Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a cult classic romantic comedy film. The movie is directed by Edgar Wright and the original source material is Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel. From its release back in 2010, it garnered a total of $29 million in 2018. And after 13 years, it comes back in a completely different medium that no one expected which is in anime format.
The creator of Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O’malley stated that he is currently working on the anime that is written by BenDavid Grabinski and with the original film cast. Science SARU will be the anime studio that will animate Scott Pilgrim. The anime studio is popular for its artistic and experimental style like Japan Sinks, Eizouken, Devilman Crybaby remake, and many more.
What is Scott Pilgrim all about
The movie follows the story of Scott Pilgrim. He is a musician who falls in love with a mysterious girl who recently moved to Toronto named Ramona Flowers. However, winning her heart is not easy because of his past actions and circumstances. Scott learns that he must defeat her seven exes to get the current girl he’s fascinated with. Scott Pilgrim vs The World follows the tale of a young man who fights an epic battle of music, video game fighting styles, and love as he fights her exes.
Scott Pilgrim as an anime
Scott Pilgrim in an anime format would have a high possibility to work because the original movie has lovable aspects such as its quirky humor and over-the-top action scenes since anime is also known for these aspects.
However, it’s not just about his battle out of love with her exes, what Scott learns throughout the entire story is not only applicable to himself but also ourselves since it teaches us about love, relationships, and the importance of self-improvement.
What to Expect in the Anime
There are certainly many overlapping differences between the artistic approach between the original movie and the upcoming anime. However, as long as the anime sticks to what they are good at when conveying a message in their art, then it would be a success for both Scott Pilgrim and anime fans who have not seen the original movie nor read the graphic novel.
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