Fans Go in a Frenzy as Netflix Drops the First Look of ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ Anime and Release Date

Published 09/27/2023, 3:31 PM EDT

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, with its blend of pop culture, humor, and indie-rock aesthetics, left an everlasting imprint on film and gaming enthusiasts. This is why when Netflix announced that it would be bringing back the beloved character with the added benefits of anime packaging, fans knew at that moment what the best of both worlds meant. While the first half of 2023 went by without any significant update about Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, the OTT Mogul has finally risen to the occasion.

After much inquiring by fans, Netflix has dropped the first official look and release date of the anticipated anime. The short clip featured all the fan-favorite characters as it brought back Julie Powers, Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, and the promise of unhinged entertainment. The Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is set to release on the 17th of November.

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With its new anime, Netflix is planning to unleash perhaps the most powerful wave of nostalgia on its viewers. Not only will the anime bring back classic humor and an old-town love story, but it is also tracing back to Netflix’s origin story. The anime plans to take viewers back to the days when the OTT Mogul was a DVD delivery service.

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will be taking off with not just the tried and tested storyline of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novels but also the original cast. And fans cannot wait to “fall in lesbians” with it.

Fans celebrate the return of Scott Pilgrim as Netflix drops the teaser of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

In 2010, when the novels were first adapted as a movie, Edgar Wright had roped in Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, and Michael Cera. This way, the movie went on to make $49.3 Million at the box office and also became a cult favorite. The 2023 Scott Pilgrim Takes Off by Netflix is walking down the same path and fans are going feral even before it drops.

The show is one series, but with its animation style, it is reminiscent of several shows from the golden age of animated shows that produced gems like Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and more.

With the addition of the anime series, OTT Mogul will successfully be adding another popular show to its already acclaimed animation catalog. As more and more studios cut down on animated projects, Netflix through projects like Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, has served as the hand of God by green-lighting more animated projects. The movie notably won the streaming platform an Oscar and was evidently enough for it to churn out more animated masterpieces.

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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off amidst the ongoing SAG AFTRA strikes has earned Netflix another point. And if the reactions are anything to go by, then fans have their calendars marked for the 17th of November.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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