8.36 Average Score
22 Favorites
Romaji
None
Native
None
Synonyms
None
Format
ONA
Studios
Wit Studio
Episodes
23
Episodes (Dub)
23
Episodes Duration
23 min. per ep.
Status
Finished Airing
Premiered
None
Genres
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Psychological
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Description

A series of unfortunate events has led Makoto "Edamame" Edamura to adopt the life of crime—pickpocketing and scamming others for a living. However, after swindling a seemingly clueless tourist, Makoto discovers that he was the one tricked and, to make matters worse, the police are now after him.

While making his escape, he runs into the tourist once again, who turns out to be a fellow con man named Laurent Thierry, and ends up following him to Los Angeles. In an attempt to defend his self-proclaimed title of "Japan's Greatest Swindler," Makoto challenges his rival to determine the better scammer. Accepting the competition, Laurent drops them off outside a huge mansion and claims that their target will be the biggest mafia boss on the West Coast.

Jumping from city to city, Great Pretender follows the endeavors of Makoto alongside the cunning Laurent and his colorful associates in the world of international high-stakes fraud. Soon, Makoto realizes that he got more than what he bargained for as his self-declared skills are continually put to the test.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episode 1 was previewed at a screening at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 4, 2019. The episodes were streamed in advance on Netflix with five episodes every week beginning on June 2, 2020. Regular broadcasting began in July 9, 2020 on Fuji TV's +Ultra block.

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