One of the most popular anime series of 2020 on Netflix, fans have been waiting for Great Pretender Season 3, even it is only a year apart. The urge to have another season is not surprising because fans could only watch the anime series to know the continuation of the story. Why is that? Well, Great Pretender is an original anime.
You read that right. Great Pretender is an original anime produced by Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End & Vinland Saga). The crime-comedy anime is written by Ryota Kosawa and directed by Hiro Kaburagi (91 Days). Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) worked as a character designer, while its music was composed by Yutaka Yamada (Tokyo Ghoul).
Just like we mentioned, Netflix licensed the series internationally. So, you can only watch the first two seasons exclusively on that platform. In total, there is 23 episode of Great Pretender that you can binge-watch on Netflix if you aren’t’ seen it yet.
Produced by Wit Studio and broadcasted internationally by the big media streaming company, will we get Great Pretender Season 3? Or is it canceled? Here is everything we know about the series.
Will there be Great Pretender Season 3?
The probability is high, and we haven’t heard about the cancelation of Great Pretender Season 3. The reason why we don’t have another season yet might be because of the pandemic situation. Other than that, we have plenty of reasons to get the third season.
The first one is, of course, the originality of the series. It is not adapted from either manga or light novels. Therefore, it would be easy for Wit Studio to pick up where they left, especially with the cliffhanger in the last episode.
Licensed by Netflix is also one of the reasons why we are sure that it will get the third season. Great Pretender became one of the popular anime in 2020, so Netflix won’t let the chance to gain profit slip by not funding and producing Great Pretender Season 3.
The director of the series, Hiro Kaburagi, is also interested in working on another season. It was hinted in the interview that he took with Anime News Network.
I am stoked that this work has received so much such support in both Japan and overseas. By streaming this anime online to viewers around the world, I am extremely happy that I could see the reactions of all the fans. As a representative of the GP staff, I extend my gratitude to you all. Thank you so much! Also, if the circumstances allow for it, I am really looking forward to a new anime that’s even better for all of you!
Oh, and if you want to see a GP sequel, do be sure to tell your friends and acquaintances about it, so that you can increase the viewer count on Netflix!Hiro Kaburagi in interview with ANN.
Great Pretender Season 3 Release Date
There is no official release date for Great Pretender Season 3. Unfortunately, Nexflix or Wit Studio has not renewed the series yet.
In the meantime, you probably want to check the manga adaptation by Daichi Marui. Sadly, due to the author’s poor health, the series went on hiatus in September 2020, so you might also want to wait for it.
Plot of Great Pretender
The story revolves around Makoto Edamura, who claims that he is the best swindler in Japan. But, unfortunately for him, there is someone better than him.
After being tricked by his “victim,” Laurent Thierry, Makoto is chased by the police, only to meet him once again. Makoto later follows Laurent, who is a swindler too, to Los Angeles. There, Makoto accepts the challenge from Laurent to prove that he is Japan’s Greatest Swindler by trying to trick mafia bosses and other big names.