Great Pretender Season 2

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All work is good, all professions are important. Can this be said about those people who engage in fraud and theft?
The protagonist of the anime “Great Pretender” never thought of becoming a cheater. But fate turned out so that the guy simply had no choice. Now he will become the great and the best in his profession. But, as it turned out, this place can be taken by another ingenious swindler…

Genre – adventure, comedy.
The premiere of the 1st season took place on June 2, 2020.

“Great Pretender ss 2”: release date, announcement

The adventures of the great pretender continue. While anime fans are waiting for official information about the sequel to the Great Pretender series, critics say season 2 won’t be long in coming. Most likely, new episodes of anime will appear in the summer of 2021. But there remains one more important factor that may postpone the premiere indefinitely. This is a coronavirus, because of which a huge number of projects were frozen.

Plot

Makoto Edamura just wanted to get a good job to get a decent salary. After all, he is the only one who can pay for the medical services of his sick mother. The new job turned out to be a fraudulent business. It all ended for the guy very sadly – he was under investigation. After receiving a suspended sentence, he was released. But the world did not wait for him with open arms. Dreams of becoming an honest worker have vanished. What is left to do? Become the greatest pretender in Japan!

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Frame from anime

A calm, kind and sweet guy is gradually changing under the load of events. Despite the fact that his father was caught in fraud, Makoto wanted to become an honest worker and earn money by honest labor. But having gotten into a company engaged in fraud, and also after the death of his beloved mother, the character of the guy is irrevocably changing. Now he is a bold, cunning and prudent pretender, capable of deceiving anyone. Well, almost anyone. And what is his purpose of life now? Is it possible to earn a lot and get rich by deceiving the elderly and tourists?..

Main characters

  • Makoto Edamura – petty crook; trying to get money in order to provide a sick mother with medicines; got a job in a dubious company, although he did not know anything about it; after a series of unsuccessful events, he was jailed; after his release, he did not come up with anything better than to become a fraudster; clever, bold, adroit by nature.
  • Laurent Thierry – a professional con man of French descent; his main difference is to work as a gentleman, that is, to rob exclusively the bad, corrupt, greedy and evil rich; never remains without female attention, because he is just handsome.
  • Abigail Jones / Abby – tomboy; physically strong and fast; willingly enters into any conflicts; by nature, restrained and a little arrogant with new members of the team; Abby joined the ranks of scammers for the sake of risk and the ability to challenge her life, which she does not value at all.
  • Seiji Ozaki – Makoto’s father; a corrupt lawyer, despite this he always loved his son and wife; he knew his job very well, so he often won the courts protecting his clients.

Interesting Facts

  1. The anime was directed by Hiro Kaburagi. As a director, he worked in such anime projects as “Love is Like after the Rain“, “91 Days”, “My Little Monster”, etc.
  2. It is believed that the character name Laurent Thierry is written off from a real person. His name is Christophe Thierry Daniel Rocancourt, and Christopher De Laurentiis is one of his pseudonyms. He is known for his fraud with the participation of the elderly, wealthy, famous people. After meeting Christophe, many victims say that it was the worst day of their lives.

Great Pretender Season 2: release date

NumberSeries titleRelease date
2x01Series 1summer of 2021
2x02Series 2summer of 2021
2x03Series 3summer of 2021
2x04Series 4summer of 2021
2x05Series 5summer of 2021
2x06Series 6summer of 2021
2x07Series 7summer of 2021
2x08Series 8summer of 2021
2x09Series 9summer of 2021
2x10Series 10summer of 2021

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