Get ready for a surge of excitement as Scott Pilgrim Takes Off sparks our interest all over again! Netflix unveiled the official trailer for this anime series, based on Bryan O’Malley’s beloved graphic novel series, during the New York Comic Con panel this year.
The excitement doesn’t stop there. The Japanese voice cast for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off has been unveiled, and it boasts an impressive lineup of actors. Even if you’re a casual anime watcher and some of the names are not immediately familiar, there’s a good chance you’ve heard their voices. They appear in hit shows like Demon Slayer and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs the World cult classic was ahead of its time in the world of butt-kicking romcoms. The live-action film was also cartoon-filled with visual fireworks and witty dialogue.
The Cast of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
Netflix unveiled the official trailer for its highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim anime, titled Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. The excitement is real as the eight-episode series not only reunites us with the original cast from the 2010 movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. But it also brings in Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator of the graphic novels, as a co-writer and executive producer. In addition to the creative powerhouse, Edgar Wright, director of the original movie, joins in as an executive producer.
But wait, there’s more! Alongside the reveal of the guest cast, Netflix treated us to a fresh trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off in Japanese. It was complete with a peek into the talented voice actors behind the dub. While the English voice cast features familiar faces from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Japanese dub of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off boasts a lineup of heavyweights from some of anime’s most significant projects.
Here’s the entire cast list:
- Hiro Shimono as Scott Pilgrim. (Voiced Zenitsu Agatsuma, Attack on Titan’s Conny Springer, and My Hero Academia’s villain Dabi)
- Fairouz Ai as Ramona Flowers (Voiced Chainsaw Man’s Blood Devil Power and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Jolyne Cujoh.)
- Tomokazu Seki as Gideon Graves
- Shinji Saito as Matthew Patel
- Kana Hanazawa as Envy Adams (Voiced by Mitsuri Kanroji from Demon Slayer)
- Yuichi Nakamura as Lucas Lee (Voiced Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen),
- Wataru Hatano as Todd Ingram
- Naomi Ohzora as Roxie Richter
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Ken Katayanagi and Kyle Katayanagi
- Aoi Koga as Knives Chau (Voiced Kaguya Shinomiya from Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
- Katsuya Fukunishi as Wallace Wells
- Yuto Kawasaki as Young Neil
- Tomo Muranaka as Kim Pine
- Anri Katsu as Stephen Still
- Yu Kobayashi as Julie Powers
- Misato Matsuoka as Stacey Pilgrim
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Guest Cast and English Cast
Netflix has finally spilled the beans on the star-studded lineup of guest voices gracing the much-anticipated Scott Pilgrim adaptation. It’s a cast of actors that are making waves now that the animated series is out for everyone to enjoy.
The fresh faces in the Scott Pilgrim universe are taking on entirely new characters introduced to the series. No surprises here – two of the notable additions are none other than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, favorites from Edgar Wright’s repertoire in Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. The list is a rollercoaster of talent, featuring award winners and nominees, comedians, musicians, and more.
Brace yourself for the likes of Will Forte, Finn Wolfhard, Al Yankovic, Kal Penn, Kirby, Nelson Franklin, Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers, Kevin McDonald, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Haas, Kristina Pesic, Bo Barrett, Ryan Simpkins, Nathan Moore, Bill Parks, Stefan Johnson, Trevor Wilson, Griffin Newman, Matt Watts, Stephen Root, and Cal Dodd.
This new ensemble joins the already eye-popping original cast of characters, including Michael Cera and Winstead. They are alongside a stellar lineup featuring Satya Bhabha, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, and Ellen Wong.
However, Netflix has cleverly kept the characters each guest plays under wraps, adding an extra layer of intrigue for viewers who’ll have to lend an attentive ear across all eight episodes. The excitement is real, and Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is delivering a powerhouse of talent that’s sure to keep us hooked.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’s Plot
Meet Scott Pilgrim, brought to life by the voice of Michael Cera. He is a 23-year-old band member navigating the tumultuous world of a scrappy garage-indie band. He’s in a questionable relationship with a 17-year-old, even though it’s chaste. Just when things couldn’t get more complicated, Scott stumbles upon a more age-appropriate dream girl in his actual dreams. He meets a rainbow-haired girl, Ramona Flowers, voiced by Winstead.
Despite the initial awkwardness, sparks fly, and the two hit it off. But here’s the twist – Ramona has seven jealous exes, led by the shady media mogul Gideon, voiced by Jason Schwartzman. They are determined to throw a wrench into her newfound happiness.
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Dealing with a partner’s romantic history is usually an awkward part of any relationship, but in this case, it takes a literal turn. Scott finds himself thrust into an epic showdown with Ramona’s former flames in a sequence that follows a tournament structure, a familiar setup for anyone who’s played Street Fighter II. Love is no easy game, especially when it involves defeating exes in combat, and Scott Pilgrim is here to take us on a wild and action-packed ride through the complexities of romance and martial arts.
Way More Adventurous
Prepare for a thrilling ride with Scott Pilgrim Takes Off as it ventures into uncharted territory, building upon the foundations laid by the comics and the movie. However, the creators assure us that this won’t be a run-of-the-mill adaptation. In an interview with the Netflix companion site Tudum, Wright spilled the beans, revealing that O’Malley’s vision for the show was anything but ordinary. He described it as “way more adventurous.”
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is not just about revisiting the characters you’ve come to adore. It’s a chance to delve deeper into their stories, unveiling new facets and dimensions. And here’s the kicker – the animation studio behind the magic is none other than Science SARU, the powerhouse behind Devilman Crybaby. Imagine your beloved characters getting a fresh makeover, adding a whole new layer of excitement and visual flair.
This isn’t your typical adaptation; it’s a reinvention, a journey that promises to breathe new life into the beloved characters from the comic and film. So, buckle up for an adventure that goes beyond the expected, as Scott Pilgrim Takes Off paints a vibrant and creative picture of the world we thought we knew so well.
Why You Should Watch Scott Pilgrim Takes Off
Prepare for a shift in gears as Scott Pilgrim Takes Off takes off on a whole new trajectory. Producers have been tight-lipped about the specifics of the divergence from the original, urging viewers to embrace the mystery. What we do know is that it unfolds seamlessly at a natural break point, enhancing the overall narrative.
It’s not just a reboot; think of it as a lively remix. The series transforms into an ensemble piece rather than the typical hero’s journey, giving a spotlight to characters beyond Scott. The stylish dream girl, Ramona, takes a more proactive role, stepping into the lead for several episodes. Even Scott’s gay roommate, Wallace, voiced by Succession’s Kieran Culkin, gets more screen time, delivering seductively caustic put-downs to friends and foes alike.
Each episode packs a punch with at least one impressive fight scene. One standout sequence unfolds in a video rental, propelling characters through different movie genres – from black-and-white noir to a cowboy movie complete with thundering locomotives. However, these fights aren’t merely flashy displays of dimension-hopping; they serve as manifestations of unresolved issues and personal conflicts that demand resolution. The knockouts are more cathartic than deadly, adding depth to the exhilarating mix of action and narrative.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is serving up a feast with its Hollywood and Japanese cast, making it a must-watch for any anime lover. The allure of experiencing the anime adaptation in both dubs and subs is real, promising not only a trip down nostalgia lane but also an impressive cast that spans both sides of the Pacific.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The anime adaptation is available in both dub and sub.
The show is running for eight episodes.
There is no official communication yet about a renewal.
Source: Tudum by Netflix