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Great Pretender (Deluxe Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

WIT Studio’s original anime series Great Pretender from Netflix is now on home video! This is Anime Limited’s deluxe box set presented with a lot of cases, artwork…

The Normanic Vault

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Great Pretender

By Andrew Osmond. Great Pretender is a crime-caper series, not unlike Lupin III, but less cartoon-zany. This is a hardboiled show, with sex, drugs and real-world grit; it…

All the Anime

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Great Pretender Razbliuto Anime Movie Review

Your enjoyment of this new caper will heavily depend on how the ending of the Great Pretender anime series made you feel.

Anime News Network - Views

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NEWS: Crunchyroll Acquires Theatrical Rights for “GREAT PRETENDER razbliuto”

Crunchyroll has announced the acquisition of Great Pretender razbliuto movie, which will be playing in select theaters January 9- 10, 2024.

The Wonder Of Anime

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The 1960s Graphic Designer Who Inspired Your Favorite Anime OPs

SPY x FAMILY, Cowboy Bebop', Great Pretender, and more anime openings use a specific visual style. But where did that aesthetic come from, and how did it become…

Anime News Network - Views

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Season 1 from 2021: Anime Talk Club Episode 3 (Ha-nah-bee)

Summary This is the third episode of our series on Kumoricon’s Twitch channel! Check it out here to see the visuals that we are reacting to! Recap: Introduction and…

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Anime Limited MCM London Comic Con May 2023 announcements

ANIME LTD. ANNOUNCES THEATRICAL PLANS FOR “EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME”, “GREAT PRETENDER” HOME VIDEO, AND MORE THRILLING RELEASES AT MCM COMIC CON LONDON EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A…

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Anime Like High Card

In the Kingdom of Fourland, the royal family possessed a powerful deck of 52 cards. Each card has the ability to grant its wielder a special power, but…

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Anime Like Buddy Daddies

Kazuki and Rei are roommates that also work as professional mercenaries while they each flee from their grim memories through the dangerous work.

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A Few Ways Colour is Used in Anime

Not so long ago I had a reader comment that no one really cares about colour in anime unless it’s extreme. Like in NGNL or Great Pretender (which…

I drink and watch anime

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Third Impact Anime Episode # 133 – Anime Secret Santa 2022 (Great Pretender, KEIJO!!!!!!!!, Space Dandy, and more!)

Ho-ho-hold on to your butts, it’s time for Anime Secret Santa 2022, an annual event hosted by the holiday hosts over at the AGC Podcast. Every year they…

Third Impact Anime

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#133 - Anime Secret Santa 2022 (KEIJO!!!!!!!!, Great Pretender, Space Dandy, and more!)

Ho-ho-hold on to your butts, it's time for Anime Secret Santa 2022, an annual event hosted by the holiday hosts over at the AGC Podcast. Every year they…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

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SUPERCROOKS – GREAT PRETENDER WITH SUPER POWERS

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post.…

Harshit's reviews

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SUPERCROOKS – GREAT PRETENDER WITH SUPER POWERS

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post.…

Harshit's blog

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Great Pretender

*Note: This review has spoilers.* Great Pretender is an anime composed of four arcs, each centered around a different con a group of conmen are pulling off against…

Hexa Blog

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Anime Series Like Bucchigire! Bakumatsu Bad Boys

After the rise of a group called the Masked Demons delivering powerful evil swords that corrupted weak individuals, the Shinsengumi stood up to fight

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Anime Top 5 – Summer 2020

My Stats. (*at time of writing) Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels) Highest rating: 8/10 Lowest rating: 1/10 Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases…

Anime Ataraxia

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Anime Top 5 – Winter 2020

  My Stats. (*at time of writing)Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels)Highest rating: 8/10Lowest rating: 1/10Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases I will be…

Anime Ataraxia

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It's STILL Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Following on from his 2020 video, Canipa revisits the topic of low pay for translators and how the one billion dollar Funimation buyout makes that even more ridiculous. It's…

The Canipa Effect

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Anime Series Like Ya Boy Kongming!

As a general in China's Three Kingdoms, Zhuge Liang Kongming had endured countless battles that shaped him into an excellent strategist. However, on his

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Spy x Family is a Brilliant Adaptation | Animation Spotlight

Thanks to NexStage Project for sponsoring this video. Visit them (and audition) here: https://www.nexstageproject.com/ #ad Canipa spotlights one of the most beloved shows of the season and discusses how…

The Canipa Effect

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Anime Series Like Gangsta

Nicholas Brown and Worick Arcangelo work as handymen, mercenaries that will do anything for the right price. Working for the mob and police alike, they

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Great Pretender

With a more adult tone than most anime, this felt like Cowboy Bebop meets Matchstick Men in a bright, bold, modern style. Definitely worth checking out.

