an important part of the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise.
Allow me to present to you a sample of their music that they composed specifically for the “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” video game, a critically acclaimed title that has since become a cult classic among gaming enthusiasts and music lovers alike
Scott Pilgrim the Anime: Cast
The returning cast members of Scott Pilgrim the Anime includes:
- Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim (“Juno”, “Arrested Development”)
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers (“10 Cloverfield Lane”, “Fargo”)
- Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel (“New Amsterdam”, “Sense8”)
- Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells (“Succession”, “Igby Goes Down”)
- Chris Evans as Lucas Lee (“Captain America”, “The Avengers”)
- Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim (“Pitch Perfect”, “Up in the Air”)
- Brie Larson as Envy Adams (“Captain Marvel”, “Room”)
- Alison Pill as Kim Pine (“The Newsroom”, “Midnight in Paris”)
- Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers (“Parks and Recreation”, “Legion”)
- Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram (“Legends of Tomorrow”, “Superman Returns”)
- Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves (“Rushmore”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
- Johnny Simmons as Young Neil (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, “21 Jump Street”)
- Mark Webber as Stephen Stills (“Green Room”)
- Mae Whitman as Roxie (“Parenthood”, “The Duff”)
- Ellen Wong as Knives Chau (“GLOW”, “The Carrie Diaries”)
Scott Pilgrim the Anime: Release Date
Currently, the release date for the “Scott Pilgrim” series has not been officially announced. Nonetheless, fans can take comfort in the fact that Netflix has ordered the series, which means that it is definitely happening. While the exact release date remains a mystery, fans can look forward to its arrival in the foreseeable future. It’s just a matter of time before the announcement is made, and fans can finally experience the return of their beloved “Scott Pilgrim” characters in an all-new format.