Scott Pilgrim Netflix Anime Places New Spin on Basic Story

You’ve learn the comics. You’ve seen the film. Will you continue to have the ability to get one thing out of the brand new Netflix anime, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off? The reply, in response to the show’s creators, is a powerful sure. “In case you assume you already know what you’re going to see, you don’t,” present co-creator BenDavid Grabinski instructed the Los Angeles Times in a brand new interview.

Right here’s what we do know. We know the show, which debuts on Netflix on November 17, options Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, and all of the characters from the graphic novels Bryan Lee O’Malley launched starting in 2004. It’s animated by Science Saru, the staff behind Devilman Crybaby. We additionally know the characters’ voices are provided by the same actors who portrayed them within the 2010 film, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Past that, Grabinski and O’Malley realized the present couldn’t simply be the identical story over once more. It needed to have a brand new spin.

The pair appear guarded over revealing what precisely that new spin is, however the LA Occasions article does provide a couple of hints. For instance, O’Malley hints that the present will discover the entire present’s characters, not simply Scott himself. “We’re making an attempt to get into individuals’s heads extra,” he stated. “As a result of after I was 25 years outdated, I didn’t know what these individuals have been feeling essentially. However I’ve seen much more life and I’ve extra context for these characters now.”

One character who’ll undoubtedly be explored extra is Ramona Flowers. “It’s been so enjoyable to attempt to simply provide you with a lot extra of an emotional connection to her and including as a lot shading as we are able to,” Grabinski stated. As well as, we’ll see extra from her evil exes, largely relegated to mere villains in different iterations. “I feel my important remorse that I’ve expressed in regards to the books is that I didn’t get sufficient time to develop the evil exes,” O’Malley stated. “Particularly after understanding the casting, it [felt] like, oh, we should always have extra scenes with the evil exes.”

Apart from that, the story will nonetheless be set in Toronto, nonetheless set within the 2000s, nonetheless see Scott Pilgrim fall for Ramona, and nonetheless see him play within the band Intercourse Bob-Omb. However precisely how do components mix these new concepts, whereas additionally staying true to the Scott Pilgrim story? We’ll have to attend till November 17 to see.

Learn rather more in regards to the present within the LA Times article.


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