Summary

  • The highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim anime on Netflix, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, features the original cast from the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World film and has gained a loyal fanbase due to its memorable rock soundtrack and over-the-top action.
  • The Scott Pilgrim Takes Off trailer, set to an 8-Bit remix of the Mortal Kombat theme tune, showcases the show’s beat-em-up references and gives viewers a full look at the animated versions of the characters.
  • With a release date set for November 17, 2023, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off promises to be a faithful and adventurous adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series, with mind-blowing action scenes and surprises along the way. The show will also explore the dynamics of Scott’s band, Sex Bomb-Omb, and feature an exciting soundtrack by Japanese pop group Anamanaguchi.


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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is the upcoming Scott Pilgrim anime on Netflix, and with the original cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World returning to reprise their roles the anticipation is palpable. Based on the comic book series of the same name by Bryan Lee O’Malley, 2009’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World revolved around meek-mannered protagonist, Scott, as he attempted to woo Ramona Flowers by battling all of her seven exes. With a memorable rock soundtrack and over-the-top action, the film gained a loyal fanbase. Best described as a musical action rom-com, it has aged well with sarcastic jabs on genre cliches like love at first sight and the manic pixie dream girl archetype.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is the animated adaptation of Scott Pilgrim’s adventures, and it’s clear his story fits the anime medium like a glove. Even though director Edgar Wright wrapped up the narrative of the Scott Pilgrim comics, some wanted more of Scott, Ramona, and their annoyingly funny friends and exes. Now Netflix is bringing the cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World including Michael Cera (Barbie), Mary Elizabeth-Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Chris Evans (Captain America), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect), and almost all the others for the Scott Pilgrim anime — and anticipation for the November Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release date on Netflix is high.

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Latest Scott Pilgrim Takes Off News

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off With Ramona and Scott

The latest Scott Pilgrim Takes Off news arrived when Netflix finally released the full trailer for the Scott Pilgrim anime. The Mortal Kombat-themed Scott Pilgrim Takes Off trailer was 2:07 long and gave Netflix subscribers a full look at almost every single character in the show. Opening with Ramona and Scott in the interdimensional highway in Scott’s head she uses to travel, the trailer is set to an 8-Bit remix of the Mortal Kombat theme tune, and all the footage leans into the many beat-em-up references in Scott Pilgrim.

Netflix also offered a sneak peek at Scott Pilgrim Takes Off in mid-September 2023. This scene, one that many viewers of 2009’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World will remember, shows Scott ordering a parcel and then waiting at the door for literal days just to get a chance to see Ramona when she delivers it. It’s clear that the streamer is keen to build excitement for the show ahead of the November 2023 release day, and the reception to what’s been shown so far indicates that Netflix may have another hit on their hands with Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Release Date

Scott Pilgrim with other cast members (photo-India Today)

The Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release date has been set for November 17, 2023, on Netflix. Back in January 2022, there were rumors that Netflix was adapting a Scott Pilgrim anime series. After much speculation, Netflix confirmed the news on March 30, 2022, announcing that O’Malley will write and executive produce with BenDavid Grabinski (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Happily).

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World director Edgar Wright will also serve as executive producer, as he believes that an anime adaptation is an interesting way to go. O’Malley is likely to churn out a faithful adaptation of his literature, but Edgar Wright told Netflix that the comic book writer’s ideas are “way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books”.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Cast

Animated characters from Scott Pilgrim look on

A major reason behind the excitement for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off is that much of the original cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is returning. The cast of Scott Pilgrim Takes Off includes Michael Cera (Superbad, Arrested Development) as the titular punk slacker Scott Pilgrim alongside Mary Elizabeth-Winstead (Birds of Prey, 10 Cloverfield Lane) as the “ninja delivery girl” Ramona. Other returning actors for the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off cast include:

  • Keiran Culkin (Succession) as Scott’s roommate Walter
  • Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) as Scott’s sister Stacey
  • Alison Pill (Star Trek: Picard) as Sex Bob-omb drummer Kim
  • Johnny Simmons (Jennifer’s Body) as the band’s fan Young Neil
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation) and Mark Webber (Green Room) as the couple Julia and Stephen.

Of course, Scott and Ramona’s own ex-lovers are also bound to show up in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. This includes Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Ellen Wong (GLOW) returning as Scott’s exes, Envy and Knives, along with Ramona’s own League of Evil Exes: Satya Bhabha (Sense8) as Matthew; Chris Evans (Captain America) as Lucas; Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) as Todd; Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) as Gideon; and Mae Whitman (Good Girls) as Roxie.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Story Details

Scott Pilgrim with Ramona Flowers

Much like the comics that it drew inspiration from, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World dealt with Scott’s attempts to win over Ramona and fight off her aggressive ex-partners. While Scott Pilgrim executive producer, O’Malley, has confirmed that the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off plot will be an adventurous adaptation of his own writings, a twist has to be expected. The general scenarios of Scott fighting Ramona’s exes and dealing with his personal issues can be provided with more depth in O’Malley’s enhanced storyline. It’ll also be interesting to see how they will adapt some of the best Scott Pilgrim vs the World fight scenes, and what changes they would make or tweak for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.

Touching upon the visual aspects of the story, O’Malley said, “The action scenes will blow your mind. And there might be a few surprises along the way.” Scott’s band Sex Bomb-Omb will also play a major part in the Scott Pilgrim anime series, exploring the band’s chemistry, obsessive fans, and, of course, their contributions to the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack. Japanese pop group, Anamanaguchi, who had also composed Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game, returned as a major contributor to the show’s soundtrack. Making the best use of animation to retell Scott’s story, O’Malley added, “Everyone is putting their heart and soul into this thing, and we’re having the most fun making it.”

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Trailer

Scott Pilgrim Anime Cast Details & Everything We Know

The full trailer for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off arrived in 2023, and gave viewers a full look at every animated version of the various Scott Pilgrim characters, along with plenty of spoken dialogue from the returning cast of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The trailer was a clear pastiche of Mortal Kombat, complete with a deep-voiced announcer listing the names of the various Scott Pilgrim Takes Off characters in the same way as the original Mortal Kombat theme song does the game roster.

The Scott Pilgrim Takes Off trailer also outlined the basic premise of the story for those unfamiliar with the comics or 2009 movie. Scott meeting Ramona, finding out about her 7 Evil Exes, and multiple fight scenes and guitar-shredding moments are crammed into the 2:07 trailer. The just over two minutes long trailer is jam-packed and high energy, setting the tone well for when the Scott Pilgrim Takes Off release date arrives on November 17, 2023.

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