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Great Pretender

“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-

Makoto Edamura is a self-proclaimed Japan's greatest swindler. His main target are elder people and occasional foreign travelers. But when he tries to scam an apparently clueless French tourist in Tokyo, he can't possibly imagine that what looked like just another ordinary job is going to take him all the way to Los Angeles, tied upside-down on the famous Hollywood sign... And he is yet to find out what fate awaits him!

  • Hiro Kaburagi
    91 Days, My Little Monster, Kimi ni Todoke
  • Ryota Kosawa
    Parasyte, Always: Sunset on Third Street
  • Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
    Character Designer
    Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars, FLCL
  • Yutaka Yamada
    Tokyo Ghoul, Vinland Saga
  • WIT Studio
    Animation Production
    Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus' Bride
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    25 hours
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2020
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    Sales Agent
    Country: Japan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hiro Kaburagi

Japan-born Hiro Kaburagi started his career in the industry by joining Nippon Animation studio. After working as episodic director, during the last decade, he has increasingly covered series directing roles, receiving appraisal for "Kimi ni Todoke" (2009-2011) and "My Little Monster" (2012), both based on romantic comedy comic books. In 2016 he changed register completely by helming the "91 Days" original series, a gritty Prohibition-era revenge story, which highlighted his multifaceted talent and mature directing skills. His latest directorial effort "Great Pretender", written by live-action scriptwriter Ryota Kosawa and slated for summer 2020 on Netflix, is set to catch the attention of audiences around the world.

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