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It’s time to return to the sundrenched world of con artists with Wit Studio‘s freshly introduced sequel, Great Pretender razbliuto. Studio president George Wada, anime director Hiro Kaburagi, and producer Hitoshi Itō held a panel at Anime NYC on Saturday to debate the new work. The anime’s precise format and size are nonetheless below wraps; it’s going to premiere on DMM TV in Japan, and the screening included the title card “Taipei Rendezvous,” suggesting that there can be a number of episodes nevertheless, the group additionally introduced there can be a theatrical screening in the U.S., courtesy of Crunchyroll. The anime could have a brief episode depend much like a typical film size, or the theatrical screening won’t cowl the total anime. Fans should look ahead to additional bulletins for clarification.
The anime’s subtitle, razbliuto, can imply “confused” or “sentimental” and appears at the very least partially grounded in the anime’s central character, Xiang Xiang Dorothy, and the new character, Chiang “Jay”. Both characters undergo from amnesia; Dorothy’s is immediately associated to her look in the remaining arc of Great Pretender, whereas Jay takes a tough hit to a tub throughout the opening episode. They are additionally each recovering from current heartbreak.
The opener can really feel daunting for those who aren’t as much as snuff on Great Pretender, however the many shifting components fall into place simply. It does not harm that Dorothy is an instantly partaking character. She’s no person’s idiot, fast to disassemble con artist Yang K’un I’s rip-off concentrating on her mom and leverage her place to drag Jay into her orbit. Jay is good-looking, much like Loid Forger or Kento Nanami, though his character is much extra affable than both. We are in the candy spot for anime males in fits, and much be it from me to complain about it.
The story is about in Taiwan and Kyoto, however the preliminary episode stays in the sunny, saturated Taipei. Having by no means been there, it felt like the workers familiarized themselves with the locale, together with prawn fishing, an evening market, and its well-known pungent tofu. The background artwork and character animation are highlights. Great Pretender could have misplaced a few of its viewers with narrative selections, nevertheless it’s nonetheless an distinctive-wanting anime that is aware of how one can elicit laughs.
Kaburagi defined that the workers wished to dive into Dorothy’s again story, so followers of the character will get to be taught extra about her exploits when the anime premieres subsequent yr.