Scott Pilgrim Anime Reunion is Chef's Kiss, But Netflix May Ruin it All

Scott Pilgrim Anime Reunion is Chef's Kiss, But Netflix May Ruin it All
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The upcoming adaptation kills it with an impressive array of creators and actors involved in it.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, a romantic action-comedy film directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley, was released more than a decade ago in 2010.

The film was well received by both critics and audiences, scoring 82% and 84% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes, and eventually gained cult status among fans, who consider it one of the greatest film adaptations of all time.

The story revolves around the titular Scott Pilgrim, a 22-year-old musician from Toronto, Canada, who is part of an unsuccessful indie garage band called Sex Bob-Omb.

When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ramona Flowers, Scott is confronted by a league of Ramona's evil exes, whom he must defeat in order to date her.

In January 2022, it was announced that an anime TV series based on the original comics was in development for Netflix. And now, with the announcement of the cast, the fans of the movie lost their minds with excitement.

It seems that the entire main cast of the movie will return in the upcoming anime, accompanied by the creator of the original comics, Bryan Lee O'Malley, who will co-write and executive produce the show along with Edgar Wright.

Fans can't believe such fantastic news, with some even saying that "this feels like an early April Fool's joke."

However, some of them remain cautious as Netflix has a history of canceling shows after only one season. If the creators decide to adapt the entire comic book series, more seasons will be needed.

"It's Netflix though so keep your expectations in check that the show keeps getting renewed," Reddit user DoctorQuincyME said.

And they're not the only one, as many other users point out that Netflix produces a lot of shows only for some of them to get canceled later.

They seem to let everyone try and then let them sink or swim on their own. In 2022, they had 98 shows premiere, if you exclude reality and fitness.

So the whole situation is kind of a double-edged sword, because Netflix will take a chance on shows like Inside Job or Hoops, but will drop them faster than Fox if they underperform.

A release date for the anime series has not yet been announced.