Toronto-based film ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is reuniting original cast for new anime series

Netflix announces Scott Pilgrim anime series starring the original cast from the 2010 live-action film. (Courtesy: Netflix)


Cult classic and Toronto-infused film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is returning to the screens as an anime series. 

The story follows slacker and bass guitarist Scott Pilgrim who plays for a garage-rock band in Toronto. He falls in love with an Amazon delivery girl named Ramona Flowers, but quickly finds out he can only date her if he defeats her seven evil ex-boyfriends who are determined to fight for her. 

On March 30, Netflix released a casting announcement trailer revealing the entire original gang from the 2010 live-action will be reprising their roles in the film.

This includes Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin, and more. Canadian actor Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will voice their roles as Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers. 

The film and anime series are based on the action packed, fantasy, romance-loaded graphic novels of Canadian author and comic book artist Bryan Lee O’Malley. Animation studio Science SARU is leading the production, while Mally and BenDavid Grabinski will create, write and executive produce the anime remake. 

“They’ve all gone on to do incredible things, but to me, they’re family,” O’Malley said to Netflix Tudum. 

Edgar Wright, who directed the 2010 film, will also serve as an executive producer. 

Wright says this is a project fans have wanted for years. Now that it’s finally happening, the internet is blowing up with excitement. 

The music composer for the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World video game, Anamanaguchi, will also be scoring the anime with Joseph Trapanese.

Scott Pilgrim holds a special place for Toronto fans in particular, as the movie and plot are set in the city. Some filming locations include Lee’s Palace, Pizza Pizza (outside Bathurst station), Sneaky Dee’s, Casa Loma, University of Toronto, Rockit Club among others. 

“Everyone is putting their heart and soul into this thing and we’re having the most fun making it,” O’Malley said. “It’s hilarious. It’s emotional. It’s visually stunning. The action scenes will blow your mind. And there might be a few surprises along the way.”

The release date for the Scott Pilgrim anime series has yet to be announced. 



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