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‘Great Pretender – The Complete Series Deluxe Edition’ Coming March 2024

Shout! Studios has just announced the 5-disc Blu-ray collection, featuring all 23 series episodes of the cult anime series, is now available for preorder.

Shout! Studios has just announced the March 12, 2024, release of the Great Pretender: The Complete Series Deluxe Edition. The cult favorite anime series from WIT Studio (Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, Spy x Family) and director Hiro Kaburagi (91 Days, Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You) follows an unlikely crew and their intricate and relentless con games aimed at all sorts of society’s predators, from movie industry tycoons to shady art dealers and organized crime honchos, all who are seemingly unrelated.

Written by Ryota Kosawa (live-action Parasyte), the series features design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL 2000) and a theme song, “The Great Pretender,” performed by the late legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with words and music by Buck Ram.

Great Pretender – The Complete Series Deluxe Edition, the 5-disc Blu-ray collection featuring all 23 series episodes, bonus features, 10 art cards, a double-sided poster, and a 192-page art book, is now available for preorder at Shout! Factory and select participating online stores.

Great Pretender - Series Overview:

Self-styled “Japan's greatest swindler,” Makoto Edamura mainly targets elderly people and occasional foreign travelers. But when he tries to scam an apparently clueless French tourist in Tokyo, he never imagined that what looked like another ordinary job would take him to Los Angeles, where he’d find himself tied upside-down on the famous Hollywood sign... yet to find out what fate awaits him!

Bonus Content for Great Pretender – The Complete Series Deluxe Edition

  • The series in original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dubs.
  • A Spoiler-filled Exposition Contest with SD Characters (approx 26’)
  • Textless Opening Sequence
  • Textless Ending Sequence
  • Teasers
  • Trailer Collection
  • Someday ft. Emarie Music Video
  • Freddie Mercury's “The Great Pretender” Music Video
  • 192-page art book
  • A series of 10 art cards
  • Double-sided mini poster

Source: Shout! Studios

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