At a Glance Anime

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Great Pretender GN 1

The story of the Great Pretender is one of a good person trying desperately to be a bad guy in a world where everyone is out for themselves.

Anime News Network - Views

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18 Best Anime Series For Absolute Beginners

It has occurred to me that I’ve never written this article. The recommendations on this site are indeed for any level of anime fandom, but for many of…

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[Review] The Great Pretender (Netflix)

I am SO excited to talk about this show on my blog!! I’m actually surprised I haven’t seen too much about The Great Pretender, or maybe I really…

A Nerdy Fujo Cries

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32 Anime Binge Complete! (My largest ever, and never again)

Hello folks! I am alive, I assure you! It’s been a long time since I wrote about anime but I have not slowed down in the slightest. In…

Lotus Viridis

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NIGHT HEAD 2041 – 01 (First Impressions) – It’s That Kind of Night

I’ll give NIGHT HEAD 2041 this: it gives you bang for the buck. There’s a metric fuckton of stuff to look at in its 22 minutes, and a pulsing,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Weekly Round-Up, 9-15 June 2021: Anime Outsourcing, BL Games in English, and History of Japan

AniFem Round-Up How No More Heroes tackles otaku toxicity Lucas DeRuyter spotlights the sad life of Travis Touchdown and the game’s satire of toxic masculinity in fandom. Race,…

Anime Feminist

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Race, power dynamics, and the missed opportunities of Great Pretender

The initial premise promised colorful heists alongside an interesting story, but it ultimately failed its characters of color.

Anime Feminist

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Great Pretender (and its unfulfilled potential): A Review

Great Pretender is a fantastic production that is sadly overshadowed by an unengaging story

Rogue Shogunate

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Great Pretender – Episode 3

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll checking out the third episode of Great Pretender, where Edamura has at last proven his value to…

Wrong Every Time

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Representation! Characters of Color– An Appreciation Post

Hey! It’s time we write a post about BIPOC characters in Anime! Honestly, it’s surprising we didn’t already have a post so what better time than the last…

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The Great Pretender: You Can Forgive Yourself

Hey everyone, I am here to complain about Netflix jail once again. Yeah, I still wish that it wasn’t a thing. In some ways it doesn’t matter. There…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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16 Good-But-Not-Too-Weird Anime Series to Watch With Your Parents

For younger anime fans, even today their parent may not be fully familiar with what anime is. To them, it might seem little different than the cartoons on…

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Great Pretender – Episode 2

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. You down for some Great Pretender? Personally, I’m pretty jazzed about it. The show’s first episode was an energetic…

Wrong Every Time

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Great Pretender – International high-flying capers that fall a little flat

An otherwise great series – and a step in the right direction for accessible anime – failed to really make me fall in love with its cast.

Alo's Watchlist

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Fell for it– Great Pretender

View the trailer About a Tokyo conman who meets an American conman. This is an incredibly fast-paced anime. It’s unique to it’s kind. It also has a 1970s…

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Anime Series Like IWGP: Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Ikebukuro is a haven for violent gangs, and also the home to Makoto Majima. In order to protect his friends, Makoto mediates different disputes. However, when things go…

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[Repost] The Great Pretender Review: Cases 1 through 3

The following is my review of Cases 1 through 3 of The Great Pretender that I wrote for Anime Quarterly back in September. If you like what you read…

Sakura Sunrise

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2020 Anime Awards: The You Can’t Know Edition

Welcome weebs, otaku, and fans alike, to the 2020 You Can’t Know Anime Awards! On this special Otaku Thursday, we’re going to be bringing you our favorites from…

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Anime Robin Hood: 11 Anime Series With Outlaw Heroes

Everyone loves a bit of a rogue. Or perhaps more specifically, people love the type of rogue you often see used in anime. What you see in anime…

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Great Pretender – Episode 1

Hello folks, and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. Today we’ll be exploring the first episode of one of 2020’s most impressive productions, the energetic and visually dazzling…

Wrong Every Time

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The GLORIO Chat Episode 77: The Best Anime of 2020

2020 bad but anime good? The GLORIO crew chats about the top 10 shows of the year.

The Glorio Blog

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GREAT PRETENDER REVIEW — DADDY ISSUES IN DISGUISE

“What incensed him the most was the blatant jokes of the ones that passed it all off as a jest, pretending to understand everything and in reality not…

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The Con of Great Pretender

On a pure exterior level, there are many things to appreciate about Great Pretender: it’s an anime original production not tied into any future mobile game or idol…

An Overlooking View

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A Very GLORIO 2020: The Top 10

We can finally say good bye to 2020, but before we move on we’re going to take a final look at the best shows of the year. If…

The Glorio Blog